Thursday, August 27, 2015

‘The Seven Deadly Sins,’ spread across seven museums

By Lance Eplund
“The Whore of Babylon” (1498) a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer at the Bruce Museum’s “The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride” (through Oct. 18)
CONNECTICUT---For two consecutive days this summer, I indulged in “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Not the sins, per se, but a seven-venue collaboration (think: exhibition as pub crawl) spread throughout Connecticut and New York, involving seven members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance. The FWMA’s inaugural group effort, “The Seven Deadly Sins” had each arts institution tackle one unique sin, and it ran the gamut in terms of approach, originality, quality and success. Representing about 90 artists, mostly household names, “Sins” comprised roughly 200 works from the 15th to the 21st century, in nearly every medium. [link]