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Panorama Book Receives Grant from Wyeth Foundation

February 25, 2014

The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Foundation for American Art has just announced a $9,000 grant to the University Press of New England in support of  The Painters’ Panorama: Narrative, Art, and Faith in the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress. With essays by Jessica Skwire Routhier, Kevin J. Avery, and Thomas Hardiman, Jr., this monograph will tell the remarkable story of the panorama, from the circumstances of its creation and debut in 1851, to its descent into loss and obscurity for a full century, to its serendipitous rediscovery in 1996 and restoration in 2012.  Funding from the Wyeth Foundation will make possible the inclusion of full-color plates of all forty extant scenes of the panorama, making the book an unprecedented complete visual document of an extant moving panorama.

This book is a collaborative project with the Dyer Library and Saco Museum, owners of the panorama.

For more about the  book project, click here.

For an abstract of the book, click here: Abstract

Heartfelt thanks to the Wyeth Foundation and all the other project supporters to date.

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  1. February 25, 2014 9:27 pm

    CONGRATS! This is wonderful news. I will post it on the crankie factory website.

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