You gotta have art

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich celebrates the beauty of WAG country with “Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism,” March 22 through June 22. The exhibit brings American Impressionism back to its roots, says Peter C. Sutton, the museum’s executive director:

“The history of art proves that Connecticut has long been one of the most fertile states for the creation of new art movements. In no small measure it was the birthplace of American Impressionism.”

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Bruce, private collectors, area museums and the trade, this exhibit of more than 25 works speaks to the quality of this perennially popular movement and to Connecticut’s important role in its creation.

The Bruce is at One Museum Drive, off Steamboat Road. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7; $6 for students up to 22 years old and for senior citizens; free for members and children under age 5 at all times and to all individuals on Tuesdays. For more, call (203) 869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Meanwhile at 7 p.m. March 22, you can get a “First Look” at the new Katonah Museum of Art show “Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio” and have an exclusive preview of “Hot Off the Press: KMA Print Sale.” Celebrate iconic American artist Johns – he of the many Stars and Stripes paintings – with a curated tasting of food, wine, beer and spirits crafted in the US of A. Talk about great taste.

The wine pairing includes select wines with chipotle infused truffle brownies and fig and gruyère bites. You can also sample spirits with paysanne and apple pie tartlets and sip beer with pulled pork and sweet potato chips. Catering by Happiness Is. Tasting provided by Vine & Co. Wine and Spirits and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

The museum is on Jay Street off Route 22. A $50 pre-paid registration is  requested. Click here (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/575867) to buy tickets online or call Jessica DeRosa at (914) 232-9555, ext. 2961. Tickets will also be available at the door. – Georgette Gouveia

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