"Behind-the-Scenes of Downton Abbey"
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Do you suffer from Downton fever? Get the inside scoop from Jessica Fellowes, the #1 bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey and The Chronicles of Downton Abbey. These books feature new insights into the stories and characters, costume sketches, on-set photos, research, and behind-the-scenes drama from one of the world’s most popular and beloved shows. Jessica is the niece of Lord Julian Fellowes, the creator and writer of Downton Abbey; she grew up in London and writes for the Daily Telegraph and the London Magazine. This fall, she organized an exhibition of costumes from the show.
In her presentations, Fellowes also focuses on the social and historical context of the show, particularly as it relates to the changing role of women, the rise of technology, and the crumbling of class hierarchy in post–World War I Britain. She also draws parallels between the world of Downton and the world of today.
6:30 p.m. Join DMA staff for tours of decorative arts and paintings from the eras covered on Downton Abbey.