Outdoor Adventures: Amphibian Amble, Session I

03/23/2018 to 03/23/2018

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521..

Join in on this Spring favorite at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit these vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs, like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. 

Register early, this sells out every year! Pre-registration only. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Call 203.977.6521 to register.

SM&NC Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Cyanotype

03/24/2018 to 03/25/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 am - 4 pm. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process in the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce "Blueprints". Jo will be demonstrating how to make Cyanotype photograms using two chemicals, ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide. After applying the photo-sensitive emulsion on your choice of paper, artists will use glass or other objects to act as stencils which are placed on its surface to make the photogram. The coated paper and stencils will be exposed to UV light to create the print.

Bruce Museum “America Calls": Mobilizing Artists during the Great War”


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

10 am - 11 am. Monday Morning Lecture. "America Calls": Mobilizing Artists during the Great War" by Robin Jaffee Frank, Ph.D. Before, during, and after World War I, American artists of all generations, aesthetic styles, regions, and political points of view developed imagery to express ideas about the imperiled world in which they lived. When the United States finally entered the ongoing conflict—marking the first time American troops were sent overseas to defend foreign soil—President Woodrow Wilson mobilized artists to design posters to support the war effort. This lecture will explore seductive and persuasive propaganda in the context of the larger response of artists (including painters and sculptors) to the "war to end all wars."