GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum is set to open its new exhibit, "Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism," on Saturday, March 22.
The exhibition, set to run through June 22, brings American Impressionism back to its roots, according to the museum’s Executive Director Peter C. Sutton.
“The history of art proves that Connecticut has long been one of the most fertile states for the creation of new art movements,” said Sutton. “In no small measure it was the birthplace of American Impressionism.”
The exhibition of more than 25 works of American Impressionism draws from the permanent collection of the Bruce, private collectors, area museums and the trade. "This speaks to the quality and beauty of this perennially popular art, and to Connecticut’s important role in its creation," a press release said.
“Several of the artists featured in the show exhibited in the famous Armory Show in New York in 1913,
which is generally regarded as the watershed moment that introduced Modern Art and the likes of Marcel
Duchamp to America,” said Sutton. “It is with pleasure then that we remember with this exhibition
an era of enduring local creativity and the celebration of the beauty of our own special corner of New England.”
The exhibit is underwritten by People’s United Bank, a
Committee of Honor co-chaired by Leora Levy and Alice Melly, a grant from the Connecticut Office of the
Arts and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund.
For additional information, residents can call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit the website.
The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students ages 5 to 22 with valid ID, $6 for seniors 65 and up and free to members and children under 5.