Greens residents enjoy Neuberger Museum

Residents of The Greens at Greenwich were recently led on a  special tour of The Neuberger Museum.

Residents of The Greens at Greenwich were recently led on a special tour of The Neuberger Museum.

Art is a popular subject at The Greens at Greenwich, where seniors have the opportunity to foster their inner art historian.

Residents of this assisted living residence on King Street have been studying and discussing works of art in a special series Reflection on Art, led by Darby Cartun, a Greenwich-based art historian.

The most recent art excursion was a trip to the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, N.Y., where some of the greatest collections of contemporary American art can be found. Considered one of the great art museums in the Northeast, the Neuberger is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and attracts art lovers from all over the world.

With Ms. Cartun and a special museum docent, the private tour for Greens residents included works by Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder and more — a combination representing a wide and contrasting range of techniques, subject-matter and styles.

Thanks to their weekly sessions, residents were well-prepared to view the paintings. Residents agree that it was a remarkably special day. For those in the group who paint or draw as a hobby, it was “simply inspirational” as one resident declared.

“Residents are encouraged to view artwork with an open mind, willing to view all kinds of art with a fresh point-of view. Their Monday sessions show them how to find the unexpected, how to understand the essence of the work, how the artists view the world,” said Ms. Cartun.

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