P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Aug 11 - 04
P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer

To fete the return of our beloved Miss Elsie Palmer, the Fine Arts Center has organized an exhibition that represents Elsie’s domestic life and surroundings both in Colorado Springs and in England. From letters and photographs to furniture, paintings, and antique ephemera, we can capture a rare glimpse of what life may have been like for the Palmer family during the late-19th and early 20th centuries.

From 1887-1890, railroad tycoon and founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer’s wife and daughters, Mary Lincoln Mellon ‘Queen’ Palmer and Marjory, Elsie, and Dorothy, were residents of Ightham Mote, a moated English manor house built around 1320. An engaging hostess, ‘Queen’ welcomed some of the most highly regarded figures of the day to the manor, including artist John Singer Sargent, actress Ellen Terry, and author Henry James, making it an intellectual hub for the elite of the Aesthetic Movement. Late in the Palmer’s tenure at the manor, Sargent painted the stunning portrait of a then 17-year-old Elsie (A Lady in White), one of the most celebrated objects in the Fine Arts Center Collection and one that has been on loan to the National Trust/Ightham Mote since early 2017.

To fete the return of our beloved Miss Elsie Palmer, the Fine Arts Center has organized an exhibition that represents Elsie’s domestic life and surroundings both in Colorado Springs and in England. From letters and photographs to furniture, paintings, and antique ephemera, we can capture a rare glimpse of what life may have been like for the Palmer family during the late-19th and early 20th centuries.

Miss Elsie Palmer at Home and Abroad is made possible thanks to our generous collaborators: The National Trust/Ightham Mote, The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and The Navigators/Glen Eyrie.

ADMISSION INFO

Adults: $10
Military and Seniors (55+) with ID: $5
Students & Teachers with ID: Free

FAC Members always receive free admission!

Contact: (719) 634-5581

Email: fac@coloradocollege.edu

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jun 16, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Jun 18, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Jun 19, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Jun 20, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Jun 21, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Jun 22, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Jun 23, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Jun 25, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Jun 26, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Jun 27, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Dates and Times

Sunday, Jun 16

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Tuesday, Jun 18

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Wednesday, Jun 19

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Thursday, Jun 20

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Friday, Jun 21

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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