Mixed Pickles; The Art of Victorian Photocollage

April 8, 2024 4:35 pm

The West Des Moines Historical Society and Olson-Larsen Galleries have teamed up again!

In the parlors and drawing rooms of grand homes, and amidst the flickering glow of gas lamps, Victorian women composed visual symphonies showcasing family in whimsical and fantastic settings. Thus, the exquisite art of Victorian photo collaging was born.
Participants in the Mixed Pickles activity will have the opportunity to learn about the history of photo collage and spend an afternoon creating your own personalized works with guidance from Olson-Larsen Galleries artist, Mary Jones, all while enjoying tea and confections in the parlor of the Jordan House Museum. Some images will be provided, but please bring photographs, magazines or old books that you don’t mind cutting up and manipulating through coloring or combining with other images.

Mixed Pickles will be on Sunday, May 19 from 2pm-4pm at the historic Jordan House Museum, 2001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines. Tickets are $20 per person and will cover supplies and treats. The event capacity is 20 participants, so get your tickets before they’re gone!
It’ll be the perfect Sunday Funday activity for gal pals or kids + parents! Ages 12 and up are welcome.

A limited number of tickets are available at https://westdesmoineshistoricalsociety.ticketspice.com/mixed-pickles-the-art-of-victorian-photocollage?fbclid=IwAR0yH0z0-E3fe_T3KKXhNLFucdBE9lr-yWpyVFmlXvHrjNBBcLjJ4fSMC4A_aem_AdJfbvIDlkeVGFxiYt8ap_okJ9t8DDrRFo0qN_n91lnr5BzSlb-ZO7YP0o5pQRiGXca7rSEs_OU6_ITkhZ2v-aA1