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139th Annual Meeting

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA, 01950 United States (map)

The Museum of Old Newbury's 139th Annual Meeting will include a recap of the museum's many exciting projects of the past year, as well as a talk by guest speaker Judith Dolkart of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover.  

The past year has been a busy and fun one at the Museum of Old Newbury.  At the annual meeting, you will hear about new acquisitions from the past year, the conservation of existing collections pieces, and the status of our archives under the care of archivist Sharon Spieldenner.  You will also hear about the year's successful fundraising events, including the  37th annual garden tour and first designer show house.  Annual meeting attendees will also get a sneak peak at projects planned for the upcoming year--you'll definitely want to hear what we have in store!

Guest speaker Judith Dolkart will talk about the Addison Gallery of American Art's exhibition Making It Modern, the first major examination of the seminal role that sculptor Elie Nadelman and his wife Viola played in the collecting of folk art.  Their collection was acquired by the New York Historical Society, which organized this exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art.  The exhibition will showcase approximately 100 objects, including several examples of Nadelman’s “modern” sculpture that will help to explore the influence of folk art on the artist’s own oeuvre.

Judith F. Dolkart is the seventh Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover. Prior to her Addison appointment in 2014, she served as deputy director of art and archival collections and the Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation. Prior to 2010, Ms. Dolkart spent nine years at the Brooklyn Museum. She received her BA from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and her MA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 14
Membership Meeting: 6:00pm    Guest Speaker: 6:30pm     Reception: 7:00pm
Reserve your seat by September 9 by contacting 978-462-2681 or



Earlier Event: July 2
Coastal Haven Designer Show House
Later Event: October 9
Harvesting History