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.

Darien Historical Society "Mannequins on the Runway, Haute Couture and Contemporary Designs of the 20th Century"

04/21/2017 to 08/31/2017

45 Old King's Highway, Darien, CT Phone: 203.655.9233.

In keeping with its mission to tell the ongoing story of "costume", one of history's most tangible artifacts, the Darien Historical Society is presenting designer and ready-to- wear styles that existed during and after World War II. Mannequins on the Runway, Haute Couture and Contemporary Designs of the 20th Century highlights five decades of fashion with designer outfits from the 1940s through the 1990s. It follows the history of prêt-à-porter, or ready-to- wear, as it largely replaced haute couture in the fashion industry. The exhibit opens on April 21 and runs through August 2017, with a Champagne Reception on April 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Ladies' Luncheons with the Curator on May 3 and 10 at 11:30 a.m. Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from Noon to 5 pm Sundays: Noon - 3 pm

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.

Housatonic Museum of Art Presents Sherri Wolfgang: SOLO

06/01/2017 to 07/31/2017

900 Lafayette Blvd,, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203) 332-5052.

Please join us for the opening reception June 15, 5:30-8:00PM in the Burt Chernow Galleriese. Painter Sherri Wolfgang is known for her figurative works which utilize Renaissance painting traditions in combination with painting techniques developed by the Dutch Masters. Historically, Wolfgang portrayed her nude figures as examinations of the various female archetypes found in visual culture, with a caricatured sexuality and affected emotions. She applies different subject matter and genres that she has passionately embraced, such as anatomy and figure drawing, Expressionism, and portraiture with the interplay of light, color, and texture. All of her recent work has been done with a wide variety of media, including charcoal, Conte' crayon, graphite, oil and resins on canvas, paper, and wood. This series includes portraits of a male dancer using 16th Century Mannerist aesthetics, while her upcoming series will combine Renaissance sensibilities with contemporary cultural figures. June - July - August Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening until 7 p.m. CLOSED Saturday and Sunday in Summer

Center for Contemporary Printmaking 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibit 2017

06/04/2017 to 08/27/2017

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

This juried competition and exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity for exhibition. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from around the world.

Wilton Farmers’ Market @ Wilton HIstorical Society - Wednesdays

06/07/2017 to 09/13/2017

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

12 noon - 5 pm. Held on the grounds of the Wilton Historical Society, the weekly outdoor Farmers' Market features fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, jams and jellies, bread, baked goods, pesto, cheese, honey, and maple syrup plus other homemade goodies, all from local growers and makers. Shop for organic produce, including heirloom varieties, from Ambler Farm; indulge in delectable breads, sandwiches, hand-made mozzarella and more provided byBeldotti Breads; or enjoy a take-out lunch or dinner from gourmet food trucks. A variety of local artisans will also be represented.

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 Art Shapes Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

06/13/2017 to 08/31/2017

Stamford, CT

The 2017 exhibit will consist of 39 originally designed and painted fiberglass geometric shapes that will be on display for free public viewing and enjoyment all summer.

Maritime Garage Gallery “From A Student Perspective"

06/14/2017 to 08/11/2017

11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203- 831-9063.

This summer, the Maritime Garage Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of art by students from Norwalk Community College (NCC). "From A Student Perspective: Selections from the Art, Architecture and Design Department at Norwalk Community College" will run from June 14 through August 11 with an opening reception from 5:00 – 7:00pm on June 14.
"From A Student Perspective" will present selected art from about 20 students from NCC's Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture Department. The work is in a variety of media such as graphite, paint, collage, digital, photography, CADD, charcoal. Exhibiting students include Joelle Calderon of Danbury, Amaris Diaz and Gavin Kantzas of Norwalk, Nadia Jean-Felix and Eimer Adames of Stamford, and Genesis Garcia of Bridgeport. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Wednesday and 9:00am – 9:00pm Thursday through Saturday beginning July 1.