Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tours

02/05/2017 to 02/26/2017

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

Sundays, February 5, 12, 19, 26. 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Family Gallery Tours. Free with admission, no registration required. Best for ages 6-10.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point

02/05/2017

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

 9:00 – 11:00 am. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. Co-sponsored by Wild Wings and Bruce Museum. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and meet near southern concession stand. Free. No registration required.

Bruce Museum Killer Heels: The Art and History of the High-Heeled Shoe

02/06/2017

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

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm. As fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, and outlet of artistic expression for both the designer and the wearer, throughout the ages the high-heeled shoe has gone through many shifts in style and symbolism. This lecture explores the history of high heeled shoes, fashion's most provocative accessory. From the platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today's runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe's rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. Admission for non-members of the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society is $25. Space is limited. Reservations required for members and guests by January 30th. For reservations and information: greenwichdecorativearts@gmail.com or 203-322-2967.

Bruce Museum Monday Morning Lecture Series

02/06/2017 to 02/27/2017

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

Monday, February 6, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Monday Morning Lecture Series. Dr. Susan Strauber, Professor of Art History at Grinnell College, will will speak about Sisley and Impressionism. Free and open to the public. Monday, February 13, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Monday Morning Lecture Series. Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, will explore The Met's holdings of paintings and drawings by Sisley, spanning the years from the dawn of Impressionism in 1872 to just before Sisley's death in 1899. Free and open to the public. Monday, February 27, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Monday Morning Lecture Series. Laura Dickey Corey, PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, will speak about Mary Cassatt's continuing ties to the US, in her art, life, and art advising, even while taking up permanent residence in France. Free and open to the public.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Woodblock Printmaking Master Class: Working in Color

02/06/2017 to 02/09/2017

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

Expanding on the expressive approach to woodblock printmaking, utilizing the techniques presented in the Woodblock Monoprint course, in this Masterclass we will expand our research and investigate methods for developing a comprehensive series of artworks. The instructor will introduce new techniques, including approaches to developing large-scale works with a woodblock matrix, as well as offer concentrated individual instruction to foster each participants individual goals and practice. This course is suitable for artists who have taken the Woodblock Monoprint class in the past, or artists who are familiar with color woodblock printmaking and would like to develop their practice further.

Bruce Museum Monday Morning Lecture Series.

02/06/2017 to 02/27/2017

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

Mondays February 6, 13, 27, 10:00 - 11:00 am. Monday Morning Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. 2/6 - Dr. Susan Strauber, Professor of Art History at Grinnell College, on Impressionism 2/13 - Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the works by Sisley in the Met. 2/27 - Laura Dickey Corey, PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, on Mary Cassatt's continuing ties to the US, in her art, life, and art advising, even while taking up permanent residence in France.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture. From Molecules to Mass Extinction

02/07/2017

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

6:30 pm - 8 pm. Science Lecture. From Molecules to Mass Extinction: Using Chemical Clues to Unlock the Secrets of the Past Dr. Jessica Whiteside, Associate Professor, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, will present a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs. Light refreshments and open galleries at 6:30 pm, lecture at 7:00 pm. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email science@brucemuseum.org.

Darien HIstorical Society Lecture on Lurelle Guild

02/07/2017

45 Old King's Highway, Darien, CT Phone: (203) 655-9233 .

7 pm. Dr. John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, will visit the Society to present "Lurelle Guild's Historical Modernism: Americana and Industrial Design." Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild (1898- 1985), (featured in our current exhibit "Golden Age of Art and Design"), is among the most famous American industrial designers of the 20th century. Guild designed thousands of items for the industrial giants of the period including Westinghouse, Remington, Revlon, Schick, Corning, and perhaps most notably, Electrolux, whose model 30 is considered a classic of modern American design. Admission is free for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP to Ulla Kremer at (203) 655-9233 or ukremer@darienhistorical.org.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Tuesdays

02/07/2017 to 02/28/2017

495 Main St. South, Norwalk, CT 06798. Phone: 203-899-0606.

Feb. 7,14,21,28. Rhyme Time - 11 am - 11:30 am. Enjoy classic rhymes and tales with special characters, Mother Goose or Dr. Seuss. Recommended for ages 5 and younger. 11:45- 12 noon. Stepping Stones on Stage! 1:30 pm - 2 pm. Mutt-i-grees® Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion, and visit with a shelter dog as you learn these social and emotional skills. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. Recommended for ages 3 and older. 3:34 pm - 4:45 pm. Tech Time - all ages.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture. From Molecules to Mass Extinction: Using Chemical Clues to Unlock the Secrets of the Past.

02/07/2017

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

6:30 - 8 pm. Dr. Jessica Whiteside, Associate Professor, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton. Light refreshments and open galleries at 6:30 pm, lecture at 7:00 pm. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email Science@brucemuseum.org.