Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England


At Historic New England’s Eustis Estate (and also online), more than forty of the finest paintings in the Historic New England collection are now on display together.

“Artful Stories” is a fresh look at the regional stories told through art – stories about the people who sat for portraits, the artists, the owners, and the places. See exquisite works of art made in or about New England spanning more than 200 years and develop a deeper understanding of New England’s artistic legacy.

Closer Encounters: Conversations about Artful Stories

Dive deeper into “Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England” through a series of lively online conversations moderated by the exhibition’s co-curators, Nancy Carlisle and Peter Trippi. Explore an aspect of the project’s intriguing themes and artworks while hearing the unique perspectives of leading curators, scholars, and artists.

Exhibition co-curator Peter Trippi notes, “Nancy Carlisle and I realize that even art lovers who live nearby may be unable to visit the Eustis Estate due to the pandemic, a reality which makes us even more excited to present these three lively conversations this winter. We are confident they will not only shed light on some of the exhibition’s most intriguing artworks, but also entice viewers to visit Eustis in the future. We are particularly glad that Artful Stories will remain until October 2021, so there is still plenty of time to experience it.”

Erica Hirshler
Erica Hirshler

Another Curator’s View
Tuesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. EST
Register here.

Art lovers might normally expect to see the kinds of paintings in Artful Stories at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) rather than at a Historic New England property.

Learn what the MFA’s curator of American paintings, Erica Hirshler, thinks about these artworks and how they relate to (and differ from) key examples at her institution.

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