Historic New England Presents Artful Stories, An Online Experience That Explores Regional Stories Through Art

  • May 30, 2020 12:25

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Winter Scene by William H. Titcomb (1824–1888) New Hampshire, 1851. Oil on canvas, 28 ½ x 36 3/8 in.
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Barnyard Scene, Sunset by Thomas Hewes Hinckley (1813–1896) Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1848. Oil on canvas, 30 5/8 x 39 in.
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Artful Stories reflects what it is about New England – its architecture, landscapes, townscapes, and people – that imbues the region with a unique sense of place. The paintings, selected from an extensive collection, date from the 1730s to today, and are arranged by theme.

Land & Sea, in the first gallery, highlights the region’s geography. At Home in New England, in the second gallery, considers where and how people have lived here. New England’s People, in the third gallery, introduces an array of intriguing men and women. The Wide World, in the fourth gallery, demonstrates the ways New Englanders have experienced places and cultures elsewhere. This exhibition also includes historical photographs, additional content provided by our curators, and a chance to see some of the work done by our conservators. 

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Clementina Beach (1774–1855) by Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) Boston, 1820–25. Oil on canvas, 35 ½ x 30 ¾ in.
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Tour each gallery and discover what these paintings reveal about New England. Co-curated by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, and Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections at Historic New England. 

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