A major 19th-century artist, Edward V. Valentine was one of the most talented Southern sculptors of the post-Civil War period. Popular works include portraiture depicting American icons such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as international figures like Robert Burns.
In 1892, Elisabet Ney, a prolific classically-trained sculptor, moved to Austin and built “Formosa,” a remarkable stone villa that served as her studio and home. Here she created iconic statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, among others. Ney was also a philosopher, a feminist, a humanist and a historian. The museum is dedicated to her art and legacy.
Located on an 13-acre site in the historic town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Florence Griswold Museum features the restored Florence Griswold House, where the artists of the Lyme Art Colony lived, a gallery of changing art exhibitions, education and landscape centers, extensive gardens, and a restored artist’s studio. Visitors can stand at Childe Hassam's favorite painting spot, stroll Miss Florence's lovingly restored garden, and rest where Chadwick posed his model for the now famous, On the Piazza.
This Bauhaus-inspired 1930’s and 40s Modernist structure was the home and studio of Suzy Frelinghuysen and George L.K. Morris, painters and founding members of the American Abstract Artists. They championed American abstract art and collected the 20th century’s greatest abstract art, including works by Picasso, Gris, Matisse and Leger. Their house embodies the artistic and stylistic innovations of Modernism. It is an immersion in the challenging and inspiring world of these pioneering Modern artists.
The 18th-century Belmont estate was the country home and studio of prominent portraitist, muralist, and American Impressionist painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). The house contains Gari and Corinne Melchers’ original furnishings and personal art collection, the studio houses over 1600 works by Melchers, and the 27-acre grounds feature restored formal gardens and miles of walking trails.
This art, history, and anthropology complex interprets the lives of nationally known artist Grace Carpenter Hudson and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson, who both documented the lives of the Pomo peoples. Their Craftsman bungalow and studio, which they named Sun House, is an example of artistic living.
Grant Wood lived and worked in here from 1924 to 1935, when he achieved his mature style. Visitors have the opportunity to stand where American Gothic was painted. The building itself was heavily modified by Grant Wood to feature more living space and unexpected but useful design features.
This is the home and studio of John Frederick Peto, the nineteenth century still–life painter and master of the trompe l’oeil style. Following a multi-year preservation project completed in 2011, the Peto-designed house, studio, and gardens are now presented as they looked during his lifetime. Visitors can compare the very furniture and artifacts that Peto owned with the paintings and photographs in which they appear.
From 1968 until his death in 1994, the sculptor Donald Judd used this 1870 cast-iron loft building as his home and studio. Here he had the opportunity to demonstrate his ideas about art installation. Judd’s use of the building is seen as part of the rise of the SoHo artistic community in New York City.