Brooklawn: A Walk in the Park
August 22-November 11, 2019
Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery
The Brooklawn neighborhood developed as an outgrowth of Bridgeport’s industrial revolution, providing a specially designed enclave for the booming city’s business leaders. Enjoy photographer Ari Burling’s luminous early morning photographs of the Brooklawn neighborhood and its unique landscape and architecture. Historical vignettes of the home’s original owners and their businesses will be featured alongside objects from the Museum’s collections which were created during a time of national and local transition.
Photographer Ari Burling works globally to document achievements in architecture, design, and engineering in a comprehensive range of building types, interior spaces, and technologies. He is based in New York City and Fairfield County and his work is commissioned by a broad range of clients, from architecture and engineering firms to interior designers and manufacturers.
Special thanks to Ari and Erika Burling and to Brooklawn Country Club.
From the Ground Up: Fairfield’s Foods
October 3, 2019-January 5, 2020
The food we eat helps define us. It resounds through our cultural traditions and our local landscape, as well as into wider global economies. This exhibition will explore how local foods are woven through our traditions and how they have shaped Fairfield and our region’s identity over time. Explore the kitchen with a closer look into ingredients from the farmers’ fields, the ocean, and the forest, and share your own special food memories.