The Summer is almost upon us!
This past month has been incredibly productive at Slater Museum. The scaffolding for the first round of roof construction is up, beginning with the iconic tower of the museum building rising nearly 150 feet. In the meantime, the museum completed its conservation of the large double-hung stained glass windows which were installed in May and on June 6, sanding and refinishing of the museum's wood floors on the mezzanine will commence!
This month will also see some new temporary and permanent exhibition installations on the NFA campus and outside - on June 24, the museum will unveil a temporary exhibition at the Art Gallery at Three Rivers Community College titled, The Face of a Woman: The Portraits of Charlotte Fuller Eastman. We are delighted to partner with Three Rivers Community College for this special summer exhibition on one of NFA's most renowned artists and instructors who directed the Norwich Art School from 1912 to 1943. A selection of Eatman's most notable portraits will be on display at the gallery through August 19. In honor of Eastman's legacy, we'll also be hosting a Plein Air painting day on June 25, coinciding with the Rose Arts Festival! Painting will take place on the Norwichtown Green and will be followed by a walking tour hosted by the Friends of Slater Museum.
A new permanent exhibition display will also be going up in the Latham Science and Information Center of NFA for our students, faculty, and staff titled, Edwin Land: The Innovative Legacy of an NFA Graduate. Dedicated in memory of NFA alumn Edwin Land, Class of '27. Land's numerous accomplishments, not the least of which being the creation of Polaroid, will be showcased. A second exhibition case will also be dedicated to showcasing the work of our art and photography students.