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Earth Day Family Volunteer Project - Invasive Plant Species Removal

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

May 1, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

Get the family outdoors to celebrate Earth Day and support the SM&NC! Join us for a "garlic mustard pull" to remove this invasive plant from our trails and woods. Garlic mustard was introduced in the 1860's as a culinary herb and has since become an invasive species in much of Connecticut. Left unchecked, it can become the dominant plant in the undergrowth of forests,...

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Mianus River Gorge: Photographs by William Abranowicz

Bruce Museum

May 1, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

In 2013, in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its founding, the Mianus River Gorge organization gave renowned photographer William Abranowicz unrestricted access to the Gorge over the course of a year. This exhibition features selected photos from the book published to mark that anniversary. In his photographs, Abranowicz has captured the profound beauty and myriad faces of this...

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Whale Talk and Book Signing at Greenwich Point Park

Bruce Museum Seaside Center

May 1, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

OLD GREENWICH, CT - Conservation biologist and author Joe Roman will discuss the largest animals on earth, whales, on Sunday, May 1. The lecture, “Raising Whales: How the Recovery of Cetaceans Can Help Restore the Oceans,” will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.  Roman’s books, Whale, a cultural and population history of whales...

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Sunday Explorers

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

May 1, 2016 - May 22, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday.

Sundays, May 1 - May 22, Noon - 4 pm (no program 5/15) Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the spring. Join us for a weekly hike on our trails or for a chance to meet or feed some of our Heckscher WILD! animals. Explore Heckscher Farm as we greet goats, plant in our garden, and peek into barns to see if any baby animals were born. Visit the Overbrook Nature Center for some great...

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Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art

Bruce Museum

May 1, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

March 26, 2016 - July 3, 2016 Enjoy an adventure into the world of animals and explore their portrayal in children’s book art. Through contemporary and historic illustrations, visitors will immerse themselves in the colorful lives of wild animals -- both realistic and exaggerated. A highlight of this exhibition will be the taxidermy examples from the Bruce Museum’s natural...

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Malcolm Pray Achievement Center

Malcolm Pray Achievement Center

May 1, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

What is the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center? The Malcolm Pray Achievement Center (MPAC) is an educational center for inspiring the youth of today towards success, a career, understanding importance of “drive” and the benefits of entrepreneurism. This is all showcased through the Malcolm Pray story. This non-profit organization offers support to local schools, youth groups, community...

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Robert Rauschenberg Spreads + Related Works

The Glass House

May 1, 2016 - Aug 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The Glass House is pleased to debut Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works. The exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works is a group of paintings and works on paper chosen to compliment the painting Recital (Spread),1980 which Philip Johnson purchased that same year.  The Spreads series was inspired in part by the Rauschenberg retrospective that was organized by the...

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Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson

Fairfield Museum and History Center

May 1, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robert Lawson (1892–1957) had a long and distinguished career as an artist and children’s book illustrator and author. Perhaps best known for illustrations of Ferdinand the Bull and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Lawson is the only artist and author to have won both the Caldecott and the Newberry Awards. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, Lawson and his wife Marie, also an illustrator, lived at...

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EXHIBITION: Look at Me! Recording and Sharing Our Selves

Fairfield Museum and History Center

May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

February 18 – May 1, 2016 Today’s “selfie” phenomenon offers the opportunity to reflect on the history of how people have shared images of themselves. What was the function and use of a painted portrait, a photograph or daguerreotype, and how does it differ from a “selfie” taken on a cell phone? By examining paintings, silhouettes, early photographs, and miniatures of individuals...

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Wildlife Art: Field to Studio

Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

May 1, 2016 - May 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Wildlife Art Field to Studio opened March 31 to an enthusiastic crowd of over 200 visitors... Wildlife Art features seven artists Alison Nicholls, David Rankin, Karryl, Susan Fox, Kelly Singleton, Sean Murtha and Carel Brest van Kempen.  There will be an Artist Talk on Sunday April 24 at 2pm.  Wildlife Art is on view through May 4, 2016.    

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