NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Museum of American Art is continuing its â€śAn Evening withâ€¦â€ť series Thursday when it is visited by three West Coast artists.
The event is to celebrate the opening of the museumâ€™s latest exhibition, â€śCalifornia Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha.â€ť Renowned artist and art critic Peter Plagens will moderate the panel discussion featuring Bengston and Ruscha.
Bengstonâ€™s artwork reflects his experiences as a motorcycle racer and surfer. The artistâ€™s work can be found in exhibits worldwide, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Based in Las Angeles, Ruscha has recorded American life for over half a century through photography, drawing, painting and literature. His work can also be found worldwide, including in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
According to the museum, this exhibit is the largest show at the NBMAA to date.
The panel discussion will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The cost for the panel is $30. A limited number of guests will be able to preview the â€śCalifornia Dreamsâ€ť exhibition and meet the artists in a VIP reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. before the panel. This reception costs $75. Preregistration is required for the panel and reception, as tickets are limited. People can visit www.nbmaa.org or call 860-229-0257.
The exhibit will officially open to the public Friday.
Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.