Art Exhibit at Arrowhead - Douglas Paisley
Paintings and Drawings Inspired by The Confidence-Man
August 4 - October 15, 2012
From the Herman Melville's Arrowhead Website: "The exhibit is a series of paintings inspired by Melville’s last major novel, The Confidence-Man, which he wrote in the same house in Pittsfield where he completed Moby-Dick. Published on April Fools Day, 1857, The Confidence-Man portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. The novel is a rich and prescient look at the resonant story of American “confidence” – in the economy, the nation, and the future – and that story’s shadow figure, the confidence man."
For more information about the exhibit and the artist, Douglas Paisley, as well as other upcoming exhibits and events, click here to visit the Berkshire Historical Society's Herman Melville's Arrowhead website.