Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio has been awarded a $9,210 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of its collection of 16mm films taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930s. The Foundation's grants support preservation of rare films such as silent films and films of sites receiving little media coverage. This current grant funds preservation of three films taken by Morris during a 1934 trip to the Far East during which he visited China, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hawaii, India, Korea, and Philippines capturing on film colonial, pre-World War II life and historical and culturally significant sites. These 1934 films make up almost half of those in the FMH&S collection. These three films, documenting Hong Kong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Mount Abu, and Udaipur are the final Far East films to be preserved.
Watch the second installment of virtual tours this Season. Episode Two features guide Thomas in the foyer describing the art, architecture and design in the House. Click here to watch the two minute video.
Join us Tuesday mornings for the FREE Visual & Drawing Class via ZOOM @ 11am-12pm, with Director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen. Whether you look at art or aspire to make art or both, the contour exercises draw upon the wondrous visual capacity of our brains. Visual activities allow the participant to eliminate premature self-judgement and inspires the appreciation of what gives life to art. Be ready with a pad and pencil or charcoal and please register in advance by click here. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join this class given every Tuesday morning. Please consider making a donation.
Enjoy the first installment of virtual tours this Season. Episode One features Director Kinney Frelinghuysen in the courtyard of the House & Studio. Click here to view the four minute video.