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Apr 20
Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm

Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist Book Talk

Date: April 20
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join moderator Harlan Greene and authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer, and Anne Tinker as they discuss their newly-released book, Alice. This ZOOM webinar is free to the public and hosted by Middleton Place Foundation.

Virtual Book Talk

April 20- 6:30pm | ZOOM

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About the Book

“Alice” is a personal account of the artist’s life and work that draws on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews. 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.


About the Authors


Dwight McInvaill

Dwight McInvaill directs the Georgetown County Library. His focus on innovation as a public librarian in South Carolina has been recognized by The New York Times and Carnegie Corporation. He was a member of the steering committee to found the Digital Public Library of America and served on the board of the Lowcountry Rice Culture Project. He has a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has given many lectures on Alice Smith, a mentor and friend to his parents.



Caroline Palmer



Caroline Palmer is a communications, marketing, and human resources professional. A great-great-niece of Alice Smith, she has a BA in art history from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is a trustee of Middleton Place Foundation and lives with her husband and two daughters in Charleston, South Carolina.


Anne Gaud Tinker


Anne Gaud Tinker is a retired international public health specialist. A great-niece of Alice Smith, she has graduate degrees from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. She is a trustee of Middleton Place Foundation, on the board of the Gibbes Museum of Art, and a member of the Historic Charleston Foundation’s National Advisory Council. She and her husband divide their time between South Carolina and Massachusetts.



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)

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