The Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, NH, opens for the season on Saturday, May 25th. The home and studios of preeminent American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens has the largest collection of his works – from cameos to monuments – anywhere in the world. The park also hosts contemporary and historical exhibitions, concerts, educational and interactive arts opportunities, as well as features a magnificent natural landscape for hiking and picnicking. It is open from 9-4:30 daily through October 31st.
This year the Congress passed legislation re-naming the national historic site in Cornish as the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. This change reflects the increased breadth of the property and the more expansive story it tells -- including not only Saint-Gaudens, but also the larger Cornish Colony; and a diverse range of arts-related programs and activities.
2019 also marks the 100th anniversary of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, a partner and advocate for the park in Cornish. Over the course of the season, there will be a celebration with special gatherings, awards, exhibitions and music; announcements for these events will be forthcoming.
On view in the Picture Gallery from May 25 – July 7: Fresco, an exhibition by the 2018 Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellow Ruby Sky Stiler. A reception and artist’s talk will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 pm. In her work, Stiler refers to various movements throughout the history of art, including relief sculptures and fresco techniques of the Greco-Roman period, and in Fresco, intricate carved wooden frames that allude to those used by Saint-Gaudens in his own work.