Once each in the fall and spring the Society hosts outings to historic places. This October, members and friends are invited to join us on our FALL OUTING for
An Afternoon of Art
Sunday, October 20, 2019 * 2PM
Join us for private tours of two art exhibitions that feature works by Russell Smith and his son Xanthus Smith, who were well-known 19th century artists from Glenside. The first exhibition, held at the Union League of Philadelphia is entitled, “The Blue and the Grey at Sea” and focuses on representations of major Civil War naval battles. Xanthus Smith served in the Union Navy was an early and frequent delineator of the naval engagements of the period.
The second exhibition includes landscapes by Russell Smith and is held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The show, entitled “From the Schuylkill to the Hudson” traces the development of American landscape painting as I originally centered around the oft-painted Schuylkill River and Fairmount Water Works.
The tour at the Union League will be led by the show’s curator, Dr. Robert W. Torchia, and the PAFA tour will be led by Society member and PAFA docent, Marita Krivda Poxon.
The cost is $32 for members and $37 for non-members.
A bus will depart from the Jenkintown Library parking lot at 1:00 pm and return by 5:00 p.m.
Come along and bring your friends!
Please download the form and mail it to the Historical Society by Monday October 14, 2019.