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April 3, 2020 | Opening Reception | State of Inspiration — Connecticut's Art Colonies

posted Mar 9, 2020, 2:33 AM by Margaret McIntire   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 8:02 AM ]

Postponed — As the Impressionist movement took hold in the United States during the late 1800s, Connecticut became a magnet for artists looking for inspiration. 

A new exhibition, State of Inspiration: Connecticut’s Art Colonies, featuring works by the state’s top Impressionists, will open with a Champagne Reception on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Darien Historical Society’s Bates Scofield Homestead, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien. To register for the reception, click here

Featuring over 30 paintings from the collection of Tom and Marianne Davies of New Canaan, the display explores the unique appeal that Connecticut offered to young artists returning to the United States after studying abroad. Many of these artists opted to settle in six communities that evolved into Connecticut’s Art Colonies: Cos Cob, Silvermine, Westport, Old Lyme, Mystic and Kent.