Published: March 13, 2012
During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, the Gruppé family contributed to the New England art scene by producing many artists, including Charles Paul Gruppé (1860‱940), sons Emile (1896‱978) and Karl (1893‱982), daughter Virginia (1907‱980) and grandson Robert (b 1928). The Cahoon Museum of American Art’s exhibition “A Family of Artists: Gruppé Family” looks at their colorful careers and how they influenced each other as artists.
It is on view until April 29.
Talks and activities are being presented in conjunction with the exhibition. On Friday, Friday, March 16, from 5:30 to 7 pm, there will be a public opening reception.
On Tuesday, March 20, at 7 pm, there will be a wine and book discussion of Joseph M. Orlando’s The Fisherman’s Son . RSVP by March 19 at 508-428-7581.
On Tuesday, April 3, at 11 am, Richard Waterhouse will talk about the legacy of the Gruppé family, and a tour of the exhibit will be presented Tuesday April 17, at 11 am.
Galleries and museums lending Gruppé works to the museum include Cape Anne Museum, Gloucester, Mass.; Blue Heron Fine Art, Cohasset, Mass.; Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, N.Y.; Childs Gallery and Vose Galleries, Boston; Liros Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine; Marine Arts Gallery, Salem, Mass.; the Parthenon, Nashville, Tenn.; Pocock Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.
The museum’s director, Richard Waterhouse, is planning a book about the Gruppes. Readers who own a Gruppe work are encouraged to contact him as he researches and locates paintings to include in the book. Waterhouse can be reached at 508-428-7581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or.
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28). For information, 508-428-7581 or www.cahoonmuseum.org .
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