Don’t Miss This Season of Exhibitions at Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios

The Historic Artists Homes & Studios summer exhibitions for 2018 feature exquisite works by numerous artists across the country. Included in these exhibitions are works from contemporaries of artists of all eras, modern pieces by living artists, and artists in residence at the historic properties. The exhibits on display not only provide a window into the world of art through the lens of the creative mind, but also emphasize the importance of preservation of these historic sites.

Historical and Period Inspired – Era-contemporary

Andrew Wyeth Studio and N.C. Wyeth Home and Studio - The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from the Collection - July 14-October 28

Arthur Dove/Helen Torr Cottage (at Heckscher Art Museum) - The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting - August 4-Novemeber 4: (Featuring work by Augustus Saint-Gaudens)

Chesterwood - Henry Luce Foundation New Collections Gallery showcasing 150+ never-before-exhibited objects from its collection - Ongoing

C.M. Russell Museum - The Women in His Life and Art - May 19-September 30

Demuth Museum - Charles Demuth: Definitively Modern - June 2-September 2

Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio at (The Valentine Richmond History Center) - Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments - July 4-January 2, 2019

Florence Griswold Museum - Art and the American Farm - May 11-September 16

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio - Clues Behind the Painting – June 21-October 31

Gari Melcher’s Home - Works on Paper from the Collection – April - ongoing

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle - Racing: A Need for Speed (At the Mercer Museum) – May 12 -September 9

Olana - Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana - June 17-Novemeber 28

John F. Peto Studio Museum - Unpacking the Future: Important Works by Franz Jozef Ponstingl - May 12-September 9

Pollock-Krasner House - Louis Schanker: The WPA Years - May 3-July28

Pollock Krasner House - The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey - August 2-October 27

Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation - Reopening of Studio after restoration – Ongoing after May 10

Thomas Cole House - Picturesque And Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance - May 1-November 4

Wharton Esherick Museum - Fairhope Days -  June 3, 2018 – September 2

Winslow Homer Studio - Clarence B. White and His World (At the Portland Museum of Art)– June 22 – September 16


Living Artists

Albin Polasek Museum - Arabesque: Contemporary Conversations - May 8-August 19

Alice Austen House - In Most Tides an Island by Nicholas Muellner - June 23-September 2

Andrew Wyeth House - Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art - June 23-October 21

Chesterwood - Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood: 40 YRS - June 30 – Oct. 8

Couse-Sharp Historic site - Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary - July 7-November 3

The David Ireland House - I hope all is well: Tony Matelli (on view in the house) – June 23 – October 13

On view in the garage:  Not the Apple but the Fall – June 23 – August 11

Edward Hopper Historic House and Study Center - Claudia Alvarez: Boy in a Room – June 8 – September 2

Elisabet Ney Museum - - The Silent City's Sound and Light Bath - May 11-June 24

Georgia O’Keefe Museum - The Black Place: Georgia O’Keeffe and Michael Namingha - April 28-October 28

Grace Hudson Museum - Our People, Our Land, Our Images - June 30-September 30

Grant Wood Studio - Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon – Ongoing at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Kirkland Museum of Art - Welded & Fabricated Poetry: The Artistic Life of Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder – August 24,2018 – January 6, 2019

Maloof Foundation - Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood - March 3, 2019-August 11, 2019

Manitoga - Kazumi Tanaka - May 18-November 12

Olana - “Penetrable” by Jesús Rafael Soto - May 2017-November 2018

Rockwell Kent-James Fitzgerald House & Studio - An Island Treasure: Celebrating 50 Years of the Monhegan Museum (on view at the Monhegan Museum) NEED DATES for above

Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts - wildLIFE Project - April 15-December 1

T.C. Steele Historic Site – Friends of T.C. Steele Member Art Show – November 1 -30


Artists in Residency

Chesterwood –  Rick and Laura Brown -June through October

Manitoga - Kazumi Tanaka - May 18-November 12

Saint-Gaudens - Dan Willig – now through late September

Weir Farm - Ten selected artists annually - throughout the season

Loans or Works Abroad

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH -  Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern – November 21, 2018-March 3, 2019 (Wichita Art Museum March 29-June 23 2019; New Orleans Museum of Art July 19-Oct 13 2019;
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Nov  21-Feb 1 2020)

National Gallery, London - Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire - June 11-October 7

New York Botanical Garden, NYC - Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii – May 12 – October 28

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA - Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition – June 9 – October 28

The Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY - Past Time: Geology in European and American Art - September 21-December 9

Wadsworth Atheneum - Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage - June 2-August 26


Co- Curated by Lisa Stone, Curator, Roger Brown Art Study Collection: Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, Intuit from June 29, 2018–January 6, 2019, in Chicago. The exhibition tours to La Halle Saint Pierre (Paris, March 23 - August 2, 2019), the Prinzhorn Collection (Heidelberg, September 2019–January 2020), Collection de l’Art Brut (Lausanne, March 6– August 30, 2020) and Outsider Art Museum (Amsterdam, September 2020-March 2021).



The exhibition catalogue Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern,  by HAHS Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Wanda M. Corn has received the 2018 Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award.


Frederic Church's Olana on the Hudson:  Art, Landscape, Architecture - Rizzoli Electa – October 2 Release.  HAHS Advisory Committee Member, Dr. Karen Zukowski serves as an editor and essayist for this publication.

Image credits

Title Image:

Thomas Cole, Catskill Mountain House;The Four Elements, 1843-44, Oil on canvas, 28 ½ x 36 ½ in. Private Collection.

Historical and Period Inspired – Era-contemporary (from left to right)

Francis Hopkinson Smith, The House of the Reckless Landlord. 1881. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and charcoal on paper. 16 x 11-1/2 in. Gift of the Baker/Pisano Collection. 2001.9.226 (Heckscher Museum)

Gregory Smith, James in the Garden, ca, 1920. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20in. Florence Griswold Museum.

Clarence H. White (United States, 1871–1925), Drops of Rain [Dew Drops] (detail), 1902, platinum print, 20.2 x 14.9 cm. Library of Congress

Living Artists (from left to right)

Nicholas Muellner, Untitled, from In Most Tides an Island. 2017. Courtesy the artist. (Alice Austen House)

Lee Marmon. (Laguna Pueblo). Laguna Eagle Dancers. (Grace Hudson Museum)

Lauren Fensterstock, Kiku. 2013. Paper, wood, 30 x 72 x 72 in. Courtesy the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery 

Loans or Works Abroad (from left to right) 

Black Pansy & Forget-Me-Nots (Pansy), 1926. Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887‒1986). Oil on canvas; 68.9 x 31.1 cm (27 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Alfred S. Rossin, 28.521. Photo: Christine Gant, Brooklyn Museum 

Frederic Edwin Church, Mount Chimborazo at Sunset, 1857. Oil on academy board, 12 x 21 7/16 inches, OL.1980.1884

Rick and Laura Brown, Regeneration. 2006. Chesterwood National Historic Trust, Stockbridge, MA