Dear Monhegan Community, Members, and Friends of the Museum,
Thank you for your support through this past year or so! We have connected over virtual talks, many Zoom meetings, online exhibits, and even Trivia. While this has been wonderful and we have learned so much from the experience, there is nothing quite like having you all here on Monhegan in person. We are delighted to welcome you back to Lighthouse Hill and to the Rockwell Kent-James Fitzgerald Historic Artists’ Home and Studio this summer! On Lighthouse Hill we have the exhibition Cape and Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies on display in the gallery. Curated by Jim O’Gorman, this exhibition explores the relationship between the art colonies of Monhegan Island and Cape Ann, Massachusetts. You can get a sneak preview HERE. In the Keeper”s House we have a show called The Hudson Family on Monhegan: Eric, Gertrude Dunton, Julie, and Jackie which was mounted in celebration of the recent acquisition of “Jackie” a portrait of Jacqueline Hudson at age 4 by George Bellows. “Jackie” is on view in the gallery this summer and is now part of the permanent collection thanks to a generous gift from Susan Bateson and Stephen Fuller. Also in the Keeper’s House this summer is a new exhibit exploring the experiences of islanders during World War 2.
At the Kent-Fitzgerald Studio on Horn’s Hill, in honor of the 50th anniversary of James Fitzgerald’s passing, we have a selection of highlights from Fitzgerald’s career representing many of his favorite topics and places- gulls, plowing, fishing, Ireland, Monhegan, California, and more.
The Kent-Fitzgerald Studio is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 through the end of September.
The Keeper’s House and Gallery on Lighthouse Hill are open daily 11:30 to 3:30 through August 30. September hours will be 1:30-3:30 daily.
In order to keep you, our staff, and unvaccinated visitors (like our kids!) safe, masks will be required in all buildings on Lighthouse Hill until further notice, and the light tower will not be open this summer.
Hope to see you on the hill!
Jenn Pye, Director
Monhegan Museum of Art & History