Photo by Harold ShapiroNews Release
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 Upgrading

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 11:45 a.m.

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.