- Coastal Georgia Historical Society
- August 18, 2022
- St. Simons Presbyterian Church
- 287 Kings Way, St Simons Island, GA 31522
- 6:00 PM
- Members: $50 Non-Members: $95
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society will be presenting a lecture series in honor of the 150th birthday of the St. Simons Lighthouse. The programs will also be avaliable via live stream. Register online at coastalgeorgiahistory.org.
On Thursday, August 18, the series will feature “In with the New: American Artists and the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” by Thayer Tolles, the museum’s Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan opened its doors to the public in 1872. Tolles will describe the early years of the museum, when some of America’s foremost artists were involved in forming the early collections, as were Jekyll Island Club members J. Pierpont Morgan and Emily and Robert De Forest.