Weir Farm National Historic Site Opens New Art Exhibit after the Holidays to Showcase its Pre-Restoration Wonder to Locals near Wilton, CT
Looking for a little down-time and peace of mind after the long hectic holiday season? Well, Fairfield and Westchester residents, you need not look further. Weir Farm National Historic Site (WF) will be opening a new art exhibit, Weir Was Here—Secret Rooms, Doors, & Windows, on January 7th for your viewing pleasure.
Although much of the historic site is closed due to restoration, visitors may now get a glimpse of the true marvel and mystery of the pre-restoration WF spaces with the inception of a new photo gallery exhibit.
Xiomaro, a local New York artist and former artist-in-residence of WF, was commissioned by the historic site to create photographic records of Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio prior to the four-phase restoration process. The exhibit features photos of the spaces completely bare of furniture. This environment allowed Xiomaro to capture in his photos the detail that may have previously gone unnoticed by visitors. The WF exhibit is said to capture “the beauty and textures of the intimate spaces” while also maintaining a sense of "mystery and secrecy" in the relatively empty environment.
In addition to the new exhibit, Xiomaro will give five gallery talks, entitled In the Footsteps of Weir, in which he will discuss his experiences in documenting the historic structure.
Viewing this exhibit and participating in the gallery talks requires NO fee, but registration is a must. To register, call (203) 834-1896 (ext. 12).
The exhibit can be viewed at the Burlingham House Visitors Center at WF January 7-March 31 (Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm) and April 1-May 31 (Thursdays-Sundays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm).
If you wish to also take part in the art gallery talks with Xiomaro, those dates are January 7th, February 5th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th. The talks begin at 2:00 pm and finish by 3:00 pm.
To see samples of Xiomaro's artistic work prior to your visit, check out www.xiomaro.com.
Come take part in a relaxing experience at the historic site that has prided itself as a creative refuge and retreat for friends and artists since its start in 1882. Bring your friends and family and have some post-holiday r&r at the Weir Farm Historical Site.