This is a select listing of recommended area art exhibitions, musical performances, film events, lectures, programs and special events in Fairfield and Westchester Counties and beyond. 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 and Programs
Friday, February 28, 7 – 8:45pm – “How to Raise a Reader” with Pamela Paul at Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY. How to Raise a Reader is an indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way. Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast and is the author of five books. For more: writerscenter.org.
Monday, March 2, 1:15 – 3:00 pm – Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents “Henry DuPont and the Entire History of the Winterthur Americana Collection”, a lecture by Jeff Groff, Estate Historian, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library at Bruce Museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) is well known for his premier collection of American decorative arts and beautiful country estate in Delaware, but how did it all come about? This illustrated lecture explores how du Pont in 1926 formed his first American collection at Chestertown House, his summer residence in Southampton, and then a few years later transformed Winterthur into an expansive house filled with notable historic architecture and collections. Simultaneously he developed one of the notable American naturalistic gardens and a prize-winning herd of dairy cows. After opening Winterthur as a museum in 1951 he also oversaw the development of an outstanding library on decorative arts and design. Admission for non-members of the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society is $25. Space is limited. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and information: greenwichdecorativearts.org.
January 4 – March 29 – Public Sewing Days for Metropolitan Sunrise by Amanda Browder at ArtsWestchester– As the official County-designated arts council, ArtsWestchester is commissioning New York State textile artist Amanda Browder to create a monumental work of participatory public art. Browder will design and fabricate a colorful, quilt-like textile sculpture with help from local residents. The sculpture will be draped from the top of ArtsWestchester’s historic 9-story historic building in downtown White Plains and will be on display for six weeks, beginning May 2020. Browder’s installations bring communities together at every level of their making. Fabric is donated by local residents and constructed and sewn by individuals, families, and community groups from the area. The resulting work is a celebration of locality, community, and sustainability. Be a part of a public sewing day to help create this work of art! No sewing experience is needed. There’s a task for everyone! Sewing days are select dates between January 4 and March 29 at locations including ArtsWestchester, Rye Arts Center, India Center of Westchester, Greenburgh Public Library, Pelham Art Center, Westchester Children’s Museum, Blue Door Arts Center, Alliance Française of Westchester, and Katonah Museum of Art. For dates, locations and more: artswestchester.org.
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 – 10:30 am – Celebrating Women Artists Film Series at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. March is celebrated around the world as Women’s History Month. To honor the achievements of four extraordinary women in the fields of art and architecture, the Bruce Museum is hosting a month-long film series. The Bruce Museum’s Celebrating Women Artists Film Series begins on March 4 with The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo. The March 11 program is Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss, followed by two documentaries on March 18 about architect Zaha Hadid, Zaha: An Architectural History and Phaeno, Building as Landscape. The series concludes on March 25 with Kusama Infinity: The Life and Times of Yayoi Kusama, a film about the world’s top-selling woman artist. The film presentations are free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission. A brief discussion will follow each film. Advance reservations are required: brucemuseum.org.
February 28 – March 12 – Film Series – Varda: A Retrospective at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Agnès Varda was a true original. She’s known as a member of the French New Wave, even though her reimagining of filmmaking conventions actually predated the work of the others identified with that movement. She often straddled the line usually dividing fiction and nonfiction, and she proudly defied gender conventions, approaching every subject with open curiosity and empathy. When she passed away last year—after making nearly 50 films in practically every conceivable genre—Richard Brody wrote in The New Yorker, “She was so far ahead of the world that she had to wait for it to catch up to her.” During the week preceding this series, from February 24 – 27, the Burns will be screening Varda by Agnes, a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. For more on the series: burnsfilmcenter.org.
February 27, 7:15pm – Dance on Film: Cunningham plus Q&A with Peter Pucci, Dance on Film Host and dancers/choreographers Gus Solomons, Meg Harper and Jennifer Goggans of The Cunningham Trust at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Celebrating Merce Cunningham’s 100th year, this breathtaking film brings the legendary choreographer and his dances to life, immersing audiences in a 3D experience that puts them “there, in the room, with these bodies in motion” (New Yorker). Incorporating rare archival footage with performances by the last generation of Cunningham dancers of iconic pieces such as “Interscape,” “Summerspace,” and “Crises,” it is also rich in interviews with the choreographer and his collaborators, including company founding member Carolyn Brown, composer John Cage, and artist Robert Rauschenberg. NOTE: Additional screenings of the film: Feb 21 – 27. For showtimes and tickets: burnsfilmcenter.org.
January 21 – May 12 – “Caramoor at The Burns” Film Series at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. “We tend to think that film is essentially visual, but often music is the beating heart, the invisible place where the emotional life of a film happens. And movies are now at the very center of the musical world, the place where the some of the most interesting and innovative music finds home. This made us wonder: What movies do musicians love because of their music, and why? And so we’re thrilled to partner with our fellow Westchester institution, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. They have asked some extraordinary performers to choose a favorite film to showcase here, and we couldn’t be happier with their selections! We welcome members of the Caramoor community to join us for these screenings, which will take place once a month starting in September.” — Brian Ackerman, programming director. Films include: From Mao to Mozart – January 21; A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries – February 18; Koyaanisqatsi – March 17, Amadeus – April 21, West Side Story – May 12. For show times and more information: burnsfilmcenter.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, The Black Lens, Cult Classics, and other special events and film series for members and the public. For more information: avontheatre.org.
