Along with our Cultural Pursuit member events, this is a select listing of additional recommended area art exhibitions, musical performances, film events, lectures, programs and special events in both Fairfield and Westchester Counties. The list is updated regularly, so please check back for new events and exhibitions. Please note: Some events are weather-dependent or subject to change. Please check with the venue when making plans.
Special Events, Programs and Lectures
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 16, 22 – 7-9 p.m., Legendary Film Directors Series at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT. Visit the Darien Library for a four-week series looking at legendary directors and films shot in New York and Paris. Week 1: New York, New York: Part I – Wednesday, May 1 – 7-9pm: This initial session focuses on New York City as we like to imagine it – the “fake” Big Apple of classic Hollywood back lot musicals (“It’s Always Fair Weather”), dramas (“Saboteur”), and romances (“The Clock”), and their later influences (“New York, New York”). Week 2: New York, New York: Part II – Wednesday, May 8 – 7-9 pm: Experience the “real” Manhattan from a variety of eras where filmmakers took their cameras, crews, and actors into the streets of the city that never sleeps. When possible, actual street locations are identified for such films as “Annie Hall,” “The French Connection,” “West Side Story,” “Adam’s Rib,” and “Somebody Up There Likes Me.” Week 3: We’ll Always Have Paris: Part I – Wednesday, May 16 – 7-9pm: We begin with “Hollywood’s Paris” of artificial backlot streets and shops, including Rouben Mamoulien’s “Love Me Tonight,” Vincente Minnelli’s “An American in Paris,” and Billy Wilder’s “Irma La Douce,” among many others. Week 4: We’ll Always Have Paris: Part II – Wednesday, May 22 – 7-9pm: The “real” Paris is best captured by directors who know the terrain well, including Jean Renoir (“Boudu Saved From Drowning”), François Truffaut (“The 400 Blows”), Jean-Luc Godard (“Breathless”), Bernardo Bertolucci (“The Conformist”), and contemporary filmmakers such as Leos Carax (“Holy Motors”). For more and to register: darienlibrary.org.
Thursdays, May 2, 16, 30 – 6 – 8 pm – Art Talk: “The Modernist Legacy” at Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY. Tracing modern descendants who challenge the representation of the landscape, this lecture series connects today’s prominent contemporary figures to the modernists included in LandEscape (through June 16, 2019). Artists will speak about their practice, their influences, and the legacy of historical figures represented in the exhibition. Wine reception following the lecture. May 2: Lois Dodd, May 16: Ryan Nord Kitchen, May 30: Vera Iliatova. About the exhibition: LandEscape explores the early 20th century American modernists who exhibited their innovative paintings at the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show, and compares it to the work of artists from the 21st century who have rediscovered and reinvigorated the genre. This show is comprised of approximately 30 works and reveals how a diverse range of artists broke from the established landscape painting traditions of their predecessors to create a new visual language that profoundly changed the way landscape was perceived. To purchase tickets: katonahmuseum.org.
Tickets now on Sale: Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) 5th Anniversary, May 29 – June 2, 2019 – Greenwich and Stamford, CT. Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that hosts a world class film festival each June. Its mission is to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work, while harnessing the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting charity partners with festival proceeds. The festival begins with its Changemaker Gala and Opening Night Party followed by their Epic Anniversary Party and their multiple day schedule of films (feature length, shorts, documentary) and panels. For a full list of all events and films, and to purchase tickets: greenwichfilm.org.
New Releases and Film Series at Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT. The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, world and documentary films, foreign and Hollywood classics and educational programming that enhances the cultural richness of the downtown Stamford community. Itself a 1939 historic landmark, provides a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting. Series include: French Cinematheque, Documentary Night, Discover Indian Cinema, Cult Classics, and other special events and film series for members and the public. For more information: avontheatre.org.
New Releases, Holiday Offerings and Film Series at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. One of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, they celebrate film as a vehicle for entertainment, education, and inspiration. With their films, events, community screenings, visiting artists, and special guests, they strive to further their nonprofit mission, spark dialogue and encourage an acceptance of a diversity of perspectives among their theatergoers and the community—something they started when they opened their doors in 2001. For more: burnsfilmcenter.org.
