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Nov
19
Sat
Exhibition. Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of the Dinosaurs @ Bruce Museum Tickets
Nov 19 2016 @ 10:00 am – Jul 16 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition. Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of the Dinosaurs @ Bruce Museum |  |  |

This exhibition features beautiful fossils and life restoration models of some of the weird and wonderful species that thrived in the Triassic but died out at the end of that Period. These include armored plant-eating crocodile relatives, long-necked reptiles that swam like frogs, and the Icarosaurus, which glided on a membrane supported by outstretched ribs. Also featured are the 14-foot-long predator Postosuchus, a bipedal relative of modern crocodiles that kept early dinosaurs off the top of the food chain, and Coelophysis, a small dinosaur accused of cannibalism but acquitted by new scientific research. Historic footprints from throughout the Connecticut Valley record the comings and goings of dinosaurs and their kin.

Dec
21
Wed
Catering Halls at the American Legion @ American Legion, Post 12 Tickets
Dec 21 2016 – Dec 31 2017 all-day
Catering Halls at the American Legion @ American Legion, Post 12 |  |  |

Hosting an upcoming event? The catering hall at the American Legion, Post 12 is the perfect place to hold an upcoming birthday, meeting, mitzvah, reunion, shower, or reception. Venue rentals are available to the public for private events. Our upstairs banquet hall can accommodate up to 220 people. It can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair. Our downstairs lounge is available for more intimate affairs. It can seat up to 80 people.

Tables and chairs will be provided and set up by the venue. Decorations must be compliant with the rules set forth by the American Legion. Clients will have the full use of our catering kitchens. You are welcome to bring in your own food or use a caterer. Our Event Coordinator can recommend caterers and staffing services.

Located across from Norwalk High School, the American Legion is in close proximity to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Please contact our Event Coordinator by e-mail at ctlegion.post12events@gmail.com or by phone at (203) 866-8249 to schedule an appointment.

Please visit http://www.norwalklegionpost12.org/ to learn more about this philanthropic and vibrant organization. Events and programming are open to all. Facility rentals are available to the public for private events. Please contact (203) 866-8249 for more information. Follow the American Legion, Post 12 on Facebook! For God and Country.

Jan
13
Fri
Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel @ clay art center Tickets
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel @ clay art center |  |  |

Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do Friday Nights this Winter without the kids? Cladies Night at the Clay Art Center taught by award winning ceramic artists is a great way to unwind with friends. It is a one-time class for adults interested in learning to use the potter’s wheel. Have fun and get messy in a great date night or a girls’/guys’ night out..BYOB! Fee $50 (includes clay & firing). Fridays 7 – 9PM Register at http://www.clayartcenter.org/Cladies_Night_p/cladies.htm
Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573.
inquiries call 914-937-2047.

Jan
21
Sat
Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family @ clay art center Tickets
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm
Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family @ clay art center |  |  |

Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family

Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from 2-4pm. One-time classes for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly projects. Every Saturday beginning January 21 through June, 2017. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian. Fee: $25 Adult, $15 Children under 12 & seniors, $5 firing fee (per piece). Ages 5 – 99. Call to reserve a space starting at 10am on the Saturday you wish to attend.
40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, Tel: 914-937-2047 www.clayartcenter.org

Feb
5
Sun
Leandro Erlich: Port of Reflections at the Neuberger Museum @ Neuberger Museum of Art Tickets
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm
Leandro Erlich: Port of Reflections at the Neuberger Museum @ Neuberger Museum of Art |  |  |

Leandro Erlich’s spectacular, monumental installation Port of Reflections will be on view for the first time in the United States at the Neuberger Museum of Art February 5 – July 30, 2017. Filling the museum’s expansive Theater Gallery, Erlich’s nighttime “harbor” with its boardwalk, rails, and dark “water,” will include several colorful rowboats that appear to float and gently rock as their reflections “shimmer” in the waters beneath. But all is not what it seems, as visitors will discover, for Erlich is a master of illusion. The exhibition also will include a selection of photographs, models and videos tracing the artist’s trajectory. Erlich, a noted Argentine conceptual artist, is recipient of the 2017 Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize. Port of Reflections is his most ambitious museum installation to date.

Leandro Erlich: Port of Reflections is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art and co-curated by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Associate Curator of Art of the Americas and Helaine Posner, Chief Curator. The exhibition is accompanied by a beautiful, fully-illustrated, scholarly exhibition catalogue documenting the artist’s innovative work.

Erlich is well known for turning the ordinary – an elevator, a swimming pool, a staircase, and in this instance, a harbor – into a nonfunctional work that takes the viewer into a world of illusion. In Port of Reflections, there is no water beneath the rowboats and there are no reflections. The railings and boats are but cleverly constructed elements that create the illusion of reflection. The boats are suspended in midair, and motors create the rocking motion. “Each element of the work has been fabricated as the artist challenges notions of reality,” notes Ms. Posner in her essay.

