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Where To See: Museums Spring 2014 

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Standing in the Shadows of Love, Jasper Johns, and Pac-Man

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St. Ridgefield, CT . 50th Anniversary: The Aldrich Museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a series of Aldrich Museum 2014 Michelle Lopez exhibitions presenting a retrospective on artists from the museum’s early years (Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964-74) and separate exhibits from contemporary artists. The first series presents works by Robert Indiana, Robert Morris, Robert Rauschenberg, Ree Morton and Robert Smithson. Plus, exhibits of the works of Taylor Davis: If you steal a horse, and let him go, he’ll take you to the barn you stole him from (pictured top); Jessica Jackson Hutchins: Unicorn (installation); Michael Joo: Grounded (sculpture); Michelle Lopez: Angels, Flags, Bangs (pictured above); and Jack Whitten: Evolver (painting). Sun, 4/6- Sun 9/21.

ArtsWestchester The Holocaust In Art

The Holocaust in Art

ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains• Lest We Forget: The Holocaust in Art. Curated by Arle Sklar-Weinstein, Director, Blue Door Gallery. Through Sun, 4/27. STE(A)M:  This exhibition explores the intersections of science, technology, engineering, math and creativity. Inspired by the STEM to STEAM dialogue in education. It presents artists using the interdisciplinary concepts of STEM to explore how science, technology and art overlap, interact, and innovate. Sat, 5/17- Sat, 8/16.

Bruce Museum Exhibits 2014Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism: American Impressionists who came of age after the Civil War. Sat, 3/22- Sat, 6/21.

Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT • Tales of Two Cities: New York and Beijing: Five pairs of artists from New York and Beijing offer works for this exhibit after two years of Skyping about global culture. Sat, 5/3- Sun, 8/31.

Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT • Extreme Habitats: Into the Deep Sea: In the Dark: Animal Survival Strategies: The exhibition explores the vast and extraordinary deep sea habitats by examining both the highly adapted survival strategies utilized by creatures of the deep and the technology that enables researchers to record ground-breaking observations.  Museum visitors will be encouraged to: Through Sun, 4/13.

Tales of Two Cities: Brice Museum

Tales of Two Cities: Brice Museum

Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers •The Art of Video Games: One of the first major exhibitions to explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibit presents still images, large prints of in-game screen shots, historic game consoles and video footage of 80 games. Plus video interviews with the most influential artists and designers across five eras of game development who created some of the best games for 20 gaming systems that range from the Atari VCS to PlayStation 3. Visitors can play 5-featured games in the gallery including Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower. Through Sun, 5/18.

Katonah Museum of Art,134 Jay St., Katonah Jasper Johns and John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio: Breaking new Katonah Museum Presents Jasper Johns and John Lundground, KMA presents the first ever exhibit highlighting the 30 year collaboration between the renowned American painter Jasper Johns and the master printmaker John Lund. The exhibit features 47 prints that often include imagery related to Johns’ paintings in progress. Notable works in the exhibition include the seminal series The Seasons (1987); Flag on Orange (1998); and the Shrinky Dink series that includes new images from 2011-12 and references elements from his earlier series The Seasons. (First Look preview party Sat, 3/22: 7pm.) Exhibit: Sun, 3/23- Sun, 6/15.

Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase  Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible: This exhibit features a selection of over 40 paintings, along with rare works on paper and selected letters from self-described “visionary” artist Forrest Bess (1911–1977.) Bess created an extraordinary body of mostly small-scale canvases based on symbols he saw in his dreams. He formulated a theory that the unification of male and female within one’s body could produce immortality. Bess gained recognition in the New York art community, showing his work between 1950 and 1967 with the prominent artist and dealer Betty Parsons. Through Sun, 5/18.

Neuberger Museum Presents 50 Years of Latin American ArtNeuberger Museum,Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase • Fifty Years of Latin American Art: More than thirty works from the Neuberger’s permanent collection by some of the most renowned modern and contemporary artists of Latin America. This exhibition offers a panoramic view of the last fifty years of Latin American art, expressed through a variety of media, including paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture. The exhibition is organized by artist and theme rather than chronology or geography. Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Julio Antonio, Leda Catunda, Carlos Cruz-Diez, José Luis Cuevas, Nicolás De Jesús, Arturo Duclos, Carlos Garaicoa, Florencio Gelabert, Wifredo Lam, Eduardo Mac Entyre, María Martínez-Cañas, Roberto Matta, José Clemente Orozco, Betsabeé Romero, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Rufino Tamayo are included in this exhibition. Through Thurs, 6/26.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Presents Black, White, Color, LightStamford Museum & Nature Center,39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT • Black, White, Color, Light: The Art of Rick Schaefer & The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs: The science behind the perception of color is explored in this two-part exhibition. Fairfield artist Rick Shaefer ‘s colossal black charcoal drawings on white vellum capture the intricate details of bison and trees. He juxtaposes the majesty and frailty of nature in his life-size renditions with an injection of humor. Plus, 20 full color, high resolution images of the sun – some of which have been “modified” to suggest familiar forms and images – demonstrate the color spectrum of light. The brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; the images showcase the incredible details of the sun in a unique way. The exhibition asks the viewer to consider the different ways color is created and how light influences what we see in black and white. Sat, 3/22-Sun, 5/26.



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