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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!



Arnaldo Pomodoro’s “Triad”, photo by Chris Ramirez

It’s been a pretty quiet over here at Free Art Events because recently I took a leap of faith and decided to quit my “9 to 5” in order to do media marketing full time and although it has been successful and I have been visiting a few art events, I haven’t been left as much time to post as I would like. So I’m getting back on the horse, so to speak, in order to put some more love into the blog!

There are a couple of things going on this coming week that I’m pretty excited about: the first is a chance to visit Trenton, NJ for Art All Night, a 24-hour free art event meant for all ages. It will be the first out-of-town visit for Free Art Events and I’m very happy to give my neighboring Garden State a visit!

The second is an old favorite that will be coming to town this weekend. The Bruce Museum will be exhibiting drawings from Picasso’s studio and on Tuesday (as always!) it will be free to visit.

Lastly, it has been on my agenda to visit the Donald M. Kendall Pepsico Sculpture Gardens and I plan on visiting tomorrow morning after my daily run across the way at SUNY Purchase. If you’re in the area come give a wave!

Look for pics from this weeks journey and other news!

Instead of just doing another ‘Free Tuesday’ post, I wanted to give you something more. So here is a look into this coming week, May 3-May 7, for what is free in the Arts. Not just events, but entire venues that are free. These are venues that typically charge admission, but offer a day of the week or month absolutely, 100% gratis. So here you are! Be sure to get out there and have some fun!

Tuesday, May 3:
Bruce Museum, Greewich, CT 10am-5pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT 12-5pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY 8am-6pm

Thursday, May 5:
New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, NY 6-8pm

Friday, May 6:
Rubin Museum of Art, W. 17th St., NYC, NY 6-10pm
MoMA, NYC, NY 4:30-8:15pm

Saturday, May 7:
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY 12-5pm
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 11am-11pm

"Untitled Film Still", 1979Did you know that many of those art venues right around the corner are open to the public for free on Tuesdays?

The Bruce Museum, located in Greenwich, CT, is currently featuring works from celebrated artist, Cindy Sherman is on view from January 29 through April 23 is the main gallery. If you enter the main gallery and veer to the right, you will find yourself in the science exhibit with rocks and minerals, bird and mammal mounts and butterflies. Even more exciting is the touch tank in the Seaside Center where visitors can explore animals like starfish and a horseshoe crab.

Our friends to the north can visit the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT.  It is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the States that feature the work of up-and-coming artists. Its own architecture is itself a piece of art and often allows the viewer a unique experience of some of the beautiful pieces that it houses. Among other fascinating work that is currently on view is that of Timothy White, whose photographs take an unexpected and candid look at some of the great celebrities of our time, including Elizabeth Taylor and Brad Pitt.

So treat yourself to an afternoon at these fantastic spots right next door. And remember: Tuesdays are on them.