The beautiful Mather Homestead property provides the perfect backdrop for creative inspiration. Whether you are a photographer, painter, sculptor etc., we invite you to create on property.  

  • Art-at-Mather Lecture:  American Vistas - from the Hudson River to National Park lands
    Jan 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
    The Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Cente, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Art has been part of the history of national parks since the 1870s when Hudson River School painters captured majestic Western landscapes. Through their awe-inspiring works, the public came to see these special places for the first time, spurring them to preserve these lands for future generations.
Plein Air Weeks

We invite all artists and aspiring artists to head over to the Mather Homestead in order to enjoy the grounds and paint, draw, photograph, etc during the first two weeks of June.  

View artwork from Plein Air Weeks 2021 and 2022

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Plein Air Class
Stay tuned for our next class date!

Learn the art of landscape painting! A special lesson on how to sketch plein air with Lisa Thoren. Creating outdoors, we will discover techniques to learn perspective, composition and values. Includes wine to help your creative inspiration :-). 

Plein Air Class with Lisa

Darien Alumni Art Show

The Mather Homestead hosted the Darien Alumni Art Show in June of 2021 and 2022 and we look forward to their return in 2023.   

More about the Darien Alumni Art Show

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