“The First Thanksgiving-1621” by Karen Rinaldo is the inaugural exhibit in the new gallery at the Dr. Francis Wicks House. Since the painting will be returned to its owner in Wisconsin later this year, this is a rare opportunity to view the work and meet the artist at the same time.
Ms. Rinaldo will be in the gallery five Saturdays in October and November to talk about the painting—from its commission, to its first brush stroke, to its impressive exhibition history. Visitors can also watch a short video of the creative process.
The painting, which is currently on loan to the Museums on the Green to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing in the New World, is the first historically accurate painting of the famous gathering.
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