February can be a tough month for many because of the harsh weather. For me, it’s a great time to focus on the wide selection of offerings from our Museums throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The cycle of exhibitions change regularly, but there seems to be a rhythm to it, a rolling variety of new visual art to explore from week to week in both counties – from Yonkers to Katonah, Greenwich to Ridgefield and beyond.
This month, we look forward to our visit to the Bruce Museum to see their Alfred Sisley exhibition, as well as Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection– which includes notable works in various mediums. Also opening there this coming weekend will be Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945 – 1980, which is a well-chosen follow-up to their Brett Weston exhibition.
There are other local museum exhibitions to choose from as well – the Neuberger has recently opened Leandro Erlich: Port of Reflections, and later this month the Hudson River Museum will present Wyeth Wonderland: Photographer Joséphine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World. On March 19th the Katonah Museum of Art opens Picturing Love: Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy, with some very interesting related programming. At the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Between I and Thou is now on view, and at the Aldrich, they are preparing for Site Lines, a series of solo exhibitions in early March, including the works of Suzanne McClellan, Beth Campbell, William Powhida, Kay Rosen and Tony Matelli. Farther east, there’s also Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan at the Fairfield University Art Museum.
All of this is available within about an hour’s drive for those of us who live in the area. I look forward to exploring what’s in store at these and other museums and galleries, as winter winds down and the spring unfolds – only a month away.