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Brooks Family Art and Architecture
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pmFree
The Medford Historical Society & Museum invites you to join Doug Carr, architect and student of art and history, as he presents a variety of artworks collected by generations of Brooks family members, whose ranks include the Saltonstalls and the family of John Quincy Adams. The Brooks collection contains works by John Singer Sargent, John LaFarge, Claude Monet, and sculptor Cyrus Dallin, among others. Over the years some of the pieces have been donated to nearby institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Peabody Essex Museum, for the public to enjoy. The talk will also include the story of buildings developed in Chicago by brothers Shepherd and Peter Chardon Brooks, which are among the treasured historic skyscrapers of that city. Register through Eventbrite. Co-sponsored by the Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) and Friends of the Medford Public Library.