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Through Oct. 31 - "SenseLanguage," ECSU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Gallery talks Sept. 19 and 26, 2:30 p.m. Opening reception Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues and Wed, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs, 1-7 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 2-5 p.m. Closed Mon and Fri. Situated in lower level of Shafer Hall, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic. Information: 860-465-4659.
Ongoing - "Changes in Our Land."
Ends Oct. 14 - "Celebrating 90 Years: The Bruce Museum Art Collection."
Ends Nov. 3 - "The Floral Art of Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840)."
Ends Feb. 23 - "Earth in Bloom: A Natural History of Flowers."
Sept. 21 - Jan. 5 - "Pleasures of Collecting: Part I, Renaissance to Immpressionist Masterpieces."
Oct. 12 & 13 - 21st annual Outdoor Arts Festival. Juried event features more than 80 selected artists from across the country. Live music both days, family activities, food and more. Admission: $5, includes admission to museum; members and children under 5 are free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 22 - Feb. 2 - "Stairway to Nowhere: The Art of M.C. Escher."
Nov. 22 - Feb. 8 - "Small Scales III: Miniature Rooms and Houses."
Jan. 18- April 13 - "Pleasures of Collecting: Part II, Modern and Contemporary Art."
Feb. 1 - April 27 - "Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt."
Feb. 8 - April 20 - "For a Better World: Posters from the United Nations."
May 10 - Aug. 3 - "Robert Bateman: A Retrospective."
Museum offers programs, call for schedule. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon and major holidays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, free for children under age 5. Free admission for all on Tues; members free all times. For listing of exhibits that open in 2003, go to www.brucemuseum.org. 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Information: 203-869-0376.
CHEN ART GALLERY AT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
Through Sept. 20 - "A Romanian Gaze: Images of Romania and Commemoration of the World Trade Center," photographs by Carol Gigi Nicolau.
Free. Call for hours. Central Connecticut State University, Maloney Fine Arts Building, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Information: 860-832-2620.
CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Ongoing - "Hands-On History Gallery." Enjoy activities that explore Connecticut's changing population, land use and clothing in interactive gallery.
Ongoing - "Join the Circus." Experience circus life like never before (weekends only).
Ongoing - "Amistad: A True Story of Freedom." Multimedia exhibition that takes you back in time. Five galleries feature recreated settings, historic artifacts and special sound and light effects.
Ongoing - "Tours and Detours Through Early Connecticut." Explore life in Connecticut more than 200 years ago.
Ends May 2 - "Finding a Place, Maintaining Ties: Greater Hartford's West Indians." Celebrates history of a community, rich and diverse, that has preserved its culture while making Connecticut its home.
Museum exhibition hours: Tues-Sun, noon-5 p.m. Gallery admission: $6 adults, $3 senior citizens, students and youth (age 6-17); free for children under 6 and CHS members. Exhibitions free first Sat and Sun of every month. Library hours, Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Library admission: $6 adults; $3 seniors, students; $1 age 6-17; free for children under 6 and CHS members. One Elizabeth St., Hartford. Information: 860-236-5621; www.chs.org.
DAVISON ART CENTER AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Ends Oct. 11 - "Ruin and Redemption in Urban Landscape," presents broad array of images of urban landscape.
Ends Oct. 11 - "This Must Be the Place: Five Centuries of Landscape Art." Curated by Wesleyan students.
Oct. 16 - Dec. 6 - "Vis-a-Vis: Five Centuries of Portraiture," explores changing face of portraiture over five centuries. Closed Nov. 26-Dec. 2.
Hours: Tues-Sun, noon-4 p.m. Free admission. 301 High St., Middletown.
EZRA AND CECILE ZILKHA GALLERY AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Ends Oct. 20 - "Third Worlds: Photographs by Marc-Yves Regis." South Gallery.
Ends Oct. 20 - "Yannis Ziogas: Ballads."
Oct. 26 - Dec. 8 - "Khadi: New Work on Cloth and Paper by David Schorr." North Gallery. Opening reception Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.; artist talk, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 - Dec. 8 - "Nancy Spero: The First Language." Opening reception Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.; curator talk, 5:30 p.m. Main Gallery.
Hours: Tues-Sun, noon-4 p.m. Closed Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Free admission. 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown.
FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM
Ongoing - "The American Art Colony at Lyme" continuing exhibition at Griswold House. Explore artistic legacy of one of nation's most influential art colonies. During first quarter of 20th century, artists from across the country flocked to Old Lyme to be inspired by southeastern Connecticut's gentle countryside, picturesque shoreline and charming villages. Paintings, sketches and photographs detail importance of Lyme Art Colony in history of American art.
