Art history programs planned at Mattapoisett Council on Aging

Jan 6, 2022

MATTAPOISETT _ The Mattapoisett Council on Aging, 17 Barstow St., is hosting two upcoming art history programs by local art historian Jill Sanford. 

These art observation experiences are designed to broaden the minds of its participants, both artists and non-artists.

Early American Colonial Painting, to be presented fFrom 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, will offer a selection of simple, straightforward paintings by self-taught artists. Those attending will learn to recognize their unique style in the context of this transitional time period. 

Early American Art - Revolutionary Images will be offered from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 and offers an opportunity to observe famous people, places and events of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of those who experienced it.

From the Boston Massacre to the surrender at Yorktown, those attending will interpret images of America’s turbulent start and increase awareness of the many ways art can tell a story. 

Both programs are free and offered in person but registration is required. To register, call (508) 758-4110. 

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