This President’s Day Weekend, join former Monticello Curator Elizabeth Chew at Monticello for a launch and signing of her new book, Thomas Jefferson: A Day at Monticello, illustrated by Mark Elliot! Chew will discuss her inspiration for the book and read excerpts of her writing. Festivities begin at 10 am at the Visitor Center on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Elizabeth Chew is the Betsy Main Babcock Director of the Curatorial and Education Division at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Chew previously served as curator of Monticello from 2000 to 2013. She has worked at the Phillips Collection, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and is widely published in interdisciplinary scholarship on a range of topics including relationships between architecture, material culture, and family and gender politics. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, all in art history.