An Artist’s Tour of John Hersey’s Haiku House

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Enjoy a socially distanced tour for six people of Haiku House in Millbrook, NY (just 60 miles north of New York City) led by artist Cannon Hersey, director of Haiku House was designed and built by Cannon’s father, the artist John Hersey, as his home and studio.The current exhibition includes the work of John Hersey, Peter Bradley, Gerard Malanga, John Alexander, Samson Mnisi, Mihail Simenov, Moises Patricio, Marcel Duchamp and Cannon Hersey.

Cannon is the grandson of writer and educator John Hersey, who wrote his nonfiction account of “Hiroshima” as an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine published Aug. 31, 1946. The essay, which described the realities of the grim dawning of the atomic age, searingly traced the experiences of six Japanese survivors of the American bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Hersey covered the war for Time magazine and turned the experience of American soldiers occupying an Italian village into his 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Bell for Adano”.

Cannon has visited Hiroshima many times and his most recent artworks about Hiroshima can be viewed at, where he has recently been creating art about the trees and objects that survived the 1945 atomic bombing.

The tour will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

Donated by: Cannon Hersey and
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