New Releases 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
February 28 – March 21 – M&M Performing Arts Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. Directed by Michael Muldoon & Melinda O’Brien. M&M Performing Arts Company brings a comedic, chaotic and crazy rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Lyndhurst Mansion this February and March, performed in repertory with a madcap mash-up of Shakespeare plays called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Young lovers fall comically in and out of love and a blundering troupe of actors’ misadventures under the spell of mischievous fairies in a forest over the course of a magical night. M&M’s production is set in Victorian dress to suit the Gothic Revival masterpiece it is performed in, the Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion. For more and tickets: lyndhurst.org.
NT Live: James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac at Jacob Burns Film Center (February 20), Quick Center for the Arts (February 27) and Emelin Theatre (April 19) plus additional dates at participating theatres. James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds. For information, visit the theaters’ websites at burnsfilmcenter.org, quickcenter.fairfield.edu and emelin.org or the NT Live website for more information: cyranodebergerac.ntlive.com.
October 20, 2019 – May 5, 2020 – The Performing Arts Center 2019-2020 Season at SUNY Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. The Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Season, which continues “to disrupt the widespread notion that modern society does not want to leave the living room, by making The PAC itself a living room for the entire community,” states director Seth Soloway. “What happens in a living room? Shared experience, and critical conversation. At The Performing Arts Center we continue to provide experiences that spark conversations and make connections; in so doing, we further enhance our reputation as a welcoming community hub for an increasingly diverse audience base.” This year’s unique experiences welcome old friends and new to The PAC’s stages, and include expanded offerings in dance, featuring notable artists such as alumni Kyle Abraham and the fabulous Paul Taylor Dance Company and four brand-new works commissioned by The PAC, two of which will be World Premieres. Of note is the new work from Purchase College faculty member and alum Doug Varone, which will feature dancers from the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. For more and tickets: artscenter.org.
October 9, 2019 – May 31, 2020 – Long Wharf Theatre 2019 – 2020 Season, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT. From their blog: Long Wharf Theatre Reinvents Itself: This season at Long Wharf Theater will transcend both time and place with stories which speak to our shared humanity and demonstrate our shared connections. The 2019-2020 season will introduce important voices that speak to our collective past, present and future to New Haven audiences. The season opens with the world premiere of Ricardo Pérez González’s beautiful love story, On the Grounds of Belonging (October 9 – February 3). Also featured is Pride and Prejudice (November 27 – December 22); the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play of survival against great odds, Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife (February 5 – March 1); Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap (May 6 – 31, 2020) tells the story of a scrappy basketball hot-shot playing in high stakes game across the Pacific , and Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady (March 18 – April 12) is the powerful and mesmerizing tale of America’s first female Chinese immigrant. For more and tickets: longwharftheatre.org.
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm – Fairfield County Chorale presents Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Piano Concerto in E Flat Major: “Affirmations of the Human Spirit” at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on the cusp of spring with the Fairfield County Chorale when they present two signature works from his “heroic” period: the majestic and rarely-performed Mass in C major and the revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, the “Emperor” Concerto. The vocal soloists, rising stars in opera and oratorio, will be Jennifer Jaroslavsky, soprano; Naama Liany, mezzo soprano; Pavel (Pasha) Sulyandziga, tenor; Brian Mextorf, baritone. The piano concerto will be performed by the mesmerizing Russian pianist, and special friend of the FCC, Ilya Yakushev. For more and tickets: fairfieldcountychorale.org.
Sundays: January 12, February 9, March 15, April 5, May 3 – 2020 Armor Hall Concert Season at Wave Hill New York Public Garden and Cultural Center, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY. Wave Hill is pleased to announce the 2020 lineup of their popular Armor Hall Concert Series with five concerts curated by Ginger Dolden: a series that invites artists who are not only living experts in their fields but also pioneers in their genres. The artists featured in this series reimagine the traditional structures of the American, Classical and World Music genres and use their platform to connect to today’s audience: Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (Jan 12), Queen Esther (Feb 9), PUBLIQuartet (Mar 15), Sinfonietta of Riverdale (Apr 5), The Rhythm Method (May 3). Concerts begin at 2PM (except April 5, 12:30 – 2pm) and last approximately one hour without intermission. For tickets and more: wavehill.org.
