Conde Nast Traveler's Best Place to See in South Carolina and Architectural Digest's 12 Most Important Houses to Visit in the United States!

Visit this summer! Use checkout code SUMMER25 for 25% off all-inclusive tickets when purchasing online!


May 10, 2019 Weekly Gallery Talk: Curator Sarah Stroud Clarke on Early Chinese Export Porcelains at Drayton Hall

May 10, 2019

may 2019 events charleston sc

On May 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm, join Curator of Collections Sarah Stroud Clarke for our weekly Gallery Talk as she explores the early Chinese export porcelains in the Gates Gallery owned by Drayton Hall Collections and dating to the time of John Drayton and before. An important part of furnishing a grand home in the 18th century, the ability to amass a collection was the mark of a wealthy home.  How did colonial Americans, with markets serviced only by ship trade, buy and transport these items of status What is the relevance of the patterns we see in the Gallery? All this and more at Sarah’s talk! Join us.

Drayton Hall’s Weekly Curator Gallery Talk Series is presented on Friday’s at 12:30 pm. These talks are included in your admission and membership. This is a wonderful weekly opportunity to hear the stories we are not able to fit on to the walls of our galleries. Lunch is served at Rudi’s Café; making for a perfect weekly Friday outing to the new Drayton Hall. No reservations are required, simply meet in the Gallery.

Click here to purchase admission tickets.