“He asks us to consider the everyday and to question it,” adds Dr. Giasson. “Erlich thus brings the boats out of their expected context, subtracting the source of its existence. The boats are further decontextualized by bringing them into a museum gallery.” The work was modified from an earlier version created for the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea in 2014 and later presented as Puerto de Memorias (Port of Memories) at MUNTREF, Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres Febrero in Buenos Aires. It crystalizes most of the elements that define Erlich’s works: displacement and challenging perceptions about how and where things are supposed to be.

New York viewers first saw Leandro Erlich’s work in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and, more recently, at MoMA PS 1 where his signature Swimming Pool was on view from 2008 to 2010. Viewed from above, visitors were surprised and astounded to see people seemingly walking underwater. The artist acheived this effect by placing a large acrylic sheet, covered with a few inches of water, over an empty enterable space. Said Erlich at the time: “Revealing the trick is crucial; it transforms the deception into something positive [and] allows the spectator to think and discover.” In 2013, his Dalston House at the Dalston Mill in East London, was an optical illusion with a huge mirror suspended at 45° (from the horizontal) over a life-size model of the façade of a Victorian terraced townhouse placed horizontally on the ground, giving the appearance of visitors climbing or hanging off the side of the building.

According to Andrea Giunta, Professor of Latin American Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires, who contributed an essay to the catalogue, “Erlich’s works articulate as visual, emotional, and mental puzzles. We know immediately that the space we walk into is not real and that nothing is what it seems. But we are certainly delighted with the enigma…We want to decode it.” There’s fun involved in solving the mystery, which explains why for years, viewers have enjoyed inhabiting the universe that Erlich fabricates. But the work is also ambiguous. The small boats recall aquatic activity “but they also suggest departure, or even escape,” says Giunta. “Erlich’s works propose seeing the world differently. They open a gap in the limits of the possible, slightly transgressing rules and laws, expanding the possibilities of experience and imagination…As art, these installations have the capacity to open spaces that offer visitors transit between potential worlds.”

Leandro Erlich, 43, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Between 1998 and 1999, he took part in an artist residency at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, where he attracted wide notice. In 2001 he was invited to represent Argentina in the 49th Venice Biennale. He later participated in the Biennials of Istanbul (2001), Shanghai (2002) and São Paulo (2004), and in the Whitney Biennial (2000), among others. In 2012, he created a monumental outdoor installation, Monte-Meuble, l’Ultime Déménagement, in Nantes, France and in 2013, The Barbican, Europe’s largest arts and conference venue, commissioned Erlich to create a new installation in the Dalston district of London, England. His works are included in several private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern, London, England; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; MACRO, Rome, Italy; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris, France.

Roy R. Neuberger, founding patron of the Neuberger Museum of Art, who had a lifelong commitment to support the work of living artists, first funded the Neuberger Prize. It continues to be generously supported by Jim Neuberger and Helen Stambler Neuberger. Previous recipients of the prize were Cuban installation and performance artist Tania Bruguera, American figurative painter Dana Schutz, and South African video and performance artist Robin Rhode.

Upcoming event
March 29, 2017, 6:30pm
Panel Discussion: The Uncanny Work of Leandro Erlich
Andrea Giunta, author of exhibition catalogue essay A Gap in the Limits of the Possible and Professor of Latin American Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires will discuss the work of Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich, 2017 Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize awardee with curators Helaine Posner and Patrice Giasson. Panelists will examine Erlich’s large-scale installation, Port of Reflections, his historical relevance, and themes of the uncanny and trompe l’oeil. The artist will join the final thirty minutes of the conversation via Skype for a Q&A with the audience.

The Neuberger Museum of Art opened on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, in 1974 with a core collection donated by one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists, and arts advocates of the twentieth century, Roy R. Neuberger. Today, the Neuberger is more active and vibrant than ever. Critically acclaimed exhibitions and a wealth of educational tours, lectures, and interactive programs engage the many parts of our broad community. The Neuberger is a center of teaching and learning for all stages of life.

The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, N.Y. (Westchester)
(tel) 914-251-6100
www.neuberger.org

Museum Hours
Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday: noon-5 pm
Wednesday: noon-8 pm*
Monday: Closed
*Labor Day to Christmas and MLK Day to Memorial Day
Closed major holidays
Group tours by appointment only on Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 am to 12 noon
For persons with special needs, designated parking is available at the south end of the Museum building. Call ahead for wheelchair accommodations.

Guided Tours
Docent-led tours are available by appointment. Fees are $8.00 per person. For more information or to book educational tours, please contact the Museum’s Education Department at nma.education@neuberger.org

Museum Store
Open during Museum hours. The store features a broad selection of art books,
art cards, handcrafted jewelry, children’s items and one-of-a-kind limited edition gifts.

