Update 10/13/23: We have reached capacity and registration is now closed.
Terrace Hill has received funding from Humanities Iowa to host a free, educational presentation entitled Glimpses of Iowa’s Capitol: Its History, Art, Architecture and Restoration. The program is scheduled for Monday, November 6 at 5:00 pm in the Terrace Hill Drawing Room and will be presented by art historian, Rosa Snyder.
About the program
Snyder divulges untold stories and reveals hidden treasures of Iowa’s most recognized landmark. When the building was constructed back in the 1870s-1880s almost every one of the 120 rooms was decorated with intricate designs on the ceilings and walls. Over time many of the motifs were covered with paint. Starting in the 1980s, it was decided to uncover and recreate these elaborate designs. During this presentation, several aspects of restoration will be explained in detail: the discovery process, necessary tools, varieties of paints, types of gold leaf and different step-by-step application techniques. Additionally, a number of before and after photos of several rooms will be revealed and photos of one-of-a-kind artworks created by well-known artists and placed throughout the building shared. The audience will learn about little known historical facts and view photographs of areas not normally seen by visitors.
This is a free program, but advance registration is required as space is limited. RSVP by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include first and last names of each attendee.