Bedford Playhouse Home of Clive Davis Arts Center, 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY. After over three years of fundraising, planning, and construction, Bedford Playhouse opened its doors to its 167-seat Main Theater, the largest of its three theaters, in May of 2018. Home of the Clive Davis Arts Center, the new Playhouse is a vibrant cultural and social destination featuring outstanding films, arts-related programming and educational offerings — as well as a fun, welcoming place to socialize. It’s a special place where culture and community come together every day. For more: bedfordplayhouse.org.
Theater and Performing Arts
Westport Country Playhouse 2019 Season, 25 Powers Court, Westport, Ct. The Playhouse’s 2019 Season, from April 23 through November 23, features five-plays including two musicals, two dramas, and a comedy. The season will begin with “In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana, from April 23 through May 19. Following this will be “Skeleton Crew,” June 4 – 22; “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” July 16 – August 3; “Mlima’s Tale,” August 1 – 19 and “Don Juan,” November 5 – 23. For tickets and more: westportplayhouse.org.
2019 Season Begins June 9: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Summer Season Tickets Now On Sale at Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route NY-9D, Garrison, NY. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the 2019 Summer Season. The previously announced season will include Shakespeare’s boisterous Much Ado About Nothing and adventure-filled Cymbeline, alongside the New York premiere of Cyrano, a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac written by Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers, in a co-production with Two River Theater (Red Bank, NJ). HVSF will also produce its first-ever musical, the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine classic, Into the Woods. The season will also feature free matinees and touring performances of HVSF’s remounted spring 2019 regional school tour of Julius Caesar. For more and tickets: hvshakespeare.org.
October 10, 2018 – May 26, 2019 – Long Wharf Theatre’s 2018-19 Season, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT. Embark on a journey of 6 plays that will take you outside yourself, moving you to laugh, cry, smile, and wonder as you are introduced to people and places you’ve never known. Their season opens with The Roommate, October 10 – November 4, followed by Paradise Blue, November 21 – December 16; Miller, Mississippi, January 9 – February 3; Tiny Beautiful Things, February 13 – March 10; An Iliad, March 20 – April 14; A Doll’s House, Part 2, May 1 – 26, 2019. For more: longwharf.org.
March 10 – June 9, Sundays at 3:00 pm – Spring Season at Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco, NY. Highlights of 10th Mainstage Series by Copland House Ensemble features 8 World Premieres, including concerts inspired by 20th & 21st century art. Sunday, March 10, 3pm, “The Listening Eye” – Kevin Puts, Kathryn Alexander, Steven Stucky. Sunday, April 14, 3pm, “Crumbling Walls: Picasso’s Musical Canvas” – Viet Cuong: new work (World Premiere); Robert Sirota, Igor Stravinsky, Manuel de Falla. Sunday, May 5, 3pm, “Celebrating John Musto” – John Musto: Cello Sonata (World Premiere), Piano Trio, Passacaglia; JBach-Musto: Organ Prelude and Fugue. Sunday, June 9, 3pm, “CULTIVATE 2019” – World Premieres of new works by 2019 Composer Fellows Flannery Cunningham, Chelsea Komschlies, Charles Peck, Igor Santos, Nina Shekhar, and Sam Yulsman. For more: coplandhouse.org.
Summer Season Opens June 15 – Caramoor Summer Season tickets on sale – Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. Caramoor’s 74th Summer Season brings seven weeks of top-notch music, from cutting-edge compositions, to the finest in early music, and from orchestral and chamber masterpieces to jazz, American roots, and world music. Featuring a spotlight on Caroline Shaw, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Messiaen, Daniil Trifonov in recital, Alisa Weilerstein, The Milk Carton Kids, Laura Benanti, Eddie Palmieri, and more! New this year! Buy more and save 15% with their Summer Series. For more information and tickets: caramoor.org.
Jazz Forum Club, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY. On June 9th, 2017 Mark Morganelli and his wife, Ellen Prior opened the Jazz Forum as the only dedicated Jazz club in Westchester County, New York. This 90-seat weekend-only live music venue is an intimate listening room with a warm and welcoming mood, affordable ticket prices and clear sightlines from all seats. It has been presenting internationally renowned and master musicians. The club presents headliner Jazz artists on Friday and Saturday nights, Brazilian groups on Sundays afternoons, top-notch Jazz groups on Sunday nights, and monthly jam sessions. With a Steinway grand piano, hand-crafted walnut bar, informal dinner and full bar menu, separate lounge and pool room, and contemporary art gallery, the club has been an astonishing success. It is now the affordable alternative to NYC clubs for music lovers from New Jersey, Rockland County, Connecticut as well as across Westchester as a “wonderful new addition to the New York area Jazz scene.” For more: jazzforumarts.org.
