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“J.O.J. Frost: The Lost Paintings” with Bethe Lee Moulton
September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m., Bethe Moulton will be speaking in the newly completed J.O.J. Frost Gallery and Carolyn Lynch Education Center at the Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington Street.
When Marblehead artist John Orne Johnson (“J.O.J.”) Frost died in 1928, over 100 paintings filled his backyard museum. Today about 30 of those paintings can be viewed at the Marblehead Museum. What happened to the others? Do they still exist? And if so, where are they now? Priscilla and Bethe Lee Moulton have been searching for answers to these questions.
Bethe will explain why many of Frost’s paintings are no longer in Marblehead and are currently owned by widespread museums, institutions, and private collectors. Several of these far-flung treasures are currently on loan to the Marblehead Museum in a temporary exhibition—More Frosts! that celebrates the opening of the new J.O.J. Frost Gallery and the Carolyn Lynch Education Center.
During this talk, we shall piece together the clues behind the saga of Frost’s paintings and discover the people who preserved them. With emphasis on the works that will soon be returned to their owners, this lecture will be a capstone to More Frosts! before the show ends. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a unique gathering of J.O.J.’s works under one roof. Come learn about the twists and turns that rescued his legacy for our present day enjoyment.
The Marblehead Museum Fall Lecture Series is sponsored by Marble Harbor Investment Counsel. Admission to the lecture is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested at 781-631-1768.