About Rye Art Study

Rye Art Study, comprised of people who love and appreciate art and who respect and admire artists, was formed in the 60's. Dody Kolb, one of the well-known founding members, served on the board of directors of the University of New Hampshire Art Gallery in Durham and the Currier Gallery in Manchester.  Dody was also the founder of the Wentworth-Coolidge Gallery at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth and curator there for eight years.  She was an active Rye Art Study member and a patron of the arts until her passing in January of 2013. The new Kolb Gallery in the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion was named in honor of Dody during the Lilac Festival on May 25, 2019.

Dody was, and is, beloved by artists and all who knew her; it is because of her that the group continues to attract quality speakers. She is still fondly mentioned in conversations at meetings and will always be one of the Seacoast major patrons of the arts.

Rye Art Study is currently welcoming new members! Visitors are always welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings to become familiar with the group.

Rye Art Study meets the third Monday, September through May and meets on the second Monday in November and December. Always check the website for meeting details. Meetings are held at the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, NH, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.  Please refer to the 2023-2024 schedule for specifics.

Need additional information? 

Please email ryeartstudy@gmail.com.

WEBSITE: ryeartstudy.com

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