Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art Exhibit

06/10/2017 to 07/31/2018

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 846-0525 |.

A  salon-style exhibit in the Town House entitled, Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art.will be on display, featuring 80+ pieces of art on paper. As part of the continuing celebration of Norwalk's heritage, the Norwalk Historical Society presents an exhibit of the City's significant art collection. The exhibit curated by Sophia Gevas, is comprised of paintings and works on paper drawn from the four separate collections that comprise the Norwalk Collection: the City of Norwalk, the Lockwood family, the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). There are over 80 featured works created by artists who lived and worked in Norwalk. It is presented "Salon Style" in the recently restored 1835 Town House at Mill Hill. The exhibit is a survey presented in groupings of Portraits, Still-lifes, Scenes of Working Life and Nature, each capturing significant aspects and insights about city life through the ages.

Westport Historical Society New Exhibit: 06880+50

09/22/2017 to 12/31/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Compact smart homes with elevators. A commute-busting high-speed ferry from Westport to Manhattan. A bike path connecting downtown to the Saugatuck train station. Out-of-the-way lots for self-parking driverless cars. Welcome to Westport in the year 2067. A new exhibit, 06880+50, brings together the innovative imaginings of some 17 renowned local architects, David Adam Realty, Inc., Dierdra O'Farrelly, Frederick William Hoag, Juresko Herman, John Jones, Rountree Architects, Leigh Overland, Michael Greenberg & Assoicates, Peter Cadoux Architects, The Pure house , Robert Cohen, Robert Storm, Roger Ferris & Partners, Scott Springer, Sellars Lathrop Architects, Tasos Kokoris, and the Vita Design Group.

Nostalgia On Display at the Maritime Garage Gallery

09/28/2017 to 01/05/2018

10 North Water Stree, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-831-9063.

Favorite memories, reminders, and images of home will be on display as the City of Norwalk Parking Authority's Maritime Garage Gallery presents its new exhibit "Memories of Our Town" this fall. The exhibit will run through January 5, 2018. "Memories Of Our Town," features art in a variety of mediums that represents the unique memories of the place we call home: places, people, sounds, smells, events, etc. that are personally significant to the artist. The gallery is located in the Maritime Garage at 10 North Water Street in Norwalk. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Fairfield Museum Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield in World War I

09/28/2017 to 02/05/2018

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

How did government-sponsored messages about The Great War affect those who lived through it? Posters, publicity campaigns, and censorship of critical viewpoints were an important aspect of the federal government's efforts to inspire support and sacrifice on the home front. This exhibition explores these messages and how they influenced people in the Fairfield and Bridgeport area, where war time manufacturing made the city into a boom town. Wartime posters and broadsides for local patriotic rallies, calling on citizens to purchase Liberty Bonds, volunteer for overseas service, or conserve food for the war effort, will be on view, along with newspapers, letters, uniforms and memorabilia from people from Fairfield who served "over there" and on the home front. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Gilded Age Redux

10/18/2017 to 01/07/2018

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799..

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, in collaboration with Rowayton Arts Center, will present Gilded Age Redux, a juried group exhibition opening to the public on Oct. 18, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, 12-4 p.m. with a reception on Oct. 26, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. "This exhibit of original art work is focused on today's interpretation of the 19th century Gilded Age. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum invited RAC artists to interpret this turbulent yet seminal period of recent American history and draw parallels with today's social, political, and economic environment. The resulting works selected for this exhibit span the spectrum, from traditional-style still life paintings, to posed photographic references, to purely abstract gestural images, demonstrating the rich vein of material that the Gilded Age contains."

Franklin Street Artworks I hear it everywhere I go

11/11/2017 to 01/07/2018

41 Franklin St, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 595-5211.

"I hear it everywhere I go" is a group exhibition that includes sculptures, text works, installations, and videos ranging from 1995 to today. The show aims, in part, to explore dissatisfaction around the pursuit of the American Dream and how it is expressed. The curatorial premise was inspired by artist Cady Noland's (b. 1956) writings on and stated thinking about the American tendency to express violence through socially acceptable release valves such as figuratively "trashing" celebrities on the one hand and conning or preying on populations outside of dominant power structures – often in the name of entrepreneurship – on the other. Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sun. 12 - 5 pm.

Bruce Museum Presents “Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection”

11/11/2017 to 04/01/2018

One Museum Dr,, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Treasures of the Earth will take visitors on a tour of the breathtaking splendor, wonder, and science of minerals. Approximately 100 dazzling specimens from the exceptional Robert R. Wiener Collection will be on display, ranging from enormous interconnected cubes of pyrite to dazzlingly clear crystals of selenite to fiery red hexagons of vanadinite. Robert R. Wiener, Chairman of Maxx Properties, has built this comprehensive collection over the past four decades. Truly global in span, it includes minerals from localities in Madagascar, China, Peru, Australia and beyond. Many examples of unusual crystal forms, rare combinations of multiple minerals growing together, and eye-catchingly enormous specimens are all featured. Visitors will learn how minerals gain their key properties such as color, crystal shape, luster, and size, and how they play a critical role in everything from nutrition to smart phone assembly. Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Stamford Museum and Nature Center "Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys."

11/18/2017 to 02/03/2018

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-0408.

Yes, the ingenious inventions of the sculptor - and SM&NC favorite - Steve Gerberich will return to the Stamford Museum Galleries for a totally reimagined Winter Exhibition. Gerberich has gathered his most outstanding and outlandish large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for a showing of the "Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys." Working with old machine parts, kitchen utensils, furniture scraps, lighting fixtures, medical supplies, toys, and carnival figurines, Gerberich mixes the aesthetics of contemporary sculpture with the scientific principles of simple mechanical motion. It's crazy fun! SM&NC Members: Free | Non-Members: included with gate admission. The Stamford Museum galleries are open Monday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; S

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Gerberich’s Gadgets: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys

11/18/2017 to 02/03/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

9 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday; Sunday 11 am-5 pm Remember those crazy contraptions that would spin, rock, and play music -and they were all made from JUNK?! Yes, the ingenious inventions of sculptor - and SM&NC favorite - Steve Gerberich will return to the Stamford Museum Galleries for a totally re-imagined Winter Exhibition. Gerberich has gathered his most outstanding and outlandish large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for a showing of the "Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys." Working with old machine parts, kitchen utensils, furniture scraps, lighting fixtures, medical supplies, toys, and carnival figurines, Gerberich mixes the aesthetics of contemporary sculpture with the scientific principles of simple mechanical motion. It's crazy fun! SM&NC Members: Free | Non-Members: included with gate admission

Greenwich Arts Council The International Miniature Print Exhibition

11/30/2017 to 01/31/2018

299 Greenwich Ave , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.862.6750.

The International Miniature Print Exhibition is a collaboration between the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, and the Greenwich Arts Council. It is a biennial project which receives entries from all across the world. The concept is to invite artists to submit original prints for exhibition consideration which measure no more than 4 inches square. Any hand printmaking is acceptable, and often artists use a combination of methods to produce compelling works. The format of this International Exhibition forces the artist to focus on the bare essentials of an image or concept.

Since its inception in 1997, the Miniature Print Exhibition has showcased the works of artists worldwide with renowned print curators and collectors serving as jurors. This year's juror was Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year, CCP received 632 prints from 294 artists with works arriving from 33 countries, including representation by artists in 24 states. Spira selected 190 works by 91 artists representing 23 countries and 16 states.