Allesandra MacBeth Mossa Art Show, Darien Library, 1441 Old Post Rd., Darien. Opening reception Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through Jan. 30. Info: darienlibrary.org
Call of the Wild juried exhibit, through Dec. 29, The Anderson Chase Gallery, Katonah Art Center, 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge, N.Y. Info: call 914-232-4843.
Holiday Gift Show, Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. The show will run through Dec. 24. Info: rowaytonartscenter.org.
What Keeps Mankind Alive, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Featuring Ward Shelley’s work will run through March 2. It features a selected group of diagrammatic paintings that tease out narratives from history and culture. Free. Info: westportartscenter.org, 203-222-7070, open Mon.-Sat., 10-5.
Loft Artists Association’s Studios & Galleries, 575 Pacific St., Stamford, loftartists.com, 203-247, 2027, hours: Sat. and Sun., 1-4:30 p.m., free adm.
From the RAC Studio, Jan. 14, 4-6 p.m., Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. It is an all-media, open-themed showcase of RAC talent. Runs through Jan. 28. Info: rowaytonarts.org.
Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; gallery hours Wed.-Sat., noon to 5, Sun., 1 to 5; silvermineart.org or 203-966-9700. Just Between Friends exhibit, Jan. 9, Silvermine’s Student Gallery. Opening reception Jan. 9, 5-7 p.m. Info: silverminart.org. Judith Steinberg’s Something Blue, Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m., the exhibit will feature her abstract sculptures through Feb. 4. New Members show, Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m., the exhibit will feature pieces by Elizabeth Higgins, Andrew Graham, Jesse Nusbaum, Meg Tweedy and other artists through Feb. 4. Two of a Kind exhibit, Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m., the exhibit will feature photography by Dan and Jill Burkholder through Feb. 4.
Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; artplacegallery.org or 203-292-8328: Silent Stars-Indigo Shadows. Year In, Year Out exhibit, Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Exhibit runs through Feb. 4. Info:artplacegallery.org.
Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of former estate, now named Waveny Park, 681 South Ave.; hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-3 and Sundays 1-5 p.m.; carriagebarn.org, 203-972-1895.
Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647, milfordarts.org; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m., special Sat. hours, noon-2 p.m.
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, @287 Gallery, 287 Main St., Danbury; artswesternct.org or 203-798-0760. Accessible Art; see end of listings. Imaginings, solo exhibition of work by illustrator and fine artist Robert Crawford, who practices magic, through Dec. 31.
Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; palacestamford.org, 203-325-4466. Darien landscape artist Jan Dilenschneider, who has championed the cause of preserving the environment in exhibits worldwide, will display her paintings in a new show, Paint the Beautiful World, through Dec. 31, theater’s recently refurbished Sackler Gallery as well as Café Teatro.
Maritime Garage Gallery, Art in Parking Places initiative, 11 North Water St., South Norwalk; info, norwalkpark.org/public-art or 203-831-9063. Memories in Our Town, through Jan. 5. Contributing artists: Cindy Sinor of Wilton, Al Coyote Wiener of Fairfield, Eric Chang of Westport, Tania Canteli of Beacon, N.Y. and Mary Mattingly of New York City, among others.
Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.
* The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum of, open Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri., 12-5; and Sat., 10-5; $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; free adm. third Saturdays; 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org. Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope runs until April 22, 2018. Shared Space: A New Era, exhibition of photographs and video from 1987 through 2010, April 22. Tony Matelli: Figure, extended through Jan. 1, 2018.
*The Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich; brucemuseum.org or 203-869-0376: $7/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/under 5, free adm. for all on Tuesdays; every Tues., 1:30 p.m., and Fri., 12:30 p.m., Docent-led Exhibition Tour; Marine Tank Animal Feeding, every Tues. and Fri., 2:30-2:45 p.m. In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec, through Jan. 7, featuring 100 drawings, paintings and posters. Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection,” runs through April 1.
Fairfield University Art Museum, 200 Barlow Rd., Fairfield; 203-254-4046, fairfield.edu/museum. Richard Lytle: A Retrospective, through Feb. 3, Walsh Gallery in Quick Center for the Arts. Museum’s Bellarmine Hall Gallery, 1073 North Benson Rd.; Fairfield.edu, quickcenter.com or 1-877-ARTS-396.
