Locally, Fitzgerald is best known as a Monhegan artist, having been introduced to the famed Maine island artist’s retreat in the summer of 1924 where he joined the ranks of an elite group of artists including Rockwell Kent, Robert Henri, and George Bellows. Fitzgerald drew inspiration from the island’s great natural beauty and the hardworking local fishing community, resulting in a significant body of work completed during his twenty-eight years there. His iconic painting, Torchin’, Monhegan, Maine will be the topic of discussion along with other related works depicting the local fishing industry.
This talk and tour will be led by Registrar Angela Waldron
To celebrate the American Treasures exhibitions, museum staff will give focused mini-lectures on specific works of art to highlight their importance in the museum collection. These programs will begin with a brief 20-minute PowerPoint presentation in the museum auditorium, followed by a tour in the American Treasures gallery where the featured work is on display. The PowerPoint will include images of related works and provide context for their creation.
These tours are free with admission and there are no advance reservations. Please check in at the main lobby admission desk on the day of the talk.