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Darien Library hosts a discussion about the American artist J. Alden Weir

Weir Farm Presentation on October 8 

Darien Library hosts a discussion about the American artist J. Alden Weir with Allen Despres of Weir Farm. This exceptional artist introduced a new style of Impressionism to the United States. Weir’s home in Branchville, Connecticut served as inspiration for some of America’s greatest works of art. This program takes places online on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m.

Weir came from a family of exceptional American painters. While studying abroad, he began to paint in his own unique version of the Avant-Garde movement of Impressionism. Weir created a lot of this new art—-with its own specific and articulate American style--at his country home and studio in Branchville. Allen Despres will discuss the special importance of J. Alden Weir's country home to the art and culture of the United States.

Log onto Darien Library’s website at darienlibrary.org with your library card to register. If you don’t have a card, people who live, work, or teach in Darien may sign up for one at darienlibrary.org/signup. For others, please visit Darien Library at 1441 Post Road and bring your hometown library card in order to register your card.

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