October 2019

Artistic Fascinations

The “A” word

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“Amazon” – as in the river that snakes through South America and the idea of bold women – is having a moment in our area, spotlighting a word and a concept, powerful females, that have been fraught for Western civilization.

Time of renewal

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With his passion for art, architecture and science, Robert Wolterstorff, the new Susan E. Lynch executive director and CEO of Greenwich’s Bruce Museum, would seem the right man to oversee its renovation and expansion.

In tune with history

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Musician and academic Christopher Brellochs shares the adventures of his “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley” sabbatical, when he explored the area’s rich history through the music that might have been played during the period’s glory days.

Artful living

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Eleish van Breems Design, the Westport studio known for promoting an artful Nordic aesthetic, expands its reach with Eleish van Breems Home. This new retail shop just around the corner offers home furnishings, antiques, décor and gifts.

Celebrating the sea

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One of the most highly anticipated art exhibitions to open this fall is “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors From Tate,” comprising 90 works by the British artist – including paintings that have never been shown on the side of the Atlantic. And Mystic Seaport has got them.

Timely matters

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At the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, executive director Cybele Maylone takes up the challenge of presenting the best in today’s art.

Art as healing

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Meghan Spiro is a Hudson Valley photographer whose “day job” is working as a commercial photographer and designer. But her artistry continues beyond the workday. Spiro uses her own time to explore social issues ranging from conservation to domestic violence.

Treasuring life

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“…Though we offer high-end auctions,” says Katie Banser-Whittle, regional director of Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, which has a new office in White Plains, “we also consider things in all price points that people don’t have an outlet for.”

Off the grid

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Painter Agnes Martin created a serene body of work that reflected a Zen philosophy despite – or maybe because of – the difficult circumstances she contended with in her long life.

Sips from Austria

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Making wine in Austria’s ravishingly rocky Wachau region is a bit like planting vineyards on Manhattan isle. But Domäne Wachau has managed to produce some very gneiss, er, nice wines.