Art

Asher B. Durand’s Life in Art: From Jefferson Village to Maplewood

April 3, 2016, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for an illustrated lecture, Asher B. Durand’s Life in Art: From Jefferson Village to Maplewood. The talk will be presented by a leading Durand expert Dr. Linda S. Ferber, Senior Art Historian and Museum Director Emerita at the New-York Historical Society and will provide insights into the life and work of a native son of Maplewood, Asher B. Durand (1796-1886), who became one of the most important artists of the 19th century.

Let’s Go to the Pictures!

October 26, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

For over 100 years, movies have played a part in the lives of Americans, entertaining, moving and inspiring us. Stop by Durand-Hedden to view the exhibit: The Maplewood Theater: Its Forgotten Saga. Also view short silent comedies that tickled the fancy of Maplewoodians in the 1920s or settle in to watch the rousing award winning film of the musical 1776, which retells the struggle of our founding fathers to declare independence from Britain.

The Art of Norman Rockwell

This is the final weekend for the Newark Museum's Norman Rockwell exhibit. Memorial Day will feature tours by Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz.


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The Maplewood Theater: The Forgotten Saga

February 23, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Most Maplewoodians catching the latest movie at their village six-plex have no idea that the theater in actuality has a long theatrical history dating back to 1927.

Clinton Pettee & the Roosevelt Barn

Walter Clinton Pettee, an artist and illustrator who had moved to Maplewood with his new wife, Alice Tanner Brown, in 1901, renovated the Old Roosevelt Barn into a house, now numbered 104 Durand, in 1909, according to real estate records of that year.

Acquisitions: Recent Additions to the Collection

Generous donations enabled Durand-Hedden to purchase a 19th century folk-art portrait of Durand painted by an untrained artist, based on an 1845 daguerreotype portrait. It will be hung in the parlor along with works by Durand.

Durand Family History: Cyrus Durand Chapman

Cyrus Durand Chapman (1856-1918), an artist, photographer and architect, was the grandson of Cyrus Durand and the nephew of Henry and Asher B. Durand.

If Walls Could Talk: Maplewood Town Hall Murals

The story of Maplewood is all around us, in the array of houses that span three centuries, and in the ancient trees that predate our roads. But nowhere is that story more eloquently told than in the paintings that grace the main chamber of Maplewood’s Town Hall.

Joseph Veach Noble — Renaissance man with his heart in Maplewood

Joseph Veach Noble was a true Renaissance man who stood large on the world stage and yet had his feet and heart firmly planted in Maplewood. He was interested in antiquities, technology, history, filmmaking, ceramics and art -- and his community.

Nancy Drew, Who Knew? The Maplewood Connection

March 18, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

No, the long running, mega popular girl detective book series that has inspired countless women over the decades, including Hillary Clinton and Sandra Day O’Connor, did not take place in a town called Maplewood (though it very well could have.) But Harriet Adams, the daughter of entrepreneur Edward Stratemayer who created the character Nancy, as well as those of other juvenile adventurers such as the Hardy Boys, happily made her home on North Terrace for over 60 years.

From Seed to Instrument

June 5, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Musician, educator and instrument maker Cheryl Thomas will lead a fascinating participatory workshop demonstrating how the common gourd, a vessel used by many world cultures, can be transformed into a rattle through beading to make hauntingly beautiful music.

Making Holiday Memories

December 5, 2010, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us for a quiet prelude to the holiday season. Enjoy a concert by young musicians from our community in the Victorian parlor, bedecked with evergreens and ornaments. Craft a special item for friends or family and take time to enjoy a cup of mulled cider by the warmth of the 1790 hearth.

Holiday Music and Memories

December 6, 2009, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Before The Dhoul Knows Yer Dead!

October 25, 2009, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Robert Mouland's delightful one man performance of 18th century music and stories that is focused on the theme of Halloween and its Celtic roots, such as the traditions of 'snap apple' gatherings and divination games.

An 18th Century Musick & Storytelling Holiday Program

December 14, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Durand-Hedden House invites the public to hear superb musician and historic interpreter Robert Mouland. Mr. Mouland will present an evocative holiday program in the role of Michael Keane, an Irish harper who came to America in 1754.

Historical Holiday Program

December 2, 2007, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Lifetime Maplewoodians Jeanne and John Bausmith explore the background of Christmas music and celebrations of the past at the Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood's Historic House Museum.

The Hidden History of the Watchung Mountains

November 18, 2007, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Watchung Mountains, a part of which loom above Maplewood and South Orange as South Mountain Reservation, have played an important part in both political and art history over the past three centuries.

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