Museums

Fairfield County

Bruce Museum — Greenwich, CT

Gateway to Fairfield County and gem of a museum offering changing exhibitions of fine art, photography, ethnology and natural science in park setting near Long Island Sound. Walking distance to luxury hotel, Greenwich train station, and downtown dining, shops and boutiques. Note: Art Pass is NOT sold or valid during weekends of May and October… Read more »

Center for Contemporary Printmaking — Norwalk, CT

A multimedia studio and gallery located in central Norwalk near South Norwalk, dedicated to the art of the print, including traditional and innovative printmaking, papermaking, book arts, digital processes and related disciplines. CCP is the only printmaking facility of its kind between NYC and Boston. It is housed in an historic landmark nineteenth-century carriage house… Read more »

Fairfield University Art Museum — Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) encompasses galleries devoted to the permanent collection and focused, rotating exhibitions in Bellarmine Hall, and the Walsh Gallery for special exhibitions in the Quick Center for the Arts. It is an essential academic and cultural resource that brings art to the students, faculty and staff of Fairfield University and to the… Read more »

Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley Historic Site — Cos Cob, CT

Bush-Holley House is the centerpiece of the Greenwich Historical Society’s site on Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich. A unique presentation provides visitors with two distinct time periods — the New Nation (1790-1825) and the Cos Cob Art Colony (1890-1920). Eight evocative, well-documented rooms within the house feature art, furnishings and objects from these two periods,… Read more »

The Housatonic Museum of Art — Bridgeport, CT

The Housatonic Museum of Art 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… Read more »

Weir Farm National Historic Site — Wilton, CT

Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionist. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and… Read more »

Greater New Haven

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University — Hamden, CT

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University is home to the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine that occurred from 1845-52. The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of Ireland’s Great Hunger and its long aftermath… Read more »

Yale Center for British Art — New Haven, CT

Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929)‚ the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, exhibited in a striking building designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn. The collection of paintings‚ sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of… Read more »

Yale University Art Gallery — New Haven, CT

The Yale University Art Gallery is a fine-arts museum for the community, presenting works of art from ancient times to the present day — and open year-round free of charge. One of the oldest college art museums in the world, the Gallery was founded in 1832 when artist-patriot John Trumbull gave over one hundred of… Read more »

Litchfield Hills

Mattatuck Museum — Waterbury, CT

Located in the heart of downtown Waterbury’s architectural district the Mattatuck Museum is a vibrant destination, known locally and regionally as a community-centered institution of American art and history. The Mattatuck hosts numerous changing exhibitions each year as well as a permanent collection, which features 300 years of work by American giants including John Trumbull,… Read more »

Mystic Country

Florence Griswold Museum — Old Lyme, CT

Known as the home of American Impressionism with one of the foremost collections of Impressionism in America. Riverfront gallery includes major works by Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman and Willard Metcalf. Recently renovated boardinghouse surrounded by landscaped gardens was once home of the Lyme Art Colony, where noted names in American Impressionism created some of… Read more »

Lyman Allyn Museum of Art — New London, CT

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and from all over the world. Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building in 1932. Today it houses a fascinating collection of over 16,000 objects from ancient… Read more »

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Free Academy Campus — Norwich, CT

Refreshed installations and new exhibitions are made accessible to people with disabilities through the construction of a new Atrium. The Slater Museum’s collection includes fine and decorative art representing 350 years of Norwich history; 20th century Connecticut paintings and sculpture; African art; Asian and Islamic objects; a plaster cast collection of ancient monumental sculpture and… Read more »

The William Benton Museum of Art, University of CT — Storrs, CT

The state art museum on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus presents a variety of changing exhibitions, drawing on the museum’s collections of art from the 15th to 21st centuries and mounting traveling exhibitions and faculty and MFA installations.

River Valley

Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph — West Hartford, CT

The Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph, opened in 2001, is located in the Bruyette Athenaeum on the school’s West Hartford campus designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers. The Museum houses a collection of over 2000 diverse works of art including twentieth century American paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Milton Avery; sixteenth… Read more »

Hill-Stead Museum — Farmington, CT

Hill-Stead is noted for its 1901 33,000-square-foot house filled with art and antiques. Pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle designed the Colonial Revival-style house, set on 152 hilltop acres, to showcase the Impressionist masterpieces amassed by her father, Cleveland iron industrialist Alfred A. Pope. Collections in 19 intact rooms include original furnishings, paintings by Claude… Read more »

New Britain Museum of American Art — New Britain, CT

The New Britain Museum of American Art is the first institution dedicated solely to acquiring American art. Spanning four centuries of American history, the Museum’s permanent collection is renowned for its strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, the Ash Can School, as well as the important mural series The Arts of… Read more »

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art — Hartford, CT

The sheer quality and range of its artworks place the Wadsworth Atheneum among the greatest art museums in the United States. Among the museum’s collections are an unparalleled assembly of Hudson River School landscapes, world-renowned Baroque and Surrealist paintings, European and American Impressionist paintings, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, costumes and textiles, American furniture and decorative… Read more »