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Art History Programs

January 21 @ 12:30 pm

The Mattapoisett Council on Aging will be hosting an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of its participants, artists and nonartists alike. Visit artforyourmind.com for more information.

On Friday, January 21 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, the featured program will be Early American Colonial Painting, about a selection of simple, straightforward paintings by self-taught artists. Learn how to recognize their unique style in the context of this transitional time period in America’s history. Local art historian Jill Sanford leads this experience of engaging, educational art observation. This free program will be in person at the Mattapoisett COA, 17 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett. To register, call 508-758-4110

On Wednesday, February 2 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, the featured topic will be Early American Art – Revolutionary Image, an opportunity to observe famous people, places and events of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the Boston Massacre to the surrender at Yorktown—interpret images of America’s turbulent start and increase your awareness of the many ways art can tell a story. Join local art historian Jill Sanford for an enjoyable hour of challenging yourself to see art in new ways. To register for this free in-person class, contact the Mattapoisett COA, 17 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett at 508-758-4110.


January 21
12:30 pm