Sirène (Mermaid), 1969, Jean Schlumberger (French 1907–1987), Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon.

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Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)

The Private Life of Mrs. Rachel Lambert Mellon: Life into Art

with Mac Griswold, Cultural Landscape Historian

Thu, May 11, 6:30–7:30 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

With a laser eye, witty intelligence, and nimble hands, Rachel Lambert Mellon, nicknamed “Bunny,” fostered her life as an art form. Painted flowers bloomed as real as the ones in her gardens. Inspired by her imagination, Jean Schlumberger designed jewels drawn from every aspect of nature. Bunny said, “I know what I want to get done.” Her biographer, Mac Griswold, shares just how much Bunny knew.