Genius Loci: Preserved Artists’ Homes and Studios as Models of Creative Placemaking
Valerie A. Balint – Senior Program Manager
Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios Program of the
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Monday, March 29 – 2:00 pm
The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program (HAHS) is a coalition of 48 member sites that were the homes and working studios of American artists. Special guest Valerie Balint joins us for Preserved Artists’ Homes and Studios as Models of Creative Placemaking, a talk that explores this question and highlights the vitality of these places not only as beautiful and inspiring locales but also fascinating glimpses into the personal histories of the people who lived and worked in them.
Balint is the Senior Program Manager at the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program—which includes the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG)—for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Her perspective provides a preview to the photographic exhibit on view at ANSG featuring well-known American artists in their homes and studios. Balint will delve into how artists’ homes provide insights to artistic process and personal biography. She will illustrate how these preserved sites, including ANSG, are often works of art in themselves – integrating art, architecture, and landscape. The presentation will place Ann Norton within the context of other preserved artists’ sites across the country, including a first look at new sites added to the HAHS program. Each of these new member sites celebrates groundbreaking women artists and educators. Learn about the missions and stories of these artists and their preserved sites through a photographic lecture and dialogue with ANSG leadership.
Complimentary to Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Members
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