In the Limelight:
Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the
09/23/17 - 01/07/18
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec enjoyed the spectacle, the night life, and the tawdry side of Belle Époque Paris. Best known for his art portraying the café-concert and the entertainers who performed there, this exhibition explores how Toulouse-Lautrec used portraiture to comment on the absurdity and excess of Bohemian life in Paris at the turn of the century. The show examines the relationship between portraiture, caricature, and rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century, while focusing on the artist’s portraits of entertainers who became icons of the Parisian nightlife.
Featuring 100 drawings, prints, and posters, the exhibition showcases the artist’s satirical portraits of stage personalities like Sarah Bernhardt, Jane Avril, and Arstide Bruant alongside those of his friends and family.
A cell phone audio guide will be available.
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SM&NC to Host 20th Annual Food & Wine Celebration
"Dancing in the Mansion"
The SM&NC's annual spring celebration returns this year to the elegant and inviting setting of the Bendel Mansion for signature tastings of fine wine and artisanal food from local caterers and restaurants, as well as a silent auction and raffle.
Tastings of fine wine, artisanal cocktails, and hand-crafted beers from 15 local and national suppliers, sponsored by BevMax. A&S Fine Foods, Best in Gourmet, David’s Soundview Catering, Festivities, Palmers, Seasonal Catering, Some Things Fishy, and Susan Kane.
Favoring quality over quantity
Among the items open for bidding are six tickets to the U.S. Open, including parking and club passes, and a Peter Suchy luxury women’s watch.
Dance the Night Away
DJ Scratch Entertainment
Danielle Lynch Thompson at 203.977.6536 or
$175 per person
Day Pitney LLP, Ernst & Young, First County Bank, and Barbara B. Malloy.
Summer Night with Friends
TOAST SUMMER AT THE BRUCE!
Stroll the galleries, enjoy live music, and view the exhibition Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! Bubbly and lite bites will be served.
Bring a friend.
Members $20, non-members $25. Register here.
1 Museum Dr
Join us for the SM&NC's Fall Farm to Table Supper!
September 14, 2017
A sumptuous Farm to Table dining experience
in the intimate setting of the Bendel Mansion, featuring the cuisine of
Matt Storch, Chef and Owner of Match Restaurant in South Norwalk.
The evening will begin with a special sneak preview of our latest exhibition, Illustrations of Imaginative Literature: The Korshak Collection. Opening to the public on Friday, September 22, this exhibition features masterpieces of American and European Science Fiction, Adventure & Fantasy Illustrations. These works are from the private collection of Stephen Korshak, whose father, Earl Korshak, founded Shasta Publishers, which specialized in science fiction books. Mr. Korshak will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition.
OPEN BAR | CHIC FALL ATTIRE | LIMITED SEATING
Single Tickets: $125 | Table Sponsor: $1,500 (table for 10)
Sponsored By: First County Advisors
The Wealth Management Division of First County Bank
Table Settings By: Juliska | Flowers By: Stamford Garden Club | Media Sponsor: Stamford Moffly Media