This summer the Geneva Historical Society is highlighting artwork from its permanent collection in the exhibit “Landscapes & Landmarks.” This exhibit features 25 paintings and sketches of local views created by area artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries, including Francis Marion Tuttle, Newton Weatherly, and Norman Kent.
Geneva has inspired many artists, both amateur and professional, and the Society has a rich variety of their work in its permanent collection. Oil paintings, watercolors, and woodcut prints have captured Geneva’s changing landscape over the decades. Some views, like those of Pulteney Park, have changed little over the years, while others, like scenes of the grain towers along the lakefront, can only be seen today in these artworks.
“Landscapes & Landmarks” is presented as part of the Geneva Summer Arts Festival. It opens in the Chew and Costume Galleries at the Geneva Historical Society Museum May 21 and runs through October 2005.
The Geneva Historical Society Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.
The Geneva Historical Society receives major funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the New York Council for the Humanities and the Town and City of Geneva.