Painting By Mary Mellen

   The Mattatuck Museum will explore the forgotten women artists of the nineteenth century in the United States as art historian Jennifer Kreiger presents Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River on Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 11:00am.

   The beauty and majesty of the American landscape has been a favorite subject of American artists many of whom were celebrated in their lifetimes including Frederick Church and Albert Bierstadt. Women artists also climbed the peaks of the Adirondacks, the Catskills and the White Mountains, and carried their supplies to sketch and paint along the way.  Unknown and forgotten to history, these painters of America’s great landscapes are finally getting their due.  Their work and lives will be explored by Ms. Krieger, an art history graduate of Vassar College who has curated exhibitions of 19th century women artists and lectured on the subject. She is the founder and managing partner of Hawthorne Fine Art, a Manhattan gallery specializing in 19th and early 20th century American paintings.

   Admission to “Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School”: The First Annual Julia Q. Keggi Lecture Rediscovering Forgotten Women Artists is a suggested donation of $10. All donations will be placed in the Julia Q. Keggi Endowment Fund. Please register in advance at or by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10. 

   For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call us at (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.