KDHamptons Save The Date: William Merritt Chase Lecture On August 13th


1 Students of William Merritt Chase c 1900

The Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art (1891-1902), directed by Wiliam Merritt Chase, was the largest and best known of America’s late 19th century plein air summer schools. On Thursday, August 13th, decorative arts historians Cynthia V. A. Schaffner and Lori Zabar, authors of “The Founding and Design of William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art and the Art Village,” will give an illustrated PowerPoint lecture on how the school and its campus, the Art Village, were founded and used in the development of Shinnecock Hills, located just outside the Village of Southampton, into a summer resort.

2 Chase Haus in Shinnecock Hills c 1900

5 Art Village c 1920

The lecture takes place in the Sayre Barn on the campus of the Southampton Historical Museum. Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the pergola on the great lawn. Attendance is limited, to RSVP call 631 283-2494 or use PayPal at southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

6 William Merritt Chase studio in Art Village c 1890

RECAP DETAILS: William Merritt Chase Founder of Art Village
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton

DATE & TIME: Thursday, August 13: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
FEE: $95 members, $120 non-members: RSVP required by Tuesday, August 11, 283-2494

3 Chase_William_Merritt_Self_Portrait_1915

4 A Sunny Day at Shinnecock Bay by William Merritt Chase