Date - February 6, 2016
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
THE BRUCE MUSEUM
On Sunday, January 10, 2016 we will visit the Bruce Museum for their newly opened exhibition, Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet.
Brunch at The National on Greenwich Avenue will be an option before our visit, more information below.
COST: $10 per person, payable via Eventbrite
From the website: brucemuseum.org
FIERCE AND FRAGILE: BIG CATS IN THE ART OF ROBERT DALLET
January 10, 2016 – March 13, 2016
Hermés and Panthera have joined forces as leaders in their fields to celebrate the beauty and allure of big cats and to protect their wild populations for generations to come.
The show will feature approximately 40 – 60 of the artist’s paintings, drawings, and sketches illustrating the eight big cat species: tiger, lion, leopard, cheetah, cougar, jaguar, snow leopard and clouded leopard. True to Dallet’s passion as a wildlife naturalist, the exhibition offers an in-depth look at the science and biology of the big cats while examining the conservation challenges the animals face today. Offering a cross-disciplinary approach that brings together art, design, and science, this exhibition provides a visual framework for a powerful conservation message and highlights Dallet’s two-decade long design collaboration with Hermés. The exhibition will launch at the Bruce Museum and is scheduled for an international tour throughout Europe and Asia in 2016 – 2017.
Also on view:
IMAGES OF THE CITY
December 12, 2015 – March 6, 2016
As hubs of cultural and social activity, major metropolitan centers such as New York, San Francisco, and Chicago have drawn creative communities of artists whose subject matter is decisively shaped by where they live and what they see around them. The city is a favorite subject for artists, providing urban landscapes and architectural perspectives that lend themselves to graphic interpretation.
The exhibition Images of the City highlights 30 prints and photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection that paint a portrait of the modern American city. Some of these, from the early decades of the 20th century, are being shown for the first time after recent conservation. An additional selection from private lenders will complement the Museum’s collection.
Etchings, lithographs, screen prints and photographs depict views of iconic architecture, public art and dramatic construction scenes from throughout the 20th century to the present, evoking a mood and atmosphere that range from gritty to nostalgic and from restless to formal.
The exhibition includes works by Robert Rauschenberg, Brett Weston, Martin Lewis, Stow Wengenroth, Joseph Pennell, Karl Dehmann, Paul J. Woolf and more.
AND STILL WE RISE: RACE, CULTURE, AND VISUAL CONVERSATIONS
January 16, 2016 – April 24, 2016
Using the powerful medium of story quilts, this exhibition narrates nearly four centuries of African American history, from the first slave ships to the first African American president and beyond. Through 40 quilts from artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the exhibition reveals the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Phillis Wheatley to Frederick Douglass to the Tuskegee Airmen. Story quilting expands on traditional textile-arts techniques to record, in fabric, events of personal or historical significance. Through the accessibility of their colors, patterns and symbols, the quilts of “And Still We Rise” relate narratives that enable conversations about sensitive topics from our national history, furthering the discussion of racial reconciliation in America.
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830
BRUNCH AT THE NATIONAL
Before our visit and tour, members are invited to have lunch as a group at The National on nearby Greenwich Avenue. Details will be sent to attending members.
From the website: thenational-ct.com
A New Kind of Neighborhood Café
The National is an American Cafe by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian with a strong focus on seasonal ingredients, hardwood grilling and craft cocktails and brings a unique perspective to the idea of a neighborhood cafe. The menu showcases Geoffrey’s signature style by using first-rate ingredients and treating them well in the kitchen.
The National Greenwich, 376 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830