Hartford, CT - What does the CPBN Media Lab and The New Britain Museum of American Art have in common? The answer; Weir Farm.
The New Britain Museum of American Art has an exhibit called, Expanding the Traditions of American Art, which showcases seventy-four works of art done by the Weir family between the years of 1820 and 1920. Coincidently, the CPBN Media Lab was in the middle of producing a segment for their Outdoor Enthusiast series about Weir Farm, a National Historic Site located in the towns of Ridgefield and Wilton, Connecticut. Weir Farm is Connecticut’s only National Historic Site, and is the only one in the country dedicated to American Painting. It was on this very farm where painter, J. Alden Weir, as well as other artists, Mahonri Young and Sperry Andrews lived and created works of art. J. Alden Weir played a critical role in the American Impressionist Movement, and his relocation from New York City to Weir Farm provided the perfect landscape to focus on and inspire his impressionistic style.
During the production of CPBN Media Lab’s Outdoor Enthusiast: Picture Perfect, their segment on Weir Farm, editor David Simmons found The New Britain Museum of American Art’s website. Noticing their new Weir exhibit, David realized the possibility of a quick and easy collaboration between these two very different organizations, and in just three short e-mails the alliance was complete. The museum promptly set up a direct link from their website to Outdoor Enthusiast: Picture Perfect’s site and vise versa, concluding a seamless, effortless, and exciting collaboration. Now, whether you’re a fan of Weir Farm, The New Britain Museum of American Art, or Outdoor Enthusiast, the information and resources are clearly available, and connected for all admirers.
The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art, exhibit at The New Britain Museum of American Art will be on display until September 30, 2012. For more information please click here!
To view CPBN Media Lab’s Outdoor Enthusiast: Picture Perfect, or more of the Outdoor Enthusiast series please click here!