February 1, March 5, April 16 – Announcing the All New Emelin Jazz Circle at Emelin Theatre: Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Eddie Henderson at Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY. In announcing its new Jazz Circle, the Emelin renews its commitment to presenting the very best in jazz. The inaugural season presents some of the most respected and acclaimed musicians in the genre performing today, including Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas (February 1), the three time Grammy award winner and principal innovator of jazz guitar John Scofield (March 5) and jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Dr. Eddie Henderson (April 16). Doors open at 7:30pm for complimentary tastings prior to first two shows – Saturday, February 1: Taconic Distillery, Thursday, March 5: Catskill Distilling Company. For more and tickets: emelin.org.
November 10, 2019 – May 10, 2020 – The Sanctuary Series 2019/2020 Season at South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY. Mary Jane and Anthony Newman kick-off the 2019-2020 Season of The Sanctuary Series on Sunday, November 10, 4:00 pm with “Newman and Newman play Bach” a recital featuring the great preludes and fugues of J.S, Bach arranged for two pianos, plus one pieces performed on the pipe organ by Mr. Newman who is internationally renowned on the instrument. Now entering its seventh season, The Sanctuary Series remains committed to presenting “extraordinary keyboard recitals in the pastoral setting of northern Westchester’s historic South Salem Hamlet.” The six-concert series will also feature pianists Jeffrey Biegel in a special Holiday concert on December 15, Michael Brown (March 1, 2020), Simone Dinnerstein (March 29), Dominic Cheli (April 19) and Fei-Fei (May 10). For more and tickets: thesanctuaryseries.org.
2019-2020 Season of Music from Copland House, at venues including John Jay Homestead in Katonah, NY and Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY. America’s musical past and future meet in a truly historic setting this season, when the internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble (MCH) moves its 2019-2020 mainstage concert series to the John Jay Homestead in Katonah, NY. Four of the five performances in the series (November 3, March 8, April 26, June 14) will take place on Sunday afternoons at the John Jay Homestead’s elegant, acoustically outstanding Ballroom. Sunday, MARCH 8, 3:00 pm at John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY: “Sounds from the Gilded Age” – A piece of music hailed at its 1905 World Premiere in Vienna as “a beautiful, engrossing work with an appealing lyricism,” and composed by one of the city’s rising musical stars, Bruno Walter, has never been played in the U.S. The internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble corrects this 115-year lapse when it gives the American Premiere of Bruno Walter’s heroic Piano Quintet. Walter’s work is paired at this concert with another formidable piano quintet written at almost the same time on this side of the Atlantic, by Amy Beach, one of America’s first outstanding and widely-recognized woman composers. For more information on this concert, click here, for full schedule and tickets: coplandhouse.org.
October 16, 2019 – May 13, 2020 – 2019-2020 Season of the Bedford Chamber Concerts, Fellowship Room of Parish House of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY. The 2019-2020 season features a variety of musical offerings, from solo and chamber works to orchestral masterpieces. Returning audience favorites include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, performed in their Gala Holiday Concert in December, Mozart’s Elvira Madigan Piano Concerto in April, and Handel’s festive Fireworks Music in May. In November they provide for the first time a concert featuring the harp, paired with the flute in music by Mozart and Debussy. April’s concert will present another first; a concert devoted to classical music appearing in films. All concerts begin at 8 PM. Concert dates: October 16, November 20, December 11, March 18, April 15, May 13. For more: bedfordchamberconcerts.org.
October 5, 2019 – May 9, 2020 – 2019-2020 Concert Series at Westport MOCA, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT – Purchase a ticket for the entire concert series including performances by Pacifica String Quartet on October 5, Kenny Barron on January 11, Matt Haimowitz on February 29, American String Quartet on April 4 and the Fred Hirsch Trio on May 9. The season begins with Pacifica String Quartet: Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often daring repertory choices, their ‘playing is nothing short of phenomenal.’ -The Daily Telegraph, London. For more: westportartscenter.org.
October 6 – April 27 – The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony 2019-2020 Concert Season. October 6-7, 2019 “From Two Worlds”: These concerts juxtapose string quartets from two hemispheres – Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas, an Andean Walkabout, and Mendelssohn’s final quartet, Opus 80 in F minor. Also heard will be EJ Moeran’s Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings. November 17-18, 2019 “Out of the Salon”: A program of lyrical works for trios in a small setting, featuring flute, piano and strings. Works include Pierné’s Sonata da Camera and Clara Schumann‘s Piano Trio. March 15-16, 2020 “Unabashed Originals”: Celebrating three unique voices and Beethoven’s Bicentennial in a concert of music for clarinet, string quartet and piano. April 26-27, 2020 “Intimacy and Grandeur”: Presenting a Mozart masterpiece: the Violin Sonata in A, K526, as well as Rebecca Clarke’s miniature Lullaby and Grotesque. The Brahms monumental Op. 60 Piano Quartet will be the season finale. Performance locations: Round Hill Community Church, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Arts Council Recital Hall. For more and tickets: chamberplayersofthegso.squarespace.com.
