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Virtual Talk- Beatrice Cuming: Connecticut Precisionist with the Henry L. Ferguson Museum

Join the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Henry L. Ferguson Museum  for a virtual presentation by Tanya Pohrt, Ph.D., curator at the Lyman Allyn. Pohrt will discuss the dynamic art and vision of artist Beatrice Cuming (American, 1903-1974), with a special focus on some of the connections between New London and Fishers Island.

This program is held in partnership with the Henry L. Ferguson Museum on Fishers Island and their Director, Pierce Rafferty.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom. Register here.

Based in New London, Connecticut for much of her career, Beatrice Cuming celebrated industry and progress in her art, painting urban views and local maritime landscapes in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. On a special six-month WPA assignment in 1941, she documented Harbor Defenses on Long Island Sound, painting key military sites such as Fort H.G. Wright on Fishers Island. She subsequently painted scenes of industry in commissions for General Dynamics Electric Boat and Standard Oil.

PHOTO CREDIT: Untitled (Gun, Coastal Defense), Beatrice Cuming, 1941 Collection of Barley Reid

Date

Apr 28 2024

Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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