Micah Evans’ 2014 “Singer,” made from borosilicate glass, will be on exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum. (Micah Evans / Collection of Simon Abrahms)
Whether you like your art beautiful, challenging, nostalgic, spiritual, thought-provoking, anger-inducing, socially conscious or dreamlike, the fall exhibit season has something for you. Museums around the state are running shows from September to December with a wide variety of artists from across history and around the world, from Renaissance Italy to contemporary Hartford.
Here is a list of exhibits coming in the next few months. The list is not all-inclusive.
Stephanie Syjuco’s “Master, Photographed (Albert Bierstadt, ‘In the Mountains’) is part of the MATRIX exhibit coming up at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. (Stephanie Syjuco / Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art)
“Fired Up: Glass Today” runs Sept. 16 to Feb. 5. The exhibit will show work by more than 50 contemporary glass artists including Lino Tagliapietra, Nancy Callan, Dante Marioni, Sidney Hutter, Tim Tate, Kim Thomas, Hannah Gibson, Dan Friday, Megan Stelljes, Ben Cobb, David Colton, Kelly O’Dell, Wesley Fleming, Joseph Ivacic, Demetra Theofanos, Dean Benson and Kimberly Thomas.
“Stephanie Syjuco / MATRIX 190 / Image Trafficking” runs Oct. 6 to Jan. 8. Syjuco uses photographic methods to devise “new readings of America’s colonial history and the construction of its national identity,” the museum states.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is at 600 Main St. in Hartford. thewadsworth.edu.
Edward Burtynsky’s 2000 photo “Shipbreaking #24 Chittagong, Bangladesh” will be on exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art. (Edward Burtynsky)
“American Realism Today” runs Sept. 16 to Jan. 1. Work by 21 artists, including Robert Lobe, Kathleen Gilje, Joseph McNamara, James Prosek and Faith Ringgold “celebrates the rich tradition of Realist art in America while reflecting the innovative spirit of our contemporary times,” the museum states.
“Edward Burtynsky: Earth Observed” runs Nov. 17 to April 16. The exhibit will show work from the 1990s to today by the Canadian photographer, who focuses on man’s harmful impact on nature.
New Britain Museum of American Art is at 56 Lexington St. nbmaa.org.
Collages by Rashmi Talpade will be on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford. (Rashmi Talpade)
Work by Hartford conceptual artist Joe Bun Keo is on display through Dec. 11. His work is inspired by his experiences with mental health, debt and his Khmer identity.
Work by Howard el-Yasin can be seen Sept. 15 to Jan. 8. “Through unconventional and castoff materials (e.g. dryer lint and banana peels), el-Yasin looks at social value and marginalized racial and gender identities.”
Collages of communities by Rashmi Talpade run Oct. 20 to Jan. 15. “Talpade is concerned with history, humanity, and our place in it,” and work in the exhibit is influenced by her upbringing in Mumbai.
A video installation by Rotterdam-based artist Danny Giles will be up Oct. 20 to Nov. 27. The video looks at “ideas of race and surveillance.”
Real Art Ways is at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford. realartways.org.
Catherine Christiano’s “Crabapples and Chrysanthemums” is part of her “Album of Flowers / Interesting Times” exhibit at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. (Catherine Christiano/Catherine Christiano; Album of F)
“Album of Flowers / Interesting Times” runs Sept. 10 to Nov. 6. The paintings by Old Lyme artist Catherine Christiano place still life flowers against a background of 2016 editions of the New York Times.
“America’s Instrument: Banjos from the Jim Bollman Collection” runs Oct. 8 to Jan. 8. It will feature more than 40 banjos to present the music, history and lore of banjos.
“Chromatopia: Stories of Color in Art” runs Nov. 19 to March 5. The exhibit explores the history of pigments and their impact on alchemy, chemistry, philosophy, exploration, colonialism, language and art.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum is at 625 Williams St. in New London. lymanallyn.org.
“Walker Evans: American Photographs” runs Sept. 18 to Dec. 31 at Mattatuck Museum of Art in Waterbury. (Walker Evans Archive, The Museum of Modern Art)
A show of work by Schandra Singh, who won the 2022 Mixmaster competition, will be on display Sept. 11 to Nov. 27.
“Work It! Women Artists on Women’s Labor” runs Sept. 11 to Dec. 31. The exhibit “explores how art can speak to the variety of ways that women labor in American society.” Also from Sept. 11 to Dec. 31 is “Elemental: Art as Advocacy,” a show of work by Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman and Charyl Weissbach.
“Walker Evans: American Photographs” runs Sept. 18 to Dec. 31. The show is inspired by Evans’ solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in 1938.
Mattatuck Museum of Art is at 144 West Main St. in Waterbury. mattmuseum.org.
“fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94),” a show of work by Jason de León that documents migrant deaths along the United States/Mexico border, runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 11 at Wesleyan University. (Jason de Leon / Photo by Daniel Lopez, courtesy the Undocumented Migration Project)
Architecture-inspired work by Nick Raffel and writing-inspired work by Renee Gladman will be on exhibit through Oct. 16 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
“fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94),” a show of work by Jason de León that documents migrant deaths along the United States/Mexico border, runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 11 in the Zilkha.
The Center for East Asian Studies runs “Karen Xu: Massive Power Ball” from Sept. 21 to Dec. 9. Xu’s work conflates basketball with Communist propaganda.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the Center for East Asian Studies are both on Washington Terrace at Wesleyan University in Middletown. wesleyan.edu/cfa.
El Greco’s 1595-1600 oil on canvas “The Holy Family with Saint Anne and the Infant John the Baptist” will be on exhibit at Fairfield University. (El Greco / National Gallery of Art)
“Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting” runs Sept. 16 to Dec. 17. It explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints and nuns.
“Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment 1971-2021,” runs Sept. 23 to Dec. 17 at two venues: Fairfield University Art Museum and the art museum at University of Saint Joseph. The Cuban-born artist makes work that “rebels against authoritarian rule and the oppression of hegemonies,” Fairfield states.
Fairfield University is at 200 Barlow Road in Fairfield. University of Saint Joseph is at 1678 Asylum Ave. in West Hartford. fairfield.edu
“Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition,” a study of the 50-year career of the man considered one of the greatest carvers of his generation, is coming to Yale University Art Gallery. (Estate of Moshood Olúṣọmọ Bámigbóyé. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum)
“Fazal Sheikh: Exposures” runs through Jan. 8 at Yale University Art Gallery. The show of two photographic projects in two regions of the world calls attention to the consequences of environmental racism.
Also running from through Jan. 8 at Yale University Art Gallery is “Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition,” a study of the 50-year career of the man considered one of the greatest carvers of his generation, alongside work by other Nigerian woodcarvers.
Yale University Art Gallery is at 1111 Chapel St. in New Haven. artgallery.yale.edu.
“The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby” runs Sept. 22 to Jan. 22 at Yale Center for British Art. (Courtesy of the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner)
“The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby” runs Sept. 22 to Jan. 22 at Yale Center for British Art. The exhibit will show work from Crosby’s “The Beautyful Ones,” a series of portraits of Nigerian children.
“Bill Brandt | Henry Moore” runs Nov. 17 to Feb. 26 at Yale Center for British Art. The exhibit shows work by two photographers who documented people sheltering in the London Underground during the Blitz of World War II.
Yale Center for British Art is at 1080 Chapel St. in New Haven. britishart.yale.edu.
Edmund Greacen’s “The Lady in the Boat” is part of the “Dreams and Memories” exhibit at Florence Griswold Museum. (Edmund Greacen / Courtesy Florence Griswold Museum)
“Dreams and Memories” runs from Oct. 1 to May 14. The show includes works from the museum’s collection that were inspired by “reverie, surrealism, identity formation, religion, social action, historical memory, and the American dream,” the museum states. Artists include Edmund Greacen, Mary Knollenberg, Willard Metcalf, Charles Ethan Porter, Winfred Rembert and Bessie Potter Vonnoh.
Florence Griswold Museum is at 96 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. flogris.org.
H. Lee Hirsche’s watercolor “Mystic River Bridge” is part of the exhibit “100 Years of the Mystic River and the Bascule Bridge” at Mystic Museum of Art (Mystic Museum of Art)
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mystic’s bridge, the museum presents “100 Years of the Mystic River and the Bascule Bridge” from Oct. 8 to Dec. 18 and “Building Bridges: MMoA’s 66th Themed Regional Exhibition.” from Oct. 7 to Dec. 17.
Mystic Museum of Art is at 9 Water St. in Mystic. mysticmuseumofart.org.
“Venetian Woman,” an 1882 oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent, is part of the exhibit “Sargent, Whistler & Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano” at Mystic Seaport Museum. (Cincinnati Art Museum)
“Sargent, Whistler & Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano” runs Oct. 15 to Feb. 27. The exhibit focuses on “the Venetian glass revival of the late 19th century as well as the artistic experimentation the city inspired.” Artists include James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Robert Frederick Blum, Frank Duveneck, Ellen Day Hale, Bertha Evelyn Jaques, Thomas Moran and Walter Launt Palmer.
Mystic Seaport Museum is at 75 Greenmanville Ave. in Mystic. mysticseaport.org.
Susan Dunne can be reached at sdunne@courant.com.
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