September 22, 2019 – May 9, 2020 – Caramoor Fall-Spring Season at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. With expanding audiences and a lineup that continues to go from strength to strength in the summer, Caramoor also remains a hub for musical and artistic exploration all year round. The 2019–20 fall–spring season offers a wealth of the diverse and imaginative programming with which the Westchester venue has long been synonymous, all presented indoors amid the authentic Renaissance furniture, paintings dating from the 16th century, and terra cotta reliefs of the historic Rosen House Music Room. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, whose folk opera Hadestown just won eight Tony Awards, performs on September 27. A trio of outstanding pianists are featured in the month of April: distinguished British classical master Stephen Hough (April 26), jazz great Aaron Diehl with his trio, presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center (April 18), and influential jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau (April 4). Early music comes courtesy of Sherezade Panthaki in concert with the Helicon Ensemble (Oct 20), violinist Rachel Podger (Sep 22), and the female vocal trio ModernMedieval (Dec 14). All three of the mentorship programs through which Caramoor serves as an incubator for exceptional young talent are showcased, with two concerts featuring the Evnin Rising Stars (Nov 2 & 3), one presented by the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars (March 15), and two programs with the incoming Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, the Thalea Quartet (Nov 17 & May 3). A Roots music benefit with the legendary John Hiatt (Dec 7) plus Roots music by Della Mae (May 9); the Miró Quartet playing touchstones of the repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert (March 22); Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck in an evening of Gershwin (May 2); and many other artists and events grace the Rosen House stage this fall and spring season. For tickets and more: 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.
March 14 – April 30, 2020 – .edu: Art Faculty of the Hudson Valley at Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY. Opening reception: Saturday, March 14 from 4 – 7 pm. These days, the term “influencer” has become synonymous with notions of lifestyle, spread through digital platforms and absorbed by the masses who sing their praises in the form of likes and comments. But perhaps we can consider this term to acknowledge those who truly influence us beyond the screen: the educator. Hudson Valley MOCA would like to shine light on the influencers of the classroom whose own practice lends a critical perspective on the current state of affairs in contemporary art, and an indication of what is yet to come. .edu: Art Faculty of the Hudson Valley features 14 art faculty from 8 higher-education institutions in the Hudson Valley. The artists chosen represent a survey of artistic practice within art education and have been selected by three jurors: art critic and writer Susan Hodara, independent curator Amy Lipton, and contemporary art collector Sue Stoffel. The resulting group of artists featured in .edu will stimulate discussion around a variety of themes and demonstrate how impactful this region is in creating powerful art. Featured Artists: Nancy Bowen (Purchase College), Bryan Czibesz (SUNY New Paltz), Donise English (Marist), Glen Fogel (Bard), Aaron Krach (Purchase College), Nicole Maloof (Sarah Lawrence College), Itty S. Neuhaus (SUNY New Paltz), John O’Connor (Sarah Lawrence College), Rachel Owens (Purchase College), Janine Polak (Purchase College), Gina Ruggeri (Vassar), Christina Tenaglia (Vassar), Josette Urso (WCC – White Plains), Randy Williams (Manhattanville). For more: hudsonvalleymoca.org.
February 29 – May 25, 2020 – Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT. This exhibition investigates radical changes in the history of dining. What many of us eat, the way food is cooked, and how we dine continue to be influenced by radical changes that took place in France and England between 1650 and 1789, the start of the French Revolution. Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture explores the details and events behind this transformation. Centuries before our time, light, flavorful cuisine was promoted by intellectuals and prepared by cooks and connoisseurs. The changing food culture inspired the invention of ceramic and silver ware vessels designed to serve the latest dishes. Replete with rare objects, from tureens in the forms of cauliflowers and chickens, to early cookbooks and gardening manuals, Savor reveals fascinating histories and stories about advances in horticulture, surprisingly modern philosophies on healthy eating, and a shift to more informal dining. For more: thewadsworth.org.
February 26 – March 21, 2020 – Silvermine School of Art Faculty Exhibition and Sofie Swann – A Cluttered Mind at Silvermine Galleries, Silvermine Art Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT. On Sunday, Mar. 1 from 2 – 4pm, Silvermine Galleries will host an opening reception for two new exhibitions: Sofie Swann ~ A Cluttered Mind, and the annual Silvermine School of Art Faculty Exhibition. ABOUT: Sofie Swann ~ A Cluttered Mind: Sofie Swann, 2018 winner of Silvermine’s prestigious national A•ONE exhibition, presents new paintings in her first solo exhibition at the Silvermine Galleries. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Swann graduated from Smith College, holds a law degree, and studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her powerful abstractions expand our understanding of her emotional journey to find a place to call home. Silvermine School of Art Faculty Exhibition: Once a year, the faculty, many of whom are Silvermine Guild members, exhibit their new work in a dynamic exhibition that shows a wide array of approaches to painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, and woodworking. Among the works of art represented in this year’s exhibition are ceramics by Jon Puzzuoli; mixed media collages by Inez Andrucyk, Justin Perlman, and Matthew Shelley; paintings by David Dunlop, Dean Fisher, and Dmitri Wright; metalsmithing by Michael Lake; and woodworking by Mark Andreas. For more: silvermineart.org.