Admission
$5.00 General Public
$3.00 Seniors 62+
$3.00 Students
Free admission for Museum members, children 12 and under, and Purchase College students, faculty, and staff ; FWMA institutions
FREE to all on the first Saturday of every month; Wednesdays 5-8 pm

Directions
The Neuberger Museum of Art is easily accessible by car or bus, and may also be reached by Metro-North. By car: From the North or South – take the Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 28. Head north on Lincoln Avenue to Anderson Hill Road. Turn right onto Anderson Hill Road. Left at first traffic light into Purchase College campus. From 684 – take Exit 2 South on Route 120 to Anderson Hill Road. Turn left onto Anderson Hill to 2nd traffic light. Turn left at Purchase College campus. From the East – take Route 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) to Exit 8E. Take second left over Expressway onto Anderson Hill Road. Follow signs to SUNY Purchase. At SUNY purchase follow signs to Parking Lot W-1.

Parking
Neuberger Museum visitors’ parking is in Purchase College Parking Lot W1. A $6.00 per car campus parking fee applies all days for all visitors. Please stop at the Park 2 Fly booth, pay the attendant in advance of your visit, and place your ticket on your dashboard before walking to the museum.

Handicap Parking:
Please click http://bit.ly/2jlZ1Z0 to view a map from the campus entrance to the drop-off point for visitors with disabilities.

By Bus
The Bee-Line Bus Route #12 serves the Purchase College campus. Please call 914-813-7777 or visit http://beelinebus.westchestergov.com for schedule and fare information.

By Train:
Use the Harlem Line of the Metro-North Railroad to arrive in White Plains. Taxicabs are readily available for hire to Purchase College. Please call (800) METRO-INFO or visit http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr for schedule and fare information.

Photo caption: Leandro Erlich, Puerto de Memorias (Port of Memories), 2016. Mixed media installation. Dimensions variable. MUNTREF Museum de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febraro, Buenos Aires © MUNTREF. Photo: Diego Spivacow.

Mar
31
Fri
EXHIBIT Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s (March 31-August 27) @ Fairfield Museum and History Center Tickets
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm
EXHIBIT Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s (March 31-August 27) @ Fairfield Museum and History Center |  |  |

Explore how the changing culture and politics of the 1960s and 1970s affected Fairfield and its region. Costumes from the Museum’s collection will highlight the fashion of the era, and a timeline will illustrate how the key national events of these turbulent decades were echoed in the local area, including the war in Vietnam. High school memorabilia and other items will evoke memories of growing up in Fairfield during these years of change for the town.
Members: Free; Adults: $5, Students/Seniors: $3, Children under 5: Free

Apr
5
Wed
Right Angle Bliss @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Tickets
Apr 5 – Nov 12 all-day
Right Angle Bliss @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum |  |  |

Opening Reception: April 27, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 non-members $5 members
Gen. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children 8-18 years old/45 minute tour
Gen. Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $16 children 8-18 years old/90 minute tour
From vows taken in magnificent settings, to cutting edge images that will redefine rituals and boundaries, this exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today’s diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States. Right Angle Bliss will capture the tenderness, whimsy, beauty, and grit of the promised, “I Do”, and visually redefine this time-honored tradition through the lenses of photographers: Stephanie Anestis, David Bravo, Sarah Grote, Kathy Harris, Airen Miller, and Karol Setlak.
Photo credit & Caption: Airen Miller, “UST” June 2016, Canvas print.

Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to the 1930s @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Tickets
Apr 5 – Nov 12 all-day
Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to the 1930s @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum |  |  |

Curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to the 1930s will feature lavish gowns modeled on Queen Victoria’s wedding and highlighted in nuptials of young American heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes, as well as simple dresses and artifacts of at-home ceremonies of immigrant brides who, once settled in the United States, desired to follow American customs and fashions.

Apr
11
Tue
“From the Streets” Exhibition @ ArtsWestchester Tickets
Apr 11 – Jul 15 all-day
“From the Streets” Exhibition @ ArtsWestchester |  |  |

This urban art exhibition, featuring the “who’s who” of street art, looks at the scope and evolution of graffiti from a 1980s subculture in the Bronx to the prominence of global street art today.

Apr
13
Thu
writers workshop at North Salem Library @ keeler library Tickets
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – Aug 3 @ 11:00 am
writers workshop at North Salem Library @ keeler library |  |  |

Come join us for a series of writing workshops led by Susan Aybar. Susan is a published writer and local resident. All writers and aspiring writers are invited to share their work, or desire to write, in a supportive atmosphere. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome. This program is free.
first Thursdays of the month at 11:00 AM
no registration required