The Legacy of the Wyeth Art Family Topic of Rescheduled Talk
Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg will discuss the influence of the Wyeth family on American art and culture in a talk at Manchester’s First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. His talk, ‘The Wyeths: First Family of American Art,’ is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series, and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Manchester Community Library. Denenberg will discuss three Wyeths – N. C. (1882–1945), Andrew (1917–2009) and Jamie (born 1946) – and offer new perspectives on these painters, who shaped the way Americans view their world.
Prior to moving to Vermont in 2011, Denenberg served as the chief curator and deputy director of the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, Maine), curator of American art at Reynolda House (Winston-Salem, N.C.), and curator of American Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, Conn.)He is the author of ‘Wallace Nutting and the Invention of Old America’ and ‘Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place,’ and is editor or contributor to several books, including ‘Wyeth Vertigo.’ For more information, contact Manchester Community Library at 802-362-2607 or or visit vermonthumanities.org.