The Rockport Art Association & Museum hosts wide range of exhibitions throughout the year, including a Contributing Member Show, Artist Member Shows, Museum Collection Shows, as well as Special Exhibitions. 


American etchings, benson family ties

October 20, 2018 – November 18, 2018
Reception : October 28, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Although best known for their high key plein air paintings, Frank W. Benson (1862-1951) and F. Childe Hassam (1859 -1935), two of America’s premier Impressionists and members of the Ten during the late 19th – early 20th century, were also noted for their dexterity as etchers. Other friends of Frank Benson’s whose etchings are included in this exhibition are Edmund C. Tarbell, William M. Paxton, Guy Wiggins, and John Twachtman.
Other members of the Benson family also  is always difficult to follow in a famous sibling’s footsteps but John Prentiss Benson (1865–1947) made a determined and successful attempt, blazing his own path in remarkable style.

“Ultimately none of it would have been possible for any of these artists without the support and encouragement of friends and family. As the phrase goes, ‘Blesséd are the ties that bind.’”

- Judith Curtis,RAA&M Historian,
American Art Review, November/December 2018


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