NH Antique Co-op debuts spring art exhibitions

Pauline Lennards Palmer (1867-1938), Woman with Parasol, oil on canvas, 39

Pauline Lennards Palmer (1867-1938), Woman with Parasol, oil on canvas, 39" h x 34" w Courtesy—

Anthony Thieme (1888-1954), Morning Light, oil on panel, 14

Anthony Thieme (1888-1954), Morning Light, oil on panel, 14" h x 16" w Courtesy

Humbert Howard (1905-1990), Bathers, oil on canvas, 50

Humbert Howard (1905-1990), Bathers, oil on canvas, 50" h x 60" w Courtesy—

Published: 03-27-2024 6:00 AM

Milford, NH – New Hampshire Antique Co-op proudly presents the debut of two exceptional art exhibitions this spring: Selections 24: Notable Works and Along the Shore: Paintings from Cape Ann to Provincetown.

To commemorate the launch of these exhibitions, a festive wine and cheese reception will take place on Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. All are welcome to visit the galleries and enjoy an early spring afternoon of fine art and antiques.

Selections 24: Notable Works showcases a curated collection of 24 paintings and sculptures spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. The roster of artists includes Theodore Earl Butler, Bruce Crane, Frederick Mulhaupt, Augustus B. Koopman, Charles Herbert Woodbury, Humbert Howard, Felice Waldo Howell and others.

Several of the works in the exhibition have been sought after by New Hampshire Antique Co-op for more than 15 years, and NHAC is pleased to at last have them on view in the gallery. Each of these works of art represents some of the best work by the artists.

Along the Shore: Paintings from Cape Ann to Provincetown features iconic Rockport coastal scenes, rugged Gloucester harbor boats, quaint Cape Cod cottages, and picturesque Nantucket lanes adorned with classic wisteria arbors. This exhibition celebrates the iconic scenes immortalized by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Emile Albert Gruppe, Harry Aiken Vincent, Anthony Thieme, Pauline Lennards Palmer and more.

These artists were influential in the Cape Ann and Provincetown schools of art, which were founded in the late 1800s and drew emerging and established artists working together. The schools played a seminal role in the American art scene during the early 20th century. Nestled in the growing artistic hamlets of Provincetown and Cape Ann, these institutions quickly became hubs for American Impressionism, though they weren’t limited to this style alone.

As the years progressed, the schools were also influenced by the growth of Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Modernism, making them a melting pot of styles and ideologies. This eclectic mix allowed them to evolve and adapt as vital centers for artistic learning and innovation. Today the Cape Ann and Cape Cod/Islands regions continue to maintain a vibrant community of artists.

The exhibitions are on view now through June 30 in the Upstairs Gallery and Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op (323 Elm Street, Milford). For further details about these exhibitions and New Hampshire Antique Co-op, please visit www.nhantiquecoop.com or contact (603) 673-8499.

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