Time for Tea – WAITING LIST
May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in the garden followed by a short tour inside the museum on the Hammond-Harwood House’s Chinese export porcelain collection. In the late 18th and early 19th century, Annapolitans had a profound desire for durable decorative Chinese porcelain used for tea, coffee, and home decor. The majority of the museum’s porcelain collection dates to the late 18th century when American trade began with China and traditional artisans shifted their designs to cater to a Western audience. This curator-led tour will focus on how the objects were made in China and used in America.
This tea ceremony will put these pieces in their original context showing a traditional Chinese tea ceremony focusing on mindfulness and self-growth. The tea ceremony will be presented by The Social Tea House based in Rockville, Maryland. The ceremony includes a complimentary glass of tea. The Hammond-Harwood House Museum and The Social Tea House aim to educate and encourage appreciation of Chinese culture.
This program is free thanks to The Winifred Gordon Memorial Art & Wellness Series.
The series was created in memory of Winifred Gordon, a talented artist and a founder of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Arts, history, tradition, and heritage all come together in important and unexpected ways that can improve overall health. Programs in the series connect the art collection to activities that improve physical health and mental well-being.
The series is open to the public.
Each program is an hour long.
Limited capacity, 15 people.
Please call 410-263-4683 extension 10 to reserve.