Two New Exhibits at Westport Historical Society

Two New Exhibits at Westport Historical Society

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Westport Historical Society is proud to announce two new exhibits which will be on display from Aug. 15 through Nov.17, 2019.

Vision & Dignity: The Art of George Hand Wright, is a retrospective that examines the work and life of the Pennsylvania-born artist who moved his home and studio to the then-sleepy farm town of Westport, Connecticut in 1908.

Noted not only for his illustrations but his etchings and pastel work, as well as for producing war posters for the American government during World War I, Wright managed to portray the dignity of everyday life and everyday people without irony or judgement. With almost journalistic objectivity, the integrity of Wright’s pieces speak strongly to viewers observing his pieces today some one hundred years after they were produced.

Taking the Cure, casts a lens on the social management of mental illness. It is an issue that resonates today and historically to the town of Westport which had two sanitariums for those considered mentally ill. The Westport Sanitarium and McFarland’s Sanitarium both opened in the late 19th century operated in town into the middle of the 20th century. The goal of the exhibit is to spark conversation and consideration among visitors in this time when mental health and welfare has become a pressing national discussion.

Please visit our website for more information and hours: westporthistory.org.

Location Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Across from Town Hall
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Tags: arts and entertainment, exhibits



Event Details

Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm

This event also occurs on 09/23/2019, 09/24/2019, 09/25/2019, 09/26/2019 and 52 more dates. [see all dates]



Location:
Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport CT 06880

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