Micah Williams: Portrait Painter
EXHIBITION PREVIEW PARTY
SATURDAY, MAY 18
70 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
For tickets please call 732-462-1466 x20 or visit www.monmouthhistory.org
At the preview party a donated Micah Williams portrait will be auctioned with no reserve. The portrait can be viewed Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18 between 10am - 4pm at the museum at 70 Court Street, Freehold.
To place an absentee bid, please call 732-462-1466 ext. 20
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Guided Tour & Lecture
by Museum Curator Bernadette Rogoff
Sunday, July 28
Between 1819 and 1828, traveling artist Micah Williams (1782-1837) made repeated visits to Monmouth County to produce dozens of pastel portraits of local farmers, doctors, businessmen, and their families. Williams is recognized as one of America’s early portrait artists, yet little research has been completed on this profoundly talented man. The Monmouth County Historical Association collection contains twenty-two pastel portraits by this artist.
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, resident Williams produced hundreds of vibrant portraits during his over twenty-year career, many of which are in numerous American museums and in private collections across the country. For further information, please contact Museum Curator Bernadette M. Rogoff at 732-462-1466, ext. 13.
Updated 16 April 2013