Art, Travel, and Modernity Featured in New Exhibition at the Bruce Museum

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GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, demonstrates the powerful relationship between traveling and art, both in its making and collecting in “Exotic Encounters: Art, Travel, and Modernity in the Collection of the Bruce Museum”, a major, new exhibition drawn from highlights of its own collection on view in the Museum’s main galleries from Saturday, January 23, 2010, through Sunday, April 25, 2010. Exotic Encounters reveals a little-recognized but key aspect of modern aesthetics, featuring approximately 70 rare, rich and wondrous objects brought back from journeys all over the word that now reside in the collection of the Bruce Museum. For the artist and collector, the physical displacement of a journey is a thrilling yet frustratingly evanescent experience.