One of the greatest assets of the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science is its location in Greenwich, which probably has the highest concentration of art collectors of any township its size in America and also enjoys a happy proximity to New York City, the capital of the art world. At virtually any given time, one can assemble a collection of works of art of remarkable quality offered by the city’s world-class art dealers.
In the generous spirit of the holidays, the museum is mounting “By Arrangement: Still Life Paintings from the Art Market,” an exhibition of European and American still life painting from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth centuries, featuring some of the highlights of the market. Executive Director Peter Sutton curated the show.
The exhibition will run from November 19 to January 17.
There are beautiful examples of some of the earliest flower pieces, tabletop and game pieces by the Old Masters, elegant assemblages by French Salon painters, as well as illusionistic American still lifes. While one frequently hears of the declining supply of great art, this sampling shows that there still are outstanding museum-quality pictures available for those keen enough to pursue them.
The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science is at 1 Museum Drive. It is situated near Interstate 95, Exit 3, and a short walk from the Greenwich rail station. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5 and members. There is free admission to all on Tuesdays. For information, 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.