OUT OF HERE — Activities Outside of Rye
Delacroix’s Restless Imagination
On September 17, a blockbuster Delacroix exhibition opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On September 30 at 3, Columbia University adjunct art history professor Page Knox will give a talk on the exhibition at the Greenwich Library. Knox gives public talks, teaches, and leads travel groups at the Met.
The French painter Eugène Delacroix was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art.
Coming from the Musée du Louvre, the show will be the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to the artist ever held in North America, with more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints, and manuscripts — many never before seen in the United States.
This program is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions from generous donors. Register online using the Library’s online calendar. Doors will open at 2:30. For more information, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org.
Creative Tools at Work
The Bruce Museum’s signature fall exhibit, “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection”, opens September 22. Featuring more than 40 richly imaginative, quirky, and thought-provoking paintings, sculptures, photographs, and sketches, “ReTooled” celebrates the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight, and wit.
The works of photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans; pop artists Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist; and artists Arman, Richard Estes, Howard Finster, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, and Fernand Léger are among the highlights.
Film Club at Emelin
The Emelin Film Club reconvenes this month with six of the best new critically-acclaimed independent films from around the world. This past year, members were the first to see such acclaimed films as the multiple Academy award winner “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, the Golden Globe darling, “Mudbound”, which was also nominated for four Oscars, and “Faces Places”, awarded Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.
Films span a wide range of genre and subject matter specially selected by club programmer David Schwartz, Chief Curator at the Museum of the Moving Image. Screenings are held Wednesdays at 7:30, starting September 26. Subscribe to all six for $125.
Titles of the films are not known prior to screening, which adds to the fun, and members are invited to a Q&A after each film with special guest(s).
The Emelin is equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection, Surround Sound, and stadium seating, has easy access to parking and Metro North, and offers snacks and beverages including beer and wine.