Ends June 22 - Robert and Nancy Krieble Gallery: "The American Artist in Connecticut: The Legacy of The Hartford Steam Boiler Collection."
Nov. 23 - Jan. 5 - "Home for the Holidays." Throughout holiday season museum presents magical mix of historic vignettes and fanciful creations by local artists. New riverfront gallery adorned with elaborate decorations, garlands, evergreens and white lights.
Museum offers several educational programs, lectures, events; call for specific schedule. Museum hours April-Dec., Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m. Hours Jan.-March, Wed-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, students, groups, $4 ages 6-12; under age 6 free. 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. Information: 860-434-5542; www.flogris.org.
GREATER HARTFORD JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER'S CHASE/FREEDMAN ART GALLERY
Today - Oct. 27 - "Jazz Riffs Photography" by Stuart Feldman. Opening reception tonight, 7-8 p.m.
Nov. 6-10 - "Bar Kocva: Jewelry and Crafts." From the old city of Jaffa comes jewelry and Judaica designer Bar Kocva to display and sell his artwork in conjunction with the annual Jewish Book Festival.
Nov. 24 - Dec. 29 - "Dimitry Epstein: Paintings and Cartoons." Opening reception Nov. 26.
Call for gallery hours. Free admission. 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Information: 860-231-6339.
Oct. 7 - Hill-Stead Classic Benefit Golf Tourmament at Country Club of Farmington. 11 a.m. registration. Tickets: $250 per person.
Nov. 17 - "Wreath Wramble." Ramble Hill-Stead's fields and wooded paths, collecting berries, milkweed pods, ferns and other flora to fashion into your own seasonal wreath. Assemble wreath in Makeshift Theater. Tickets: $10 per wreath for non-members; $7 members. Noon-4 p.m.
Nov. 26 - Jan. 5 - "An American Collector's Christmas." Experience Hill-Stead as it looked to American novelist Henry James when he visited 100 years ago. View dozens of objects from the Alfred Atmore Pope Collection, set out for the holidays and exhibited just once a year. Tues-Sun, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 8 - "Meet the Pope Family." Museum interpreters in vintage attire re-create holidays at Hill-Stead. Relax over mulled cider and homemade cookies in Makeshift Theater. Program free with museum admission. Noon-4 p.m.
Dec. 8 - "Holiday Party for Children." Supervised craft activities, storytelling, homemade goodies. Makeshift Theater. Program is free. 2-4 p.m.
Museum offers programs and lectures; call for specific schedule. Museum hours: May-Oct., Tues-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov.-April, Tues-Sun, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $9 adults, $8 senior citizens age 62+, $7 students, $4 age 6-12; free for members and under age 6. 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Information: 860-677-4787; www.hillstead.org.
JORGENSEN GALLERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
Ends Oct. 28 - "The Lands We Love." Opening reception Sun, 3 p.m.
Nov. - Dec. - "Storrs and Beyond: Judith Abbe." Opening reception Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Jorgensen Gallery, Hillside Road, Storrs (860-486-4228).
Gallery open weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. throughout year; also open to Jorgensen and Connecticut Repertory Theatre patrons before most performances and during intermissions. Located on lower level of Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs. Information: 860-486-4228; www.art.uconn.edu.
JOSELOFF GALLERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
Ends Oct. 6 - Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition.
Oct. 30 - Dec. 15 - "Robert Morris: American Beauties and Noam's Vertigo." Opening reception Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.
Jan. 29 - March 9 - "Mark Dion: A Survey of Installations." Opening reception Jan. 29, 5-7 p.m.
March 26 - April 20 - Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition. Awards reception March 26.
May 1 - June 13 - "American Illustrators: Brian Ajhar, David DeVries, Murray Tinkleman." Opening reception May 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Free. Call for gallery hours. 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Information: 860-768-4090.
LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM
Ongoing - "The Montesi Ship Collection: Maritime Folk Art."
Ongoing - "Furniture and Other Decorative Arts in Eastern Connecticut, 1750-1800."
Ongoing - "Impressionist Paintings From the Lyman Allyn Collection."
Ongoing - "American Stories."
Ends Oct. 27 - "Legend, 1991."
Oct. 11 - Dec. 1 - "The Lure of the West: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum."
Nov. 30 - Feb. 2 - "Les Santons de Provence."
Jan. 7 - June 8 - "Images From Sacred Text: A Contemporary Dialogue."
Feb. 23 - April 20 - "Works by Warhol: From the Cochran Collection."
