Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 Edward Gorey House Exhibition

On April 15th, the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, MA opens its 2016 exhibition; Artifacts from the Archives, Rare, Never-seen, Hardly-Ever Seen & Rediscovered Works by Edward Gorey. The length of the show's title merely hints at the previously unseen treasures that will be on display through December 31, 2016.

This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the museum in the home that Edward Gorey lived in from 1979 until his death in April 2000. A year after his passing, the home was opened as The Edward Gorey House and features an annual themed exhibition of his works.

Every year, the museum showcases rare and unusual pieces by the prolific Mr. Gorey, leaving one to marvel at the quantity of material he found time to create. The 2016 exhibition promises to be an "Alladin's Cave of Wonders" for the novice and seasoned admirer alike.

In addition to an extensive collection of drawings and paintings on display, there will be three dimensional objects, and several unpublished or unfinished books.  Also on display will be a large stash of art created by Edward (Ted to his friends and family) as a child and teenager that was preserved by his mother and later by himself. The inclusion of this material will give a full spectrum view of Mr. Gorey as an artist.

This exhibition promises to be a must see show for every Gorey enthusiast. For hours and other information on the show, go HERE.

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