Bruce Museum series highlights women’s art

The Bruce Museum announces a series of lectures and films complementing its newest exhibition, Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections.

A free lecture series on Feminism and Art takes place on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning on Oct. 17 with Dr. Ferris Olin discussing “Consuming Passions: Some Women Art Collectors in Post WWII America.” Additional presentations feature Dr. Siona Wilson on Oct. 24, the artist Alessandra Expósito on Oct. 31, and art historian Saisha Grayson on the work of Wangechi Mutu on Nov. 7.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, artist Margaret Lee, who founded the New York artist-run space 179 Canal in 2009 and is currently a partner in the gallery 47 Canal, will discuss her personal work and inspirations. The event begins at 6:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception. Register in advance atbrucemuseum.eventbrite.com.

On Wednesday mornings, Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Bruce Museum presents the PBS film series Art21, exploring contemporary art in a different location with each episode – Chicago, New Mexico, Los Angeles, and  Vancouver.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. For information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Wangechi Mutu (b. Nairobi, Kenya, 1972), Untitled (from Tumors series), 2004. Ink, acrylic, photocollage, and contact paper on Mylar, 41 ¾ x 42 in. Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut. Image: © Wangechi Mutu, Courtesy of the artist

Wangechi Mutu (b. Nairobi, Kenya, 1972), Untitled (from Tumors series), 2004. Ink, acrylic, photocollage, and contact paper on Mylar, 41 ¾ x 42 in. Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut. Image: © Wangechi Mutu, Courtesy of the artist

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