Harwinton Historical Society To Sponsor Program on Reconstruction Following the Civil War at The Harwinton Library

09/14/2014 to 09/21/2914

80 Bentley Dr,, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-9113.

Although the Union proved victorious in the American Civil War, the fruits of that victory were still in doubt. The era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was the crucial completion of that conflict. Fundamentally, it would determine the future of the United States by attempting to resolve two dilemmas: how to admit the defeated southern states back into the Union and how to prepare 4 million ex-slaves for equality and citizenship. Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University of Connecticut will lead the discussions of these topics at the Harwinton Library on two consecutive Sundays: September 14 and 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM. All are invited. There is no fee or prior attendance requirement although donations are always gratefully received. We hope to see you there!

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn

10/01/2017 to 04/22/2018

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn, an architectural environment for two that shapes the occupants' behavior. In a series of performances Schweder and Shelley will physically occupy the structure for extended periods during which they will negotiate the sharing of nine basic amenities while engaging the public with their daily routines and conversations. Schweder and Shelley's collaboration is primarily based on balance: not only the balance needed to successfully work in a partnership, but also the social balance needed to share resources limited by the confines of their construction. Their practice conflates architectural form and function with performance art, coaxing meaning out of both the practical and the absurd. The exhibition will be on view October 1, 2017 to April 22, 2018.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope

10/01/2017 to 04/22/2018

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope is a reflection on Mack's The Fair project, realized in both 1996 and 2006, to be reimagined at the Museum from October 1, 2017, to April 22, 2018. Mack mines Americana, its artifacts, folklore, and rituals, and explores American vernacular traditions, examining their shifting role in a dialogue between the history of art making and the culture of collecting. Through all new objects, Junk Kaleidoscope will re-envision The Fair in a way that weaves together over two decades of work, sixty miles from the Durham Fair fairgrounds that inspired this project. Open Sun. noon - 5, Mon. 10-5, Closed Tues. Wed. - Sat. 10 - 5.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum ALEX SCHWEDER AND WARD SHELLEY: YOUR TURN

10/11/2017 to 04/22/2018

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn, an architectural environment for two that shapes the occupants' behavior. In a series of performances Schweder and Shelley will physically occupy the structure for extended periods during which they will negotiate the sharing of nine basic amenities while engaging the public with their daily routines and conversations. Schweder and Shelley's collaboration is primarily based on balance: not only the balance needed to successfully work in a partnership, but also the social balance needed to share resources limited by the confines of their construction. Their practice conflates architectural form and function with performance art, coaxing meaning out of both the practical and the absurd. Sun. noon - 5. Mon. 10-5, Wed. - Sat. 10 - 5.  Closed Tuesday

Winter Wine Trail in Litcfield Hills

01/05/2018 to 04/03/2018

CT

What—winter get you down?? No more! Pick up your Winter Wine Trail card at any of the six participating wineries. Collect signatures from each of the participating wineries before the deadline, turn in your card to enter to win some fun prizes. What a great way to cure the winter doldrums.