The summer is almost over and it’s time to make our next visit on the YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail! The Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance is in the midst of a collaborative exhibition representing The Seven Deadly Sins. This write up from the Bruce Museum explains:
“Each of the FWMA institutions explores one of the seven deadly sins - a hardcore group of despised actions that for centuries defined what humans must not do to live good lives. The litany of sins is as familiar to us now as to past generations - Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath – and each sin is often contrasted with a contrary virtue: Kindness, Temperance, Charity, Chastity, Humility, and Diligence, whose practice protects us from the ever present temptation to sin. The "Deadly Seven," the favorite subject of painters and poets over centuries, is woven into the warp and weft of the Western world's cultural allusions. Sin, committed by individuals and by communities, looms large in contemporary life just as It did In ancient times.”
We will be visiting the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield as they explore Sloth. By virtue of their approach to laziness, we will get to armchair travel and see all of the exhibits from the comfort of a lounge chair. What could be more slothful! September 19th is “Sinful Saturday,” the closing day of the exhibition that features a number of events, including an exhibition tour at 1:00. As well, at 2:00 Mats Bigert, the exhibition’s co-curator will be here and will be screening excerpts from his not yet finished film “Do Nothing,” that charts the recent history of laziness.
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Saturday, September 19th 11:00 Brunch, 1:00 tour
The Aldrich Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
$5 Museum Donation
$ Brunch tbd
Space is limited to 15 alums. RSVP to Anne Boucher ’80 at [email protected] no later than Sept 14th. If you register and your plans change and are no longer able to join us, please let Anne know so that we can open your slot to an alum on the wait list.
258 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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