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The Life of Artist Charles Ethan Porter

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

$5 – $10

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Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923)

Director of Education, Heather Whitehouse will present a talk on the life of Connecticut artist Charles Ethan Porter, best known for still life paintings of meticulous realism and rich colors, Charles Porter was born to a free African American family in Rockville, Connecticut in 1847. His early interest in drawing was matched by inspiration found in his mother’s garden and the Connecticut fields and woodlands.  View his work that spans over his lifetime before and after Paris.

In order to participate, we recommend that you download the Zoom app on a laptop or tablet before the presentation, and get into the Zoom room a few minutes early to address any technical problems. Registered participants will receive a link with the meeting URL via email.

You may register for free using the promo code ‘FREEREG20’. The current crisis is creating new financial challenges, including for organizations like The MATT. Paying the registration fee for these programs will help the Museum continue to bring information and resources to the greater Waterbury community. Nevertheless, the Museum wants to expand access to its programs during this time, so please access a free registration using the promo code above.


May 5
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$5 – $10
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Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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