Dot-dot-dash on over to the art museum on Grandparents' Day

Published on Monday, 4 September 2017 21:41
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN -Grandma and grandpa, nonny and papa, abuela and abuelo, babcia and dziadek. Whatever you call them, they’ll celebrate Grandparents Day at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Activities will be inspired by the exhibition “Samuel F.B. Morse’s ‘Gallery of the Louvre’ & the Art of Invention”

Known primarily for his role in the development of the electromagnetic telegraph and his namesake code, Morse also had a career as a painter.

Visitors can explore the connection between art, science and technology.

In 2010 Morse’s monumental painting “Gallery of the Louvre” underwent a conservation process in the Connecticut studio of Lance Mayer and Gay Myers.

The museum will provide visitors with in-gallery, self- guided activities that focus on conservation, including a back to back screening of the documentary “A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse and the Gallery of the Louvre.”

Teaching artist Lindsay Behrens will lead a hands-on workshop to help visitors re-imagine uses for unconventional materials, and The Rose-Laurent Duo will perform.

Made up of two music professors at Central Connecticut State University, Gerard Rosa on violin and Linda Laurent on piano, The Rose-Laurent Duo’s performance titled “From Beethoven to Poulenc” will feature “Kreutzer Sonata” by Beethoven as well as selections by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski and Poulenc.

Museum hours on Sunday are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities will start at 1 p.m. and go until 4 p.m.

Admission to the museum is free for members and children under 12, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors age 62 and older, and $10 for students and youths age 13 to 17.

For more information visit or call the museum at 860-229-0257.

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol, General News on Monday, 4 September 2017 21:41. Updated: Monday, 4 September 2017 21:44.