February 28 – April 11, 2020 – Fragile Nature, River Studies in Glass – David Licata at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY. Fragile Nature, River Studies in Glass presents eleven new torchworked glass hanging sculptures, some affixed to the wall and others suspended from the ceiling. The artist chooses glass for its inherent beauty and the endless variety of colors and textures he can create with the medium. With gas torches and a well-honed arsenal of traditional and innovative techniques, Licata stripes, twists, blends and shapes rods of glass into fluid compositions. A lifelong student of glassmaking, the artist has become a technical expert; he often employs Venetian stripping, twisting or fusing to achieve desirable effects in coloration, and surface texture of the glass. He might also use a variety of traditional chainmaille “stitches” in building his work. There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. For more: kbfa.com.
February 28 – April 11, 2020 – Gallery II – Thomas Sarrantonio and Amy Talluto: Contemporary Landscape Paintings at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY. Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of contemporary landscape painting featuring Thomas Sarrantonio and Amy Talluto. Both Sarrantonio and Talluto live and work in Ulster County, New York where a rich tradition and history of landscape painting both informs and inspires their work. The artists can frequently be spotted in the woods and meadows painting and drawing. The paintings of Thomas Sarrantonio seek to mediate between realms of external perception and internal reflection. They present themselves as meditations on nature and self. Choosing humble, often overlooked subject matter, such as the overgrown grasses at the edge of a field, he attempts to translate the dynamic processes of nature into the stasis of physical matter on a painted surface. Amy Talluto has long focused on landscape painting and drawing. Her subjects include the wild environments of Wyoming and Montana, and the forested landscape of Upstate New York. Talluto is interested in using the tradition of landscape painting to explore emotions and ideas through brushwork, color and composition. There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. For more: kbfa.com.
Through March 8, 2020 – Human in Nature: The Art & Wit of Rodney Smith at Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. The exhibition features 20 black & white and color photographs, illustrating Smith’s enduring love affair with nature. Smith’s magical images are instantly recognizable for the way they combine surrealism, style and humor, in the first major US exhibition of his prints since his untimely passing two years ago. Museum Director Jennifer Patton writes, “Every few years a photographer emerges on the world stage with a unique voice and vision that immediately sets their work apart from anyone else. Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz…each has a style and approach that defines their era and distinguishes them from other talented but more predictable image makers. Rodney Smith’s extraordinary photographs are destined to join the ranks of these masters.” For more: edwardhopperhouse.org.
February 14 – June 7, 2020 – James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice at Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Award-winning artist, naturalist, and writer James Prosek (b. 1975, B.A. 1997) brings his love of the natural world and his lifelong fascination with the naming and classification of nature to the Yale University Art Gallery. The exhibition brings together objects from the collections of the Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Yale Center for British Art. It places Prosek’s work in dialogue with a wide range of both man-made objects and those produced by billions of years of evolution, or what naturalist Charles Darwin described as “endless forms most beautiful.” By challenging traditional separations of museum collections into “art” and “artifact,” or “natural” and “man-made,” the artist asks us to explore to what extent these distinctions matter. Is it helpful for us to draw such boundaries? Or do they limit what we are able to see, substituting categories and classifications for experience? “What would happen,” Prosek said, “if we stop putting things into neat categories and simply marvel at the wondrous and complex world of which we are a part?” There will be three exhibition-related events: 2/27 – Opening Program: “Human and Animal Art Worlds”, 4/1 – Gallery Talk: “Meditations on a Bird’s Nest”, 4/22 – Gallery Talk: “Language Perception and Representation”. For more on programs click here, and the exhibition: artgallery.yale.edu.
Through March 21, 2020 – The Hypogean Tip by Rachel Owens at Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT. This exhibition explores both Bridgeport’s and our larger nation’s past. The show is comprised of glass sculptures rendered in various materials, including large-scale casts of the porch from the home of Mary Freeman (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and works cast in coal and marble dust that invoke P.T. Barnum’s specter as well as his adverse impact. There will be an Artist Conversation with Rachel Owens in the gallery on Saturday, February 29 at 2pm, plus additional programming throughout the exhibition. For images from the exhibition, click here, for more information: museum.housatonic.edu.
February 12 – May 31, 2020 – Isaac Julien: Western Union: Small Boats at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. Western Union: Small Boats (2007) is a video installation that addresses migration across the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe in the early years of the twenty-first century. The work, which has received dozens of accolades and awards, powerfully evokes the trauma of clandestine passage – what it means to journey illegally from one place to another, from one culture to another. Western Union presents the story of men, women, and children who crossed the ocean in small overcrowded boats that promised escape from Africa to Europe. While the installation explicitly focuses the experience of migrants who attempted to cross the Mediterranean in and before 2007, it resonates in today’s world as nations attempt to enforce their borders against refugees escaping the ravages of war, violence, instability, terrorism, and famine. There will be an opening reception for the spring exhibitions on Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 – 7 pm. For more: neuberger.org.
