Come to the Carl Schmitt Foundation’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Open House

This year’s meeting and open house will take place on Saturday, November 15, from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the studio-gallery in Silvermine, at 30 Borglum Road, Wilton, Connecticut (see directions below).

  • CSF acting president Samuel Schmitt will report on developments at the Foundation in the past year, including a new exhibition and some exciting future plans.
  • Copies of the book, Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty will be available at 25% off.
  • New Christmas cards, featuring beautiful paintings by Carl Schmitt, will also be available for sale.  Your purchase of these cards as well as the book benefits the CSF.  Both are offered just in time for Christmas!
  • As always, there will be plenty of opportunity to catch up with family and friends at the luncheon following the meeting.

We’d be delighted to see you there!

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Glass Platter, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in.
Part of the exhibit On Canvas, Paper & Board—Works by The Silvermine Group of Artists shown this past year at the New Canaan Historical Society, and on view at the CSF studio-gallery in Silvermine.

Directions to the CSF studio-gallery:
From the Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15) Northbound: Take exit 39B to Route 7 north. At the end of the expressway, turn LEFT onto Grist Mill Rd. At the stop sign, turn RIGHT on to Belden Hill Rd.  *At the first stop sign (3/4 mile) turn LEFT on to Seir Hill Rd. After 1/3 mile, take a RIGHT onto Old Boston Road and the second LEFT (after 1/3 mile) to stay on Old Boston Road.  After the single lane bridge, take a SHARP LEFT on to Borglum Rd. The CSF studios are the third driveway on your right.

From the Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15) Southbound: Take exit 40B to Main Avenue north (the exit is marked “To Route 7 North”). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right, and after 3/4 mile, turn LEFT on to Grist Mill Rd. Go through the lights, and at the stop sign, turn RIGHT on to Belden Hill Rd. and the follow the directions as given for the Merritt Parkway Northbound from this point.*

From I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike) north or south: Take exit 15 to Route 7 north for 3½  miles to the end of the expressway; turn LEFT at the light onto Grist Mill Rd. At the stop sign, turn RIGHT on to Belden Hill Rd. and follow the directions for the Merritt Parkway Northbound from this point.*

From Route 7: Take Route 106 West (Wolfpit Rd.); after 2 miles (immediately after the sign for the school bus stop) turn LEFT onto Old Boston Rd. At the next intersection bear a gentle right onto Borglum Road. The CSF studios (#30) are the third driveway on your right.

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Three Children with Toys, oil on canvas, c. 1926, 30 x 36 in.
“The lyric mood must be kept at all costs and preserved from the terrible enmity of active life,” Carl Schmitt wrote in his journal in December, 1924. “The spirit of the times and of our country is dead against that leisure without which true Religion and true art can not flourish.”

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3 thoughts on “Come to the Carl Schmitt Foundation’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Open House

  1. If true religion and true art can only flourish in leisure, they are closely related. There is something of the divine in art and something of the restful in religion.

    • Dear Ms. Benton,

      Thanks for your note.

      Carl Schmitt’s work can be found in the collections of the Butler Institute, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, the Florence Griswold Museum, and the Shelburne Museum, as well as many private collections around the country. The largest single collection is the Carl Schmitt Foundation, with about 40 paintings and hundreds of drawings, etchings, and prints.

      We have worked with Rob Craemer for over 10 years and have been very happy with his services.

      Sam Schmitt

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