Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce Museum Exhibition Programs

Film Series: Great Women Photographers
Wednesdays, February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 10:30 a.m.

Seven films chronicle the history of photography in America focusing on some of the most successful women photographers of the last 100 years. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition of photographs by Cindy Sherman, each film is followed by coffee and discussion. Films are free with Museum admission.

February 23Stryker’s America: Photographing the Great Depression (23 minutes) and Photography as Art (29 minutes) and Dorthea Lange (13 minutes)

March 2Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (83 minutes)

March 9Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus (30 minutes) and Expressing the Inexpressible: Shirin Neshat (50 minutes)

March 16 Cindy Sherman: Nobody Here but Me (55 minutes)


Diane W. Darst Family “Learning to Look®” Family Art Appreciation Lectures
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Diane W. Darst Family Art Appreciation Lecture: “Learning to Look®” at Portraits

This program is designed especially for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and based on the Learning to Look curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. Today’s program will be presented in conjunction with the two Bruce Museum exhibitions Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce Museum and Human Connections: Figural Art from the Bruce Museum Collection.

The event begins with a short lesson about portraits at 1:15 p.m., and repeated again at 2:15 p.m., followed by interactive dialogue in the exhibitions. The gallery explorations will focus on: what is a portrait, how portraits are interpreted, as well as the differences between self-portraits and portraits of others. Students will also have the opportunity to create self-portraits in the Education Workshop with a variety of media including photography and collage. All activities are free with Museum admission and suitable for people of all abilities ages 5 years and up. Reservations are suggested by calling the Museum 203-869-0376.