February 12 – May 31, 2020 – Pier Pasolini: Subversive Prophet at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. Outspoken and subversive, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian, 1922–1975) was a prolific poet, writer, and film director. The two-part exhibition begins with artistic homages to Pasolini by Chilean, New York–based artist Alfredo Jaar, and the late Uruguayan artist Antonio Frasconi, a former Purchase College professor. Both artists pay tribute to Pasolini. This first section also explores the reception of Pasolini in the Americas: in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. The second part of the exhibition is devoted to Pasolini’s powerful creative output, featuring his poetry, novels, paintings, and drawings, as well as an introduction to his most important films including original film costumes designed in Rome by Farani. There will be an opening reception for the spring exhibitions on Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 – 7 pm. For more: neuberger.org.
February 6 – April 22, 2020 – In Plain Sight: The Library Print Collection at Flinn Gallery, 2nd Floor Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. In Plain Sight : The Library Print Collection is the second part of their on-going exhibition which showcases the Library’s collection of mid-century prints. For many years these artworks were borrowed through the Library Lending Art Program for local offices and homes. Eventually the prints were deemed too valuable or fragile to circulate and they were hung in the library instead. In total 35 selected print works will be on display including: Sam Francis’ abstract splatters in Hurrah for the Red White and Blue, Claes Oldenburg’s City as Alphabet, Ben Shahn’s Freedom Riders suite of portraits from 1965 and Alexander Calder’s Moon and Mountain from 1960. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 6, from 6 – 8 pm. For more: flinngallery.org.
February 1 – March 21, 2020 – Good Morning at Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY. Clay Art Center’s year-long gallery focus in 2020 explores all of the elements that make a home. Featuring four core exhibitions with related programming, they explore the meaning of family, the daily routines, moments and items that surround us and add to a sense of home, and the interaction of the people within to create that place which develops our sense of identity. Their Good Morning Invitational Show represents the ceramics works of Clay Art Center artist members, and invited nationally recognized artists. Artists share their mornings with us through the objects that are part of the ritual of starting the day. Often, those functional objects are cherished favorite functional ceramics such as mugs, espresso cups, teapots, creamers, or bowls to name but a few. With this exhibition, they also mark the re-imagining of the space at Clay Art Center, with a restructured layout encompassing a Resource Room, Gallery and Shop. They will have several events throughout the coming year to celebrate their Gallery Year theme. For more information on the exhibition: clayartcenter.org.
February 1 – May 24, 2020 – On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Following an extensive, five-month-long renovation of its changing gallery spaces, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, is pleased to present a major new international exhibition, On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—the National Gallery of Denmark. Initiated by the American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark, the exhibition will be on view in the Museum’s newly expanded main art gallery February 1 through Sunday, May 24, 2020. About the exhibition: L.A. Ring (1854-1933), a Realist and Symbolist painter, is considered one of the most important figures in Danish art. The national gallery of Denmark holds the largest collection of Ring’s paintings and drawings in the world; On the Edge of the World showcases 25 of the most important pieces that represent the key themes and sheer variety and complexity of his oeuvre. The exhibition travels to only two U.S. venues. The Bruce Museum is the only one on the East Coast. For more information on the exhibition and related programs: brucemuseum.org.
February 1 – July 19, 2020 – Under the Skin at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Under the Skin samples images made possible by a remarkable array of technologies—CT scanning, infrared cameras, scanning electron microscopes and more—that allow scientists to visualize the marvels of evolution that lie below the surface. All of the images presented in the exhibition were captured in the last five years, thus representing the cutting edge of modern imaging. Many showcase amazing discoveries that were undreamt of just a decade ago. Natural history specimens from the Bruce Museum and on loan from other collections complement each image and reinforce the role of museums as stewards of natural history. As part of the exhibition lecture series, world-renowned scientists, many whose work will be highlighted in the exhibition, will visit the Bruce Museum to share their discoveries. A scholarly research symposium will bring together faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from the American Museum of Natural History, UCONN, Yale, and beyond for a day of presentations and discussion, freely open to the public. For more: brucemuseum.org.
January 29 – May 31, 2020 – Calder from the Collection at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. American Modernist Alexander Calder ‘s kinetic mobiles are brilliantly engineered, three-dimensional works that rely on careful weighting to achieve balance, movement, and suspension. They revolutionized the concept of sculpture. At the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, his mobile The Red Ear is suspended over the staircase to the second-floor galleries, and Snake on Arch, a bronze sculpture, is installed in the museum’s modern and contemporary galleries. Yet, it was in his lesser-known early drawings, prints, and paintings where Calder first explored color, space, and movement. Fifteen of those works will be on view at the Neuberger Museum from January 29-May 17, 2020 in Calder from the Collection, an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Calder that are housed in the museum’s extraordinary collection of 20 th century American art. There will be an opening reception for the spring exhibitions on Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 – 7 pm. For more: neuberger.org.
