Fitz Henry Lane Lecture Series

Fitz Henry Lane and Mary Blood Mellen

Old Mysteries and New Discoveries

Curated by noted Lane expert John Wilmerding, this scholarly exhibition explores the artistic relationship between Fitz Henry Lane and his most famous student and sometime collaborator, Mary B. Mellen.

Opening reception

Saturday, July 7

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibition continues through September 16, 2007.

Lane Lecture Series:

Join us for one or all of the following lectures which place Fitz Henry Lane and Mary Mellen in the context of their times.

Fitz Henry Lane and Maxim and Martha Karolik: A Tale of Two Love Stories

Carol Troyen, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 p.m.

Sisters of the Brush: Women Artists in 19th Century America

Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Painting

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sunday, August 12, 3:00 p.m.

The American Sublime in Trans-Atlantic Perspective

Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Art History, Yale University

Thursday, August 23, 7:00 p.m.

All lectures will be held at Gloucester City Hall, across the street from the Museum.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $10.

The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m. on the days of the lectures.

For more information, call the Museum at (978) 283-0455

The exhibition is funded in part thanks to the generous support of Gorton’s Seafood and the Terra Foundation for American Art.