Discover Joy on the Art Trail with the New Passport to Joy!

As of November 26, 2021, the new Art Trail Passport is available for purchase in-person and online for just $35.

Buy a Passport Now

Discover world-class museums and historic sites on the state-wide Connecticut Art Trail and explore diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. 

Discover Joy - Passport in Hand

22 MUSEUMS AT ONE LOW COST
The Art Trail Passport makes it easy to visit multiple museums and offers incredible savings… a $120+ value for only $35! The Passport offers additional benefits like discounts, gifts at all member museums for a year from your purchase/pickup date. 

PURCHASING YOUR PASSPORT
To purchase an Art Trail Passport in-person, visit any member museum (with the exception of Yale University Art Gallery) and ask a museum representative at the Admission Desk. Our website is the only place you can purchase the Passport to Joy online. View the list of member museums here.

We offer online purchases through PayPal (by Paypal account or by checking out as a guest with your credit card). Your Passport voucher is valid for 1 year from your purchase date. You can present your printed voucher at any member museum (with the exception of Yale University Art Gallery) to exchange for an Art Trail Passport booklet, and set off on your Trail-wide adventure!

UPDATED TRADE-IN POLICY
We understand that the pandemic prevented many of you from exploring our member museums over the past 2+ years. We want you to be able to get out there and discover JOY, so we are offering an extended trade-in policy; You may trade in your 2020 passport for a 2022 copy under the following conditions:

  • You purchased your 2020 passport before March 1, 2020.
  • You’ve visited less than 5 museums since March 1, 2020.
  • Your new 2022 passport will only be valid through December 31, 2022.

If you wish to trade in your 2020 passport, please take it to a member museum of your choice to swap it out for a 2022 Passport to Joy. Happy exploring!  

GRAND PRIZE
The Passport to Joy is sponsored by Delamar Hotels — The grand prize consists of one free overnight stay and a 60-minute couple’s massage, valid at the winner’s choice of Delamar Hotels.

Submit your completed Art Trail Passport to any member museum by January 1, 2023 to be entered to win. All 22 passport entries must be valid between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 to be entered. To claim the prize, winner must be 18 years of age or older. Reservations will be required in advance and subject to availability. 

 

“The Connecticut Art Passport/Art Trail was a really interesting and fun way to explore Connecticut. It led us back to museums we have visited many times before, but more importantly showed us many wonderful places we didn’t know about. The mix of historic sites related to art and conventional museums gave us a variety of perspectives on art in Connecticut. In particular I enjoyed finding connections between the places we visited, like finding paintings by Childe Hassam in New Britain and Hartford after learning about him at the Florence Griswold Museum. Having the Art Passport was definitely a boon to our budget, and there was just something very satisfying about having the passport “stamped” like we were traveling on an art adventure.”
— Sandra, Norwich, CT

“We discovered many exciting art treasures and jewels and enjoyed the opportunity to have this affordable overview of your riches”
— Kay and Stephen, Long Island, NY

Fairfield County

Bruce Museum — Greenwich, CT

Center for Contemporary Printmaking — Norwalk, CT

Fairfield University Art Museum — Fairfield, CT

Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley House Museum — Cos Cob, CT

Housatonic Museum of Art — Bridgeport, CT

MOCA Westport – Museum of Contemporary Art — Westport, CT

Silvermine gallery

Silvermine Arts Center — New Canaan, CT

Stamford Museum & Nature Center — Stamford, CT

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum — Ridgefield, CT

Weir Farm National Historical Park — Wilton, CT

Greater New Haven

Yale Center for British Art — New Haven, CT

Yale University Art Gallery — New Haven, CT

Litchfield Hills

Mattatuck Museum — Waterbury, CT

Mystic Country

Florence Griswold Museum — Old Lyme, CT

Lyman Allyn Art Museum — New London, CT

Mystic Museum of Art — Mystic, CT

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

River Valley

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

Hill-Stead Museum — Farmington, CT

New Britain Museum of American Art — New Britain, CT

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art — Hartford, CT