May 11 – September 1, 2019 – Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March] at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March] will feature landscapes, seascapes, beach scenes, and figural compositions—as well as rarely seen travel sketchbooks—the exhibition takes an innovative approach to the superb work produced by the Avery family. The exhibition will be an opportunity to discover not only what Rothko referred to in 1965 as Avery’s “repertoire . . . his wife Sally, his daughter, March, the beaches and mountains where they summered,” but to observe the creative interaction of this exceptional family of artists. Organized by Kenneth E. Silver, Silver Professor of Art History at New York University and Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator of Art, assisted by Stephanie Guyet, Bruce Museum Zvi Grunberg Fellow, 2018-19, the exhibition will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue, featuring full-color illustrations of all the works in the show. Educational programming will include lectures and an audio guide. For more: brucemuseum.org.
May 9 – June 19, 2019 – Time and Place: Works on Paper at Flinn Gallery, 2nd Floor Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. The final exhibition of Flinn Gallery’s 2018 – 2019 season is Time and Place: Works on Paper. The four artists in this show use the medium of paper to convey their memory of places; their two dimensional work has the added dimension of time and space to acquire depth and intensity. The artists are Frances Ashforth, Lori Glavin, Justin Kim and Shona Macdonald. Public Opening Reception is Thursday, May 9, 6 – 8 pm, and there will be an Artist Talk with Justin Kim and Shona Macdonald on Sunday, June 9, 2:00 pm. For more: flinngallery.com.
May 9 – June 6, 2019 – Robert Mars: These Important Years at Gilles Clement Gallery, 45 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT – Recent works from contemporary artist Robert Mars celebrate the commonplace objects, brands and personalities of an America long past. In a thoroughly modern and exquisitely constructed manner, Mars captures the enduring importance that timeless 1950’s and 60’s icons bear in the broader context of popular cultural heritage and global history. “The images evoke a feeling of nostalgia, but I am not looking back to the past. I present them in a modern and current way to speak to their continued relevance decades later. The images remain alive and fresh through modern techniques and applications.”– Robert Mars. RSVP for Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm. For more: gclementgallery.com.
May 3 – June 22, 2019 – Valéria Nascimento: BLOOM AT Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT. Nature is the main source of inspiration for Nascimento, its beauty, essence and ephemerality rendered in delicate porcelain sculpture. The Brazilian artist’s architectural background informs the structure of her designs in interior spaces, making them small, intimate compositions or oversized site-specific installations. Painstakingly rolling the porcelain ceramic to make it paper-thin, Nascimento cuts and sculpts her shapes before they are fired at high temperatures. Delicate rings, blossoms, petals, cups and other botanical elements emerge from the kilns, their colors transformed into soft, muted tones of creams, whites, blues, greys and blacks. The small sculptures are arranged in clusters and systems to create large blooms and other flora encased in Perspex or mounted directly onto the wall. These works will be featured alongside two large-scale installations for which she is known. The first, an explosion of hibiscus blossoms in white and grey hues will grace an entire gallery wall measuring over 100 feet. Rainforest, a more immersive hanging mobile installation, will transform the gallery space to an environment with suspended petals, flowers, seeds, branches and other natural forms. Nascimento takes the viewer on a meditative journey through botanical scenery, providing an ethereal experience with the weightlessness of the material. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, May 3rd, 5-7pm and will run through June 22nd. For more: heathergaudiofineart.com.
April 18 – September 21, 2019 – Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce at Bellarmine Hall Galleries, Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. Hildreth Meière was a prolific muralist whose commissioned works adorn the walls and ceilings of public buildings from New York to California. Some of Meière’s best known works are in New York City and include the Dance, Drama, and Song roundels that grace the limestone façade of Radio City Music Hall, the arch and ark mosaics in the Temple Emanu-El, and the red and orange glass mosaics in the Banking Room at One Wall Street. A versatile artist whose commissions were executed in glass and marble mosaic, tile, terra cotta, tapestry, leather, wood and metal, Meière understood that her success was in large part due to the positive collaboration she forged with corporate clients, architects, and the talented craftsmen who executed her works. Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce highlights corporate commissions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and includes paintings, wall sculptures, preparatory drawings, cartoons and gouache sketches, as well as photographs of finished commissions. Also included in this exhibition are the full-size cartoons for the mosaic in the lobby of the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT. There will be several exhibition related programs as well. For more about the exhibition: fairfield.edu.
