February 18, 2013
A salonniere, Madame DeStael, played by Mererose Daniels, invites General Nathaniel Greene (Erik Thomas) and Lt. Colonel David Humphries (Matthew Musikanth) to join her upstairs for an opera aria by Emmanuelle Theime.
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Revisiting the time and a place “where ideas mattered most.”
Conversations about Newtonian science, Benjamin Franklin’s electricity, liberty and equality, diplomacy, the monarchy, free speech, free press, American independence social life and scandal were just a few of the subjects broached in the Salon Project presentation, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art last Saturday, by McLean High School students in Dean Howarth’s program.