Chautauqua Lecture Series


The series will close on August 23 with a lecture on the relationship between American artist Maxfield Parrish and his wife Lydia. In the early 20th century, St. Simons Island became a seasonal refuge for Lydia Parrish. She developed an interest in the preservation of the Gullah Geechee musical heritage, publishing the landmark Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands in 1942. The lecture, "Getting Away from It All: Maxfield and Lydia Parrish, from New Hampshire to Georgia," will be presented by Sylvia Yount, the Lawrence A. Fleishman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yount organized a major exhibition on Maxfield Parrish, with accompanying catalog, for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Members- $50

Non Members- $95