For years, we have explored the art, architecture, and life of Rockwell Kent in the Adirondacks through our Rockwell Kent, Architect outing. But before Kent ever came to the Adirondacks and settled at Asgaard Farm near Ausable Forks, he lived, painted, and designed buildings on Monhegan Island in Maine.
Located ten miles off the coast, Monhegan is a magical place. It has a tiny picturesque village, a small fishing fleet, and its beautiful landscapes have attracted painters and other artists for more than a century, including Robert Henri, George Bellows, and three generations of the Wyeth family.
This outing will explore Monhegan and Kent’s architectural work, painting, and other legacies. We will visit Kent’s cottage, studio, and the other buildings he designed or built there, guided by Robert Stahl, chair of the James Fitzgerald Legacy, which owns the Kent cottage and studio. Anne Mackinnon, who knew Rockwell and Sally Kent and who has written about Kent, will also help lead the tour. We will also explore the larger natural and cultural history of the island at the Monhegan Museum and will have time to walk the island’s paths and to enjoy its forests, coastline, and vistas.
Our group will stay at the Island Inn, which dates from 1910 and is a quintessential turn-of-the-century summer hotel—a three story, shingle-sided, mansard-roofed structure with extensive wraparound porches, overlooking Monhegan harbor.
FEE: $790 per person for double occupancy; for single occupancy, please add $150.
This includes boat transportation, two nights and six meals at the Island Inn, and museum fees. The fee does not include alcoholic beverages.
Participants should be able to handle the rugged terrain of Monhegan and the considerable walking involved in this outing.