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Day Trip in Concord
Meet us in Concord for an exploration of the intersecting worlds of Henry David Thoreau and N.C. Wyeth during curator-led gallery tours of special exhibitions at the Concord Free Public Library and the Concord Museum.
We will begin our day at the Concord Free Public Library with a tour of From Thoreau’s Seasons to Men of Concord: N.C. Wyeth Inspired and an introduction to the William Munroe Special Collections with Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson. After lunch we will visit the Concord Museum for a tour of N.C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord—which features Wyeth’s painting Mr. Alcott in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston, on loan from the Boston Athenæum—and its sister exhibition Women of Concord with Curator David Wood. Following our tours we’ll have time to visit the remainder of the museum at our own pace.
Participants will receive a complete itinerary and lunch menu upon registration.
From Thoreau’s Seasons to Men of Concord: N.C. Wyeth Inspired featured in the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library explores N.C. Wyeth’s fascination with Henry David Thoreau by tracing the evolution of the book Men of Concord from Wyeth’s initial inspiration for it in 1918 to its long-delayed but triumphant publication in 1936.
N.C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord at the Concord Museum brings together for the first time in nearly eighty years the twelve original panels N.C. Wyeth painted for the book, Men of Concord and Some Others, as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau (1936). The exhibition also includes charcoal drawings, watercolors, and additional artwork related to the series.
Women of Concord at the Concord Museum tells the stories of lives of ordinary citizens and prominent residents of Concord through 35 objects that women of Concord made, wore, or used in their homes and workplaces, or through portraits of them.
*Cost includes lunch and tours. 10½ Circle privileges do not apply.
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