The pandemic dealt crushing blows to artists and arts instructions alike over the past year, with long-anticipated and installed solo exhibitions put on hold, and temporary building closures. But despite cancellations and staff furloughs, many museums in Connecticut have used this somnolent time well, continuing to plan for exhibitions that will better reflect Connecticut’s historic and ethnic populations, and keeping arts lovers engaged and wanting more with marvelous virtual programming. As many moved to soft openings, and mass vaccinations are underway, exciting exhibitions are planned this spring and fall. Here are just a few of them.
Tim Prentice, Dances with Clouds, 2012, Lexan, aluminum, stainless steel, 50” x 30” x 12”. Courtesy of the artist.