Calendar of Events

Oct
23
Mon
Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 23 all-day
Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

 

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town from September 30 to October 29. This highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over 15,000 visitors enjoyed the month-long, family-friendly event. This is the ninth annual Wee Faerie Village event. In Faerieville, there’s everything faeries need to live, work, and play. Visitors will stroll along Wee Faerie Boulevard and marvel at the quintessential small-town features such as the wee faerie bakery, library, and flower shop. This annual event has come to signify an enriching, not-to-be-missed outing for visitors of all ages.

Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Explore where the wee faeries live.

Oct
24
Tue
Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 24 all-day
Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

 

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town from September 30 to October 29. This highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over 15,000 visitors enjoyed the month-long, family-friendly event. This is the ninth annual Wee Faerie Village event. In Faerieville, there’s everything faeries need to live, work, and play. Visitors will stroll along Wee Faerie Boulevard and marvel at the quintessential small-town features such as the wee faerie bakery, library, and flower shop. This annual event has come to signify an enriching, not-to-be-missed outing for visitors of all ages.

Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Explore where the wee faeries live.

Bruce Beginnings PM Session at Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Bruce Beginnings PM Session at Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum | Greenwich | Connecticut | United States

For ages 2.5-5 with adult – Tuesday mornings @11:00 am & afternoons @1:00 pm.  Explore the museum collections and exhibitons through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics change weekly:

Tuesday, June 20th: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Tuesday, June 27th: Seeing Sculpture

Tuesday, July 11th: Animals in Art

Tuesday, July 18th: Over in the Forest

Tuesday, July 25th: Imagination Creation

Free with Museum admission and no registration required.

Note: The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. 

Supported by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Yoga @ The MATT @ Mattatuck Museum
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Yoga @ The MATT @ Mattatuck Museum | Waterbury | Connecticut | United States

Two popular wellness programs, yoga and tai chi, are back at the Mattatuck Museum for another year. Yoga in the Galleries takes place every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Tai Chi is held Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Taught by a rotating schedule of certified local yoga instructors, the Museum’s yoga classes are open to all levels and especially designed for beginner yogis. Find a calm mind and a strengthened body with a flowing yoga class set amid the idyllic environment of our Early American art collection. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Additionally, try a Tai Chi class where you will move and groove to music with our certified instructor Joe Atkins. Tai Chi will help improve your balance, increase flexibility and mobility, reduce stiffness, and soreness. Participants will learn to find energy and stamina through breathing techniques. Wear comfortable clothing.

Both programs are $8 for Museum members, $12 for non-members and $3 for BRASS members.

The MATT us also introducing two new wellness programs: Hands-On Drumming and Knitting 101 Plus. Hands-On Drumming with instructor Craig Norton will lead participants for a few hours of musical merriment in one of the galleries at The MATT. Drumming will take place on Friday, February 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $8 for members, $12 for non-members and $3 for BRASS members. Knitting 101 Plus is a four-week session led by Judy Pascale where knitters with some experience, as well as true novices, can learn or enhance skills creating a reversible knitted cowl. Knitting will be held on Tuesdays; March 7, 14, 21, 28; from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $65 for members, $85 for non-members and $50 for BRASS members.

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. For more information on all of the Museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381.

The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (arttrail.org). Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the Museum in the lots on Park Place.

Oct
25
Wed
Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 25 all-day
Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

 

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town from September 30 to October 29. This highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over 15,000 visitors enjoyed the month-long, family-friendly event. This is the ninth annual Wee Faerie Village event. In Faerieville, there’s everything faeries need to live, work, and play. Visitors will stroll along Wee Faerie Boulevard and marvel at the quintessential small-town features such as the wee faerie bakery, library, and flower shop. This annual event has come to signify an enriching, not-to-be-missed outing for visitors of all ages.

Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Explore where the wee faeries live.

Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead.  Create an art project to bring home.  Then, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.

$8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.

Oct
26
Thu
Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 26 all-day
Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

 

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town from September 30 to October 29. This highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over 15,000 visitors enjoyed the month-long, family-friendly event. This is the ninth annual Wee Faerie Village event. In Faerieville, there’s everything faeries need to live, work, and play. Visitors will stroll along Wee Faerie Boulevard and marvel at the quintessential small-town features such as the wee faerie bakery, library, and flower shop. This annual event has come to signify an enriching, not-to-be-missed outing for visitors of all ages.

Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Explore where the wee faeries live.

Art in Focus: After Raphael, Transfiguration, 19th century – FUAM @ Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art in Focus: After Raphael, Transfiguration, 19th century – FUAM @ Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall | Fairfield | Connecticut | United States

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo.

On October 26, we’ll be looking together at this 19th-century copy of one of the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael’s most famous works, the Transfiguration. Atop Mount Tabor, Christ appears radiant amid a halo of light, flanked by the prophets Moses and Elijah. Below, Raphael depicted a linked scene from the Gospel narrative: the unsuccessful attempt by Christ’s apostles to cure a “possessed” youth. Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image: Detail from Anonymous painter, after Raphael, Transfiguration, 19th century. Oil on canvas. 53 3/8″ x 38 7/8″ inches. Gift of Jane Kentor Dean.

Oct
27
Fri
Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 27 all-day
Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

 

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town from September 30 to October 29. This highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over 15,000 visitors enjoyed the month-long, family-friendly event. This is the ninth annual Wee Faerie Village event. In Faerieville, there’s everything faeries need to live, work, and play. Visitors will stroll along Wee Faerie Boulevard and marvel at the quintessential small-town features such as the wee faerie bakery, library, and flower shop. This annual event has come to signify an enriching, not-to-be-missed outing for visitors of all ages.

Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Explore where the wee faeries live.

Oct
28
Sat
Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 28 all-day
Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

 

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town from September 30 to October 29. This highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over 15,000 visitors enjoyed the month-long, family-friendly event. This is the ninth annual Wee Faerie Village event. In Faerieville, there’s everything faeries need to live, work, and play. Visitors will stroll along Wee Faerie Boulevard and marvel at the quintessential small-town features such as the wee faerie bakery, library, and flower shop. This annual event has come to signify an enriching, not-to-be-missed outing for visitors of all ages.

Wee Faerie Village, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Explore where the wee faeries live.