MADISON, NJ (October 13, 2014)—Author and great-great-grandson of Ulysees S. Grant, Ulysses Grant Dietz will discuss his book, “Dream House: The White House as an American Home” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus on Sunday, November 9th at 3 p.m. in Lenfell Hall.
Dietz is chief curator and curator of decorative arts at the Newark Museum in New Jersey. His specialty is in American material culture and decorative arts. Dietz has served as curator of decorative arts since 1980 and senior curator since 2007. During his time at the museum, he has curated over 100 exhibitions covering all aspects of the decorative arts, from colonial to contemporary. He received his BA in French from Yale University and his MA in early American culture from the University of Delaware.
Copies of Deitz’s book Dream House will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
The entrance fee of $20 is payable at the door. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of Florham and all proceeds from the event will go toward the restoration of the Florham Campus’s main building and gardens. For registration and more information regarding this event please contact Regina Kelly at 201-692-7008, or email RKelly05@fdu.edu
. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.
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