FMH&S has been awarded a $9570 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of the 16mm film collection taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930's. The Foundation grants target rare films such as silent films and films of sites receiving little media coverage. This grant covers 3 films from a Far East 1934 trip by Morris visiting China,Japan,Cambodia, Indonesia and Hawaii capturing historical and culturally valuable sights of colonial, pre-WWII life. FMH&S has accomplished the goal of digitizing the entire film collection comprising 38,16mm films and the digital copies have been shared with the public in several exhibits over the years titled "See Their World". The grant will enable FMH&S to preserve films deteriorating from vinegar syndrome that were too fragile to digitize and view by creating film-film copies of these three films, the best practice in the industry.
Spring Sun, a large 1970 oil painting by George L.K. Morris, sold for $52,500 last week, which was more than double its pre-sale estimate, at Shannons Auction in Connecticut. The 42" x 51" work of art, sold by a private collector, is composed of cheerful colors evoking springtime growth. The title refers to Morris' interest in Native American themes.
Celebrate our 20th anniversary June 16th, 3pm with an intimate piano concert in the living room with the restored Knabe piano. Limited seating so reserve now, free for members. Seasons's highlights include “Clues behind the Painting” with paintings by Picasso, Braque & Gris mounted on acrylic posts so viewers can see both the front and back. Backs reveal historic stamps and labels and tell compelling stories in the history of art. Architectural Historian Richard Guy Wilson lectures August 4th on Le Corbusier. Painting demonstrations by professional artists every Friday and monthly color workshops Saturdays. Click Continue Reading for more names and dates.
"Across the Berkshires, historic homes are emerging from hibernation...At the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, cold air, large expanses of glass and moisture combine as threats to art," writes Ruth Bass, Berkshire Eagle columnist and author of this feature in their Up Country magazine. Click here to read the whole article about all the homes, starting on page 63.