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Removing the 76 year old leather floor

Staff member Sarah joined in to remove the leather floor in the Living Room.  We are brainstorming ideas for gift shop items recycled from the orginal floor with local leather artist Michael King. Stay tuned for updates and images of the replacement leather floor.

Featured in Berkshire Magazine

Modern Times--Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio welcomes art lovers by Kate Abbott and images by Gregory Cherin. Click here to read the rest of the informative and enjoyable article!

 

 

 

Official Listing in the National Register of Historic Places

The National Register is the official list of American cultural resources worthy of preservation. All properties, from every state, are evaluated according to uniform standards from the Secretary of the Interior and are determined to contribute to an understanding of the historical and cultural foundations of our nation. Thank you to the professional and thorough surveyors and researchers who worked on our admission.  Especially Virginia Adams, who unearthed new historical information!

$11,250 Grant Award to Preserve Films

FMH&S has been awarded a $11,250 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of the 16mm film collection taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930's. The Foundation grants target rare films such as silent films and films of unsusual sites receiving little media coverage.  FMH&S has accomplished the goal of digitizing the entire film collection comprising 38, 16mm films and the digital copies have been shared with the public in several exhibits over the years, including this year's entitled See Their World featuring never-before-seen footage from South and Central America and Switzerland.  The grant will enable FMH&S to preserve films deteriorating from vinegar syndrome that were too fragile to digitize and view by creating film-film copies of these three films, the best practice in the industry.

Events and Programs for 2016

Highlights include “See Their World”, short remastered films from the 30's by artist George L.K. Morris of South and Central America and Switzerland and never before exhibited paintings by both Morris and Frelinghuysen.

Has your Creativity Been Hiding”, workshops held on selected Saturday mornings by Director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen explore how to look at modern art. Mini-workshops available at the end of every tour.

June-August, Painting Demonstrations led by professional artists from the community. The artists will create in plein air and discuss their technique Fridays at 11am. Free with admission.

Click CONTINUE READING below for specific names, times and dates.

Our own Custom scarves!

Guides Sarah and Mary Elisabeth model our 100% silk scarves back in stock after selling out! They are designed from a painting in the collection and made in USA.

Our own Phone Cases!

Custom Phone cases available now in our gift shop for iPhone 4,5,& 6 and Galaxy 3&4. Three images available in all sizes.

Open Thursday-Sunday.

Lecture at 3pm today--SOLD OUT

Please be advised that the 3pm lecture today, Saturday July 30th is completely SOLD OUT.  Only those who have reserved will be admitted due to space and fire code requirements.  The lecture will be video taped and put on the website soon. 

Events and Programs for 2015

Highlights include "See Their World", short vintage films by artist George L.K. Morris of Lenox, NYC and Europe and previously unseen paintings by both Morris and Frelinghuysen.
Hourly guided tours 10-3pm, After Labor Day-- Thursday-Saturday

Arp Painting lent to Swiss Museum

This 1937 painting by Sophie Taeuber-Arp was lent from the FMH&S collection to the major retrospective of her work at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland and then to the Bielefeld Museum in Germany. She is regarded as a pioneer of Modernism and her image is on the 50 Swiss Franc note.

Custom Phone Cases

Custom phone cases now available in our gift shop for iPhone 4/4s, 5, Galaxy S3 and S4.  Three images available for all sizes!

Custom Silk Scarves just in

Our guide Kerry is wearing the new 100% silk scarf replicated from a George L.K. Morris painting.  They just arrived from

San Francisco--Made in USA!

Pioneers of American Modernism - Points of Contact

Join us this season and see an intimate 2-man Studio exhibit featuring Morris and Holtzman, two of the founders of the AAA. It is curated by family members and designed to evoke an informal conversation between the two artists envisioning what paintings they might have shown each other in their quest to pursue art brought down to its essentials known as Neoplasticism.

Suzy Frelinghuysen @ Christie's American Art Auction

A 1944 Suzy Frelinghuysen titled "Hommage A Juan Gris" sold at Christie's Auction House NY on May 22nd for $56,250 reaching its high estimate. The 20"x16" oil on board resembles the large Juan Gris that is featured in the FMHS collection.

Morris featured in Reynolda House Exhibit

Reynolda House in North Carolina is exhibiting Morris' Indian Composition #8 in their Reynolda Moderns show until June 1.Each painting has a one minute video interpreting it.

Morris Painting sells for double estimate

A 1937 oil on canvas entitled “Alaska” by George L.K. Morris sold for $19,000, more than double the estimate at Clarke Auction Gallery March 16th. It features the interesting quality of a double sided canvas in which the verso abstract painting is protected by plexi.

Morris was an outspoken and important actor in the development and preservation of abstract art as a respected artform at the start of the modern movement. In 1937, his art magazine Plastique served as a platform for his addressing the critics of the new artists in the scope of art history. He eloquently defended

FMHS Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

"Looking at abstract art can feel like drifting at sea, without a recognizable object, landscape or figure to cling to.
The Frelinghuysen Morris House gives landmarks.
George L.K. Morris was the child of a wealthy New England family, and Suzy Frelinghuysen was a high-society girl talented enough to sing with the New York City Opera.
And they were both talented artists -- members of the American Abstract Art movement who championed the cause of Cubism long after its heyday.
In their house and studio, Kinney Frelinghuysen, Suzy's nephew and curator of the museum,

Exploring Shapes

Tour the house and experience Exploring Shapes which views the role shapes play in the creation of modern art. Simple visual exercises on the tour shift the visitor away from verbal tendencies to discover the artistic language in the paintings.