Museum to feature Dorr exhibit

Gunn Historical Museum on Wykeham Road in Washington will open an exhibit, "Between Two Worlds: The Photography of Nell Dorr," with a reception Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The retrospective exhibit, which will run through Oct. 31, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Horace Mann School's John Dorr Nature Laboratory in Washington and the 75th anniversary of the Dorr Foundation.

The show will feature Dorr's photographs and artifacts from the Massillon Museum in Ohio, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Texas and area residents.

New touch-screen technology has been incorporated into the exhibit to allow visitors to watch friends and descendants share their stories about Dorr, a celebrated photographer and Washington resident from 1955 until her death in 1988.

Dorr is best known for her soft-focus depictions of motherhood, family and children. She is best remembered for her images of mothers and their children as recorded in her 1954 book, "Mother and Child."

The exhibit is a traveling exhibit organized by the Massillon Museum.

It may be seen Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 860-868-7756.