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Art Historian Leading Tour Of Greenwich's Bush-Holley House

Art historian Susan Larkin will lead a special tour Sept. 30 of the Bush-Holley House's art collection.
Art historian Susan Larkin will lead a special tour Sept. 30 of the Bush-Holley House's art collection. Photo Credit: Provided

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Historical Society's Bush-Holley House has many a tale to tell but none more colorful than the story of the Cos Cob art colony and its influence on the American art scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, art historian Susan Larkin will lead visitors on a special art tour of the society's collection with a focus on pieces on view in the Bush-Holley House. Many of these pieces were created when Cos Cob was a boarding house and bohemian hub for artistic and intellectual exchange.

The 1 p.m. tour begins at the Greenwich Historical Society's Storehouse Gallery, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob.. It is free to members and students; $10 for adult nonmembers and $8 for seniors. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. Visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Leading visitors through the various rooms, Larkin will discuss how the confluence of individuals, the surrounding landscape and the ambiance created by the Holley family were instrumental in ushering in American Impressionism and a new era in American art.

Larkin is an independent art historian and curator who has published and lectured widely on American art. She is the author of "The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore" and most recently curated the exhibition "In a Good Light: The Artist's Studio in Cos Cob" for the Greenwich Historical Society.

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