Artist Arthur Wesley Dow spent time in France, Boston and New York. Home, however, was Ipswich, Mass., which he memorialized in many paintings.
Dow’s “View of Ipswich” is among the 100 paintings in the Peabody Essex Museum’s “Painting Summer in New England,” the Salem, Mass., museum’s first blockbuster exhibition since its recent expansion.
Dow isn’t the only native son in the exhibition, and the local tourism industry is capitalizing on the connection with “Art Escapes—Experience the Place that Inspired the Art.”
The program, which continues through November, provides hotel packages, art-inspired entrees at participating restaurants and an art trail that includes museums, historical sites and galleries in a dozen cities in the North of Boston region.
“Painting Summer in New England” also includes works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth. It closes Sept. 4.
For more information, visit www.escapesnorth.com.