April 6 - May 25 - "Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photographs by Larry Hulst."
Museum offers programs, call for specific schedule. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m. Closed Mon and major holidays. Admission: $5 general public, $4 senior citizens and students; children under age 8 and members are free. 625 Williams St., New London (860-443-2545).
MANSFIELD FREEMAN CENTER FOR EAST ASIAN STUDIES AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Oct. 8-31, Nov. 1-30, Dec. 1-8 - "Allegory and Allusion: Japanese Prints From the Davison Art Center."
Hours: Tues-Sun, noon-4 p.m. Closed Oct. 11-15 and Nov. 25-Dec. 3. Free. 243 Washington Terrace, Middletown.
MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT MUSEUM
Nov. 16 - Feb. 16 - "Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life." Iroquois beadwork exhibit displays more than 300 stunning and rarely seen examples of beadwork dating from the 19th century to present.
Museum offers programs, call for schedule. Museum hours: open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; last admission 4 p.m. Closed holidays (call for specific schedule). Free with museum admission: $15 adults, $13 senior citizens age 55 and older, $10 ages 6-15; free to museum members and children under 6. 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. Information: 800-411-9671; www.pequotmuseum.org.
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Ends Sun - "People and Places; 1887-1923 Two American Masters: Childe Hassam and Maurice Prendergast."
Sun - Nov. 10 - New/Now: Ellen Carey. Opening reception Sun, 2-4 p.m.
Oct. 6 - Dec. 29 - "The Beginning of Seeing: Adolph Gottlieb and Tribal Art." Opening reception Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m.
Nov. 17 - Jan. 19 - New/Now: Adam Niklewicz. Opening reception Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m.
Dec. 7 - Holiday print sale. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 - March 16 - "The Abstract Figure: Carol Kreeger Davidson, A Retrospective."
Jan. 5 - March 16 - "Photography Yesterday and Today: Selections from the Lillian Farber Collection." First time her private collection has been shown publicly.
Jan. 26 - March 23 - New/Now: Mark Catalina.
March 26 - July 13 - "Winslow Homer's America." Homer captured essence of 19th century New England, especially its harsh seafaring life, as well as its more playful and leisurely side. Exhibit curated by Lindsley Wellman.
March 30 - May 25 - New/Now: Jock Sturges.
April 10 - 12 - New Britain Garden Club (throughout museum).
May 15 - 30 - Art from the New Britain Public and Parochial Schools.
Museum offers programming, call for schedule. Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sun, noon-5 p.m.; Wed, noon-7 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, $3 students; children under 12 and museum members free. Free admission Sat, 10 a.m.-noon. 56 Lexington St., New Britain (860-229-0257; www.nbmaa.org).
REAL ART WAYS
Fri - Oct. 18 - "Act Like You Care." Reception and auction Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. Hours: Mon-Sun, 4-8:30 p.m. More information at www.actlikeyoucare.org.
Oct. 7 - Cristina Branco. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 at door, $25 advance; members dicount.
Opens Nov. 23 - "This Is Then." Works by Adam Niklewicz, Richard Harden, Shellburne Thurber; other artists will be announced. Curated by Steven Holmes.
Unless noted, gallery hours: Tues-Sun, 2-8 p.m. Free admission for gallery. 56 Arbor St., Hartford. Information: 860-232-1006; www.realartways.org.
SCIENCE CENTER OF CONNECTICUT
Sat - Jan. 5 - "Airplay." Experiment with sailboats, tube tunnels, air cannons, aeolian landscapes and more. Science Center also offers new planetarium and laser shows, exhibits, live animals and more.
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, noon-5 p.m. Science center admission: $6 adults, $5 children age 3 and older. 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford. Information: 860-231-2824; www.sciencecenterct.org.
ST. JOSEPH COLLEGE ART GALLERY
Oct. 3 - Nov. 27 - "Sol LeWitt: Prints, 1982-2001."
Gallery hours: Tues, Wed and Fri, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sun and Mon. Free admission. Bruyette Athenaeum, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford.
WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART
Ends Feb. 9 - "Cloth of Kings."
Fri - Dec. 1 - "The Age of Rembrandt and Sweerts: Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings."
Fri - Dec. 1 - "Michael Sweerts, 1618-1664."
Oct. 5 - Jan. 19 - "Thomas Eggerer/Matrix 148."
Oct. 12 - April 12 - "Structures of Difference: From Variation to Transformation."
Nov. 9 - Jan. 4, 2004 - "Sankofa: Contemporary Culture and Ancestral Memory." Ends Jan. 4, 2004.
