Date - November 20, 2016
1:30 pm until 2:30 pm
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
Join us for a Private Tour of the exhibitions Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbor’s Private Collections, and Towards Abstraction: Brett Weston Photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection. Her Crowd is a show that is broad in scope, displayed in a wide range of mediums with a variety of points of view and styles – there is a surprise around every corner. The Brett Weston exhibition will be of particular interest to those who appreciate black and white photography; a tour of this exhibition will be an opportunity to learn about and discuss the distinction between traditional photography and Mr. Weston’s work.
Before the tour, Cultural Pursuit members and guests are invited to join me for brunch at 12:00 noon at L’escale Restaurant, across the street from the museum. More information is below.
Cost for Private Tour: Cultural Pursuit Members $12.
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From the website: brucemuseum.org
HER CROWD: NEW ART BY WOMEN FROM OUR NEIGHBORS’ PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
September 24, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent exhibitions have featured women’s art, scant attention has been paid to the collecting of art created by women. In fact, private collections are in the process of being dramatically transformed. Greenwich and nearby communities in Fairfield and Westchester counties are home to a number of the finest contemporary collections, and thus to some of the most exciting art being made today.
Her Crowd will offer the rare opportunity to see what some of America’s most influential collectors of contemporary art consider beautiful, important, and compelling.
Featuring works by artists from established figures to brilliant newcomers, the exhibition includes remarkable pieces by
- Yayoi Kusama
- Kiki Smith
- Betye Saar
- Annie Lapin
- Margaret Lee
- Carol Bove
- Dana Schutz
- Jessica Stockholder
- Jenny Saville
- Tara Donovan
- and others
TOWARDS ABSTRACTION, 1940-1985: BRETT WESTON PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE BRUCE MUSEUM COLLECTION
November 5, 2016 – February 9, 2017
Throughout his nearly seventy-year career, Brett Weston (1911-1993) was obsessed with abstracted micro-images of reality as well as of cities and landscapes captured by a long telephoto lens that diminished the depth of field, thus flattening the image. Weston used a medium or large-format camera and contact printed on high-gloss paper directly from the negative, selecting his subjects carefully rather than manipulating in the dark room. The subjects, always from nature, became increasingly less recognizable as time progressed.
Before our visit, Cultural Pursuit members are invited to have brunch as a group at a L’escale Restaurant, we have a reservation for 12:00 noon. L’escale is an elegant restaurant with beautiful surroundings and excellent cuisine, truly a treat – I look forward to our return.
L’escale at the Delamar Hotel, 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, Connecticut
Also of note…
MUSEUM SERIES FEATURES WOMEN’S ART
The Bruce Museum announces a series of lectures and films complementing its newest exhibition, Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections.
A free lecture series on Feminism and Art takes place on Monday mornings at 10 am beginning on October 17 with Dr. Ferris Olin discussing “Consuming Passions: Some Women Art Collectors in Post WWII America.” Additional presentations feature Dr. Siona Wilson on October 24, the artist Alessandra Expósito on October 31, and art historian Saisha Grayson on the work of Wangechi Mutu on November 7.
On Wednesday, October 26, artist Margaret Lee, who founded the New York artist-run space 179 Canal in 2009 and is currently a partner in the gallery 47 Canal, will discuss her personal work and inspirations. The event begins at 6:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception. Register in advance at brucemuseum.eventbrite.com.
On Wednesday mornings, November 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Bruce Museum presents the PBS film series Art21, exploring contemporary art in a different location with each episode – Chicago, New Mexico, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut