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Future Exhibitions


SUMMER/FALL 2015


The Great Flood of ‘55
Opening August 16, 2015


Reception: August 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Using photographs and archives drawn from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the disaster that still ranks as the worst to ever engulf the Naugatuck Valley.


A Very Anxious Feeling: Artwork from the Collection of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
September 20 - November 29, 2015

This exhibition marks the first time collectors Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy have organized and loaned a complete exhibition from their private collection to a museum. The exhibition of contemporary art seeks to bring further awareness to economic, environmental, political, and social issues that affect us all, including economic disparity, global warming, racism, discrimination, and war. The selected works respond to current events of injustice and unrest across the country and around the world. Several works exemplify art as a form of activism while others are inspirational and portray an alternative sentiment of peace and positive universal human traits like compassion. As a whole, the exhibit offers a statement about humanity and the troubling and complex times in which we live. Featured artists include some of the most renowned and politically engaged artists of the last several decades including Jenny Holzer, Shephard Fairey, Glenn Ligon, David Wonjarowicz, and Bruce Nauman.


Albrecht Durer & Rembrandt van Rijn: The Veneration of the Christ
September 20 - November 29, 2015

Drawn from the collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly, this astonishing exhibition features master etchings by Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt van Rijn and several of their contemporaries. This presentation of more than 50 etchings provides an opportunity to view the religious works of these great masters side by side and consider the historical contexts, religious backgrounds, and aesthetic approaches of each.


Machines Bearing the Weight of Delicacy
September 20 - November 29, 2015

Using silicone and a caulking gun, Chad Andrews creates wall drawings of trucks, tractors and implements taken from his life on a farm. These ephemeral, one-time installations are destroyed when ended, and will never be displayed again.






SAVE THE DATE


Love, Andy: Collections from the Andy Warhol Museum
November 19, 2015 - February 7, 2016

Pop master Andy Warhol explored the theme of romantic love in images of hearts and cupids and images of his paramours. This exhibition, from The Andy Warhol Museum, includes Canis Major: Andy Warhol’s Dogs and Cats, and features 65 objects including paintings, photographs, video and archival materials.

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