Greenwich's Bruce Museum Explores the Art, Culture & Sport of the Olympics
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
Admission is $6 and $7
With the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games upcoming, The Bruce Museum offers its exhibit "The Olympic Games: Art, Culture & Sport" which compares the ancient and modern Olympiads through objects, art, science and technology. It follows the sports that have endured since antiquity – footraces, wrestling, boxing, and the ancient pentathlon events of long jump, javelin, discus, sprints, and wrestling. Spanning the breadth of Olympic history, the show investigates the subplots of the games from the celebration of the competitors to the role of the spectators. Included is a custom-built six-foot mini-diorama recreating one of the earliest Greek stadiums sports more than 1,200 miniature participants. The exhibit runs from May 12-Sept. 2. For more information, visit www.brucemuseum.org.