Jean Kemper Hoffmann, one of the remaining figures of the mid-20th-century artists colony in Springs, died on June 4 in New York City.
Ms. Hoffmann, a writer, poet, and political activist, began coming to Springs in 1949 with her second husband, Arnold Hoffmann Jr., an art director for The New York Times Magazine and an artist specializing in prints. They first visited a small summer cottage on Three Mile Harbor and fell in love with the place, she told The Star last year.
Upon hearing that a Moran family show is opening in East Hampton, it is difficult not to prepare for disappointment. Despite the rich history the family has in this village and town, it seems that it is always the usual few things that are trotted out — a palette from the library here, some etchings there, a couple of paintings from Guild Hall. There is a decent representation to be had from the typical local vaults, but all items are a little too familiar at this point to be worth taking much notice of.