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"Wonders of the Invisible World", George Nama 2005

Free Tuesdays is back! This week we will be noting 4 galleries that will all be open for free this Tuesday.

The Bruce Museum: Tried and true and always open for free on Tuesdays from 10am-5pm. Right now, they are exhibiting Picasso’s Vollard Suite: The Sculptor’s Studio until October 16th and Saddle Up! Horsing Around at the Bruce Museum until September 25th Don’t forget to check out the Seaside Center!

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Another great favorite open for free only on Tuesdays from 12pm-5pm. With quite a few indoor and outdoor installations, including Chelpa Ferro: Visual Sound and MTAA: All the Holidays at Once, as well as the beauty of the architecture itself, this place will keep you enchanted for hours!



The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is always open for free and is open Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. This is a great place to go if you really want to talk to the artists and staff about the art on display and right now it’s the 8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition.

The Bendheim Gallery is a wonderful hidden gem on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut, that will not only peak your artistic interest, it also gives you a refreshing break from all of the shopping in nearby boutiques! Right now you can take a peak at the 2011 Open Juried Show giving way to all types of 2-dimensional art, juried by renowned artist and sculptor George Nama.

Tomorrow is Tuesday so enjoy the free art!


Christopher Brown, 'Arrival' 2009

When I write these posts I try to show my readers something that I think I would like to do, not whatever is just around and free. It has to be great, fun and exciting. That’s why, even though I haven’t been to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (YET!), I want to talk about it because a venue like this is exciting to me and I can’t wait to know more about it and visit it for myself.

The CCP is located in Norwalk, CT and is open to the public for free 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. They have noted on their site that they have extended hours for their studios on Wednesdays, but that you have to call ahead to confirm. I like that they’re open earlier than most galleries and museums because I can make a visit before going into work or on a weekend.

Recently, the CCP has opened their current exhibit, “Printed by Master Printers”, with over 60 prints on displays and it features work from such greats like Chuck Close and Jasper Johns. But the really cool thing is that this exhibition is a collaboration of 35 different workshops that are located all across the U.S and nearly every one has leant at least two prints for this exhibit.

“It is rare to see such a comprehensive collection of contemporary prints by internationally known artists in one place,” said Anthony Kirk, artistic director and masterprinter at CCP. “It is a first for CCP, and perhaps for Connecticut” Mr. Kirk and Susan Rubin curated the exhibition.

This is an exhibition that I can get excited over and I hope you can, too. And of course, as always, it’s free!