A miniatures show has been a biennial Bruce Museum holiday tradition for over 35 years — “Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists” will open to the public on Saturday, November 3. The exhibition will be on view until January 27, 2019.

Enticing viewers to take a closer look, this exhibition of miniatures, models, and dioramas explores interior and exterior architecture in a range of scales. Some works contemplate the structure and its place in history as a monument to architectural creativity. Others pay homage to the history of an urban environment or to the emotions elicited by places close to our hearts. Yet others depict fanciful, surreal places that could only exist in miniature.

“While architecture is the common denominator that unifies the show, the shared themes that thread through the work is what appealed to me about these particular artists,” – says Kathy Reichenbach, Assistant to the Director and Curator of the Downsized exhibition.


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Rosa de Jong (Dutch, b. 1987) MicroMatter, 2018

Tracey Snelling (American, b. 1970) 7 Eleven, 2015

Frank Poor (American, b. 1962) Cotton Depot – Bishopville, SC, 2015