High Tea and the Help

 In this invitational exhibition at the Wentworth Coolidge Museum, artists were asked to create work addressing the history of the place, last owned by the aristocratic Coolidge family of Boston. 

The daily routines of this family and servants who built an environment nurturing imagination and creativity, inspired this installation. 

Every day at 4:00 PM Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge would hold tea in their parlor. Their lifestyle and enjoyment of their estate would not have been possible without the “Help.”These fabric scrims call forth the lives of both the Coolidge family and their servants.

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