American Treasures Talk and Tour: Monday, August 19, 2 p.m. John La Farge in Rockland

August 19, 2013
Monday, 2 p.m.
Farnsworth Main Lobby
John La Farge is known best as one of America’s most important designers of stained glass and a rival and contemporary of Louis Comfort Tiffany, La Farge has two works of note in Rockland. His 6 x 5 inch 1888-89 watercolor, Japanese Fisherman, Study of Sunlight, is one of the highlights in the museum’s Small Treasures show. Less well known is his stained glass window in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Henry Adams, renowned scholar of American art and author of the definitive study of La Farge, will discuss the artist’s work and these two Rockland treasures.
This talk and tour will be led by Henry Adams, Professor of Art History, Case Western Reserve University

To celebrate the American Treasures exhibitions, museum staff will give focused mini-lectures on specific works of art to highlight their importance in the museum collection. These programs will begin with a brief 20-minute PowerPoint presentation in the museum auditorium, followed by a tour in the American Treasures gallery where the featured work is on display. The PowerPoint will include images of related works and provide context for their creation.

These tours are free with admission and there are no advance reservations. Please check in at the main lobby admission desk on the day of the talk.



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