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Exotic Encounters: Art, Travel, and Modernity in the Collection of the Bruce Museum

Romare Bearden (1914-1988) from BruceMuseum.org

Drawing from the highlights of its own collection, the Bruce Museum demonstrates the powerful relationship between traveling and art-making in its major winter exhibition, Exotic Encounters: Art, Travel, and Modernity in the Collection of the Bruce Museum.

Romare Bearden (1914-1988) from BruceMuseum.org

Romare Bearden (1914-1988) from BruceMuseum.org

Greenwich, CT – Drawing from the highlights of its own collection, the Bruce Museum demonstrates the powerful relationship between traveling and art-making in its major winter exhibition, Exotic Encounters: Art, Travel, and Modernity in the Collection of the Bruce Museum.  The exhibit opened January 23rd, 2010 and currently remains on display.

Take a trip around the world as you explore the remarkable paintings, sculpture, and photography, as well as decorative and utilitarian objects, made by artists ranging from Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux and Romare Bearden to a myriad of anonymous craftspeople.

With extraordinary works of art from Europe and the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East, the exhibition illuminates a little-recognized but key aspect of modern aesthetics: the drive to preserve the sensation of exotic encounter that might otherwise vanish into thin air.

The exhibition is supported by Ray and Barbara Dalio and the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund. For more information, click here.

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