Gabriel Schachinger (1850-1912)
Sweet Reflections, 1886
Oil on canvas, 51 x 31 in.
Woodmere Art Museum:
Bequest of Charles Knox Smith Photograph by Rick Echelmeyer

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

June 27, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The Bruce Museum presents Pride, the sin of arrogance.. This mother of all sins is characterized by the desire to be exceptional. Join us as we explore the dazzling, dizzying heights of mankind’s hubris and vanity—as well as the resultant cataclysmic falls—through objects of art and material culture from the Renaissance into the contemporary period. Humans are not alone in being implicated in the sin of pride; peacocks and lions have also been symbols of the sin. This study of exquisite master prints, drawings, paintings, rare books, and a video installation will demonstrate the breadth and endurance of the imagery of this deadly sin. 

A catalog for the exhibition is available. 

This exhibition is part of a groundbreaking collaboration between the seven cultural institutions of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA). Each museum in the alliance will concurrently present an exhibition that explores one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Interpretations will range from Old Master paintings to cutting-edge contemporary art.

Click here for the press release on the seven museums, seven exhibitions collaboration.

Click for the press release and image sheet of the Bruce Museum's Pride exhibition.

Bruce Museum members receive reciprocal admission and store discounts to all FWMA participating institutions. Click here for information on Bruce Museum membership.

Or click here to try the FWMA same-day pass. Simply print a copy of the same-day pass, which will be validated when you present it and pay for admission at the admissions desk at any one of the participating museums. The pass will entitle you to free admission at any one of the eight museums for the entire day. Simply present the validated pass to receive free admission.