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Bruce Museum's Miniature Exhibition Is Always A Big Draw In Greenwich

Sally Curcio (American, b. 1971) Atlantis, 2008 Mixed media, 6 x 12 x 12 in. Courtesy of Sally Curcio Photo Credit: contributed
2_De St. Croix Blane De St. Croix (American) Two Ends, 2011 Wood, plywood, foam, plastic, paint, branches, dirt, and other natural materials, 5 ft. x 2.5 ft. x 8 ft. (each section) Courtesy of Frederick & Freiser Gallery, NYC Photo Credit: contributed
Kerry Miller (British, b. 1957) English Botany, 2016 Vintage book, watercolors, acrylics and inks, 11 1/4 x 15 x 3 3/4 in. Courtesy of Kerry Miller Photo Credit: contributed
Kathleen Vance (American, b. 1977) Traveling Landscape (Blue Marbled Train Case) Found traveling case, soil, stones, resin, artificial foliage, fluorescent light, water, 10 x 13 x 8 in. © Kathleen Vance Photo Credit: contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum's miniature exhibition, "Small Scales: Lands of Enchantment," will open on Saturday and run through Jan. 29 in Greenwich.

The miniatures show has been a biennial Bruce Museum tradition for 35 years, and this year’s exhibition draws together artists who depict landscapes on a small scale.

During the holiday season, these miniature landscapes will embody a virtual reality that adequately transports everybody, young and old alike, to another place and time, according to a release from the Bruce Museum.

While the creation of miniature scenes itself is not a new concept, contemporary artists use small works to encourage closer looking, drawing viewers in so they become aware of a deeper message only after first being lured by the finesse and beauty of the piece, the release said.

In this exhibition, works are made from old books and repurposed suitcases, found objects and handcrafted items, glass and a living tree.

The subject matter ranges just as widely from highly researched environmental and political issues to fanciful imaginary worlds and nostalgic memories of the family homestead.

Additionally, "Enchantment" showcases the Bruce Museum’s past with the display of natural history dioramas made by former director Paul Griswold Howes.

The exhibition's featured artists are Matthew Albanese, David Beck, Sally Curcio, Paul Griswold Howes, Patrick Jacobs, Guy Laramée, Katja Loher, Kerry Miller, Lori Nix, Josh Simpson, Blane de St. Croix, Kathleen Vance and Julian Velasco.

Museum hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors close a half hour before closing. Last admission is at 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, call (203)- 869-0376 or click here.

The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.

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