Spring 2002 Exhibit
The Artful Life of Thomas P. Moses
1808-1881

Thomas P. Moses, one of the Portsmouth's most fascinating cultural entrepreneurs, offers an amazing case study in nineteenth century artistic self-invention. Born in 1808 at the family home on the outskirts of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he grew up poor, the eldest son of a ship's carpenter, and was apprenticed as a teenager to become a house servant. Moses learned to play music and as early as 1834 offered to teach the German flute. By the 1840s Moses was the city's leading organist, choir director, and private music teacher. Painting was to come later. In 1852 he advertised for drawing students......

The exhibit ran from February 14 to June 15, 2002

Randall Room exhibition gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

Other Past Exhibits:

War and Peace: Images from the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905
Coming Home to the Warner House
Portsmouth in 1950:The Art of Charles V. Goodhue
"To Restore Our Glorious Union"
Portsmouth & The Civil War
Susan Ricker Knox: Portsmouth and Beyond