Thomas Eakins in New Jersey Exhibit
While mostly known as a Philadelphia painter, Thomas Eakins spent important time in New Jersey using his brush and camera to present activities he enjoyed in the marshlands, as well as the work of the shad fishermen in Gloucester County in southern New Jersey.
This exhibition for the first time presents the New Jersey aspect of Eakins’ work. Eakins involved a small group of students known as “the Boys.” These young men became collaborators and comrades with Eakins, engaged in the pursuit of art. Edward Boulton of Point Pleasant was one of these “boys.” He was given a large collection of photographic prints and oil studies by Eakins and his wife Susan. These materials and the generous access given to them by Boulton’s descendants are the genesis of this exhibition.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Additional funding was received from the Pheasant Hill Foundation. This exhibit was co-curated by Harry Bower, Curator of the John F. Peto Studio Museum, and Roy Pedersen of Pedersen Galleries, Lambertville, NJ, who provided the research materials and access to the artist's work.
Please register 24 hours in advance
Price of admission:
Children under 12: Free
*Ocean County Library Museum Passes are available for check out at your local OC Library.
However, you must register here to schedule your tour date and time.
Masks must be worn at all times, while inside the Museum
Hand Sanitizer will be available at the door
Limit to 4 people at a time in Museum, not including Docent and Greeter
Social Distancing within the Museum areas
Greeter will be available for emergency and security purposes
Door will be locked while giving tour