Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color Exhibition runs June 16 – September 23 at Mystic Museum of Art
After painting aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, at the couple’s height of international celebrity, Robert Brackman could have settled into the comfortable and lucrative role of society painter. Instead, he took on only a small number of annual commissions to be free to challenge himself with still lites, figural scenes, and an aesthetic devoted to the value of color.
Brackman’s restless creativity goes on display June 16, when Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) presents the only showing of Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color, an exhibition of 19 works from both the permanent collection and loans from private collections and other museums. With works ranging in date from 1916 to 1978, the exhibition demonstrates the full scope of Brackman’s artistry.
Brackman lived in Noank, CT, where he went on to teach generations at his home studio, Lyme Academy of Fine Art, and Madison Art School. He committed profoundly to MMoA, in his life Mystic Art Association, exhibiting and serving as Association President.
Thinking in Color will run through Sept. 23. In tandem with the exhibition, MMoA will at 5:30pm on July 13 host an author’s talk and book launch with Lois H. Constantine, a former student of Brackman’s and author of Robert Brackman Remembered. The event is free and open to the public.
MMoA is open seven days a week 11am-5pm. Admission is free.