Gifts from the Sea: Seascape Painting in the New England Tradition, Thursday, June 24, 7:00-8:00PM. Zoom lecture. Like many New Englanders, I long for the summer months when mindlessly strolling along the ocean shore, intent on finding treasures of sea glass, clam shells, and other primordial objects demands my full attention.Seascape painting, in our long held tradition, seeks to capture this longing, or does it? While we currently might think of seascape painting in the same vein as sun and fun, historically this was not always the case. Take for example, J.M.W. Turner’s The Slave Ship, 1840. Museum of Fine Art, Boston. This painting, which decries the slave trade, all but ended Turner’s once lucrative art career; it also helped to end the slave trade. During this lecture, Meg Black PhD, will share this story of Turner’s famous painting along with more contemporary views of the sea, including her own painting now on exhibition in the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade. Registration is limited to 50 people, so please register soon. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Topsfield Cultural Council. Click to register:

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