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Author’s Talk: Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios
February 20 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
New England has long been a lure for artists, and nowhere does art and inspiration come together more powerfully than in the preserved spaces these artists called home. Connecticut alone can boast three artistic enclaves that shaped the nation’s cultural evolution and legacy: in Cos Cob, Old Lyme and Wilton. Join author Valerie Balint on a virtual journey to learn the historic significance of the places where some of the nation’s most acclaimed artworks were created, and how these public sites continue to inspire visitors today.
Valerie Balint is the senior program manager for Historic Artist’s Homes and Studios (HAHS), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the author of the newly released Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios. HAHS is a nation-wide consortium of 44 member sites that were the home and working studios of American artists. Prior to heading HAHS, Valerie served for seventeen years on the curatorial staff at Frederic Church’s Olana (also an HAHS site), most recently as Interim Director of Collections and Research. Signed copies of her book are available from the Norfolk Historical Society.
The talk was recorded by the Historical Society and is available here.