Selected from the permanent fine art collection of the Stamford Museum, the artworks in this exhibition explore the options for creative expression presented by the size of the canvas. EXTREME ART will juxtapose the oversized canvases of mid-20th century American abstract artists including Edward Avedisian, Peter Bradley, Jimmy Ernst, and Nicholas Krushenick with the extraordinary Spitz Collection of miniatures; 135 minuscule, hand-painted portraits created in mid-18th century Europe.

Come and compare the literal and formalized portraits that would fit in the palm of your hand, with the nonfigurative expressions of form and color on canvases more than seven feet tall.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

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