Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England

Date(s) - 05/02/2020 - 12/31/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Eustis Estate
1424 Canton Avenue

Beach by Stuart
Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England.

In May 2020, Historic New England opens Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts. For the first time ever, more than forty of some of the best works of art and the best stories from its collection will be on display together.

The exhibition is organized around a number of themes – New England’s People, At Home in New England, Land and Sea, and the Wide World. The artwork ranges from paintings that came from one a historic house museum to newer acquisitions, with portraits of well-known figures and everyday folk, plus landscapes, seascapes, and wonderful interiors.

Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England is a fresh look at the regional stories told through art – stories about the artists, the owners, the people who sat for portraits, and the places. It is a wonderful opportunity to see some exquisite works of art made in or about New England spanning more than 200 years and to develop a deeper understanding of New England’s artistic legacy. The exhibition brings together paintings from ten different house museums as well as from Historic New England’s storage facility, offering a one-time opportunity to compare and contrast paintings never before seen together. The work is presented as intriguing artwork and provides a close eye-level opportunity to view the paintings.

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The exhibition is part of the visitor experience at the Eustis Estate. Admission is $15 for adults. There are discounts for seniors and students.