Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sculpture at Fruitlands Museum

©Carolyn Wirth 1999

The author’s bronze “Woman with folded arms” is at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts for the summer. The piece overlooks the red farmhouse where Bronson Alcott conducted his utopian commune, “Fruitlands” from June, 1843 to January of 1844, and where Louisa May slept under the eaves, listening to rain drum on the roof.
Worth visiting for its landscape alone, Fruitlands also hosts a 19th-century Shaker store moved from the former Harvard Shaker Community, and the American and Native American art collections of Clara Endicott Sears, the site’s preserver and Museum’s founder.

My artist’s talk is near the end of this YouTube video of the opening walk-through: