Middleton Place Foundation and Evening Post Books are delighted to bring you Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist, releasing March 1, 2021 — the first day of Women’s History Month. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (1876–1958) was a lifelong resident of Charleston, and a direct descendant of Henry Middleton, the 18th century founder of Middleton Place. She was a leading artist and preservationist in the 20th century rebirth of her city known as the Charleston Rennaissance.
Virtual Book Launch
March 1- 6:00pm | Facebook
This event is free and will be broadcast on Middleton Place’s Facebook page on March 1st at 6:00pm EST at facebook.com/MiddletonPlaceNHL
Join renowned artist Jonathan Green and the Alice authors for an intimate discussion about Alice Smith, her art, and her role in propelling the region into an important destination for cultural tourism.
About the Book
Alice is a personal account of the artist’s life and work that draws on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews, told from the perspective of Dwight McInvaill, a close family friend, and her family — Anne Tinker (Alice’s great-niece) and Caroline Palmer (Alice’s great-great-niece). It is enriched by over 200 illustrations of paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs, many shared for the first time. This hardcover volume about Alice Smith is both an important contribution to Southern art scholarship and a gorgeous addition to the bookshelves of art and history lovers.
Alice is available in hardcover for $60.00 at the Middleton Place store, selected area bookstores and online. Net proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Middleton Place Foundation and its mission to inspire, educate, and enact positive change through an understanding of American history. Middleton Place Foundation would like to thank those who made this book possible, with particular thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Louis Wright.
In connection with the book launch, exhibitions of Alice’s artwork are taking place at Middleton Place and the Edmondston-Alston House Museums (March 1, 2021 through January 10, 2022)