Enjoy the last days of summer at the Paine

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Visitors enjoying the last days of summer at the Paine Art Center and Gardens will find a new display in the Formal Garden and incredible Tiffany artworks in the mansion.

The autumn display in the Formal Garden, which crews recently finished installing, features frost-hardy plants in a variety of colors, textures and heights. See Coleus Dipt in Wine, Purple Fountain Grass, different kinds of red Chrysanthemums and kale, Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus and many more plantings flourishing in the garden. The fall showcase is on view through October.

Nature’s inspiring beauty goes beyond the gardens and into the mansion with the Paine’s current exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection.

The technical brilliance of Tiffany’s work with glass is in full view, with more than 60 flower-form vases, nature-inspired lamps, scenic windows, furnishings, accessories and more. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the best of Tiffany’s most exquisite works – and the first time these artworks from Chicago’s Richard H. Driehaus Museum are being exhibited nationally.

Fifteen additional Tiffany lamps from the Paine’s collection and regional private collections are presented in settings throughout the rooms of the historic mansion, demonstrating the way the artist intended his pieces to be viewed.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection is on view through September 23. Make plans for a visit today at www.thepaine.org.

As fall approaches, the Paine is seeking art and history enthusiasts to volunteer as Art Docents. Art Docents play a key role in providing a unique experience to visitors of the Paine, and share knowledge about artworks, the Paine’s history, architecture and current exhibitions during guided tours of the historic mansion.

A six-session training for new Art Docents is 9-11:30 a.m. in the mansion on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 3
  • Monday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 10
  • Monday, October 15
  • Wednesday, October 17
  • Friday, October 19

To sign up for Art Docent training, or to learn more about volunteering, contact Volunteer and Membership Assistant Annika Holland at 920-235-6903 ext. 24 or aholland@thepaine.org. New volunteers are asked to submit a volunteer application at www.thepaine.org/support/volunteer.

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Noell Dickmann Paine Art Center and Gardens Civic Contributor

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate in Oshkosh that serves as a multi-faceted museum for learning and inspiration. Visit www.thepaine.org for more information about exhibitions, events and activities offered throughout the year.

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