Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio Under Restoration
The historic Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio are currently undergoing restoration and are closed to the public. The Burlingham House Visitor Center and park grounds remain open and available during regular hours. More »
Rotating art and history exhibitions can be explored in the Burlingham House Visitor Center during regular operating hours throughout the year.
Current Exhibit: Impressions of Spring Works by Dmitri Wright
Through October 2013, contemporary Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright will display his plein air experiences in an exhibition of oils on canvas and works on paper. The exhibition includes pieces directly inspired by the Spring the landscape at Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Want to learn more? Visit the artist's website at www.dmitriwright.com or attend a free gallery talk! Dmitri Wright will discuss the challenges and rewards of plein air painting and the history and future of American Impressionism during 3 gallery talks at Weir Farm National Historic Site - see the event schedule for details! Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (203) 834-1896 ext. 28.
Impressions of Light can be viewed in the Burlingham House Visitor Center, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m through October 2013. Don't miss this unique experience!
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
Stop by the Burlingham House Visitor Center to view the exhibit that pertains to the artists who lived and worked at Weir Farm.
There are three original works of art on display -- an award-winning painting by Julian Alden Weir (The Truants), a sculpture by Mahonri Young (Enzo Fiermonte), and a forest scene by Sperry Andrews (Weir Preserve).
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!
Did You Know?
Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only National Park Service Site dedicated to American Painting.