|09/11/2015 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments.
We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Anne E. Dawson, Chair/Professor of Art History, Department of Art & Art History, Eastern Connecticut State University, for this exploration of the time when J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), one of America’s most accomplished Impressionist artists, painted some of his finest works while living in Windham. As one of his favorite and cherished rural locations, Windham in eastern Connecticut’s picturesque Quiet Corner played a crucial role in Weir’s artistic development.
Today, Weir’s paintings are found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D. C.; Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art, Provo, Utah; the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Weir’s farm and studio at Branchville (located in both Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut) are protected as the Weir Farm National Historic Site; the Weir family continues ownership of the Windham farm. Weir’s papers are in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.
The Canterbury Historical Society’s regular monthly meetings are on the second Friday evening of the month, except for July and August, when we take a summer break.
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