Catharine M. Rogers Distinguished Lecture The House Twain & Tiffany Built by Patti Philippon, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Chief Curato
Mark Twain’s Hartford home was designed to showcase the talent and extravagant lifestyle of the author and his family who lived inside its walls. In 1881, Twain hired Louis C. Tiffany & Co., Associated Artists to create interiors that would match the opulent exterior of his home. Learn why Twain called the Associated Artists the “unholy decorators,” while taking a visual tour of the splendor still to be found in the Clemens’ restored home.
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