* The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport; discouverymuseum.org or 203-372-3521; Tues.-Sun., 10-5; open Mon. for summer, most school holidays, plus school and homeschool groups with a reservation; museum and planetarium, $10 adults, $8 children, seniors, students, free under 2; Challenger Learning Center, simulated space missions for groups 15-30, res. required (schools, scouts, corporate team building, birthday parties); scout science badge classes; exhibits and daily Planetarium shows; weekend workshops. Summer STEM programs; reg. still open. Origami Interpretations, through November.
* Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall; open daily, 10-4; research library open Tues.-Fri.,10-4; adults, $5, students w/ ID, $3, children 5 and under, free; info., fairfieldhistory.org or 203-259-1598.
Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, www2.housatonic.edu/artmuseum, 203-332-5052.
*Katonah Museum of Art, open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun. 12-5; adm. $10; srs. (60+) and students, $5; under 12/free; Rte. 22/134 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y., 914-232-9555, katonahmuseum.org. Object Out Loud: Arman and Nick Cave, through Jan. 7. Sound Actions: Arman and Nick Cave, through Jan. 7.
* Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk; open Tues.-Sun., 10-5; $15/person (under 1, free), seniors (over 62), $10; steppingstonesmuseum.org or 203-899-0606: Energy Lab; Tot Town; Healthyville, learn about your body and how to keep it healthy; Build It!, learning about architectural design and construction; art studio and science lab; ColorCoaster; Light Gallery; My Sky, created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; café and gift shop. Express Yourself, focusing on social-emotional learning. New Mega Making exhibit.
* EverWonder Children’s Museum, 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown; open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, and Sun., 11-5, everwondermuseum.org: hands-on exhibits and demonstrations; adm. $7 for ages one and older. Story Lab for Young Explorers Tues. and Thurs., 10:30-11 a.m. New Art Lab projects, Straw Logic Puzzles and Life Cycle Crowns.
* Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury; 203-778-8337; danburyrail.org: adm. $6 per person, age 3 and up; Train Rides $3 extra (weekends April-Nov.); call for special events adm. rates; winter hours: Wed.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-4; (summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-5); tour vintage equipment such as 1907 steam engine, 1910 Railway Post Office car, 1973 caboose, 1953 Rail Diesel Car; vintage diesels on display. Museum’s Pennsylvania Railroad circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car fully-restored.
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, http://newhavenmuseum.org, Facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum, 203-562-4183. Old-School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos, through March 10.
Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport; 203-331-1104 x100 or visit barnum-museum.org: Recovery in Action, Thur.-Fri., 11-3, free adm., enter through double doors at rear of historic building.
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven; Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5, britishart.yale.edu or 203-432-2800 or britishart.yale.edu: Britain in the World, through Dec. 31, 2017.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, new David Friend Hall, gem and mineral gallery; open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; adults $13, seniors. $9, children 3-18, $6; 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; peabody.yale.edu or 203-432-5050. An Artist for Conversation: The Paintings of Albert Earl Gilbert, through April 15.
Yale Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven; free adm., Tues.-Fri., 10-5, Sat.-Sun., 11-5; artgallery.yale.edu or 203-432-0600: Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War, through Dec. 31; photos by Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, An-My Le and Peter van Agtmael, video installation by filmmaker Harun Farocki and digital animation and interactive work created by interdisciplinary design studio SITU Research capture present and future of digital-imaging technologies.
Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, N.Y., hammondmuseum.org, 914-669-5033; hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-4 p.m.
Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. (Westchester); 914-251-6100; neuberger.org; hours: Tues., Thurs.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., Wed., noon-8 p.m. (Closed Mon. and Labor Day, Christmas and MLK Day to Memorial Day). Adm. $5, general public, $3 seniors 62+, $3 students, children 12/under free; group tours by appointment only on Tues.-Fri., 10-noon; guided tours. A Studio in the Gallery: The Playful Universe of Ignacio Iturria through Feb. 25.
