Highlights from the Topsfield Library Art Collection.Thursday, February 11, 7:00PM.

For a small town, Topsfield, MA. is home to a lovely library with an impressive art collection, much of it purchased through the Gould fund (Robert Gould Shaw was the captain of the Massachusetts 54th all-Negro regiment during the Civil War made famous in the movie Glory).

This lecture, given on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 highlights the architecture of the library and a few examples from the art collection. As the presenter of the lecture, I will tell the story behind some of the more unique pieces; what I like to refer to as “the art in the art.”

Notice any similarities between Millet’s The Sower on the left and the mural from the library lobby on the right? We will review this oddity during the lecture.