Local History Talk: The Art and Artists of Monhegan
Co-sponsored with the Rockland Historical Society.
Rockland Historical Society Board Member Leith MacDonald will give a talk on the Art and Artists of Monhegan. As a young artist, Leith spent significant time on Monhegan, painting the rugged coast. He developed a knowledge and love of Monhegan’s art history and began giving guided tours – following in the footsteps of George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and others – exploring the sites that inspired many great masterworks. Leith recently curated and cataloged a large private collection of Monhegan art. He will share photos of some of the paintings in the collection and explore the connections between the artists and their subjects on Monhegan, Maine’s premier art colony. Following Leith’s talk, there will be refreshments and conversation in the Museum of the Rockland Historical Society.