Artists from the Grotta Collection
exhibition and book launch
at browngrotta arts

November 2nd - November 10th
Hours: Nov 2nd 1-6
Nov 3rd - 10th 10:00-5:00

From November 2 to 10, 2019, browngrotta arts will host an exhibition to celebrate artists from the collection of Sandra and Lou Grotta.

The Grottas have been collecting since the 1950s, and are long-time patrons of the Museum of Arts in Design and the American Craft Musuem in New York.

The exhibition, Artists from the Grotta Collection, will highlight work by more than three dozen of the many artists who have been collected by the Grottas, including Toshiko Takaezu, Naomi Kobayashi, Norma Minkowitz, Axel Russmeyer and Mariette Rousseau-Vermette. "In quality and depth, the Grotta collection of contemporary craft outshines all others, including what is in museums," writes designer and curator Jack Lenor Larsen.The works are housed in the Grottas' architecturally significant home which was designed intentionally to showcase art.

Artists from the Grotta Collection
offers a glimpse of these collectors' vision, featuring important works of fiber, ceramic and wood – just as their collection does.

The Artists Reception and Opening will take place at browngrotta arts, 276 Ridgefield Road from 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, November 2nd. 

Copies of the new book, The Grotta Home by Richard Meier: a Marriage of Architecture and Craft, which was photographed and designed by Tom Grotta — will be available at the exhibition and Tom will be available to sign them.

Pre-orders are available at


On Art and On Life

Art & Text

Opening, October 11th
Wilton Library, Wilton Connecticut
Exhibition runs through November 7th

The Wilton Library exhibition is part of the Art & Text inaugural collaboration of 13 libraries in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Each library within the consortium will highlight one or more artists, whose work reflects their unique perspectives on the exhibition’s theme. Art & Text runs from September 1 through December 31, 2019, with shows running from one week to three months, depending on a library’s individual calendar. Through mixed media, ranging from sculpture and painting to graphics, each library’s exhibition aims to promote awareness of visual arts in the libraries of Fairfield County, as well as foster a connection between the community it serves and the arts.

137 Old Ridefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

April 27 - May 5, 2019

Opening and Artists Reception:

Saturday, April 27th: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

276 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT

Sunday, April 28 - Sunday, May 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call: 203.834.0623 or visit:

More than 50 international artists, reflecting five continents, will take an expansive look at identity and art in a global world in browngrotta arts’ 2019 Art in the Barn exhibition, Art + Identity: an international view. The identity that each explores may be personal, political, social or cultural; it may reflect the influence of a hometown, country of birth or adoption, a place visited, or a region whose art has made an impression, an artistic or scientific movement or a broader focus on the effects globalization. Works by artists from, or influenced by, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the UK will create an intriguing dialogue about the influence of culture, geography and personal experience and spur questions about the universality of art.

Participating artists include:
Adela Akers (US), Polly Barton (US), Michelene Beauchemin (Canada), Nancy Moore Bess (US), Marian Bijlenga (the Netherlands), Birgit Birkkjaer (Denmark), Lia Cook (US), Wlodzimierz Cygan (Poland), Neha Puri Dhir (India), Lizzie Farey (UK), Paul Furneaux (UK), Mary Giles (US), Susie Gillespie (UK), Agneta Hobin (Finland), Kazue Honma (Japan), Kiyomi Iwata (US), Stéphanie Jacques (Belgium), Tim Johnson (UK), Christine Joy (US), Tamiko Kawata (US), Marianne Kemp (Netherlands), Lewis Knauss (US), Anda Klancic (SL) Nancy Koenigsberg (US), Yasuhisa Kohyama (Japan), Irina Kolnesikova (Russia/Germany), Markku Kosonen (Finland), Lila Kulka (Poland), Kyoko Kumai (Japan), Gyöngy Laky (US), Sue Lawty (UK), Jennifer Falck Linssen (US), Federica Luzzi (Italy), Dawn MacNutt (Canada), John McQueen (US), Mary Merkel-Hess (US), Norma Minkowitz (US), Judy Mulford (US), Keiji Nio (Japan), Nnenna Okore (Nigeria/US), Gudrun Pagter (Denmark), Eduardo Portillo & Mariá Eugenia Dávila (Venezuela), Lija Rage (Latvia), Ed Rossbach (US), Heidrun Schimmel (Germany), Brigitte Bouquin-Sellès (France), Naoko Serino (Japan), Sylvia Seventy (US), Jin-Sook So (Korea), Aleksandra Stoyanov (Russia/Israel), Polly Sutton (US), Chiyoko Tanaka (Japan), Hideho Tanaka (Japan), Eva Vargo (Sweden), Ulla-Maija Vikman (Finland), Wendy Wahl (US), Gizella Warburton (UK), Katherine Westphal (US), Merja Winquist (Finland), Jiro Yonezawa (Japan), Carolina Yrarráazaval (Chile)

An Unexpected Approach:
Exploring Contemporary Asian Art

an Online Exhibition

March 9th - March 31

video walkthrough:

youtube link

exhibition on Artsy:

artsy exhibition link