In celebration of Verso University's exploration of the CT Art Trail, join us August 2 for a presentation about Weir Farm National Historical Park: A National Park for Art! Be inspired by of generations of world-class artists, including America's most beloved Impressionist Julian Alden Weir.
Weir Farm National Historical Park, located in Wilton and Ridgefield, was the first national park in Connecticut and one of the founding members of the Connecticut Art Trail. The only national park dedicated to American Impressionism, Weir Farm was home to three generations of artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in 19th century art and America’s most beloved Impressionist. Weir described his home as the “Great Good Place.” Weir’s farm is a national legacy to American Impressionism, the creative spirit, and historic preservation.
Jessica Kuhnen, Weir Farm National Historical Park's curator, will be at the Library to talk about the artistic legacy of Weir Farm and how contemporary artists use the park as a source of inspiration and creativity. Jessica will also highlight upcoming events and programs.
This event will take place in in Brooks Place. Please register for this free event HERE.
In subsequent months, Verso University will bring individual curators and/or museum directors, from the CT Art Trail membership to the Library for a deeper dive into that museum’s particular mission and exhibits — past and present. Participants will have an opportunity for deeper learning and gain an insider’s view of the museums, their collections and history, along with an invitation for an on-site visit. The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between 23 world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets.
Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.
Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.
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