Thursday, June 7, 2012

The New Haven Museum is seeking area artists: Find out why!

Edited by Emilee Sousa

Attention all artists! 

With the Pardee-Morris House now open for the season, the New Haven Museum is seeking area artists to take part in a site-specific installation.

It will take place in July at the historic Pardee Morris House, according to a release.

Artists will be provided with the written and physical history of the 233-year-old building, the release said.
Given this information, artists will then be asked to interpret it by creating an original piece of artwork, the release said. This work will be displayed in the house throughout the summer season, the release said.
This is open to all media. Given this is the second year that the Museum has engaged local artists to interpret the house, this year will be a site-specific installation.
Respond by June 7 to Jason Bischoff-Wurstle at (203) 562-4183 x18 or
The Pardee-Morris house dates from about 1780, making it one of the oldest surviving historic structures in Connecticut, according to the release. It was originally built by Amos Morris around 1750, but was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, leading to the reconstruction of the house by the Morris family, the release said.
 William Pardee, a descendent of the Morris family, willed the property over to the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1915. The facility is now known as the New Haven Museum.
From June 3 to August 26, the Pardee-Morris House will be open free of charge every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.  Check for special events at the house throughout the summer season.
The Pardee Morris House is located at 325 Lighthouse Road.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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