Curators' Panel Discussion

Co-curators Franklin Perrell and Debbie Wells join naturalist Richard Weir to discuss paintings and plants of the seasons on Long Island

Sunday, December 15
3 pm
The Mansion

Join us for a panel discussion with two stars of art history, Franklin Perrell and Debbie Wells and one of horticulture, Richard Weir. Guest co-curators Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells take you through the seasons for an entertaining look at the paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and design in the museum’s exhibition, The Seasons. Joining them on the panel will be popular radio personality and lecturer Richard Weir, horticultural and environmental educator and author who teaches at Cornell University. Weir will give his perspective on the seasons in nature and in art with a special focus on plants mainly from Long Island and the northeast (and his expert tips on how to plant and care of them!).

Perrell and Wells will show how the artists in the show respond to color, texture, and shapes from nature and celebrate the transition between the seasons, such as the cavalcade of flowers shrubs and trees that denote each time of year. As a special bonus, all three speakers will give expert commentary on their favorite pieces in the exhibition and give the audience opportunity to discuss theirs. Join us after for a wine and cheese reception.

Members $30; Non-members $40

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