Jennifer Booher gave a slide talk about her research into stained-glass windows in Bar Harbor buildings. Booher is an artist and photographer currently at work on a book documenting local stained-glass windows. Her research has taken her to archives all over the East Coast, including Portland, Philadelphia, and Corning, NY. The project began as a photo-essay for the Mt. Desert Island Historical Society in 2019, and has since been awarded two Maine Arts Commission Grants to support research travel.
Mount Desert Island has a diverse collection of windows by prominent American and European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries: 37 artists and glass studios are represented, in 21 buildings. Booher’s photographs will accompanied by art historical context, stories about the donors and people memorialized by the windows, and discussion of some unique construction details.
Booher has been a Resident Artist with Acadia National Park since 2015, and Artist-in-Residence with the Mount Desert Island Historical Society since 2018. She received her BA in Art History from Vassar College, and her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia. Learn more at: www.jenniferbooher.com.