Stephen May, an independent historian, writer and lecturer about art, culture and historic preservation, will present a program Thursday, July 10, at the monthly meeting of the Cushing Historical Society. Titled Three Generations of Wyeths, his talk will draw on works from throughout their respective careers including Andrew's exhibition this summer at the National Gallery of Art and Jamie's retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

May has summered in Maine all his life and has a special interest in the art and artists of Maine. He has lectured at museums, universities, historical societies and retirement communities, including a half-dozen in Maine. He has written for many periodicals including American Artist, American Arts Quarterly, American Heritage, American History, Antiques and The Arts Weekly, Art & Antiques, Art New England, ARTnews, Down East, Island Journal, Islands, and Smithsonian Magazine; and newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Washington Post and Washington Times.

May’s first career was in government. He has practiced law; visited 50 states and 50 countries; and has written and spoken widely about his observations. These days, he divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Midcoast Maine.

The meeting will take place in the Cushing Historical Society meetinghouse on Hawthorn Point Road, just off Pleasant Point Road. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a short business meeting, followed by the program.  The next CHS meeting will be Aug. 14, when David Rockwell will present a program titled Personal Recollections and Reflections on the Olson House.

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