Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) crafted her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” These dioramas of true crime cases revolutionized homicide investigation and are still used for training. Panelists will discuss Glessner Lee’s life and work and the process of conserving and curating the Nutshells for display at the Renwick Gallery in 2017. Light refreshments follow.
Special tours of the Nutshells at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be hosted by MdHS on Saturday, November 2. Visit www.mdhs.org/events for more details and special pricing to attend both the October 30 lecture and one of the tours on November 2.
Panelists: Bruce Goldfarb, Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for Maryland and Curator of The Nutshells, Ariel O’Connor, Objects Conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Nora Atkinson, the Renwick Gallery’s Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft.
Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Maryland Historical Society
201 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201