The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program consists of more than 40 museums that were the homes and studios of American artists. Each site is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the places where art was made. HAHS, headquartered at Chesterwood, is a peer-to-peer coalition of sites that brings these museums together to conserve the legacy of creativity in the visual arts in America.
Artists’ workplaces and homes reveal the inner workings of the creative process and insights into artists’ sources of inspiration. In these places, one discovers the specific, demonstrable relationship between the artist, the artwork, and the environment of art-making. With much dedication and hard work, many artists’ homes and studios across the United States have been preserved as museums, offering visitors the opportunity to experience these powerful places and providing scholars with rich primary-source material.