Art in New England, noted Vermont collectors subjects of upcoming lectures

Shelburne Museum Director Tom Denenberg

The changing image of New England from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century as seen through art is the subject of a talk by Shelburne Museum Director Tom Denenberg. 

Region as Nation: How the Image of New England Became our National Landscape is the title of Denenberg’s talk. The presentation explores the changing image of New England from the Civil War until World War II, focusing on artists such as Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, and Charles Sheeler.

The talk starts at 5:30 pm April 25 at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne and is free for Members of the Fleming or Shelburne museums, $5 for non-members.  A reception will follow. Pre-registration required: (802) 985-3346 x3145 or email

 On May 2 Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen will give a talk on noted collectors in Vermont.  Frelinghuysen is the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and also a Trustee of Shelburne Museum.

Visionary Vermont Collectors: The Remarkable Legacy of Henry LeGrand Cannon, Electra Havemeyer Webb, and J. Brooks Buxton is the title of Cooney’s presentation.  She is scheduled to speak at 6 pm May 2 at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington. Admission is free for members of Shelburne and Fleming museums or $5 for non-members.

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