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Fueled by the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho, and the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this seasonal virtual tour series ventures deep into the museums, homes, and preserved spaces that nurtured the creation of thousands of artworks. 

Events are offered virtually and free of charge upon registration. Live American Sign Language (ASL) is provided.


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Wharton Esherick Museum 

Malvern, Pennsylvania 
April 18, 2022 (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT)

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Kicking off this six-part virtual road trip from Malvern, Pennsylvania, we’ll explore the creative spaces of designer and sculptor Wharton Esherick. Esherick’s highly individual, hand-built Studio was constructed over a 40-year period and weaves together Arts and Crafts, Expressionist, and organic designs. We’ll explore the present-day site and learn about the programs and exhibitions that connect contemporary audiences to Esherick’s brilliant creations and ongoing legacy.

ABOUT
The Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and studio of famed American artist Wharton Esherick, located atop Valley Forge Mountain in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Set on 12 wooded acres, the Museum campus is comprised of multiple buildings including Wharton Esherick’s Studio, which is now the centerpiece of the Museum's tour program. We seek to act dynamically, connecting contemporary audiences to Esherick’s legacy and creations through diverse public programs and community partnerships.

More at whartonesherickmuseum.org


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens 

West Palm Beach, Florida
May 19, 2022 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

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Traveling from Malvern, Pennsylvania to West Palm Beach, Florida, as the second stop of this six-part virtual road trip, we'll tour the creative spaces of sculptor Ann Norton. As we venture into Norton’s tropical sanctuary, we’ll explore the larger-than-life sculptures nestled throughout her home and lush gardens. Nature lovers and art enthusiasts alike continue to find inspiration through the environment, exhibitions, and programs offered by the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

ABOUT

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) was the home of American sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). ANSG is celebrating 45 years of preserving nature, art, and providing programming, exhibits, and events for visitors from around the world. ANSG is a two-acre sanctuary with Norton’s nine monumental sculptures, historic home and artist studio, and more than 250 species of rare palms and tropical plants. The nationally registered house was built in 1925 by renowned architect Maurice Fatio and in 1948 the artist studio, designed by Marion Sims Wyeth was added. In 1977, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens was established.

More at ansg.org


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Pasaquan

Buena Vista, Georgia
June 9, 2022 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

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Traveling from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Buena Vista, Georgia, as the third stop of this six-part virtual road trip, we’ll investigate self-taught artist Eddie Owens Martin and his visionary art environment known as Pasaquan. For over 30 years, Martin (also known as St. EOM) constructed several vibrant structures on site, including more than 900 feet of elaborately painted masonry walls. As we explore Pasaquan’s colorful and immersive landscape, we’ll dive into St. EOM’s artistic practice and creative legacy.

ABOUT

Eddie Owens Martin, a self-taught Southern artist, drew inspiration from many colorful cultures to develop the 7-acre, internationally recognized visionary art environment known as Pasaquan in Buena Vista, Georgia. In 2016, Columbus State University (CSU) became stewards of Pasaquan and works to preserve, maintain, provide access to, and assist in the interpretation of the site. Visitors are offered a unique insight into the intuitive, artistic process behind Pasaquan through diverse programming, interdisciplinary workshops, lectures, seminars, retreats, and performances.

More at pasaquan.columbusstate.edu


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: The Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio

Abiquiú, New Mexico

July 21, 2022 (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

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Traveling from Buena Vista, Georgia to Abiquiú, New Mexico, as the fourth stop of this six-part virtual road trip, we’ll adventure into the desert home, studio, and garden of painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The rugged landscapes and collected objects that informed O’Keeffe’s vast body of work tell a story of place that continues to inspire. We’ll explore the present-day site, a breathtaking blend of architectural influences that was her personal haven for over three decades.

ABOUT

The Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico reflects a blend of Native American and Spanish Colonial building styles, regional architectural traditions dating back centuries. A quiet sanctuary from which to draw inspiration, O’Keeffe made Abiquiú her permanent home in 1949 until 1984. Today, the home provides a special look into the life of one of America’s greatest artists and is the primary resource for those wishing to study O’Keeffe’s art and her ties to Northern New Mexico.

More at okeeffemuseum.org


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Art

Joshua Tree, California
August 17, 2022 (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT)

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Traveling from Abiquiú, New Mexico to Joshua Tree, California, as the fifth stop of this six-part virtual road trip, we’ll delve into the work of artist and sculptor, Noah Purifoy. As we venture into Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum, where his otherworldly, large-scale sculptures tower over an arid desert landscape, we’ll learn about his practice of using found materials and his abstraction of the everyday object into stunning assemblages. We’ll also discover how Purifoy’s philosophy and use of art as a tool for social change continue to resonate with contemporary audiences wherever his work is experienced.

ABOUT

The Noah Purifoy Foundation preserves and maintains the site Noah Purifoy developed in Joshua Tree, California. As a permanent cultural center and sculpture park open to the public, the site promotes public recognition and appreciation for the values that Purifoy’s work as an artist and educator has embodied; and to pursue these goals in a manner that protects Purifoy’s contribution as an artist and educator.

More at noahpurifoy.com


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: C.M. Russell Museum

Great Falls, Montana
September 14, 2022 (5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)

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Traveling from Joshua Tree, California to Great Falls, Montana, as the last stop on this six-part virtual road trip, we’ll investigate the creative spaces of painter C.M. Russell. Immersing ourselves in Russell’s fully restored log home and studio, we’ll learn how the original “cowboy artist” captured a prolific visual record of the American West. We’ll also explore how the site today not only shares Russell’s legacy as an artist but as a devoted husband and friend, offering an intimate view into his life.

ABOUT

While C.M. Russell’s works appear in collections throughout the United States, the C.M. Russell Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to connect with Charlie as an artist, husband, and friend. The museum includes not just interpretive exhibits and art galleries, but Russell’s studio, the gallery addition to the studio, and the house he and his wife, Nancy, built. In 2019, the Russell House and Studio re-opened with new, interactive components that provide a unique opportunity for visitors to commune with Charlie the artist and gain a deeper understanding of Charlie and Nancy’s marriage and partnership.

More at cmrussell.org


 

Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: James Castle House  

Boise, Idaho  
March 17, 2021

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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street  

San Francisco, California  
April 15, 2021

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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art  

Denver, Colorado  
May 20, 2021

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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Melrose Plantation   

Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana  
June 16, 2021

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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Roger Brown Study Collection   

Chicago, Illinois  
July 21, 2021

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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: The Dorothy Riester House and Studio  

Cazenovia, New York  
August 9, 2021 

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