Monday, January 11, 2016

Urban Images of the City at The Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum located on One Museum Drive in Greenwich has organized a very special art exhibition called Images of the City that will be on view through March 6, 2016. The exhibition Images of the City highlights 30 prints and photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection that paint a portrait of the modern American city. Some of these, from the early decades of the 20th century, are being shown for the first time after recent conservation. An additional selection from private lenders will complement the Museum's collection.
Lithography credit:
Paul J. Woolf (1899-1985)
View of Manhattan, c. 1932
Gelatin silver print, 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.
Gift of Dr. Stephen Nicholas
Bruce Museum Collection 2006.46.57

As hubs of cultural and social activity, major metropolitan centers such as New York, San Francisco, and Chicago have drawn creative communities of artists whose subject matter is decisively shaped by where they live and what they see around them. The city is a favorite subject for artists, providing urban landscapes and architectural perspectives that lend themselves to graphic interpretation.
Etchings, lithographs, screen prints and photographs depict views of iconic architecture, public art and dramatic construction scenes from throughout the 20th century to the present, evoking a mood and atmosphere that range from gritty to nostalgic and from restless to formal.
The exhibition includes works by:
Robert Rauschenberg
Brett Weston
Martin Lewis
Stow Wengenroth
Joseph Pennell
Karl Dehmann
Paul J. Woolf
and more
Last year, the Museum received two gifts on this subject to add to its diverse collection. On public view for the first time are:
Men of Steel, 1941, by Samuel L. Margulies
Corner of Broom Street and Broadway, 1973, by Richard Haas

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