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Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Museum Café, followed by a tour of Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis and Visions from Home: Surrealism in Connecticut. Join Erin Monroe, Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, for an introduction to Blume’s works and those of his peers, including Alexander Calder, Arshile Gorky, and Yves Tanguy, who also resided in Northwestern Connecticut. Monroe will explore how this artistic circle exchanged ideas and how the rural environment of Connecticut directly impacted their work.
Museum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today! Reservations are required, call 860-838-4171. Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North, accessible from Prospect Street.
Image: Peter Blume, Vegetable Dinner, 1927, Oil on canvas; 25 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York
Look at MATRIX 172 artist Mark Bradford’s works using paper in imaginative ways. Make a pulp paper sculpture and think about paper’s endless possibilities!
Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!
Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour
Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.