From the Director


It is hard to believe that we will soon have the first quarter of 2014 behind us! I guess all of this snow makes us lose track of time…

I’ve been thinking about the passage of time having been reminded last week that it has been a year now since I landed at the Museum. I continue to marvel at the progress we’ve made and be daunted by how much work is still ahead of us. But one thing I am sure of is that this is where I belong. Since arriving, I have had several affirmations of that fact.   


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Planned Giving

Read about how you can give a gift to the Museum through your IRA and lower your tax bill. Executive Director Stacey Gannon explains here

Highlights from the Collection

jasper cropsey a summer afternoonA Summer Afternoon from the collection has recently been published in the catalogue raisonné of American painter Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900), funded by Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Cropsey brought to his panoramic vistas a precise recording of nature. The vastness and detail in his paintings, such as A Summer Afternoon, depicts a serene and sun-drenched harvest scene. The painting reveals both the grandeur and infinite complexity of nature.

JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY, A Summer Afternoon, 1853, oil on canvas, 27 x 42 in. Gift of Thomas O. Lohr, MD & Francis Lohr, in memory of their parents, Dr. & Mrs. Oliver Lohr, #1998.3