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Popular New Yorker exhibit extended at Westport Historical Society

Published 4:31 pm, Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Connecticut road construction was the subject of this 1960 New Yorker cover illustration drawn by Westport's Arthur Getz. It is part of an exhibit that has been extended at the Westport Arts center. Photo: Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Contributed
    Connecticut road construction was the subject of this 1960 New Yorker cover illustration drawn by Westport's Arthur Getz. It is part of an exhibit that has been extended at the Westport Arts center. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Westport Historical Society's exhibit, "Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport," originally slated to close on April 26, will be extended through July 5 because of the popularity of the exhibit. Sunday hours from noon to 4 p.m. will also be added through April 26 at the Westport Historical Society gallery, 25 Avery Place.

New Yorker artists living in and around Westport and Weston produced more than 750 covers for the New Yorker magazine. Two exhibits, "Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport" and "Can't Tell a Book by its Cover ..." share the covers and the story-behind-the-story. The exhibits focus especially on the influence of art editor James Geraghty, who was a resident of both Westport and Weston.

Throughout the Geraghty era from 1939 to 1973, the New Yorker's cover images mirrored the commuter lifestyle of his Connecticut-based artists, and more than 40 of the covers depict Westport scenes. The exhibit also includes artifacts, anecdotes

and correspondence of Geraghty and the artists.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., through April 26. The gallery will be closed on Sundays in May, June and July. The exhibits are free.

For more information, visit www.westporthistory.org or call 203-222-1424.