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Make a Human Connection at Greenwich's Bruce

See how art analyzes the human figure when the Bruce Museum unveils its latest exhibition: "Human Connections: Figural Art from the Bruce Museum" on Saturday.

The exhibit, set to open Feb.12 and remain on view through June 5, features portraits and abstract paintings, sculptures and photographs drawn from the Bruce Museum's permanent collection. The human figure has been a constant and enduring theme in art since prehistoric times. As society has evolved, it has maintained its prominent role in artistic expression.

The exhibition showcases a broad selection of works representing an array of stylistic approaches spanning 2,000 years, from a 1st-century BC Roman marble to the Pop Art portraits of Alex Katz and beyond.

"Human Connections" features works by Auguste Rodin, James Jacques, Joseph Tissot, William Merritt Chase, George Wesley Bellows, Gaston Lachaise, Milton Avery, Lester Johnson and Romare Bearden, among others. The show is curated by Julie Barry, the museum's Zvi Grunberg resident intern, and supported by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund.

The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 as well as for Bruce Museum members. Admission is free to all Tuesdays. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed Mondays. Museum exhibition tours are held Fridays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-869-0376.

When was the last time you went to a museum? What did you enjoy most? Leave a comment below.

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