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GET TO KNOW GEORGE & SUZY

Visit the home of American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts. View their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture; experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art.

Christine Beshar, founding trustee, dies at 88

With great sadness, FMH&S announces the death of Christine Beshar, a founding trustee of the museum.  Mrs. Beshar achieved a number of firsts  in her lifetime.  She was the first woman partner at a Wall Street firm and pioneered child care services at the law firm.  She passed the NY bar by reading the law, not attending law school.  Aside from her   brillance, she had wit, compassion, optimism, love of art, and could truly think outside the box.  We owe her a great debt. Enjoy her New York Times obituary by clicking here.  

"Labyrinth" sells above its estimate at Christie's

Labyrinth, a large 1957 oil painting by George L.K. Morris, recently sold for $68,750 at Christie's Auction House in New York.  The painting was part of the art collection of the late renowned Egyptologist William Kelly Simpson and his wife Marilyn, grandaughter of John D. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, co-founder of MoMa.  The Simpsons aquired the painting from its sale from the Montclair Art Museum.  The 49"x36" work of art features layers of color, creating depth and  pre-figuring op-art.  Morris commented on this painting years later, "I try to construct something that is a (usually rectangular) object, which will be beautiful as an object rather than a rendition of a beautiful object (or subject). In Labyrinth there is a suggestion of three-dimensional space, layer behind layer, until the eye comes to rest on a flat plane near the center."

Replacing the 76 year old leather living room floor-Berkshire Eagle Feature

"Finding the right person to install your new tile floor can be difficult.  Finding the right person to install your new leather floor?  Nearly impossible. It was just one of the many challenged faced by Kinney Frelinghuysen, director of the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, when the museum's trustees decided it was time to replace the leather living room floor" writes Jennifer Huberdeau.Read the full article here.--and her companion article here  describing the gifts made from  repurposed leather tiles.