Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

Wed.–Sun. 12-4 p.m. From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Dining and Drawing Rooms of the Mansion will display luxurious artifacts and accessories, as well as elaborate wedding gowns, while the Servants' Quarters of the Museum will highlight ceremonies of immigrant brides who, once settled in the United States, desired to follow American customs and fashions.

Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art Exhibit

06/10/2017 to 07/31/2018

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 846-0525 |.

A  salon-style exhibit in the Town House entitled, Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art.will be on display, featuring 80+ pieces of art on paper. As part of the continuing celebration of Norwalk's heritage, the Norwalk Historical Society presents an exhibit of the City's significant art collection. The exhibit curated by Sophia Gevas, is comprised of paintings and works on paper drawn from the four separate collections that comprise the Norwalk Collection: the City of Norwalk, the Lockwood family, the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). There are over 80 featured works created by artists who lived and worked in Norwalk. It is presented "Salon Style" in the recently restored 1835 Town House at Mill Hill. The exhibit is a survey presented in groupings of Portraits, Still-lifes, Scenes of Working Life and Nature, each capturing significant aspects and insights about city life through the ages.

Stamford Farmers Market

06/17/2017 to 10/28/2017

Prospect Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-348-5285.

9 am - 3 pm. Prospect Street at Latham Park. Visit our farmers market for a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers. You'll also find breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more! Straight from the farm to your home!

The Glass House ROBERT INDIANA: ONE THROUGH ZERO

06/21/2017 to 11/30/2017

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866.811.4111..

The Glass House is pleased to present the first public installation world-wide of the complete set of Robert Indiana's ONE through ZERO, ten 6-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures that were conceived in 1980 and executed in 2003. Visitors will find these monumental works located in a field just to the south of the Glass House itself, where they have been placed to accentuate the edge of the hill that separates the house from the pond and pavilion below. Taking advantage of the changes of level in the landscape and the visual connections with many highlights of the property, the installation conjoins Philip Johnson and Robert Indiana's visionary approach to industrial materials, proportion, form and the understanding of space. As the Glass House commemorates its 10th year as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this 10-sculpture installation is especially appropriate, since COR-TEN steel was a material favored by Johnson and lines the paths linking the Glass House and its sister building, the Brick House. The combination of monumentality, wit and underlying seriousness of intention makes ONE through ZERO especially suited for exhibition at our site, which at its heart continues to celebrate the ethos of Philip Johnson and David Whitney.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium “Origami Interpretations” by Gloria Garfinkel

08/04/2017 to 11/30/2017

4450 Park Avenue , Bridgeport, CT

Discovery Museum is pleased to present the saturated colors and vivid patterning of New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel, showing in the Center Gallery, from July through November, 2017. Garfinkel's works embed bright and colorful arrays into an animated geometry inspired by origami paper folding objects and techniques. In Garfinkel's paintings, colorful patterns are energized by mounting them on aluminum panels constructed so that they are able to be manipulated by the viewer. In addition to these panels, Garfinkel presents a number of maquettes of proposals for flamboyant triumphant gateways, influenced by Japanese forms, for public art.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition: Still Life

09/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

Original fine prints by Jack Beal, Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Jane E. Goldman, Daniel Lang, Nancy Lasar, Katja Oxman, and Richard Treaster. Still Life presents a variety of techniques including etchings, aquatints, lithographs, monoprints, screenprints, and hand painted archival pigment prints, highlighting the intricacy and beauty of this densely orchestrated genre. Stewart & Stewart, a printer and publisher of fine art prints in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, will loan a number of original prints to this exhibition. Gallery and Studio Hours Tuesday 9am–9pm · Wednesday–Saturday 9am–5pm · Sunday 12pm–5pm · Closed Mondays

Westport Historical Society New Exhibit: 06880+50

09/22/2017 to 12/31/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Compact smart homes with elevators. A commute-busting high-speed ferry from Westport to Manhattan. A bike path connecting downtown to the Saugatuck train station. Out-of-the-way lots for self-parking driverless cars. Welcome to Westport in the year 2067. A new exhibit, 06880+50, brings together the innovative imaginings of some 17 renowned local architects, David Adam Realty, Inc., Dierdra O'Farrelly, Frederick William Hoag, Juresko Herman, John Jones, Rountree Architects, Leigh Overland, Michael Greenberg & Assoicates, Peter Cadoux Architects, The Pure house , Robert Cohen, Robert Storm, Roger Ferris & Partners, Scott Springer, Sellars Lathrop Architects, Tasos Kokoris, and the Vita Design Group.

The Korshak Collection-Masterpieces of American & European Science Fiction, Adventure & Fantasy Illustrations.tle Here

09/22/2017 to 10/29/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776538.

September 22 to October 29, 9 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday; Sunday 11 am-5 pm

Long before the era of the Syfy© channel, Xbox and video games, fans of science fiction and fantasy stories read novels and magazines illustrated by world renowned artists. In our Fall Exhibition, those alien landscapes, mystical creatures, and fantastical characters come alive. The art was inspired by myths, fairy tales, novels and pulp magazines including Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, and Wonder Stories. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this collection of the greatest fantasy masterpieces of our time.

The illustrations are from the private collection of Stephen Korshak, who has had a life-long love of art and literature. His father, Erle Korshak, founded Shasta Publishers, which specialized in science fiction books. His collection reveals the evolution of fantasy illustration and traces the history of science fiction imagery from the pages of dime-store magazines to hardcover, library-quality books. SM&NC Members: Free | Non-Members: included with gate admission. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Stamford Art Association *37th Faber Birren National Color Show

09/24/2017 to 10/26/2017

39 Franklin St, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-1139.

Reception: Sun. Sept 24, 4 – 6 pm. The Faber Birren Color Show, endowed by the friends and family of world-renowned color consultant Faber Birren, a Stamford resident for 50 years. The show, which has grown from a regional exhibit to one that is now national in scope, awards $3,000 in prize money each year.

Fairfield Museum Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield in World War I

09/28/2017 to 02/05/2018

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

How did government-sponsored messages about The Great War affect those who lived through it? Posters, publicity campaigns, and censorship of critical viewpoints were an important aspect of the federal government's efforts to inspire support and sacrifice on the home front. This exhibition explores these messages and how they influenced people in the Fairfield and Bridgeport area, where war time manufacturing made the city into a boom town. Wartime posters and broadsides for local patriotic rallies, calling on citizens to purchase Liberty Bonds, volunteer for overseas service, or conserve food for the war effort, will be on view, along with newspapers, letters, uniforms and memorabilia from people from Fairfield who served "over there" and on the home front. Museum Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 4pm