Day to Night: Stephen Wilkes
On view through June 3 in the Jacky Durrell Meeting Hall
Stephen Wilkes of Westport is renowned for his amazing Day to Night works, in which he shoots breathtaking landscapes, portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours to capture fleeting moments over the course of a full day to night. Find out more here >>
An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County
On view in the Spaght Gallery through July 23, 2018
This exhibition highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants who have built new lives in Fairfield County. A series of photographic portraits and biographical narratives share how eight individuals from Cambodia, Congo, Cuba, Hungary, India, Rwanda, and Syria have rebuilt their lives and created a sense of home. This exhibition honors the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. Find out more here >>
Also on View
Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past | Ongoing
This hands-on exhibition invites visitors to explore the history of Fairfield and its region over the past four centuries. Look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher a spy code, and look through the windows of a trolley. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built communities over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities.
Sponsored by CT Humanities, Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Perry Family and Southport Area Association.
Gustave Whitehead: First to Fly
On view in the Tulloch Library Gallery
Gustave Whitehead was the first to fly a powered airplane, although his flights in Fairfield and Stratford in 1901 and 1902 are not nearly as well-known throughout the world as the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. This mini-exhibition in the library foyer displays items from the museum’s William O’Dwyer/Gustave Whitehead Research Collection, which is available for research in the library. More information about Gustave Whitehead is available here.