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On view March 8 – May 27, 2024

On view March 8 – May 27, 2024

Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home was inspired by the words astronauts have used universally upon viewing Earth from space for the first time: Fragile, Protect, Beauty, Steward, Sustain, Harmony, Nurture. In different languages and across many boundaries, their words were all the same. Through paint, sculpture, and mixed media, Pat Musick conveys the fragility of our planet, and its natural and eternal beauty.

Our Fragile Home exhibits Musick’s most astonishing work: the large-scale Ra made from branches of a fallen tree, polished and repurposed; the series The Instant of It All, which portrays trees as a metaphor for the impermanence of life; and Epilogue 6, a feat of engineering in steel and stone that represents renewal and rebirth.

Pat Musick’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has over 50 permanent installations in public spaces. Musick was married to Marine Corps Colonel Gerald P. (Jerry) Carr, one of 19 Group 5 astronauts selected by NASA in 1966. He was Commander of the Skylab 4 84-day mission. Their life is the subject of the documentary The Artist & The Astronaut which had its Connecticut premiere at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in May 2023 and will be shown again as a Nights Out program on March 8, 2024.

Pat Musick<br><i><b>Ra</i></b>, 1996<br> Canvas, Acrylic & Wood<br>108 x 108 x 17 inches
Pat Musick
Ra, 1996
Canvas, Acrylic & Wood
108 x 108 x 17 inches

Spring Programs

Inspired by Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home

Be sure to join us for special exhibition-themed programs this season:

  • For Adults: Nights Out Poetry Workshop on Thursday, April 18 
  • For Kids & Families: Two Raptor Programs inspired by Pat Musick's Skydancers series 
<b>Pat Musick</b><br><i>Epilogue 6</i>, 1990<br>Hydrocal, Wood, Steel, Canvas</br> 72 x 85 x 18 inches
Pat Musick
Epilogue 6, 1990
Hydrocal, Wood, Steel, Canvas
72 x 85 x 18 inches
<b>Pat Musick<br></b><i>Source of Their Words #2</i><br>2009 — 2010<br> Kozo Paper, Acrylic, Beeswax, Charcoal<br>25 x 37 inches
Pat Musick
Source of Their Words #2
2009 — 2010
Kozo Paper, Acrylic, Beeswax, Charcoal
25 x 37 inches

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