Sand and Fire: 250 Years of Design in the Art of Glass, Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Rd., Redding. The library will display pieces of glass that include an elegant 18th Century English candelabra, a rare American Brilliant Period double gourd shaped vase and a selection of Baccarat crystal patterns such as the iconic 1841 Harcourt which has graced the tables of King Louis XVIII, Emperor Napoleon III, John Paul II and the Shah of Iran. Runs through Jan. 31. Info: marktwainlibrary.org.
Images in Dimension: 3D Mixed Media Photo Collage, Jan. 3, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Features work by Debra Schaffer through Jan. 30. Opening reception, Jan. 6, 2-4 p.m. Info: ridgefieldlibrary.org.
FCAA Member Art Show, Jan. 2, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Runs through Jan. 25. Opening reception, Jan. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Info: fairfieldcountyarts.com.
Nina Buxenbaum:Topsy-Turvy exhibit, Jan. 4, New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery, 151 Main St., New Canaan. Opening reception, Jan. 4, 6-8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 18. Info: newcanaanlibrary.org.
SCAN Winter Art Show, Jan. 5, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown. Runs through Feb. 2. Info: chboothlibrary.org.
Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, 203-256-3155, 203-256-3160. Brush, Pencil, and Needle exhibit, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery. The exhibit will feature the artwork of Dick Rauh, Barbara W. Sferra and Susan Spivack through Jan. 16. Info: fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.
Art & Soul exhibit, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Student work from Martha Talburt’s drawing class will be displayed through Dec. 28. Info: ridgefieldlibrary.org.
New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., 203-594-5076, newcanaanlibrary.org. Reg at website. Interplay features works by Karen Dow and Lori Glavin. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31.
Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford, stratfordlibrary.org, 203-385-4162. Eclipse exhibit by Raleigh Padgett, photos of the August 2017 eclipse on display through November. Jim Duffy: A Retrospective is a memorial digital photo exhibit and will run through Dec. 29.
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport; pequotlibrary.org; 203-259-0346. Holiday Magic: Selections from the Children’s Historical Collection. Explore books and imagery covering a variety of religious and secular subjects, from Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and “Primrose Day,” including the antics of Eloise and Babar the Elephant. Runs through Feb. 4.
Unhung Heroes, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Showcases twenty area artists who have either never exhibited at the library before or have not been featured in the recent past. Runs through Dec. 28. Info: call 203-762-6334.
FCAA Winter Collection Art Exhibition, Jan. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. The Fairfield County Arts Association exhibit will run through Jan. 25. Some works will be available for purchase. Info: wiltonlibrary.org.
New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan; open Tues-Friday 9:30-4:30, Sat. 9:30-12:30; 203-966-1776, or nchistory.org. Events: Guided tour of historical society museums, every Wed., 3-4 p.m. Memoir Writing Workshop every Thurs.,10-11:30 a.m. From the Archives: D. Putnam Brinley, works by impressionist and mural painter. Orientalism In American Art and the Silvermine Art Colony, Jan. 7 through March 30. This exhibit features the works of American artists who traveled and spent time painting, in the Middle East and Africa. Opening reception Jan. 7 at 4 p.m., with talk by Ed Vollmer and Susan Gunn Bromley. Taste of Orientalism, $35 prix fixe dinner follows at the Roger Sherman Inn. For dinner reservations, contact the Historical Society.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, lockwoodmathewsmansion.org, 203-838-9799. Museum open Wed. through Sun. from early April to early January, noon-4 p.m. Tours Wed.-Sun., at noon, 1, 2, 3 p.m. Adm. adults $10 (45 min.), $20 (90 min.); seniors (62+) $8 (45 min.), $18 (90 min.); students (8-18) $6 (45 min.), $16 (90 min.); free for under 8 and members. Gilded Age Redux, through Jan. 7, 2018.
* Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road (Route 7), 203-762-7257: period rooms in the Betts-Sturges-Blackmar House; Betts Store, offering American-made items, from fine art to jewelry, books to redware, toys and more; gift shop; Wed.-Sat., 10-4. Ongoing exhibit: Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism; a gallery “Walk and Talk” with guest curator Dr. Matthew Warshauer, no charge, refreshments served. Historical society has added 1880’s horse cart to its collection that was owned by Gregory family, who have lived in Wilton for over 150 years.
Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall, Westport, westporthistory.org; 203-222-1424. Hello, 2067? It’s Westport. Ongoing exhibit envisions town 50 years from now.
* Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall; open daily, 10-4; research library open Tues.-Fri.,10-4; adults, $5, students w/ ID, $3, children 5 and under, free; info., fairfieldhistory.org or 203-259-1598. Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield in the Great War, through Jan. 21. Wartime posters, photographs newspapers, letters, uniforms and memorabilia from people from Fairfield who served “over there” and on home front.
* Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-5485 or keelertavernmuseum.org; open 1-4 p.m., Sat., Sun., & Wed., last tour at 3:30; museum closed in January; through Dec. 31; $8/adults, $5/srs., youth under 18 and students w/ID; 300 years of Ridgefield history. New docent training has started; call or email [email protected].
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave., Norwalk, norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, 203-846-0525. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m.; adm $5 adults, $3 seniors and students (ages 6-22), 5/under free. Exhibits: New Deal, New Day: WPA Artists at Work and Play and Destination Norwalk: African-American Migration from South, 1940-1970. Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art Exhibit at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk. Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect.
* Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North; 203-655-9233 or darienhistorical.org: Tues.-Thur., noon to 5, and Sun., noon to 3.
Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob; open Wed.-Sun., 12-4 (docent led tours at 1, 2 and 3); 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or www.greenwichhistory.org; adm. to gallery, visitor ctr. & house museum, $10/adults, $8/srs. and students, members and under 6 free ; group tours at $7/person avail. on public and non-public days; library and archives open Wed., 10-4 and by appt., adm. offices open Mon.-Fri., 9-5; gallery hours Wed.-Sun., 12-4.
* Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, 203-834-1896 or www.nps.gov/wefa: grounds open daily dawn to dusk; art programs, Junior Ranger activities, visitor center, museum store, historic house and studios; open Wed.-Sun. 10-4 (through Oct. 31); Weir House Tours, offered Wed.-Sun. at 11 a.m., 1, 2, and 3 p.m. (through Oct. 31), reg. required; group tours and field trips offered, reg. required.
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury; Wed.-Fri., 9-4 Sat., 10-4, guided tours on Sat. only; research visits by appt. only; 203-743-5200 or danburymuseum.org.
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane, in 275-year-old David Scott House, ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org, 203-438-5821, hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 1-5 p.m.
* John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y.; 914-232-5651 or www.johnjayhomestead.org: guided tours offered Tues.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 11-4; $7/adults, $5/srs., students, free up to age 12.
Historic Hudson Valley’s National Historic Landmarks, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Phillipsburg Manor open for public tours; Kykuit, home to four generations of Rockefellers, open; Union Church of Pocantico Hills open; and Van Cortlandt Manor open; tour deals, times, ticket info: hudsonvalley.org/historic sites.
*The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org; open daily, 10-5 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas); sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species; Marine Lab, Ocean Playspace for toddlers, seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily. Fish Tales for preschoolers, Fri., 10:15-11 a.m. One exhibit and daytime IMAX included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org. Indoor Snow Squall, Dec. 1-31. Noon Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Seal-Spotting and Birding Cruises, Dec. 9-March 31. Feeding Time program, Dec. 28.
* Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Mon.-Sat., holidays, 9-5, Sun., 11-5; non-res. adults $10, srs. $8, students (18+ w/ID) $6, children 4-17, $5, age 3 and younger, free; 203-977-6521 or stamfordmuseum.org. Holiday Exhibition: Gerberich’s Gadgets: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys runs through Feb. 3. Gerb-o-Matic Workshop: Make-and-Take Sculpting Event, Jan. 20.
* Darien Nature Center, 120 Brookside Rd.; free adm. Mon.-Thur., 9-4; Fri.-Sat., 9-1; 203-655-7459: ongoing exhibits.
* New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding; info: 203-938-2117 or [email protected].
* Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford; Mon.-Fri., 9-5, Sat., 10-5; info., 203-322-6971 or bartlettarboretum.org.
* Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; open Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 1-4 (closed major holidays); adm. $7/adults, $5/ages 1-12 & srs.; free adm. to trails and property, daily 7 a.m.-dusk; interactive nature museum, live wildlife, family program on Sat.; 203-227-7253; earthplace.org.
* Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd.; adm. $5/adults, $3/children, srs.; greenwich.audubon.org or 203-869-5272: Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery, in the Kimberlin Nature Education Center, open daily, 10-5; trails and grounds open daily sunrise to sunset (occasionally closed until 9 a.m., Sept. into Jan. for land management); Oppenheimer Gallery: Masterpieces of Botanical Art and Audubon’s Birds of Prey.
* New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge (Rte. 124); 203-966-9577 (for New York Botanical Garden program reg., call 1-800-322-6924): Saturday Videos, family program every Sat. at 2; Saturday Live Animal Demonstrations, every Sat. at 3. Center open Mon.-Sat., 9-4, Sun., 9-1; grounds open dawn to dusk daily.
* Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield; adm. $2/adults, $1/children; 203-259-6305 x109 or ctaudubon.org: 155-acre wildlife sanctuary, 7 miles of trails through woodlands, streams, meadows, marshes, ponds, open daily dawn to dusk; Birds of Prey compound; nature center w/exhibits and Nature Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10-3.
Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby; open Tues.-Sat., 9-4:30 p.m. at no charge. Info: ct.gov/deep/kellogg
Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, Mon.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; adm. $9, $8/srs., $5/children 3-18; 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; info., 203-432-5050 or peabody.yale.edu.
Parallel Practices exhibit, Jan. 25, Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. It features 11 critically acclaimed artists who often work in more than one medium, creating unexpected parallel bodies of work. Opening reception Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info: wcsu.edu/svpa/events.
In Plain Sight, through Jan. 9, 2018, Mayor’s Gallery, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Info: 203 858 3082
Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport. Info: schelfhaudtgallery.com or call 203-578-4034. Gallery hours Mon.-Friday, 11- 4, and Sat., 12-4. Align-able Angles, runs through Jan. 20. Exhibit, curated by Peter Konsterlie, features group of artists that use “abstract language and formal structure in an unusual vision,” with sculpture, painting, collage, found objects and installation.
The Art of Giving show, through Jan. 7, 2018, 32 Church Hill Rd., Newtown. Proceeds to benefit Edmond Town Hall Theatre. Info: call 203-270-8911.
On Light and Florals, Geary Gallery of Darien, 576 Post Rd., Darien. Featuring the still-life florals of New York painter, Murray Smith. His exhibit runs through Dec. 24. Essence of a Painting, features the work of the late New York artist, Michael Lowenbein. Runs through Jan. 31.Info: gearygallery.com. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5p.m. Info: call 203-655-6633 or visit gearygallery.com
Farm exhibit, through March 1, Rockwell Gallery, 151 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. The gallery will display Bobbi Eike Mullen’s work. Info: call 203-544-8826.
Down to Earth, runs through Dec. 31, Sidewalk Gallery, 18 South Main St., Norwalk. Info: facebook.com/sidewalkgallery.
Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury; 203-797-0230. Sculpture Matir by Juan Bordes, paintings by Jim Felice.
Bethel Arts’ exhibit of works by 11 sculptors in outdoor sculpture show for one year from the May 6, 2017, opening on property of Bethel Public Library and Municipal Center on Greenwood Ave.; curated by sculptor David Boyajian of New Fairfield. Bethel Arts’ Artspace gallery, 91 Greenwood Ave.; info: BethelArtsCT.org.
Franklin Street Works Exhibition, Franklin Street Works, Franklin St., Stamford. Explores dissatisfaction with the pursuit of the American Dream. Runs through Jan. 7, 2018. Info: call 203-595-5211.
Michael Wagner Solo Exhibition: Legends, through Jan. 5, 2018, Love Art Gallery and Studio, 132 Washington St., Norwalk. Sales will benefit Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County. Free. Info: loveartgalleryandstudio.com.
Arguimbau Art, 351 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Peter Layne Arguimbau is bringing his collection of classic yachts, local seascapes and harbors, portraits, animals and Venice to the gallery. Info: arguimbau.net.
Small Works Holiday Show, Gilded Lily Gallery, 101 River St., Milford. Runs through Jan. 31, 2018. Free. Info: gildedlilygallery.com.
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Accessible Art Series at various locations; info., artswesternct.org or 203-798-0760.