Spring 2001 Exhibit
Portsmouth in 1950:The Art of Charles V. Goodhue

In 1950, Charles V. Goodhue came to Portsmouth as art director of a new magazine New Hampshire Profiles. He soon realized that most of his work on the magazine was for the last two weeks of the month, leaving him two weeks of slow time. Never one to waste an opportunity to paint, Charlie began wandering the streets of Portsmouth with his watercolors and easel. He captured the city during a unique time. Portsmouth in 1950 had changed little in thirty or forty years. The events of the Depression, then World War II, occupied the attention of everyone. Few people had the time, energy, or money to develop or modernize property. After the war, with servicemen and women returning from overseas, prosperity returned and business growth began changing the city..

The exhibit runs from March 4 to June 2, 2001

Randall Room exhibition gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

Other Past Exhibits:

Farm and Mountains:
An exhibit of Photographs from a Century Ago of the James Farm
Russell Cheney
A New England Master
Northern New England Paintings
1910-45
Literary Lions:
Celebrating 250 Years of Printing in the Seacoast
War and Peace: Images from the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905
Coming Home to the Warner House
The Artful Life of Thomas P. Moses 1808 - 1881
"To Restore Our Glorious Union"
Portsmouth & The Civil War
Susan Ricker Knox: Portsmouth and Beyond