The Thomas Moran Trust Garden Party –
The Intersection of Art & Landscape –
Celebrates the Final Phase of the Moran Studio Restoration and
Unveils the Mary Nimmo Moran 19th-Century Garden.
The Thomas Moran Trust will hold a Garden Party on the evening of August 5th on the historical grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, located on Main Street in East Hampton Village. The benefit party will celebrate the final phase of this meticulous restoration project as well as unveil the 19th-century inspired garden of Mary Nimmo Moran, recreated by the Garden Club of East Hampton.
The historic Moran Studio was one of the first purpose built artist studios in East Hampton. As a workshop for Thomas and Mary, it was also family home with a flourishing garden. The Studio is registered as a National Landmark.
This gala evening offers the public a rare opportunity to step behind the scenes to see the exquisite craftsmanship involved in this final phase of restoration, bringing both the Moran Studio and border garden back to its former glory of the late 1800’s.
The Studio, near completion, and the 19-centrury garden, soon to be in full bloom, invoke not only the spirits of both Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran – but create a bridge between the founding members of East End summer artist colony with today’s contemporary and emerging young art community. Through thoughtful collaboration, the renovation of the Moran Studio and gardens beautifully illustrates the Intersect of Art & Landscape. All proceeds from the Thomas Moran Garden Party will go toward the completion of the restoration.