Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection

02/11/2017 to 06/11/2017

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

Featuring 35 paintings and 7 sculptures from the Bruce's growing collection, Canvas and Cast celebrates long-time favorites and many recent acquisitions representing significant moments in the history of art from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Powerful yet Fragile CT's Waterways

02/17/2017 to 05/29/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2033221646.

Explore these themes through dramatic and poignant images captured by the Women Photographers of Connecticut, a diverse group of women photographers from across the state. This exhibition is being presented at a critical moment for our community, as the National Weather Service has recently reclassified the ongoing drought in Fairfield County as severe, with ground water, wells, rivers, and streams all below normal levels. The Stamford Museum Galleries are open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm.

Bruce Museum Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980

02/18/2017 to 06/14/2017

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

This exhibition features 30 photographs, chiefly drawn from the Bruce Museum's permanent collection, including work by Larry Fink, Herman Leonard, Leon Levinstein, John Shearer, and Garry Winogrand. Street Smart provides a glimpse at life in the city during the post-war period and at how street-savvy New Yorkers navigated its bustling landscape.

Bruce Museum Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980

02/21/2017 to 06/04/2017

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

The new exhibition Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 provides a glimpse at life in the Big Apple during the post-war period. Featuring 30 black-and-white works drawn from the Bruce Museum's permanent collection, the show records both cacophonous scenes of urban life and moments of quietude and respite from the chaos. Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.

Maritime Garage Gallery Chromatic

03/07/2017 to 06/02/2017

North Water St, Norwalk, CT

Art that represents music, tones paired with visions of grandeur, will be on exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery from March 7 through June 2, 2017. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The exhibit, entitled "Chromatic," features art that shows the visual crossing of the sense of hearing and sight. Exhibiting artists include Binnie Birstein of Norwalk; Tania Canteli of Beacon, NY; Ashley Nelson and Mary Grace Leone of West Haven; Lori Slotkin of Darien; Eric Chiang of Westport; Heidi Lewis Coleman and Mari Gyorgyey of Stamford. Jeanine Esposito and Frederic Chiu of Beachwood Arts in Westport, CT were ​guest jurors for "Chromatic".

“Chromatic” Maritime Garage Gallery,

03/07/2017 to 06/02/2017

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT

Vigorous tones paired with visions of grandeur describes the impetus behind 'Chromatic'. The crossing of senses is a mysterious phenomenon in which its experience is as personal as it is outcome. The Norwalk Parking Authority's Art in Public Places is part of a broad effort to support the arts and make use of city facilities, while providing inspiring and thoughtful works for the public. Art in Parking Places currently has two venues. The South Norwalk Train Station has two permanent art installations celebrating the heritage and history of Norwalk. The Maritime Garage Gallery, an urban art gallery located at the Maritime Parking Garage, features juried art shows and community exhibits.

Wilton Historical Society Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism vs Intervention

03/24/2017 to 10/15/2017

224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

Timely exhibition shows 1940s "America First" policy was satirized by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism vs Intervention tells, through compelling cartoons and prints of the period, the fascinating story of how the United States moved from efforts to remain neutral during the Great War to "America First" and engagement in WWII. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00

Audubon Center at Fairfield Junior Gardeners Club

03/29/2017 to 06/07/2017

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

Wednesdays, March 29—June 7 (No class April 12) 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Calling all 3rd and 4th graders! Do you like to eat? Have you ever wondered where the salad on you dinner plate came from? Does the smell of fresh earth tingle our nose? If this sounds like YOU ... come join our garden club! We'll plant seeds and watch them grow, build a new garden and learn how to plant and care for the soil. Here's a chance to learn about the animals at our center who'll eat the food we grow! Fun games and garden themed craft activities round out the Gardeners Club! Ten-week series: members $135/child's, non-members $171/child. Preregistration is required. To register online click here or call 203-259-6305 ext. 109. This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

Center at Fairfield -Junior Gardeners Club

03/29/2017 to 06/07/2017

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

Wednesdays, March 29—June 7 (No class April 12) 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Calling all 3rd and 4th graders! Do you like to eat? Have you ever wondered where the salad on you dinner plate came from? Does the smell of fresh earth tingle our nose? If this sounds like YOU ... come join our garden club! We'll plant seeds and watch them grow, build a new garden and learn how to plant and care for the soil. Here's a chance to learn about the animals at our center who'll eat the food we grow! Fun games and garden themed craft activities round out the Gardeners Club! Ten-week series: members $135/child's, non-members $171/child. Preregistration is required. 

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

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

Wed.–Sun. 12-4 p.m. From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Dining and Drawing Rooms of the Mansion will display luxurious artifacts and accessories, as well as elaborate wedding gowns, while the Servants' Quarters of the Museum will highlight ceremonies of immigrant brides who, once settled in the United States, desired to follow American customs and fashions.