Sat, Aug 27|
WHS Museum and Barn
Summer-long Exhibit of the Works of Washington W.P.A. Artist Nathaniel C. Burwash
During the Great Depression, working from a tiny rustic cabin in the woods off Bailey Road, Washington's only W.P.A. artist Nat Burwash created beautiful watercolors capturing the people and places of Washington. YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE THE RSVP BUTTON FOR THIS EVENT
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHS Museum and Barn, 100 Halfmoon Pond Rd, Washington, NH 03280, USA
About the Event
"Summer-long Exhibit of the Works of Washington W.P.A. Artist Nathaniel C. Burwash"
The WHS gratefully acknowledges the following partners who helped make this exhibit possible:
The New Hampshire State Library and State Librarian Michael York for the loan of original Burwash watercolors. The New Dawn Trust and other private collections for the loan of original Burwash sculpture and sketches.
If you love Washington, Art and History, then come and enjoy plenty of all three by visiting the Washington Historical Society's summer long exhibit featuring original art by Washington's own W.P.A artist, Nathaniel C. Burwash. It's open every Saturday between 10 and 2, now through Labor Day at the WHS museum and barn at 100 Halfmoon Pond Road.
Working from a tiny rustic cabin in the woods off Bailey Road that he and his wife Ida built themselves, Burwash created hundreds of warm and vibrant watercolors between 1934 and 1941 for the New Hampshire Arts Project -- lovingly capturing the people and places of Washington. Though they moved to Cambridge at the start of WW2, they continued to use their little cabin until 1980, and Nat, who switched from painting to wood carving in 1946, continued to use his studio there.
The WHS exhibit features a selection of both Nat's paintings (on loan from the New Hampshire State Library) and sculptures and supporting materiel (on loan from the New Dawn Trust and other private collections), as well as personal photos showing life at the cabin in the 30's and 40's. An uncompleted sculpture and a number of other artifacts from the cabin site are also on display.
Additional events planned for this summer are tours of the remains of the Burwash cabin on July 23 and August 20, and an evening program at the museum on August 19 where people who knew Nat and Ida will share stories about them.
Visit the WHS museum or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on the exhibit and special events.
So come to the WHS Museum with your family and friends, sit on a comfortable bench, and let the beauty wash over you as the WHS brings Nat's amazing work back to Washington!