The High Point Historical Society cordially invites you
its October Guild Series Program this Wednesday, October 24 at 10 a.m. at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave.
The topic is the Guilford Limner, the unknown portrait artist who visited many homes in the early 1800's in this area and painted subjects in their finest dress and in their living rooms.
Sally Gant is the retired Director of Education and Special Programs at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), a division of Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. From 1978 until her retirement in 2015, she directed MESDA’s public programs including lectures, workshops, classes, study trips, seminars, conferences and symposia offered by the museum, and the museum’s annual graduate Summer Institute presented in cooperation with the University of Virginia. She continues to work with MESDA as member of the museum’s interpretive staff and as a researcher.
Her current areas of research include the Guilford Limner, an anonymous artist who worked in Kentucky, North and South Carolina between 1820-1833, southern Fraktur, and the artist Robert Hanna.