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Exhibit On Antarctica Opens At Greenwich's Bruce Museum

An image from Caughley Beach, Antartica, is part of the exhibit.
An image from Caughley Beach, Antartica, is part of the exhibit. Photo Credit: Diane Tuft

GREENWICH, CONN -- The Bruce Museum travels to the southern end of the world for its new exhibition, Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft, from Oct. 28 through Feb. 1.

This show, underwritten by Gabelli Funds and the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund, features large-format photographs, many more than three feet wide, by Diane Tuft . She is a New York-based mixed-media artist and photographer. The works were selected from her new book "Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land."

The exhibition will also include a selection of invertebrate specimens on loan from Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, representing some of the amazing life forms recently found in the Antarctic waters.

“These powerful images highlight the Bruce Museum’s forte of bridging art and science and give us a wonderful platform for discussing global issues related to Antarctica,” says Cynthia Ehlinger, curator of the exhibition. “Diane’s artistic eye is driven in part by a concern for the environment and critical global issues, including ozone depletion and climate change.”

The Bruce Museum will host three science lectures by researchers active in the Antarctic on Oct. 28, Nov.18, and Dec. 9. In addition, there will be a panel discussion on Jan.11 featuring artists, including Tuft, and scientists who have been part of Antarctic expeditions, along with a Penguin Awareness Day lecture on Jan. 20 by the Museum’s curator of science  and penguin expert Daniel Ksepka.

The museum’s Youth@Bruce will present a special panel discussion on explorers open exclusively to teens but live-streamed to all on Oct. 26.

The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students up to 22 years, $6 for seniors and free for members and children less than five. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays.

For more information, call 203-869-0376 or go online .

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