All programs held in the
People's United Bank Gallery unless otherwise indicated.
The Gallery is located
at the rear of The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Thursday: 11 am - 3pm and Friday: 11 am -
Please note the historic Museum building is closed due
to storm damage from the F1 tornado that struck Bridgeport on June 24th, 2010.
Recovery in Action! is located in the People's United Bank Gallery adjacent to
the historic building.
are available here. Street parking is available. If you have any questions,
please contact email@example.com
or call (203) 331-1104 x 100.
Learn about early photographic
portraits and Connecticut female photographers
March, The Barnum Museum is offering programs to help us understand the history
of early photography and how to identify the techniques and other clues that help
us date old photographs of our ancestors. Please be advised to check this website
should weather concerns arise. Snow dates for each program will be posted on the
Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
in Kimono , Photo by Harriet V. S. Thorne, ca. 1900.
celebration of Women's History Month, The Barnum Museum will offer a program Through
a Different Lens: 19th Century Women Photographers in Connecticut. The
illustrated talk will be presented by Tasha Caswell, and will feature Bridgeport
photographer Harriet V.S. Thorne. Thorne is one of the three women photographers
in the Connecticut Historical Society's current exhibition, Through a Different
Lens. $5 Donation.
In the late nineteenth
century, a time when it was rare for a woman to be a photographer, Thorne had
a studio and darkroom in the Black Rock area of Bridgeport. The intimate portraits
she made of her wealthy family and friends depict a Gilded Age lifestyle that
is long gone. She was full of surprises, too. Among her carefully posed portraits
there are images that capture spontaneous moments, as well as photographs of African-Americans
and members of the Seminole tribe in Florida. ...
are honored to uphold P.T. Barnum's
and we look forward to bringing you
new and exciting programs
and exhibitions in 2011!
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