Event: Brooks Family Art & Architecture

Join Doug Carr, an architect and student of art and history, as he presents a variety of art works collected by generations of Brooks Family members, whose ranks include the Saltonstalls and the family of John Quincy Adams. The Brooks collection contains works by John Singer Sargent, John LaFarge, Claude Monet, and sculptor Cyrus Dallin, among others. Over the years some of the pieces have been donated to nearby institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Massachusetts Historical Society, for the public to enjoy.

This talk will include the story of buildings developed in Chicago by brothers Shepherd and Peter Chardon Brooks, which are among the treasured historic skyscrapers of that city.

Our speaker is a lifelong resident of Medford, a graduate of Medford High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Principal at Cube 3, an architectural firm with offices in Lawrence, Boston and Miami. He is active in the Medford Community, serving on the Medford Historical Commission, Medford Preservation Commission, the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP and the Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust.

This free event will take place at 7:00pm on October 12, 2022 in the Bonsignore Room at the Medford Public Library. This event is sponsored by the Medford Historical Society.


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