Painting Summer in New England

April 22 - September 4, 2006



Wall texts for the exhibition:


In 1849 the Daily Evening Transcript, Boston's select newspaper, reported on the newly opened "Cape Ann Pavilion" in Gloucester, Massachusetts: "The site of its airy proportions and delightful situation, directly on one of the most extensive and pleasant beaches in New England, [will induce] all who can to quit the dust and turmoil of the city for a quiet and healthful retreat on the very verge of the 'dark blue sea.'"


At the beginning of Edward Bellamy's 1878 novel Six to One a young, acutely worn-out New York journalist consults an eminent physician, who suggests a rest cure with these words: "How would you like a few months at Nantucket to begin with? I was down there last summer and I don't believe there is a more out-of-the-way, switched off sort of place in the United States."

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