September 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (already occurred)

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets)
New York, NY 10023

Registration for this event has closed, but walk ins are welcome. Please sign in when you arrive. We hope to see you there!


Please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition by Stacy Hollander, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. Special faculty guest, Michael Kelly, Head of the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College will speak on the school’s collection of rare books, archival and manuscript collections.

Orra White Hitchcock is one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. The exhibition, Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863), according to the American Folk Art Museum, “explores the confluence of art, love, science and religion” through Hitchcock’s illustrations. Her marriage to and collaboration with Amherst professor and former president, Edward Hitchcock, has created a lasting connection with Amherst College. The collection moves from her early school girl projects to her illustrations of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s’ many geology publications. Orra White Hitchcock’s work showcases her reverence for the natural world.

Questions? Please contact Kim Roeder at or (413) 542-2041.

Presented by the Amherst Association of New York