735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: (203) 834-1896 Fax: (203) 834-2421
Internet Address: www.nps.gov/wefa Superintendent: Mr. Roy D. Cortez Admission: voluntary contribution.
Facilities: Architecture (J. Alden Weirs farm and studio): Auditorium (50 seats); Historic Gardens; Library; Shop.
View-of Weir garden and art studio. Photograph courtesy of Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut.
Weir Farm National Historic Site, cont.
Wilton Weir Farm National Historic Site Photo Gallery
Activities: Education Programs: Hiking and Self-Guided Walking Trails: Historic Art Studio Tours (Wed-Sun, llam/lpm/3pm): Lectures: Temporary Exhibitions.
Publications: bulletin; newsletter (quarterly).
The only National Park Service site dedicated to an American painter, Weir Farm National Historic Site preserves the summer home and workplace of Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. The house, studios, farm buildings, and landscape integral to Weir’s vision survive largely intact. The 18th-century farm has been used continually by artists since 1882. The tour includes Weirs studio and sculptor Mahonri Young’s 1930’s studio.
The number in parentheses following the city name indicates the number of museums/galleries in that municipality. If there is no number, one is understood. For example, in the text three listings would be found under Wilmington and one listing under Newark.
406 Federal Street (between The Green and Legislative Mall). Dover, DE 19903 Tel: (302) 674-2111 Fax: (302) 674-5133
Internet Address: www.bigg6museum.org Director: Karol A. Schnnegel Admission: voluntary contribution.
Publications: calendar of events (bimonthly); newsletter (quarterly).
The Museums 14 galleries provide an intimate setting for its collection of American fine and decorative arts. The paintings provide a survey of American art: portraits, landscapes, marine views, and still lifes, in a variety of styles. Major artists represented include William Merritt Chase, Charles V\ illson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and Childe Hassam. A special feature is the focus on regional artists such as Delawares Frank H. Schoonover. Sculpture, drawings, and decorative arts including silver, furniture, and tall clocks are also displayed. Small changing exhibitions complement the permanent collection.
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