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Washington Art Association’s ‘early days’ highlighted in Feb. 22 program

WASHINGTON — Please be part of us on Zoom on Monday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm for

The second presentation of the Gunn Historic Museum’s Artist Lecture Sequence, co-sponsored by the Washington Artwork Affiliation, “A Mid-Century Artist’s Haven and The Early Days of the Washington Artwork Association” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, with Sarah Griswold, previous Curator of the Gunn Museum.

Registration is demanded to receive the Zoom hyperlink for this free of charge digital application. Take a look at the Museum’s registration webpage to sign up:

From the Gunn Historical Museum: Together with its actual physical elegance, historic houses, well-tended general public structures, rolling, verdant hills, and generations of devoted residents, Washington is known for its energetic and prolonged-standing commitment to the arts. The Washington Art Association (WAA), established in 1952 by Margaret Practice Samsanoff and a tiny group of local artists and patrons, gave worth to and has fostered this legacy for the past 68 yrs.

The lecture will get a close appear at these folks which include the really gifted artists William Talbot, Esther Peck, Alice Snow, and Feodor Rimsky. They were being all committed to enriching the Washington group as a result of building, exhibiting, and studying about artwork. The lecture will also discover the social, political, cultural and historical environment that gave increase to the WAA’s formation. It will seem at early exhibitions and social events that set the tone for decades to abide by. The lecture will then culminate with a transient overview of in which the WAA is currently and a reflection on its ongoing legacy.

Griswold is an Impartial Specialist to Cultural and Non Profit Businesses, like the Connecticut League of Record Corporations/Connecticut Humanities, the Institute for American Indian Research, Lebanon Historical Society, the Litchfield Historical Modern society, and the Mattatuck Museum. Beforehand, she served as Curator of the Gunn Historical Museum and as Govt Director for the Seabury Modern society for the Preservation of the Glebe Residence in Woodbury, CT. She was also a Partner/Consultant at the Ericson Company Team, LLC in Woodbury.

For more data pay a visit to or contact the Gunn Historic Museum in Washington, CT at 860-868-7756 or [email protected].

Photograph Captions: #1 Founders of the Washington Artwork Affiliation in 1952,

Gunn Historical Museum 5 Wykeham Road P.O. Box 1273 Washington, CT 06793 Telephone: 860-868-7756 Electronic mail: [email protected] Fax: 860-868-7247 Get in touch with: Stephen Bartkus, Curator

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