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Christmas at Biltmore by the Numbers

Posted on 10/26/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(13)

This year, our Floral staff has gathered inspiration from stories about George and Edith Vanderbilt welcoming friends and family to interpret this year’s theme of “A Vanderbilt Christmas....

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Conserving the Claude Room Fireplace

Posted on 10/12/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

Renee Jolly, Biltmore’s Objects Conservator, has recently been working on inpainting losses in the gilding of the Claude Room’s marble fireplace. Inpainting is a conservation term...

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The First Hostess of Biltmore: A Tribute to Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt

Posted on 05/15/2017 by Amy Dangelico

As the youngest of eight children, George Vanderbilt had a very close relationship with his mother, Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt. After his father’s death in 1885, it was George who took...

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Inside Biltmore Blooms: Balancing Books and Blossoms

Posted on 03/21/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Each spring, our floral team is tasked with creating imaginative displays throughout America’s largest home in honor of Biltmore Blooms. This year’s theme is “Celebration of...

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Character Arc in a Costume: Isabel Archer’s Evening Gown

Posted on 02/13/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Our new exhibition, Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, brings together the artistry of great literary works, film making, and costume design. In honor of its premiere, let’s take...

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