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Frelinghuysen Morris
House & Studio
92 Hawthorne St.
Lenox, MA 01240

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.

Opening for the Season June 20th

We open June 20th with an exciting discovery of Morris’ artwork displayed in the Studio. It is a work on paper commissioned by General Electric in 1940 in an innovative ad campaign using well-known contemporary artists to promote the company’s new line of refrigerators.  Additionally, the Studio exhibits a view of George & Suzy’s individual paths to artistic expression and how their collection of Cubist masters instructed their art.  Audio clips of George’s voice as he recounts his life’s journey are available thanks to a digitized 1968 oral interview from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.

 Join us for Jewelry of the 1920’s-40’s with Kevin Zavian, Antiques Roadshow and Doyle Auction house’s specialist, July 18th starting @11am. He will also appraise attendees’ jewelry for free! On August 15th@ 2pm, our favorite architectural historian, Richard Guy Wilson, returns with a fascinating look into the rise of Industrial Design with Modernism Enters the American Home through the Back Door.

Director and nephew Kinney Frelinghuysen will highlight paintings on view and from the Collection in Director’s Corner, a short conversation held Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:15am. Exercise Your Creativity  every Sunday from 11 to 1 pm. It will be a chance to relax and create art with no rules and no judgement. Some examples and materials will be supplied.Painting demonstrations by professional artists of all genres each Friday @ 11am on the grounds.


 

Suzy Frelinghuysen was an abstract artist & opera singer--An $18,000 grant aims to use her artwork to create school math lessons

"The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio has been awarded $18,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Dorothy C. Radgowski Learning Through Women’s Achievement in the Arts grant program to develop "Suzy's Palette: Exploring Abstract Color Relationships with Personal and Mathematical Insights" with local educators.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio staff will develop the lesson plan with local educators, who will meet at the historic house and studio on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., beginning July 6.Interested teachers, parents and children (K-5) are encouraged to participate by signing up to attend or help create the programming by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." writes Jennifer Huberdeau, Berkshire Eagle editor. Click here to read the full article.

See the newest episode of our video series Abstract Therapy

Abstract Therapy brings complex topics surrounding modern art and artists to an easy-to-understand format. In this fourth installment, The Still Life as a Springboard,  we uncover the connection modern painters have with the traditional still life, and why they used it as a frequent subject matter in their works. We are featuring paintings and films from the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio. Follow us on Instagram and let us know what you think in the comment section.

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Take a Day Trip to a Modernist's Paradise--FMH&S Provides a Splendid View of two Groundbreaking Artistic Lives

"As you enter the living room, there’s a step down to an intimate wet bar. The room, with a 1905 concert Knabe piano in the corner, has a leather floor and features a wall of windows framing a heritage apple tree and star magnolia fronting a lush garden and grounds.George painted two frescos to either side of the fireplace, large enough in scale that they are referred to as “gentle giants", writes Don Stewart for the Greenfield Reporter.  Click here to read the whole article.