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 House Museum — Cos Cob, CT

The exciting reimagined campus includes beautiful new museum galleries, café, store, library and archives, and landscape and gardens restored based on historical documentation. The circa 1730 National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House survived the American Revolution and became the site of Connecticut’s first American Impressionist art colony from 1890 to 1920, where influential artists including Childe… Read more »

MOCA Westport – Museum of Contemporary Art — Westport, CT

MoCA Westport is a visual and performing non-profit arts organization that has been a cornerstone of the Westport, Connecticut community for over fifty years. In 2019 MoCA Westport underwent a significant expansion in order to bring extensive programming to the local community and greater New York and New England regions.

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Silvermine Arts Center — New Canaan, CT

Set on a beautiful five acre campus in the Silvermine section of New Canaan, Silvermine Arts Center is home to one of the oldest artist communities in the United States. With a complex of five galleries and a year-round sculpture walk, Silvermine is the preeminent visual arts center in Fairfield County. The galleries present over… Read more »

Stamford Museum & Nature Center — Stamford, CT

A new adventure awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center each time you visit! Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, visit Heckscher Farm to say hello to the farm animals, and stop into the Stamford Museum Galleries to view rotating exhibitions. The Stamford… Read more »

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum — Ridgefield, CT

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is renowned as a national leader for its pre­sentation of outstanding new art, cultivation of emerging artists, and innovation in museum education. Founded by Larry Aldrich in 1964, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is dedicated to fostering the work of innovative artists whose interpretations of the world around us serve… 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 Historical Park — Wilton, CT

Weir Farm National Historical Park, A National Park for the Arts, was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), America’s most beloved Impressionist, acquired the farm in 1882. After Weir, the artistic legacy was continued by his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young, followed by New… Read more »

Greater New Haven

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

Founded in 1832 when patriot-artist John Trumbull donated more than one hundred of his paintings to Yale College, the Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in the United States. The collections have since grown to include more than 250,000 objects ranging in date from ancient times to the present day. Spanning… 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 Art Museum — 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 17,000 objects from ancient… Read more »

Mystic Museum of Art — Mystic, CT

The Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) has served as a focal point for the arts in southeastern Connecticut for more than 100 years. Founded in 1913 as the Mystic Art Association, and expanded in 2004 as Mystic Art Center to offer a rich educational program, MMoA engages visitors in both the exhibition and the practice… 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

Founded in 1842 with a vision for infusing art into the American experience, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity through Modernism as well as American art from the 1600s through today. The Wadsworth is the… Read more »