Artist Talk: James Whitcher Mann, Adirondack Colorist - Chapman Museum

Chapman Historical Museum
Location 348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY  12801

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location https://www.chapmanmuseum.org/events/

2:00 pm - As the primary collector of Mann’s works, Howard Kirschenbaum will be giving a talk on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Chapman Museum. Kirschenbaum will describe how he acquired the collection and discuss the life and work of this accomplished but little-known Adirondack photographer and colorist. Howard Kirschenbaum has been a leader in historic preservation in the Adirondacks since the 1970s. He was instrumental in the preservation of Great Camps Sagamore, Uncas, Santanoni, White Pine Camp, and other historic places. “We’re spoiled by the ease of color photography today.” Curator Maureen Folk noted. “At this time, Mann was hand painting his photographs to celebrate the vibrant Adirondack landscape.” This event is free but requires a reservation, please call the Chapman Museum at (518) 793- 2826 to reserve your spot. The Stoddard Gallery will feature an exhibition of James Mann’s painted photographs through September 8, 2024. Howard Kirschenbaum purchased these painted photographs from James Mann’s granddaughter in 2011. Kirschenbaum has authored several books including Coming of Age in the Baby Boom: A Memoir of Personal Development, Social Action, Education Reform and Adirondack Preservation, as well as books on Sagamore, Santanoni, and White Pine Camps.