Thursday, May 3rd, 5-8pm
During Amherst Arts Night Plus, follow the path of luminaries to the Amherst Historical Society for an exclusive exhibit of art inspired by Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightengale, musical sensation of the 1850s!
Jenny Lind spent the early months of 1852 honeymooning with her husband Otto Goldschmidt in Northampton and ended their time in town with a farewell concert in May. In 2014, artist Elizabeth Stone created two pieces inspired by Jenny Lind’s sojourn in Northampton. Jenny’s Dress, reproduces a dress worn by Lind; made of paper, thread, tape, cord, plastic and paint, the dress measures 53″ in height by 42″ in width. Portrait of Jenny Lind is a life size watercolor and ink on mylar. With these two pieces, the artist is helping us illustrate our May 4 program, Grand Concert! The Music of Jenny Lind. Come visit the museum during Amherst Arts Night Plus to get a sneak peak at these beautiful pieces, meet artist, and learn more about the Swedish Nightingale! Refreshments provided.
These gorgeous art pieces are only visiting the Amherst History Museum for a week, so make sure to see them while you can!
Interested in hearing the music of Jenny Lind for yourself? Join us on May 4th at 6:30 for Grand Concert! An Evening of the Music of Jenny Lind. Get your tickets for that concert event here!