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Westport Historical Society Presents: Ghosts, Werewolves & Zombies -- August 18- August 21

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 21, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Dare to be Spooky: A Creative Writing Program, for ages 8-13. Who doesn’t love a great ghost story? Now you have a chance to write your own, packed with all kinds of creatures and adventures.  We will explore Connecticut’s own ghost stories and through all kinds of fun writing prompts we will unleash your inner spooks, zombies and ghouls from your imagination.  By the...

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The World in Motion

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view.  Opening reception Saturday, July 19th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is free.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com. The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street....

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Aug 20, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI Exhibit

Aug 20, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The new exhibit Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI at the Litchfield Historical Society will highlight a selection of WWI posters from the museum's collection. It will be on view through November 30, 2014. When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, the town of Litchfield was actively involved in war efforts from the start. Ranging from work of the local Red Cross chapter...

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Aug 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A sequel to the NBMAA’s popular 2008 glass exhibition, Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking. This group exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Anna Rogulina, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 20, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current reflection of...

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Gifts of the Animals

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Each week, the museum's very own Didi McKay, author of Gifts of the Animals, will explore animals and cultures highlighted in her book, followed by special activities.

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Aug 20, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

  Schooner Mary E River Cruises There’s no better way to experience the wonders and natural beauty of the Connecticut! Climb aboard the Schooner Mary E for an afternoon or sunset cruise beginning Memorial Day weekend through October. Enjoy views of River wildlife and landmarks while gliding through the cool, peaceful waters of the Connecticut. Help hoist a sail or...

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Thank You, CT! 4th Annual Exhibition

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Thank You, CT! is an annual juried exhibition that showcases Connecticut's artistic talent. In it's fourth year, the show has brought museum directors, art critics, foundation presidents, and established artists to Connecticut to judge each year's entries. In the past, over 500 people each year have flocked to the gallery to see this exhibition.

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Youth Drawing 101

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Students hone their drawing skills while learning about the history and practice of art in an informal, social setting. Join Museum educator Celina Marquis as she introduces concepts through gallery chats and interactive projects. Working in the Museum's creative space students will be surrounded by art as they work on projects at their own pace and recieve individualized instruction. At...

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