The Main Gallery

A Breathing Business: Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts’ Life and Work

June 14, 2016

Dates: May 22-June 15, 2013

Concord Art Association is pleased to present a special exhibition of the life and work of Concord Art Association’s founder, Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts (1871-1927). Guests may also take a self-guided tour of other Robert’s paintings located in Concord. ewr_younger_crop_web

Concord Art Association has been home to the visual
arts since 1917 when it was founded by Ms. Roberts, an American impressionist painter. A woman ahead of her time, Ms. Roberts was an accomplished artist, businesswoman, and patron of the arts. Through passion, dedication and hard work she created an organization that promotes contemporary arts and artists through exhibitions and educational programming. Her legacy continues to this day.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the town of Concord, MA will celebrate the return of the restored painting, Memories of Antietam on Saturday, April 6, 4:30-6:00pm. All are welcome. Special guest speaker will be Jayne Gordon, Director of Public Programs for the Massachusetts Historical Society. Organizers of this event have made a special effort to locate and invite descendants of the veteran soldiers portrayed
in the painting. They expect guests from as far
away as Utah and Oregon.

antietamsketchAt 6:00pm, all are invited to Concord Art Association, to view other paintings by Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, including a preliminary sketch for Memories of Antietam.

For more information on the exhibit at Concord Art, contact Lili Ott (director@concordart); for the town-wide reception, please contact Melissa Saalfield 508-517-4914, or Rebecca Purcell 978-369-5961.