Contact: Mike Horyczun For Immediate Release Director of Public

Contact: Mike Horyczun
Director of Public Relations
(203) 413-6735
For Immediate Release
January 28, 2011
Bruce Museum
2011 Exhibition Schedule
January 29, 2011 – April 23, 2011
Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce Museum
The Bruce Museum will mount a survey of the photographs of Cindy Sherman focusing on key moments
in her remarkable career. Among the most influential artists at work today, Sherman employs images of
herself to explore various personae and address topical issues of the contemporary world. The exhibition
and its catalogue will explore her favored themes, the ways in which her photographs examine the roles
of women and the artist, and suggest something of the protean, chameleon diversity of her art. The Bruce
Museum’s Adjunct Curator Prof. Ken Silver from NYU is organizing the show and provides a catalogue
essay placing Sherman’s art in the context of 20th and 21st-century art. Also contributing to the catalogue
are Bruce Museum Executive Director Peter Sutton, who discusses the pictorial legacy of the portrait
historié in Sherman’s art, and Linda Nochlin, pioneering feminist art historian and Lila Acheson Wallace
Professor at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, who in conversation with Ken Silver addresses the importance
of Sherman’s art. The exhibition and its catalogue are underwritten by UBS, The Malcolm Hewitt Wiener
Foundation, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and a Committee of Honor under the leadership of
Linda and Steve Munger, Michael Kovner and Jean Doyen de Montaillou, and Barbara Dalio.
February 12, 2011 - June 5, 2011
Human Connections: Figural Art from the Bruce Museum Collection
Drawn from the Bruce Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition showcases approximately 40
paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper depicting the human form. These works span a
period of two thousand years, from a 1st-century BCE Roman marble torso to the Pop Art portraits of Alex
Katz. Artists in the exhibition include Auguste Rodin, James Jacques Joseph Tissot, William Merritt
Chase, George Wesley Bellows, Gaston Lachaise, Milton Avery, Lester Johnson, and Romare Bearden,
among others. The exhibition is curated by Julie Barry, the Bruce Museum’s Zvi Grunberg Resident Intern
for 2010-2011.
March 5, 2011 – May 29, 2011
Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
This photographic exhibition and the accompanying book feature both large-scale and intimate landscape
images that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Photographer Jeff Jones’ work conveys a sense of the scope, significance, and stunning beauty of the
immense Arctic Refuge wilderness.
May 14, 2011 – September 4, 2011
Congolese Power Sculpture from the Collection of Allan Stone
The Kongo and Songye cultures of Africa crafted power figures that were meant to protect their
communities from malevolent forces and disease. The exhibition features a selection of these dramatic
and fierce sculptures from the extraordinary private collection of the collector and contemporary art dealer
Allan Stone.
June 4, 2011 – June 26, 2011
iCreate! Teen Art
This juried second annual exhibition of paintings and drawings by high school students will be on view in
the Museum’s Lecture Gallery. High school students are invited to pre-register through the Facebook
group “iCreate! Teen Art Show.” For information, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann at
[email protected] or (203) 413-6746.
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Picasso’s Vollard Suite: The Sculptor’s Studio
In 1932, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) purchased the château Boisgeloup in Normandy, where he set
himself up with a fully appointed studio for sculpture, a medium to which he would devote himself in the
years to come. The excitement of working in the three-dimensional art form, which had always been
subsidiary to pictorial art for Picasso, inspired one of the great series of modern prints, “The Sculptor’s
Studio,” forty-six etchings made over the course of a year, from spring 1933 to spring 1934. Rendered in
the purified linear style that he first began to exploit during the First World War, these extraordinary
images bring the classical world of the artist-and-model, as Picasso imagined it, fully to life. This
exhibition will feature key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made
for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard. These superb works from the Vollard Suite
demonstrate Picasso’s ability to please and astonish with equal intensity.
July 16, 2011 – February 26, 2012
Bedazzled: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry (working title)
The exhibition celebrates the long history of personal adornment through jewelry and explores its impact
on our culture and environment. The exhibit showcases exquisite jewelry from both local and international
private collections which are displayed together with some of the Bruce Museum’s most spectacular
mineral and gem specimens.
September 24, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Collection of Maida and George Abrams
Over five decades, George and Maida Abrams assembled the finest private collection of Dutch drawings
in the world. The collection has been exhibited at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Albertina in
Vienna, the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, the British Museum in London, and the Fogg Art
Museum at Harvard, but never before has its special strengths in the drawings of Rembrandt van Rijn
(1606-1669) and his School been the subject of a focused exhibition. This show will feature ten works by
Rembrandt as well as forty drawings by his pupils and followers, including sheets never before exhibited
or published. The show and its catalogue will also investigate the functions of drawings in Rembrandt’s
studio and their relationship to his teaching practices. This marks the first time that works by Rembrandt
have ever been exhibited at the Bruce Museum. The show is organized Bruce Museum Executive
Director Peter C. Sutton, who is a specialist in Northern Baroque art, with a catalogue to be co-authored
by Mr. Sutton and William W. Robinson, the Fogg Museum’s Maida and George Abrams Curator of
The Prints of Martin Lewis: From the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly
October 1, 2011 – February 19, 2012
This exhibition will feature approximately 35 etchings by Martin Lewis (1881-1962) from the collection of
Dr. Dorrance Kelly of Connecticut. These fine art prints depict scenes of New York City and the
Connecticut countryside dating from around 1916, up to the early 1950s. The prints of Martin Lewis are
not as well known as those of his contemporaries, such as Edward Hopper. Lewis was a master
printmaker in the intaglio processes including etching, aquatint, engraving, mezzotint, and dry point. The
Bruce Museum exhibition will provide a brief biographical account of Martin Lewis and showcase some of
the best of his prints.
Impressionist Landscape Paintings from the Bruce Museum Collection (working title)
October 29, 2011 – January 29, 2012
The exhibition highlights paintings from the permanent collection of the Bruce Museum that show the
appeal and seasonal beauty of the American panorama. The Museum collection focuses on 19th- and
20th- century views of the Northeast, from its wooded forests to its coastlines - from the Connecticut
shoreline to the tree-lined lakes of the Adirondacks.
All Bruce Museum exhibitions are supported by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund.
The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for
seniors and students, and free for children under five and Bruce Museum members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. The
Museum is located near Interstate-95, Exit 3, and a short walk from the Greenwich, CT, train station. Museum hours are: Tuesday
through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and closed Mondays and major holidays. Groups of eight or more
require advance reservations. Museum exhibition tours are held Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Free, on-site parking is available. The Bruce
Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For information, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376, or visit the Bruce
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