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‘Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios’ presented via Webinar by Valerie Balint as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library
June 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The collaborative series Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by curator and author Valerie Balint, speaking on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios network that stretches across the country, and her newly published guidebook. The live webinar will be presented on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information is provided upon registration.
The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) network was created 20 years ago by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today, HAHS comprises 44 preserved artists’ homes and studios across America — all open to the public. From the desert vistas of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico ranch to Donald Judd’s cast iron home and studio in New York City, the sites in the network are places of extraordinary creativity. Join HAHS program manager Valerie Balint for the launch of her just-published Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios, the first guidebook to the network. The comprehensive guide, with abundant imagery, conveys each artist’s visual legacy and sets each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, which were often designed by the artists themselves.
Signed copies of the book are available from Chesterwood, a National Trust historic site.
Valerie Balint is the author of Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (Princeton Architectural Press). Prior to heading HAHS, Ms. Balint served for 17 years on the curatorial staff at Frederic Church’s Olana (also a HAHS site), most recently as Interim Director of Collections and Research. She was co-organizer and co-curator of Olana’s annual exhibitions and accompanying publications. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on preserved artists’ spaces, Frederic Church, the Hudson River School, and American art and social history of the mid-19th and early 20th century.