May 7 – Sept 11, 2016
American Impressionist J. Alden Weir is most often associated with his studio at Weir Farm in western Connecticut, yet many of the artist’s best works were created at his little known retreat in Windham, where he painted each summer for nearly four decades. A Good Summer’s Work focuses on paintings created in eastern Connecticut by Weir and others in his circle, including Childe Hassam, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent. Bringing together for the first time more than forty works from museums and private collections across the country, the exhibit considers the unique inspiration that American Impressionists drew from the eastern Connecticut landscape. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Anne E. Dawson, Weir scholar and Professor of Art History at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Generously supported by Hendel’s, Americana Furniture, the National Park Service and the National Endowment for the Arts.