Massachusetts Society of the
Order of Founders and Patriots of America
Fall 2012 Bulletin
Members of the Founders and Patriots and friends welcomed fall on a beauti ful day with luncheon followed by remarks from our guest speaker, Harrie Slootbeek, Collections and Exhibits Manager at the USS Consti tuti on Museum, who recounted the USS Consti tuti on’s battles during the War of 1812. Lauren B. Hewes is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at the American Anti quarian Society in Worcester. She will present “Gathering American Portraits, The Collection of the American Antiquarian Society.” This illustrated lecture will offer an overview of the sizable collecti on of American portraits housed at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, and will reveal how the collection was built, beginning in 1812 and conti nuing to the present. Several key works depicting Colonial-era American sitters and patriots will be examined and the history of the Society itself will be illuminated by the story of the gathering of these important paintings.
Ms Hewes is a graduate of Williams College, she has written widely on American portraiture and prints and is the author of Portraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian Society (2004).
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