Weir Farm

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Place Category: Museum and Park & Scenic RoadPlace Tags: Places in CT

  • Description

    A national historic park dedicated to the life and work of Julian Alden Weir, a landscape painter and one of the founders of the impressionist’s movement in America. The farm is the only national park in America dedicated to painting. Weir, along with other Impressionist painters, lived in the farm and created art inspired by their surroundings. At the time, the farm hosted more than 150 artists at once.
    After Weir’s death, his daughter, the painter Dorothy Weir Young, preserved the farm, and later on two of the farm’s residences, Sperry and Doris Andrews, turn the farm into an art center and a visitor site.
    Start your visit at Weir Farm watching a short introduction movie following a tour at the house, were Weir and his family lived, as well as his and other painters’ studios. Stroll the garden’s paths, and if you feel inspired, you can take some paint and create your own art at the site. You can also participate in various special events, such as art and agriculture tours, a guided hike to the Weir pond, and ‘art in the park festival’.

    Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only National Park dedicated to impressionist painting. Located in Connecticut on the Ridgefield/Wilton line, it is a unique spot to learn about American impressionist J. Alden Weir, connect with nature, and get involved with the community.

    This documentary feature was created by Joelle Schrock as her final Capstone project in the Masters of Communication program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
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    Address: 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897
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