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
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.
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
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.