March 27 – June 30, 2019 – Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault: Much Madness is divinest Sense at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. In Much Madness is divinest Sense, artist team Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault explore issues relating to the human body, its physical and psychological vulnerability and cultural identity, using advanced technologies. A selection of recent photographs, drawings, video animations and installations, and an interactive, life-sized marionette that responds to and interacts with the visitor will be on view. The marionette is featured thematically throughout the exhibition, allowing the artists to abstract human characteristics in ways that are fascinating, yet unnerving and uncanny. Mental disturbance, anguish, and distress are persistent themes in their new work. For more: neuberger.org.
March 17 – June 16, 2019 – LandEscape: New Visions of the Landscape from the Early 20th and 21st Centuries at Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY. LandEscape explores the early 20th century American modernists who exhibited their innovative paintings at the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show, and compares it to the work of artists from the 21st century who have rediscovered and reinvigorated the genre. This show is comprised of approximately 30 works and reveals how a diverse range of artists broke from the established landscape painting traditions of their predecessors to create a new visual language that profoundly changed the way landscape was perceived. Artists such as Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Helen Torr and Marguerite Zorach all engaged with what was considered to be an unexceptional genre. One hundred years later the same innovative impulse has once again emerged in the works of contemporary artists Jo Baer, Lois Dodd, April Gornik, Shara Hughes, Alex Katz and Judy Pfaff who have again reinterpreted the landscape. Curated by Olga Dekalo. For more: katonahmuseum.org.
March 14 – June 8, 2019 – The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Collection at Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT. This exhibition celebrates the transformative gift of the James Reed Collection of Old Master, 19th-century, and modern prints to the Fairfield University Art Museum. Assembled over several decades by artist, collector and Master Printer James Reed, the collection comprises more than 1,500 prints spanning the 16th through the early 21st centuries. The exhibition presents highlights from the three great strengths of the Reed Collection: 19th-century French etching and lithography; German Expressionist woodcuts and lithographs; and modern and contemporary prints. For more: fairfield.edu.
March 9 – June 2, 2019 – Your Place Squared: A Community Art Project at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. The Bruce Museum is pleased to present a new exhibition of small artworks created entirely by the public for the public. Based on the popular 2012 exhibition of self-portraits, Your Face Squared, this new community art project invites participants to turn to the landscape for creative inspiration. It features hundreds of 6 x 6 inch works from artists of all ages and abilities depicting a favorite scene or setting—a home, a room, or any space that they treasure. These works can be created in any medium, including writing, drawing, painting, photography, and collage, and need follow only these criteria: They need be original and anonymous, must be 6 inches by 6 inches in size and no thicker than 3 inches, and cannot be toxic or harmful. Become a part of this growing community art project: Artists are welcome to submit work after Your Place Squared opens to the public, and visitors to the exhibition are also invited to create artwork in the gallery, which will be added to the show during its run, through June 2, 2019. For more: brucemuseum.org.
March 5 – May 25, 2019 – Modern Families at ArtsWestchester Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. Modern Families is a photographic inquiry into who and what constitutes the American family today. Anchored by rarely exhibited work by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee (1886-1983), it explores the diverse faces and relationships that represent “family” from the points of view of eleven regional photographers. The contemporary works in the exhibition include both studio-style portraiture and documentary work in which individuals and their given or chosen families interact in a variety of encounters between photographer and subject. Featuring photographs by Tom Atwood, Gillian Lau, Barry Mason, Iaritza Menjivar, Ocean Morisset, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Stefan Radtke, John Shearer, James Van Der Zee, Chris Verene and Sandra Wong Geroux. For more: artswestchester.org.
February 27 – June 30, 2019 – Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is the first solo museum exhibition for the Chicago-born artist. The exhibition is a ten-year survey of approximately 30 of the artist’s paintings, watercolors and collages. Abney, born in 1982, is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting, and as a skillful storyteller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Her monumental paintings are lively menageries that feature violent villains, unwitting victims, aspirational heroes and ineffectual anti-heroes, set against the backdrop of narratives that touch on politics, race, homophobia, celebrity, consumerism and other potentially incendiary topics. For more: neuberger.org.
