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

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.

Soundwaters Public Afternoon & Sunset Sails

05/27/2017 to 10/01/2017

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: 203 406 3319.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families!- Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults!- Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

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.

Stamford Farmers Market

06/17/2017 to 10/28/2017

Prospect Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-348-5285.

9 am - 3 pm. Prospect Street at Latham Park. Visit our farmers market for a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers. You'll also find breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more! Straight from the farm to your home!

The Glass House ROBERT INDIANA: ONE THROUGH ZERO

06/21/2017 to 11/30/2017

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866.811.4111..

The Glass House is pleased to present the first public installation world-wide of the complete set of Robert Indiana's ONE through ZERO, ten 6-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures that were conceived in 1980 and executed in 2003. Visitors will find these monumental works located in a field just to the south of the Glass House itself, where they have been placed to accentuate the edge of the hill that separates the house from the pond and pavilion below. Taking advantage of the changes of level in the landscape and the visual connections with many highlights of the property, the installation conjoins Philip Johnson and Robert Indiana's visionary approach to industrial materials, proportion, form and the understanding of space. As the Glass House commemorates its 10th year as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this 10-sculpture installation is especially appropriate, since COR-TEN steel was a material favored by Johnson and lines the paths linking the Glass House and its sister building, the Brick House. The combination of monumentality, wit and underlying seriousness of intention makes ONE through ZERO especially suited for exhibition at our site, which at its heart continues to celebrate the ethos of Philip Johnson and David Whitney.

New Canaan Historical Society Art America 160 Years in the Making

06/21/2017 to 09/30/2017

New Canaan, CT Phone: 203 966-1776 .

The exhibit features 50 works of art representing major styles, subjects and art colonies in America from over nearly two centuries. Scattered throughout the exhibit are mannequins viewing a particular piece of art dressed in the attire of that period of time. The Historical Society's extensive costume collection made this concept a reality. It is interesting to see what a patron of the arts might look like back in the day.The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am- 4:30 pm, and Saturday 9:30 am- 12:30 pm for a suggested donation of $5.00.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium “Origami Interpretations” by Gloria Garfinkel

08/04/2017 to 11/30/2017

4450 Park Avenue , Bridgeport, CT

Discovery Museum is pleased to present the saturated colors and vivid patterning of New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel, showing in the Center Gallery, from July through November, 2017. Garfinkel's works embed bright and colorful arrays into an animated geometry inspired by origami paper folding objects and techniques. In Garfinkel's paintings, colorful patterns are energized by mounting them on aluminum panels constructed so that they are able to be manipulated by the viewer. In addition to these panels, Garfinkel presents a number of maquettes of proposals for flamboyant triumphant gateways, influenced by Japanese forms, for public art.

Rowayton Arts Center Photography and Sculpture

09/03/2017 to 09/24/2017

145 Rowayton Ave,, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

Opening Reception Sun. Sept. 10, 4-6. Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar) Monday Closed

Housatonic Museum of Art - Scrolls: Joe Zucker

09/07/2017 to 10/15/2017

900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT

The exhibit features unique, double-sided paintings exploring the legends and lore of privateers and buccaneers. Images of cannon balls, sailing frigates, oceans, islands and the iconic Jolly Roger flag with skull and crossbones share the spotlight only with the materials themselves. Scrolls of varying sizes, evoke impressions of commerce raiders, seaborne warriors, and adventurers in search of booty.