Trimper Gallery: Greenwich: Grand Reopening

Trimper Gallery 40 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Trimper Gallery Formerly IG FIne Art represents a carefully curated portfolio of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by some of the leading established, mid-career, and emerging contemporary artists from around the world. For more information

More-than-Self-Defense Mimi Biyao Bai at A.I.R Gallery NYC

A.I.R. Gallery 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn

May 25 – June 23, 2024 Opening reception: Saturday, May 25, from 6–8pm Meet the artist: Saturday, June 1 & 8, 2–5pm, and Thursday, June 20, 3–6pm A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce More-than-Self-Defense, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and installation by 2023–2024 Fellow Mimi Bai. This is Bai’s first solo exhibition in New York City. In More-than-Self-Defense, Bai interrogates how the cultural fantasies we have inherited about  violence, safety, and survival collide with our lived realities. Incorporating research into Westerns and action films, fungi, and doomsday preppers, Bai asks: what does it mean to be prepared? How are representations of safety and survival centered around the individual rather than the collective or the structural? What are alternative modes of survival, adaptation, and creation? For more information  

Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

June 1 through September 8, 2024 In 2024 the world will celebrate the sesquicentennial of the first independent exhibition of the French Impressionists, marking 150 years since the “Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers, etc.” opened in Paris on April 15, 1874. The Museum’s permanent collection contains many treasures through which to tell the story of Impressionism, how it traveled across the ocean, and how audience reactions shifted over time. Impressionism 150 will locate the role of Connecticut artists and settings in this narrative. For more information

$5 – $15

The Groundbreaking Gala at Lyman Allyn

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

June 1, 2024 Join us at Lyman Allyn’s Annual Gala on Saturday, June 1! This year’s spring gala will celebrate the initial phase of our Lyman Allyn Park project and the exciting changes to come. Guests will enjoy cocktails and music with online and in-person auctions, and a seated dinner under twinkling lights on the Museum lawn with a view of the initial transformations. We’re proud to do groundbreaking work every day to bring the power of art to our community and beyond. The funds raised from the evening’s celebrations will go directly to museum operations and educational programs. For more information

Art Opening: Bookstein Projects: Mercury Rising: Milton Avery and Others

BOOKSTEIN PROJECTS 39 East 78th Street, 4th Floor, NYC

June 6 – July 19, 2024 Gregory Amenoff, Milton Avery, Olive Ayhens, Claudia Baez, Katherine Bradford, Walker Buckner, Tom Burckhardt, Sarah D'Ambrosio, James Daugherty, Stuart Davis, John Dubrow, Marina Epstein, Elizabeth Hazan, Lisa Hoke, Diana Horowitz, Sharon Horvath, Suzanne Joelson, Ezra Johnson, Betsy Kaufman, Louise Kruger, Ying Li, Matt Magee, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Melissa Meyer, Holly Miller, Tracy Miller, Donna Moylan, Ron Milewicz, Mario Naves, Susannah Phillips, Paul Resika, Katia Santibañez, James Siena, Elena Sisto, Sarah Walker, Dave Walsh, Helen Miranda Wilson For more information

Sculpture Walk at Avery Point: The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton

June 7, 2024 through the year The permanent collection of sculptures along the shoreline walk at the University of Connecticut Avery Point is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk. Open Air 2024 sculptures are currently being installed, you are invited to the opening reception on June 7  For more information

The Lyme Art Association: Expanding Visions

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

June 7 – July 18, 2024 Hudson Valley Art Association (HVAA) Guest Exhibition | About: HVAA Expanding Visions: Traditional & Beyond Open to all members Hope is a Thing with Feathers – Young Artists Exhibition Young Artists Info Page & Prospectus For more information

“Light Songs” Photography Art Exhibition & Reception at The Darien Arts Center

Darien Arts Center 2 Renshaw Road, Darien

The Darien Arts Center is proud to host Light Songs, an exhibit of photography, graphics and artistic improvisations from award-winning photographers and artists, Jim Stasiak and Barbara Soares. The exhibit of over 30 works of art runs from Friday, June 7th through Wednesday June 12th in the DAC Weatherstone Studio The opening reception will feature wine and lights bites and the artists will be on hand on Friday, June 7th from 6-9pm. Admission to the reception and exhibit are free, with 20% of art sale proceeds to benefit the DAC. For more information

Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. at The Met

Metropolitan Museum 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

June 9–October 20, 2024 Edward C. Moore (1827–1891)—the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled originality and success during the second half of the 19th century—amassed a vast collection of decorative arts of exceptional quality and in various media, from Greek and Roman glass and Japanese baskets to metalwork from the Islamic world. These objects were a source of inspiration for Moore, a noted silversmith in his own right, and the designers he supervised. The exhibition Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. will feature more than 180 extraordinary examples from Moore's personal collection, which was donated to the Museum, alongside 70 magnificent silver objects designed and created at Tiffany & Co. under his direction. Drawn primarily from the holdings of The Met, the display will also include seldom seen examples from a dozen private and public lenders. A defining figure in the history of American silver, Moore played a pivotal role in shaping the legendary Tiffany design aesthetic and the evolution of The Met’s collection. For more information

Free – $30

Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion at The Met

Metropolitan Museum 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

May 10–September 2, 2024 The Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, reactivates the sensory capacities of masterworks in the Museum’s collection through first-hand research, conservation analysis, and diverse technologies—from cutting-edge tools of artificial intelligence and computer-generated imagery to traditional formats of x-rays, video animation, light projection, and soundscapes. When an item of clothing enters the Costume Institute collection, its status is changed forever. What was once a vital part of a person’s life is now a motionless ‘artwork’ that can no longer be worn or heard, touched, or smelled. This exhibition reanimates these objects, helping us experience them as they were originally intended—with vibrancy, dynamism, and life. For more information

Free – $30

Furnace Gallery: Sharon Butler: Buildingdrawing: Falls Village

Furnace – Art on Paper Archive 107 Main Street, Falls Village

June 1  – July 6. In the spirited and mischievous Buildingdrawing, Sharon Butler has merged the languages of drawing and sculpture by hanging drawings, interspersed with elements of collage and installation, with curtain clips on a rolling grid of metal shelves. Inspired by peddlers’ carts, the shelves are replete with motley objects and function as portable mini-galleries or project spaces. They can be maneuvered around the gallery, so that the drawings and other items sway, jingle, and jostle, like housewares sold itinerantly in a different era. For more information