Museum Related News
FREE Friday Night Flick: “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck”
On Friday, October 16th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest film in their Friday Night Flicks online film series: “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck.” This FREE documentary gives us a glimpse into the quirky and nonsensical world of Beck’s famous miniature and kinetic sculpture making, and the mind behind it./h2>
New HMA Exhibit Now Open: Masters of Op Art
An exhibition of artwork by the founders of the Op Art movement is now on view at the Housatonic Museum of Art. The exhibit, entitled “Masters of Op Art,” features 13 dynamic pieces that are each an optical experience of color and form.
FREE Friday Night Flick: “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake”
On Friday, October 9th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest film in their FREE Friday Night Flicks online film series: “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake.” The documentary chronicles the daily life of Hank Virgona, an 87-year-old artist in New York City who is grappling with aging, change, and capturing the real faces of New York City life.
Friday Night Flick: “Actually Iconic: Richard Estes,”
On Friday, September 25th marvel at stunning paintings created by photorealist icon Richard Estes. With unmatched access to the artist and his most important works, the film “Actually Iconic: Richard Estes,” presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art at 7pm, invites viewers into the world of this celebrated, premier painter of American cityscapes.
Friday Night Flick: “IRWIN” and “A Story In Stone”
On Friday, September 18 treat yourself to a double feature of art-inspired filmmaking. Watch “IRWIN – A New York Story” and enjoy the story of legendary cartoonist Irwin Hasen, who was among the first group of artists to shape comic book culture. Then, “A Story In Stone” centers on the studio of Bridgeport artist and printmaker James Reed and his master work with stone lithography. Both films will be presented online, back-to-back by the Housatonic Museum of Art beginning at…
Friday Night Flick: “The Collector” Streaming Online September 11th
On Friday, September 11 watch “The Collector,” a film presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art, and prepare to be amazed at the enormity of famed New York City gallery owner Allan Stone’s personal collection. Floor to ceiling, his home is bursting with treasures from his more than 50 years of collecting.
Exhibition Examines Origins of Abstract Expressionism
Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is pleased to present its newest show, “The Roots of Abstraction.” The exhibition, scheduled to be on view from September 3, 2020 through August 31, 2021, will feature a selection of paintings and sculpture by famed modernist artists who were active in New York City in the early 1940s, and were engaged with the political and artistic debates of the day. The Roots of Abstraction contextualizes a world-altering time when New York became the center…
Housatonic Museum of Art Awarded Inspire! Grant From The Institute of Museum Studies For Collections Care
The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is proud to announce that it recently received a $9,399 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will allow HMA to implement a collections stewardship project that will increase storage space for acquisitions and ensure proper care and preservation of its collections.
Local History Exhibit Cast In Colorful Glass Sculptures Opens At HMA
On Thursday, February 6 the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) celebrated the opening of a new exhibit that blends local history, innovative glass sculptures and our collective cultural and natural landscape.
Music In the Galleries at Housatonic Museum of Art on February 20
In connection with a new exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art: The Hypogean Tip by Rachel Owens, the community is invited to join musician Laura Ortman for a free, evening of musical improvisation in the Burt Chernow Galleries.
New Exhibit at HMA: The Hypogean Tip by Rachel Owens
A new exhibit with connections to our local history is opening at the Housatonic Museum of Art on February 6, 2020. Entitled “The Hypogean Tip”, artist Rachel Owens’ exhibit explores both Bridgeport’s and our larger nation’s past, and will run from February 6 through March 21, 2020.