All posts tagged Austen Barron Bailly

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Patron stories

I am a listener of stories. All the wonderful people I meet in my work at PEM have amazing stories about what art means to them, how creativity plays a …

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Discovering Denys Wortman

Last summer, not too long after the June 2015 of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, I was sitting at my desk when the phone rang. To my utter …

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Crushing on historic houses

I didn’t grow up with fancy old architecture. I rarely saw it, out in the plains of South Dakota. As someone who came from a heritage where our homes, since …

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On the trail of Childe Hassam

By Hal Weeks I’m a marine biologist, and came to Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory as a Cornell graduate student to conduct my field research. I’ve no background or …

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My father, the painter

Their works in PEM’s Putnam Gallery represent two totally different styles and were created decades apart.  Still, gifted painters Leon Kroll and Will Barnet crossed paths in the 1950s and …

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A 70-year odyssey of collecting

The story of Sheila and Sam Robbins’ collection begins in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where Sheila worked in one of the area’s grand hotels and Sam attended summer …

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Saving Salem

At my New Orleans elementary school in seventh grade Mrs. Labouisse taught Louisiana history. She made us memorize all 64 parishes and taught us to write a research report. I …

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Gratitude for editors

My first experience with a real-life New England editor came in the summer of 1989 when I got an internship working as a reporter at a small daily newspaper in …

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Benton painting Native Americans

The following is a condensed and edited conversation that took place inside the galleries of PEM’s American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood exhibition Thursday, August 6 with PEM’s Curator …