For Immediate Release
Oct. 5 2010
Contact: Robbin Zella 203-332-5052
Image cutline: From the HMA collection. From the left, figure by sculptor
William King, seated woman by Auguste Renoir. On view in Beacon Hall, Housatonic
Community College. Photo by Harold Shapiro.
Housatonic CC Museum Galleries Close for Mechanical
Robbin Zella, director of the Housatonic Community College Museum
of Art, has announced that the Burt Chernow Galleries will be closed
from Oct. 16, 2010 through February 28, 2011 to upgrade the heating
and air conditioning systems in the galleries.
Temperature and humidity control is of special importance to the care
and conservation of art and the museum will take this time to upgrade
the conditions in the halleries.
The Housatonic Museum of Art is located within the Housatonic Community
College at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT. Works are on
display throughout the building and outdoor spaces.
The public is invited to visit the college and view the collection
at no charge whenever the college is open.
Guided tours will be available at noon on Wed., Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec.
1, and Dec. 15. Tours are open to the public and there is no charge.
Participants should meet at the Lafayette Hall Information Desk at
The Museum has one of the most significant collections of any two-year
college in the country and includes works by master artists such as
Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Miro and Chagall. Both art enthusiasts and
casual observers have the rare opportunity to engage daily with original
works of art and artifacts on continuous display throughout the College
and campus grounds.
For more information call 203-332-5052.
Housatonic Community College is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown
Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit
1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available
in the HCC garage.