February 22 – June 2, 2019 – The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art at New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT. Enormous flowers, luscious colors, desert landscapes, feminine forms, and still lifes. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) pioneered revolutionary ways of visually interpreting the world through her early embrace of abstraction and effusive use of color and is recognized as one of the preeminent American painters of the twentieth century. Her art has intrigued viewers and artists alike for generations, and this spring, the New Britain Museum of American Art presents The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, an innovative exhibition that celebrates her work and legacy. Drawn from important public and private collections across the country, The Beyond brings together three dozen iconic works—spanning O’Keeffe’s long career and the full range of her output—as the centerpiece of a unique exploration. Grouped by theme—Flowers; Cities and Deserts; Still Lifes; The Intangible Thing; Finding the Figure; and The Beyond—O’Keeffe’s paintings and sculptures appear alongside works by twenty contemporary artists that evoke, investigate, and elaborate upon the images and approaches that mark O’Keeffe’s career. The New Britain Museum of American Art is proud to be the final and only northeast venue for the exhibition, following its presentation at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, and the North Carolina Museum of Art. For more: nbmaa.org
February 22 – May 27, 2019 – Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT. Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of The Guitar celebrates the artistic development of the guitar. Developed by The National Guitar Museum in New York, New York, it features 40 objects, ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. The exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past four hundred years to modern efforts to reinvent the guitar with different materials, shapes, and approaches to design. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet. For more: stamfordmuseum.org.
February 9 – June 2, 2019 – Buried Treasures of the Silk Road at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Buried Treasures of the Silk Road showcases the extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities. To complement this exhibition, the Bruce will present a series of docent tours and related programs: on Monday, March 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Virginia Bower, Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will discuss “Of Camels and Kings: The Silk Road and Tang Dynasty Tomb Sculpture.” On Thursday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, David Ake Sensabaugh, former Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, will present “Providing for the Afterlife in Han Dynasty China”. For more: brucemuseum.org.
January 27 – May 27, 2019 – How Art Changed the Prison: The Work of CPA’s Prison Arts Program at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of visual art made in Connecticut’s correctional institutions over the past three decades, borrowed from current and former inmates, private collections, including that of the curator, and from the permanent collection of the Prison Arts Program, which is part of Community Partners in Action (CPA), a non-profit that focuses on behavioral change of both current and past inmates of Connecticut’s prison system, in addition to advocating for criminal justice reform. Organized by Jeffrey Greene, who has been with the program for twenty-seven years, the exhibition will include the work of approximately twenty-eight artists. The program is unique due to Greene’s radical approach that rejects art as an activity pursued through academic exercises, but rather an expansive and integrative pursuit that focuses on giving voice to inner worlds and personal histories, and the belief that learning and growth are primarily achieved by the making of art, not by learning technique. For more: aldrichart.org.
January 23 – June 16, 2019 – Miniaturizing Modernism: Richard Pettibone Paints the Neuberger’s Rickey Collection at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. Important works by well-known artists donated to the Neuberger Museum by George and Edith Rickey are displayed alongside miniature “copies” that the Rickeys commissioned artist Richard Pettibone to create as “mementos” of the donated works. This is the only collection, public or private, in which Pettibone’s commissioned works are preserved together with their corresponding originals. For more: neuberger.org.
October 13 – August 2, 2019 – Death is Irrelevant at Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY. Do sculptures created in our image suggest a will to exist? Are they a form of self-preservation, a reflection of their creator’s environment, or a grasp at immortality? Death Is Irrelevant examines these questions through the presentation of figurative sculpture from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection. Featuring works created over a forty-year period (1975–2018) from seventeen different countries, it is a contemporary examination of our timeless inclination to recreate ourselves, explore fragility and mortality, and consider what it means to be alive. Co-curated by Ken Tan, Tim Hawkinson, MARC STRAUS Gallery, in collaboration with the Marc and Livia Straus Family. For more: hudsonvalleymoca.org.
FAIRFIELD WESTCHESTER MUSEUM ALLIANCE: Established in 2009 to help promote the rich and diverse offerings of eight cultural institutions in Fairfield, Westchester, and the Bronx, the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance continues to give local families and visitors the opportunity to enjoy eight great museums for the price of one. Become a member at any of these participating organizations and get free admission at eight neighboring institutions, from the Bronx to Bridgeport. Visitors who are not members of an FWMA organization can request a free same-day pass to all FWMA museums when paying admission at any one of the eight institutions. The eight FWMA member institutions are: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT); Barnum Museum (Bridgeport, CT); Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT); Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY); Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY); Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY); and Wave Hill (Bronx, NY).