• From Right to Left: Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

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Visitors entering the Burlingham House Visitor Center
Photo by Alex Von Kleydorff
 
Weir & Young Studios

Weir Studio (right) and Young Studio (left)

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The Weir Studio and the Young Studio

From Spring until Fall, the Young Studio and the Weir Studio are open to the public from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, Thursday through Sunday. Explore the artists's studios and learn about their techniques, styles, influences, and creating art at Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Weir House is only accessible though a guided tour.

A member of the park's staff or a park volunteer docent will be stationed in the studios to answer questions and provide guidance for intrepreting these spaces

Please note: No flash photography, tripods, food, drink, strollers, or umbrellas are permitted into the studios.

 

Burlingham House Visitor Center

Current Exhibit:

Thirteen works by Sperry Andrews are on display in the Burlingham House Visitor Center during regular operating hours throughout the year. These works are done in a variety of mediums including: oils, pastels, and watercolor. These works represent Sperry's view of this place during his forty plus years of residency. They are a reminder of the history of this park and the truly inspirational vistas found throughout the landscape. Perhaps you will see the same scenes that he did when you come for a visit.

Thirteen works by Sperry Andrews are on display in the Burlingham House Visitor Center during regular operating hours throughout the year. These works are done in a variety of mediums including: oils, pastels, and watercolor. These works represent Sperry's view of this place during his forty plus years of residency. They are a reminder of the history of this park and the truly inspirational vistas found throughout the landscape. Perhaps you will see the same scenes that he did when you come for a visit.

 
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Some of the works by Sperry Andrews in the Burlingham House Visitor Center.
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Visitors watching the 13-minute introductory film, "Legacy of a Landscape."

Visitors watching the 13-minute introductory film, "Legacy of a Landscape."

Photo by Alex Von Kleydorff

Introductory Film: "Legacy of a Landscape"

Visitors may view the 13-minute film, Legacy of Landscape, during regular visitor center hours. The film offers a helpful introduction to Weir Farm National Historic Site, and is highly recommended for first-time visitors to the park. Learn about Julian Alden Weir's artistic transformation from an academically trained portrait/still-life painter to one of the pioneers of American Impressionism, and how the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site was integral to that process. The film also examines the roles of Dorothy Weir Young, Mahonri Young, Doris Andrews, and Sperry Andrews in preserving Weir's artistic legacy and his Branchville farm. There are no scheduled showing times for the film -- just ask the park ranger at the Burlingham House Visitor Center desk to start it!

To view the park film through the park's website click here. View the park film through the park's YouTube account by clicking here

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