January 28 – June 19, 2020 – Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age at Hofstra University Museum of Art, Emily Lowe Gallery, 112 Hofstra University, Hemstead, NY. Art, science, and technology have become increasingly intermingled. The distinctions between the disciplines are less clear, leading into unknown territory where all things are possible. Using a range of styles and materials, creating both two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and site-specific works, the artists investigate mathematical or scientific principles, in both explicit and implicit ways, and often use technology to produce their work. The eight artists included in Uncharted: American Abstraction in the Information Age, drawn from the membership of the American Abstract Artists organization, explore some of the unexpected ways that math, science and technology are transforming our perception of the visual arts. The exhibition includes works by artists James O. Clark, John Goodyear, Lynne Harlow, Daniel G. Hill, Gilbert Hsiao, Irene Rousseau, James Seawright, and Patricia Zarate. Organized by Karen T. Albert, Acting Director and Chief Curator, Hofstra University Museum of Art, with essays by Laurie Fendrich and Creighton Michael. To learn more, click here for the online exhibition catalog which provides essays, information and images of the work. There will be an Exhibition Reception on Thursday, January 30, from 4:30 – 6pm and on Tuesday, March 24, from 4:30 – 6pm – “Uncharted Roundtable: Shock of the New.” Click here for a review of the exhibition in dArt International Magazine. For more: hofstra.edu.
January 24 – May 15, 2020 – Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists at Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University Art Museum, 1076 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. Featuring works by internationally renowned artists, this exhibit explores the mythologies of liberation and fulfillment promised by modern life, as well as the peculiar challenges they represent for island Cubans who must navigate Cuba’s contradictory system of combining capitalism with Communist rule, since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Through sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media, artists Roberto Diago, Manuel Mendive, Eduardo (“Choco”) Roca, Abel Barroso, Mabel Poblet and Luis Enrique Camejo interrogate the ways that consumerism, migration, patriarchy and the legacies of slavery shape the definitions and differential experiences of freedom that 21st- century technology affords all of us. Yet these works anchor the viewer in deeply Cuban locations of consciousness, revealing how austerity and sacrifice, self-reliance and dependence, fear and valor, joy and anguish reflect central principles of survival in a society where egalitarian dreams have long clashed with scarcity, poverty and painful political realities. There will be an opening night lecture and reception, as well as other programming throughout the exhibition. Registration for each is required. For more: fairfield.edu.
January 24 – March 7, 2020 – SANDRINE KERN: HALF WAY TO REALITY AND A LITTLE BIT LOST at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY. Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present this solo exhibition of recent paintings by French artist Sandrine Kern. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with MJFA. The exhibition introduces Sandrine Kern’s uniquely ethereal, other-worldly paintings that integrate aspects of figuration and abstraction. At first glance, the works suggest traditional landscape, but the idea quickly dissolves into notions of abstraction as her indistinguishable, evocative settings are purposefully clouded or hazed to communicate a fading memory or transmit a feeling of a place that is imagined in the artist’s mind. There will be an opening reception on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and meet the artist. For more: madelynjordonfineart.com.
January 16 – March 7, 2020 – Charles and Natalie Arnoldi: Natural Lineage at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT. The public is invited to attend a reception for both artists on January 30th, 5-7pm. Although the visual language of these two Californian artists could not be more different — the brightly colored geometric abstractions by Charles Arnoldi a bold contrast to Natalie’s muted representational evocations of light and atmosphere — the two share common threads in their investigative approach. Both enjoy conveying their creativity in series, encapsulating ideas and delving deep into their enquiry, painting several canvases of the same subject to fine-tune the aesthetic in question. Both are not shy to present their output in oversized scales, unabashedly captivating the viewer with patchworks of color or quotidian references, and both are equally deft at pivoting their magnitudes to smaller, more relatable sizes. For more: heathergaudiofineart.com.
Through March 29, 2020 – Returning to the Source at Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY. Wave Hill chose originality and diversity of artistic approach to frame Returning to the Source. Now a decade old, the Winter Workspace program is known for bold experimentation and for artists forging novel connections to nature. Reconnecting with former artists for the exhibition was exciting and meaningful. Bringing the artworks together now underscores the breadth of exploration that happens here. On view is an incredible range of media, including animation, video, performance, works on paper, sculpture, textiles, painting and mixed media. For more: wavehill.org.
January 17 – March 15, 2020 – Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 38 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT. American nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has been praised by many as a spiritual descendent of Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter and Edward Weston. Over his more than 40 years of traveling to the wildest corners of North America and beyond, Mangelsen has become legendary for producing a body of work that includes truly awe-inspiring landscapes and some of the most recognizable wildlife scenes ever photographed, including many counted among the most important of the modern environmental age. A Life in the Wild is an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen’s most resonant images — images that take viewers on a journey into the haunts of iconic species whose struggles for survival are metaphorical fulcrums for reflection in the 21st century. Opening Reception with Artist: Thursday, January 16, 5 – 8 pm, registration requested. For more and to register: stamfordmuseum.org.
