HAHS Exhibition Featured

Preserving Creative Spaces: The Historic Artists’ Home and Studio Program, an exhibition organized by HAHS, has been touring since 2012, and was featured in American Fine Arts magazine.  The exhibition was originated by Donna Hassler, Executive Director of Chesterwood and Administrator of the HAHS program.  Since then, the exhibition has been shown under different titles and in different configurations, adapting to the needs of each venue.  So far, it has been booked into a total of seven HAHS sites, keeping it on the road through May of 2015.  The exhibition consists of photographs of artists in their studios, with accompanying quotes from the artists about their homes, studios and the creative process.   “The Artist at Home and At Work,” by James Balestrieri, which appeared in the March/April issue of American Fine Arts magazine, praises the preservation work of the HAHS sites, and provides a close reading of the images in the exhibition.  In combination, each photograph and quote reveal a wealth of information about the personality of the artist, about his or her working methods, and about the sources of inspiration.  With the kind permission of American Fine Arts magazine, we reprint the article here.


Exhibition venues May 2012 – May 2015  

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA  

Bush-Holley Historic Site / Greenwich Historical Society, Cos Cob, CT

Brandywine River Valley Museum / N. C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth studios, Chadds Ford, PA 

T. C. Steele State Historic Site, Nashville, IN

Portland Museum of Art / Winslow Homer Studio, Portland, ME  

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY  

Roger Brown Study Collection, Chicago, IL