Lowell institute

DEFINITION

Established in 1848 in Boston, Massachusetts for educational purposes, the Institute was named for and endowed with a bequest of $237,000. by John Lowell, Jr., who died in 1836. Members of the Lowell family have continued to be involved as trustees and administrators. The Institute offers both popular and erudite lectures, and also began classes in drawing and design, which have been taken over by schools. In 1952, Institute personnel created WGBH radio, whose foundation is now one of the producers in the U.S. of public television. American artists who have studied at Lowell Institute include Willard Metcalf, Alfred Bricher, Robert Harris, and Frank Shapleigh. Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Institute; AskART biographies

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