Celebrating Women's History month with Suzy Frelinghuysen
Suzy Frelinghuysen led dual occupations, as a painter and as an opera singer. She was the first woman to have a painting placed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Living Art in l937. In 1947 she attained instant success with her opera debut in Ariadne auf Naxos at City Center. She explained, "I feel that all of the arts are closely connected, so I don't understand why some people are surprised if you paint act and sing. I do these things because I have fun doing them". She later secured the legacy for the art collection she and her husband, artist George L.K. Morris assembled, now at the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio in Lenox, Massachusetts.