Visit the hallowed halls of Stonehurst, an icon of American architecture, on Friday, October 30, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.Â Enjoy food, brew, and a bit of magic, too!
Designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted, Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate, is the only museum devoted to these two pioneering figures in American architectural and landscape design history. At Stonehurst, these close friends and collaborators forged a uniquely American architecture by focusing on the intimate, almost seamless integration of the natural and man-made worlds. Richardson and Olmsted, like Winslow Homer, Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain, were among the great artists of the post-Civil War era who asserted cultural independence from Europe by cultivating an aesthetic deeply rooted in the American landscape.
The 109 acre Stonehurst estate is located nearby at 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive in Waltham, Massachusetts.Â Tickets are $150 each, and sponsorship opportunities at higher levels are available. For more information, log on to www.stonehurstwaltham.org, or telephone 781-314-3290.Â You may also make a check payable to Friends of Stonehurst and mail it to Stonehurst, 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham, MA 02452.