Under Pressure: Painting with Air

On view June 14 – September 2, 2024

Opening reception with keynote talk
by legendary artist, Don Eddy

June 13   |   5 – 7 PM

Though a hip medium in the world of commercial art today, airbrush is actually a nineteenth-century invention. Comprised of more than 40 works wide ranging in theme, this exhibition showcases the creations of noteworthy, working artists who have chosen airbrush as their principle medium of expression.

Exhibiting artists include some of the very best to have ever worked in the medium: Iconic airbrush pioneers such as Don Eddy, George Green, and Jerry Ott, as well as masters from a younger generation like Alan Pastrana, Bruce Evans, Dru Blair, Cesar Santander, and Hisaya Taira.

Traveling Exhibition organized by David J. Wagner, LLC

<b>Alan Pastrana</b><br><i>David Bowie </i>(detail), 2020
Alan Pastrana
David Bowie (detail), 2020

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Oct 5, 2024 – Jan 5, 2025

This groundbreaking exhibition highlights ongoing, cutting-edge dinosaur research by American Museum of Natural History paleontologists and other leading scientists from around the world. It explores how paleontologists today are using an incredible array of new technologies — from bioengineering computer software to CT scans — along with new discoveries and new ideas to investigate and reinterpret many of the most persistent and puzzling mysteries of dinosaurs, such as what they really looked like and how they actually moved and behaved, as well as the complex and hotly debated theories of why — or even whether — they became extinct.

<b>Twin <i>Protoceratops </i>models </b><br>
Twin models of Protoceratops, one showing a skeleton, the other a fleshed out model, demonstrate this dinosaur’s unique frills. Scientists have developed new theories about why they sported these unique features. © AMNH
Twin Protoceratops models
Twin models of Protoceratops, one showing a skeleton, the other a fleshed out model, demonstrate this dinosaur’s unique frills. Scientists have developed new theories about why they sported these unique features. © AMNH
<b><i>T. rex </i> Leg Cast</b><br>This cast shows the full-size leg of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Visitors are asked to picture the huge predator who walked on this giant leg. The famous T. rex would have weighed between 5,000 and 7,000 kilograms (11,000-15,500 pounds) with skin and flesh on its huge bones. © AMNH
T. rex Leg Cast
This cast shows the full-size leg of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Visitors are asked to picture the huge predator who walked on this giant leg. The famous T. rex would have weighed between 5,000 and 7,000 kilograms (11,000-15,500 pounds) with skin and flesh on its huge bones. © AMNH

Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science; the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Field Museum, Chicago; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.

Upcoming Curatorial Programs & Events

Sophie Cabot Black, poet, activist, and local farmer,

Nights Out: Poetry Workshop

April 18 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Bendel Mansion
$25 – $30

How do we want to look at art, and how can we interpret what we see? Join Sophie Cabot Black, poet, activist, and local farmer, for an intimate writing workshop exploring themes of resilience and strength inspired by our current exhibition Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home. When you register, you’ll…

Recycled Paper Art

May 19 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
$15 – $20

Using pieces from our current exhibition Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home for inspiration, we’ll create a beautiful tree using recycled paper and collage. We’ll make our own recycled paper, which will become the canvas we use to create our amazing tree. You’ll have a chance to tour our latest exhibit,…

Raptor Ramble

May 22 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm
Meets at Overbrook Nature Center
$5 – $8

We’ll take an afternoon hike to look for our local raptors, as well as any migrants that might be in the area. Then, we’ll tour our latest exhibition, Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home to see some pieces inspired by raptor flight before using pastels and paper to create our own…

Mixed Media Menagerie: Baby Animals!

June 2 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
$20 – $28

Animals are often the inspiration for art! Get to meet some of our spring babies up close and then create masterpieces inspired by them. Artists will have four stations of different media — watercolors, collage, charcoal, and pastels — to work with and get creative! Tickets include all the materials…

Sculpture Trail Scavenger Hunt
Daily, Self-Guided

January 1, 2026 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Free

Daily & Self-Guided! Before setting out, be sure to drop by Bendel Mansion’s reception desk to pick up a guide to our all-new Sculpture Trail Scavenger Hunt, and gain a brand-new perspective of our beautiful grounds through art and history! Self-guided by prompts and clues from start to finish, you’ll…

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