Jan. 17 - April 13 - "Marsden Hartley."
Feb. 22 - April 27 - "Catherine Sullivan/Matrix 149."
Hours: Tues-Fri, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open first Thurs of most months until 8 p.m. Closed Mon (except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and July 4. Museum closes at 3 p.m. on eve of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Special exhibition admission: $11-$15 (includes general admission to museum). Regular museum admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students age 13-college with srudent ID; free for children age 12 and under. Free admission Sat, 10 a.m.-noon and First Thurs of most months, 5-8 p.m. There are exceptions. 600 Main St., Hartford. Information: 860-278-2670; www.wadsworthatheneum.org.
Widener Gallery at Trinity College
Ends Oct. 16 - "George Chaplin: Paintings." Large abstract paintings of luminous color evoke sense of contemplation and solitude. Chaplin is the C.S. Nutt professor emeritus of fine arts at Trinity College.
Oct. 30 - Dec. 6 - "Nancy Spero: The Last Cigarette." The power of women as protagonist and hero is celebrated in exhibit featuring 15 years of work (1987-2002) by internationally recognized artist. Opening reception Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Hours, daily 1-6 p.m. Free admission. 300 Summit St, Hartford. Information: 860-297-2199.
WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM OF ART
Ends Oct. 13 - "Drawing the Century From 1800-1900."
Ends Oct. 13 - "A Feast of Miracles, Mysteries and Inspirations from the Archipelago of 7,100 Isles." Installation by Genara Banzon, Susan de la Rosa and Ileana Lee.
Ends Oct. 13 - 37th annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition.
Oct. 26 - Dec. 20 - "Ritratti Romani: Portraits from the Roman Streets by Sean Kernan." Opening reception, Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Closed Nov. 28-Dec. 20.
Oct. 26 - Dec. 20 - "Flowers and Sugar Skulls for the Spirits: The Mexican Day of the Dead." Opening reception, Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Closed Nov. 28-Dec. 20.
Oct. 26 - Dec. 20 - "American Realism and the New Century: 1900-1930." Opening reception, Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Closed Nov. 28-Dec. 20.
Jan. 21 - March 14 - "Mali Portraits from the '50s" by Seydou Keita.
Jan. 21 - March 14 - "Benny Andrews: Painting Stories."
Jan. 21 - March 14 - "Hollywood Icons, Local Demons: Ghanian Popular Paintings" by Mark Anthony.
March 24 - April 27 - "Rupture and Healing: 100 Images of 9/11" and "Tibetan Sand Mandalas." 100 images selected from the "Here Is New York" archive of more than 5,000 images taken Sept. 11; plus Tibetan monks will be in residence at museum creating healing sand mandalas during exhibit's 5-week period.
"First Thursday" evenings at museum Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5. On these evenings museum open until 8 p.m., with each event beginning 7 p.m. Museum and gift shop hours: Tues-Fri, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 1-4:30 p.m. Free admission. University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Storrs. Information: 860-486-4520; www.benton.uconn.edu.
YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART
Ends Sept. 30 - "Cooking the Books: Ron King and Circle Press."
Sept. 25 - Dec. 29 - "The Romantic Landscape Print: 'The Chiaroscuro of Nature'."
Oct. 10 - Jan. 5 - "Romantic Watercolor: The Hickman Bacon Collection."
Jan. 23 - March 30 - "Romantics and Revolutionaries: Regency Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery."
Jan. 23 - March 30 - "The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions."
April 19 - July - "Bill Brandt: A Retrospective."
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon and major holidays. Free admission. 1080 Chapel St., New Haven. Information: 203-432-2800; www.yale.edu/ycba.
YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
Ends Nov. 10 - "Nine African American Quilters."
Ends Dec. 1 - "Yale Collects Wood: Gifts from the Collection of John and Robyn Horn."
Ends Dec. 1 - "Wood Turning in North America Since 1930."
Oct. 15 - Dec. 29 - "Justice on Trial: Ben Shahn's Case for Sacco and Vanzetti."
Dec. 3 - June 8 - "Homer to Hopper: Masters of American Watercolor."
Jan. 14 - May 18 - "Degas: Working the Modernist Edge."
Jan. 21 - May 18 - "The Once and Future Art Gallery: Renewing Yale's Oldest Museum."
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs until 8 p.m.; Sun, 1-6 p.m. Closed Mon and major holidays. Free admission. 1111 Chapel St., New Haven. Information: 203-432-0600 or www.yale.edu/ artgallery.