Women artists associated with the 19th-century "White Mountain School" will be featured in a new museum set to open at New Hampshire's Plymouth State University.
A collection of 19 landscape and still-life paintings by female artists such as Maria a'Becket, Susan Ricker Knox and Lizzie Stevens will go on display at the Museum of the White Mountains, scheduled to open in February with galleries, classrooms and state-of-the-art storage.
The artworks were given by Frances McIntyre, a Florida resident who wrote her master's thesis at Dartmouth on the White Mountain's women artists.
A collection of vintage items from the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel has also been recently donated.
The museum focuses on New Hampshire history and culture. Donations have included thousands of archives and images, including rare glass-plate photographs, stereoscopic images, hotel ledgers, postcards, early and first edition books about the region, bird’s-eye views and maps, framed Bartlett prints, paintings, and other items.