Join us May 15 for an online event: Mary Wheeler’s Art

May 1, 2020

A Special Birthday Event to Celebrate Mary Wheeler Friday, May 15

| 7-8 P.M. EST |

presented by Robert Martin, Art Department Head
Mary C. Wheeler Archivist at Wheeler

We’ve planned something special to honor the birthday of our founder, Mary Wheeler!  Join us for a 25-minute slide lecture, with time for questions, presented by Mary Wheeler Archivist Robert Martin at 7 pm, Friday, May 15.  A meeting link will be provided to everyone who RSVPs to

Postcard invitation to online lecture about Mary Wheeler's art. Showing photo of her at work at an easel and several of her paintings.

About the event

The slide lecture will cover Mary Wheeler’s studies and work as an artist and will feature photographs from the Wheeler Archives along with slides of her artwork from both the Wheeler School collection and private collections around the country. The presentation will be presented by Robert Martin, head of the Visual Arts Department at Wheeler and the Mary C. Wheeler Archivist.  He is the author of the children’s book Mary Wants To Draw: The Story of Mary C. Wheeler; and exhibit catalogs An American In Paris: Drawings of Mary Colman Wheeler, 1988-1882 and Of Secrets Known in Solitude: Paintings of Mary Colman Wheeler, 1882-1892.

As a special treat, we will share a link to slides of the online exhibit “Of Secrets Known in Solitude” that was to be exhibited this May at the Providence Art Club but was sadly canceled due to the pandemic. This exhibit was planned as a centennial celebration of the 100 years since the Providence Art Club memorial exhibit after Miss Wheeler’s passing in 1920.  The exhibit catalog will still be printed and this online lecture will share information about Miss Wheeler’s development as an artist, her time in Giverny, and connections to the Impressionist Master Claude Monet.

RSVP to to receive the meeting link. The event will start at 7 pm, with the slide lecture taking about 25 minutes and then time for questions. We look forward to having you join us to celebrate Mary Wheeler’s birthday in this very special way.

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