Daily Mini Feature: Bruce Museum Presents Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists Exhibition

Downsized Exhibition Opens November 3
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Frank Poor (American, b. 1962) Cotton Depot – Bishopville, SC, 2015. Basswood and digital transparencies on glass, 7 x 50 x 9 in. Courtesy of the artist and Krakow Witkin Gallery. Photo: Krakow Witkin Gallery

On Saturday, November 3, Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists will open to the public in the Bruce Museum’s Arcade gallery. The exhibition will be on view through January 27, 2019.

A continuing tradition for over 35 years, this miniature exhibition will feature models, dioramas, and more—exploring interior and exterior architecture in a range of scales.

The sculptures encourage observers to suspend their perception of reality and to invent their own narrative. These mixed media sculptures fascinate because of the juxtaposition of size and subject and elicit amazement at the precision of the workmanship.

“While architecture is the common denominator that unifies the show, the shared themes that thread through the work is what appealed to me about these particular artists,” says Kathy Reichenbach, Assistant to the Director and Curator of the Downsized exhibition.

On Thursday, November 8, from 6–8PM, the Bruce will host a moderated panel discussion with artists whose work is featured in Downsized, including Amy Bennett, Thomas Doyle, and Frank Poor. A reception begins at 6PM; the discussion takes place at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a Q&A session. Reservations are required at brucemuseum.org; Museum members and students with ID free; nonmembers, $15.

Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists is supported by a Committee of Honor co-chaired by Kathleen Metinko and Jan Rogers Kniffen, Michael Kovner and Jean Doyen de Montaillou, and Bob and Gale Lawrence, with additional support provided by The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, CT and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and free for members and children less than five years. Individual admission is free on Tuesday. For more information on Downsized, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.