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Family Art Appreciation Day

Program around Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close

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Greenwich, CT | Added on October 20, 2013 At 07:42 PM

Museum goers go up close and personal with Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close, during Family Art Appreciation Day on Sunday afternoon.

Robin Garr, Director of Education at the Bruce Museum said, "We hold about 3-4 of these a year in conjunction with our changing art exhibitions and they are designed for families to help families look at art and have a conversation about art."

 With the help of Learning to Look, families learned about the life of Chuck Close before touring the exhibit and taking part in Close inspired project.

Sue Massey Williamson, Co-Founder of Learning to Look said, "His art was a means of learning and expressing himself and his appreciation for what was happening around him."

Garr added, "We are looking at portraits and we have the exhibit Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close and since he concentrates on heads and faces as his primary means of expression, we thought it would be really fun to explore the idea of portraiture and repeating the same face many times. We are having the kids do their own thumbprint portrait a la Chuck Close."

Williamson said she hopes the story of Close's determination inspires kids today, "The appreciation that persistence and determination really pays off. It did for Chuck Close. And to appreciate many different types and styles of creating. Close had a mired of methods and ways that he created his portraits and they were fun ways and experimental ways. He loves to dig into the material. I think the children can realize that, it's fun."

The next Diane Darst Learning to Look Family Art Appreciation Day will take place on Sunday, November 17th at the Bruce Museum from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

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