November 8, 2011 – September 15, 2012
Edith C. Barry, the Museum’s founder, was an artist and world traveler in the early 20th Century. This exhibit features the paintings, sculpture, and pen-and-ink drawings created by Barry from the late 19th Century to the early 1960s.
As a trained artist, Edith Barry documented the world through visual art, often studying forms and figures for months before actually creating the image. Her oil-on-canvas paintings range from portraits of businessmen and her family, to landscapes of France, to images of the old West, to views from her window in New York City, to surprising shows at the circus. Sculptures of people, animals, and mythical figures display the wide-range of Barry’s talents.
In addition to viewing Barry’s finished art, visitors will also find her sketches and studies for the various pieces of art that she produced. A small selection, made up of nearly one hundred sketches, lines the gallery wall to display Barry’s efforts in her study and perfection of her subject.
Complementing the Museum’s “Impressions of a World Traveler” exhibition, which details Edith Barry’s world travels, “Barry: The Art Exhibition” is on view until January 2012, and is sponsored by the Museum’s Proud Business Partner, Captain Lord Mansion.