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Bruce Museum Draws From Its Collection To Spotlight 'Images of the City'

Paul J. Woolf (1899-1985) View of Manhattan, c. 1932 Gelatin silver print, 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. Gift of Dr. Stephen Nicholas
Paul J. Woolf (1899-1985) View of Manhattan, c. 1932 Gelatin silver print, 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. Gift of Dr. Stephen Nicholas Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich opens a new exhibition "Images of the City" Saturday.

The exhibit will continue through March 6.

As hubs of cultural and social activity, major metropolitan centers such as New York, San Francisco and Chicago have drawn creative communities of artists whose subject matter is decisively shaped by where they live and what they see around them.

The city is a favorite subject for artists, providing urban landscapes and architectural perspectives that lend themselves to graphic interpretation.

The exhibition highlights 30 prints and photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection that paint a portrait of the modern American city. Some of these, from the early decades of the 20th century, are being shown for the first time.

An additional selection from private lenders will complement the museum’s collection. Etchings, lithographs, screen prints and photographs depict views of iconic architecture, public art and dramatic construction scenes from throughout the 20th century to the present, evoking a mood and atmosphere that range from gritty to nostalgic and from restless to formal.

The exhibition includes graphic art by Robert Rauschenberg and photographs by Brett Weston, as well as works by Martin Lewis, Stow Wengenroth, Joseph Pennell, Karl Dehmann, Paul J. Woolf and more.

Last year, the museum received two gifts on this subject to add to its diverse collection. On public view for the first time are Men of Steel (1941) by Samuel L. Margulies and Corner of Broom Street and Broadway (1973) by Richard Haas.

Call the museum for more information about the exhibition at (203) 869-0376.

The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.

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