Art Museum – Current Exhibitions

Ansel Adams: Early Work

March 25 – May 22
This exhibition of 42 vintage photographs, is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions, LLC. All photographs are from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Local support has been provided by the Karen L. Chase’97 Fund.


The American West: 19th and 20th Century Photographs from the Permanent Collection

March 25 – May 22
Following the Civil War, as the American West opened up for greater exploration, photographers were an integral part of expeditions recording the awe inspiring views and indigenous peoples of this new frontier. This exhibition, featuring work by photographers such as Timothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882), Carleton Watkins (1829-1916), and Adam Clark Vroman (1856-1916), among others, presents a snapshot of how these images created a narrative that shaped the nation’s view of the American West.


American Paintings and Works on Paper from the Bequest of James B. Lyon

March 25 – May 22
This exhibition focuses on artists who lived or worked in Connecticut. It features landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes, including paintings by Ogden Pleissner and Bruce Crane as well as pastels by Dwight Tryon and Henry C. White.


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Do It (Home)

A version of the exhibition do it, envisioned in 1995, do it (home) assembles a set of artists’ instructions that can be realized easily in one’s own home.

This exhibition is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. do it (home) is made available to art spaces internationally free of charge, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, with the support of ICI’s Board of Trustees, contributors to ICI’s Access Fund, and the Jeanne and Dennis Masel Foundation.

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The Paper Sculpture Manual

Designs from The Paper Sculpture Show in a downloadable, printable, and shareable manual will take you away from your screens to recreate art experiences at home.

This exhibition is based on The Paper Sculpture Show, a traveling exhibition curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi in 2003 and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), Cabinet, and SculptureCenter. The Paper Sculpture Manual is made available to art spaces internationally free of charge, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and made possible by ICI’s Board of Trustees and contributors to ICI’s Access Fund.

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