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Barn Door

Dublin Core

Title

Barn Door

Creator

Chernow, Burt

Format

9 1/2 x 14 inches (image)
10 1/2 x 16 inches (frame)

Identifier

1842

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Biography

Burt Chernow was an art historian, writer and teacher who began his career as an art teacher in the Westport school system. In 1964, while teaching at Greens Farm School, he established the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection (WSPAC). In 1967, while chairman of the Housatonic Community College's art department, he founded the Housatonic Museum of Art. Burt was instrumental in helping to build its collection by soliciting artists, collectors and friends for donations to the museum, which now houses more than 4,500 artworks.
He wrote many articles and books about modern artists, and was one of the founders of the Westport Arts Center.
Burt was married to artist Ann Chernow.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Photograph

Media Details

Color photograph

Donor

Ann Chernow
Provenance: Collection of Ann Chernow

Citation

Chernow, Burt , “Barn Door,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/2395.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:creator Item: Burt Chernow
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Ann Chernow
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Staples High School