For art lovers, this is the chance to meet the visitors of John Taylor’s studio at the new exhibit opening on January 23 at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Taylor was a prolific printmaker engraving copper plates with a simple sewing needle, John Taylor Arms was highly respected by his friends and fellow artists for his technical expertise as much as his amiable personality. Arms himself has been featured in a number of exhibitions that celebrate his precise engravings of European architecture, but this exhibition is the first to highlight Arms’ connection to other prominent figures in Connecticut. Helen Keller, Francis Luis Mora, Clare Leighton, and Thomas W. Nason all made their homes across the state, but made their mark right here in Fairfield by signing—and sometimes sketching—in John Taylor Arms’ studio guestbook. Learn more about the individuals and their relationship to Arms through artwork, photographs, archives, and objects.
“Visiting John Taylor Arms: A Master Printmaker and His Circle” runs from January 23 – April 24, 2022. The Fairfield Museum looks forward to sharing this story. The Fairfield Museum is located at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT, and is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Admission for Museum Members is free, non-member adults are $5, students and seniors $3, and kids under 5 are free. Become a Fairfield Museum member for only $30 and enjoy free admission plus many other benefits.