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Greenwich's Bruce Museum To Feature Artist Chuck Close

Greenwich's Bruce Museum is presenting a special exhibition of the work of artist Chuck Close.
Greenwich's Bruce Museum is presenting a special exhibition of the work of artist Chuck Close. Photo Credit: Courtesy the Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Artist Chuck Close is bringing his work to Greenwich.

The Bruce Museum is set to present the artist's work beginning Saturday and continuing to Jan. 26 in the exhibit "Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close," according to a news release from the museum. A lecture and film series will supplement the exhibition.

"With a body of work composed almost entirely of portraits, the American artist Chuck Close has been astounding us with his artistic verisimilitude for more than four decades," museum representatives said in the release. "His prints, especially, are adventures in problem solving: working from the particularities of each print medium – woodcut, etching, silkscreen, linocut, aquatint, pulp-paper multiple – he gives his imagination free rein to re-conceive their aesthetic possibilities."

Close has overcome learning disabilities and in December 1988 a spinal artery collapse that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Close has since rehabilitated from the injury.

“The great curse for artists is ease,” Close has said, according to the release. “Resistance is really an important thing.”

The Bruce Museum is at One Museum Drive in Greenwich and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students up to 22 years, $6 for seniors and free for members and children under 5 years. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203 869-0376 or visit the museum's website .

Here is a schedule of the film and lecture series, courtesy the Bruce Museum:

  • Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. – Of Hedgehogs and Foxes and Chuck Close.
  • Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. – Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration
  • Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. – Closer: The Art of Chuck Close in the Context of the 1970s.

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