Bruce Museum opens Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley

. July 19, 2013

the Bruce Museum presents Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley an exhibition on view July 14, 2013 – September 22, 2013.

Robert Carley Barn & Corn Field, NY, 2002. Color photograph, 16 x 20 in.©Robert Carley.

Robert Carley Barn & Corn Field, NY, 2002. Color photograph, 16 x 20 in.©Robert Carley.


After witnessing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, from his Stamford office, Darien native and artist Robert Carley made it his mission to capture the American spirit in photographs of Old Glory in many different forms – including a chain-link fence, pick-up truck, surfboard and farm silo. Traveling to 43 states across the country, Carley has been documenting the flag-themed imagery of his red, white and blue subjects for more than a decade.

Highlights of his quest are on view beginning July 14, 2013, in the exhibition Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. The show celebrates the American flag with approximately 44 photographic prints and a video display of 60 additional photographs, representing more regions of the country than any of his previous displays.

Carley’s photographs have been exhibited across the country and have appeared on international websites. Now in his fifties, Carley graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 with a double major in political science and fine arts. His inspiration comes from an adventurous spirit, love of travel, and relentless nature to pursue a project in which he believes so deeply.

For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376 or visit the website at www.brucemuseum.org.

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