Through March 1, 2020 – Playhouse Café Gallery presents Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery Exhibit at Bedford Playhouse Home of Clive Davis Arts Center, 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY. The Playhouse Cafe presents a New Year exhibition of artworks by: Kate Breakey, Annette Davidek, David Kroll, Lily Prince, Anne Siems, Christopher Smith, and Maggie Taylor – a curated collection of varied works from Chelsea’s Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery. Littlejohn Contemporary’s aesthetic presents a variety of genres, including abstraction and allegorical narrative. Littlejohn’s artists stand out for the quality of their craft, uniqueness of vision, and thought-provoking contributions to the contemporary art world. For more: bedfordplayhouse.org.
December 14, 2019 – March 29, 2020 – Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Sea serpents crushing ships. Seven-foot-tall giants. A mummified Porsche. What other oddities might you find in the Bruce Museum’s 2D curiosity cabinet? The practice of collecting objects and putting them on display in cabinets of curiosities reached its peak among European collectors, scientists, and royalty during the 16th and 17th centuries. Drawing inspiration from these cabinets on paper, this exhibition uses printed works, photographs, medals, textiles, and scrimshaw from the Bruce Museum collections to create a cabinet filled with two-dimensional depictions of typical three-dimensional cabinet objects. For more: brucemuseum.org.
November 24, 2019 – May 17, 2020 – Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. The work of Zoë Sheehan Saldaña tends to hide in plain sight. Even her most elaborate undertakings, such as a reverse-engineered “Strike Anywhere” match or a hand-woven terrycloth towel, masquerade as objects you might toss away thoughtlessly, or stick in a drawer and forget. Underneath these acts of artistic camouflage lies a deep well of conviction, a drive to take full responsibility for things. For her exhibition at The Aldrich – the artist’s largest to date – Sheehan has refused the usual support that a museum offers. She will personally oversee every aspect of the project, down to making paint by hand and applying it to the gallery walls. Deceptively neutral in appearance, the space will be populated by about fifty of her beguiling handmade artifacts. The exhibition is an extended meditation on self-reliance: the instinct to escape the anxious, sometimes hysterical tenor of contemporary life. For more: aldrichart.org.
Through December 6, 2020 – How We Live at Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY – How We Live is a sculpture and video exhibition from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection which includes artists from around the globe who explore the particularities of their individual cultures through art. 34 sculptures by 31 artists along with six video artists showcase unique heritages, and in doing so enrich our understanding of the world. This exhibition combines the curatorial vision of Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Independent Curator and Artistic Director and Curator of Untitled, Art, and Nicola Trezzi, Director and Chief Curator of the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, in collaboration with the Marc and Livia Straus Family. Featured in this exhibition are works such as Global Encoder (1994) by Nam June Paik, monument to V.Tatlin (1966) by Dan Flavin, Cradle ( 1999) by Janine Antoni, Felt Floor (2003) by Rachel Whiteread, and Traitment Musicale (1997) by Chen Zhen. Each work is in part an exploration of an artist’s life through the lens of their practice, a poignant reflection of how cultures shape lives and are in turn molded by those living in them. For more: hudsonvalleymoca.org.
Through April 5, 2020 – Eva LeWitt: Untitled (Mesh A – J) at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, NY. This fall, The Aldrich presents the first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985). The exhibition, the artist’s largest to date, will debut a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich. LeWitt’s sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity. Using materials she can control and manipulate with supporting and opposing attributes – rigid/pliable, opaque/transparent, airy/substantial, and handmade/machine built – LeWitt creates exuberant configurations that vaunt a buoyant physical agency. LeWitt’s deft sculptural arrays wondrously wed industrial materials like Plexiglas, acetate, latex, and vinyl with hand-cast and hand-dyed polyurethane foams, sponges and rubbers to form soft, sensuous, and splendidly vibrant compositions. For more: aldrichart.org.
Through March 29, 2020 – Weather Report at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Weather Report will reveal the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere. Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sara Bouchard, Josh Callaghan, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Bryan Nash Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Graves, Ellen Harvey, Ayumi Ishii, Jitish Kallat, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Colin McMullan, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Sean Salstrom, and Jennifer Steinkamp, and an installation by researchers Amanda Bunce, Joel Salisbury, and Michael Vertefeuille. Outdoors: works by Tom Friedman, Radcliffe Bailey, Nari Ward and Tony Tasset, through March 15, 2020. For more: aldrichart.org.
Ongoing – Arte Povera Group Show at Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY. Open since March 1st, 2018, this exhibition presents a comprehensive panorama on the artistic practice of 12 artists associated with the Arte Povera movement: Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio. Their work came at a defining moment in the 1960s, as Italy was transitioning into an era of burgeoning industrialization, student rebellion, and a decline of the “economic miracle” of the 1950s allowed by the Marshall Plan. The artists aimed to eradicate the boundaries between media as well as between nature and art under the mantra “Art is Life.” The exhibition represents the Olnick Spanu Collection’s core of Post-war Italian art, allowing the space to be an environment solely devoted to this generation of Italian artists. For more: magazzino.art.
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 MOCA (Peekskill, NY); Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY); and Wave Hill New York Public Garden and Cultural Center (Bronx, NY).