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66th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition – Call for Entries

Silvermine Arts Center

May 27, 2016 - May 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Art of the Northeast, Silvermine’s signature juried show, now in its 66th year, creates each year a new map of the themes, explorations, and preoccupations of the contemporary art world. 2016 AoNE curator Steven Sergiovanni is an art advisor & curator based in New York City and a former director of Mixed Greens, a gallery established in the late 1990s to support emerging artists so they could...

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Malcolm Pray Achievement Center

Malcolm Pray Achievement Center

May 27, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

What is the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center? The Malcolm Pray Achievement Center (MPAC) is an educational center for inspiring the youth of today towards success, a career, understanding importance of “drive” and the benefits of entrepreneurism. This is all showcased through the Malcolm Pray story. This non-profit organization offers support to local schools, youth groups, community...

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Robert Rauschenberg Spreads + Related Works

The Glass House

May 27, 2016 - Aug 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The Glass House is pleased to debut Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works. The exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works is a group of paintings and works on paper chosen to compliment the painting Recital (Spread),1980 which Philip Johnson purchased that same year.  The Spreads series was inspired in part by the Rauschenberg retrospective that was organized by the...

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Mianus River Gorge: Photographs by William Abranowicz

Bruce Museum

May 27, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

In 2013, in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its founding, the Mianus River Gorge organization gave renowned photographer William Abranowicz unrestricted access to the Gorge over the course of a year. This exhibition features selected photos from the book published to mark that anniversary. In his photographs, Abranowicz has captured the profound beauty and myriad faces of this...

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Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art

Bruce Museum

May 27, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

March 26, 2016 - July 3, 2016 Enjoy an adventure into the world of animals and explore their portrayal in children’s book art. Through contemporary and historic illustrations, visitors will immerse themselves in the colorful lives of wild animals -- both realistic and exaggerated. A highlight of this exhibition will be the taxidermy examples from the Bruce Museum’s natural...

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Electric Paris

Bruce Museum

May 27, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity.  The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination.  By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial lighting: in the 1840s and 1850s, gas lamps were first...

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Family Farm Fridays!

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

May 27, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Friday.

Fridays, May 20 - June 17, 4 - 5 pm, (no progam on 6/3) Explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects. Each week will have a separate theme, so join us for one or all. Registration is not required. Recommended for ages 5 and up. May 20: Dairy Delight: Meet our goats and cows, learn how we milk our goats, and learn how...

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Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson

Fairfield Museum and History Center

May 27, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Lawson is the only artist and author to have won both the Caldecott and the Newberry Awards. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, Lawson and his wife Marie, also an illustrator, lived at...

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Docent Orientation

Fairfield Museum and History Center

May 27, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Coffee and refreshments will be served. Free, RSVP to Christine Jewell, Director of Education at: 203-259-1598 or education@fairfieldhs.org Are you a lifelong learner with a passion for sharing history? Find out about becoming a Museum Docent! Docents are volunteers who are trained to present historic tours to students and adults. We especially need volunteers to conduct house tours at...

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IMAGES Juried Photography Exhibition

Fairfield Museum and History Center

May 27, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Fairfield Museum and History Center celebrates the 2016 winners of the eighth annual IMAGES photography competition, which celebrates the work of talented professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

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