Date - September 26, 2015
1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
Please join me for a visit to the Bruce Museum to see their current exhibitions, Charles Harold Davis, Mystic Impressionist and The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride. Members are invited to join me for lunch before our visit at Ristorante Firenze, more about that is below.
CHARLES HAROLD DAVIS (1856-1933), MYSTIC IMPRESSIONIST
September 26, 2015 – January 3, 2016
The Bruce Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of paintings by American landscapist Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933). At his 1934 Memorial Exhibition, Davis was hailed as a figure who would take his place beside the greats of literature and art —Hardy, Millet, Tolstoy — yet today he is little known. The grand praise he received in his time speaks to his ability to capture the shifting moods of his native Connecticut landscape, from the calm of a breezy summer day to the bittersweet twilight of late November. An influential figure in his day, he exhibited at the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York and established the art colony in Mystic, Connecticut. Yet in the modern era, Davis’s work has received scant scholarly attention. The upcoming retrospective of Davis’s paintings at the Bruce Museum, the first in decades, offers the public a chance to rediscover a leading American landscapist.
The exhibition will include works from throughout Davis’s prolific career, highlighting his transformation from a delicate Barbizon style to an atmospheric Impressionism and the bold, expressive style of his final years.
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: PRIDE
June 27, 2015 – October 18, 2015
The Bruce Museum presents Pride, the sin of arrogance.. This mother of all sins is characterized by the desire to be exceptional. Join us as we explore the dazzling, dizzying heights of mankind’s hubris and vanity — as well as the resultant cataclysmic falls — through objects of art and material culture from the Renaissance into the contemporary period. Humans are not alone in being implicated in the sin of pride; peacocks and lions have also been symbols of the sin. This study of exquisite master prints, drawings, paintings, rare books, and a video installation will demonstrate the breadth and endurance of the imagery of this deadly sin.
Museum Admission (payable at the desk upon arrival): Adults $7.00, Seniors (65 & up) $6.00
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830
Members are invited to join me for lunch at Ristorante Firenze before our Bruce visit. Details will be sent to attending members the week before the event.
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