Museums

Fairfield County

Bruce Museum — Greenwich, CT

Located in a park setting just off I-95, exit 3, and close to the Metro-North Greenwich Station, the Bruce highlights art, science, and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. Walking distance to downtown dining, shops, and boutiques Note: Art Trail Pass is NOT sold or valid during weekends of May and… 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 consists of the Bellarmine Galleries in the University’s signature building, Bellarmine Hall, and the Walsh Gallery, which is located in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. In the Bellarmine Hall galleries, FUAM presents its small but choice permanent collection of European and American paintings, drawings, prints and photographs,… 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 CT’s first American Impressionist art colony from 1890 to 1920, where influential artists including Childe… Read more »

Housatonic Museum of Art — Bridgeport, CT

The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the U.S. Its collection offers the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on display throughout the campus,… 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.

Silvermine gallery

Silvermine Arts Center — New Canaan, CT

Silvermine Arts Center, a non-profit organization, is one of the oldest artist communities in the United States and is the preeminent visual arts center in Fairfield County. For almost a century, Silvermine has been a gathering place for artists and art lovers to come to appreciate, enjoy, and learn about the arts. Silvermine is comprised… Read more »

Stamford Museum & Nature Center — Stamford, CT

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 Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture,… 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 »

Weir Farm National Historical Park — Wilton, CT

The only National Park dedicated to American Impressionism was home to three generations of artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in 19th century art and America’s most beloved Impressionist. Today the 68-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, welcomes everyone to experience the power… Read more »

Greater New Haven

Yale Center for British Art — New Haven, CT

The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum that houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929)‚ the collection of paintings‚ sculpture, drawings‚ prints‚ rare books‚ and manuscripts reflects the development of British art… Read more »

Yale University Art Gallery — New Haven, CT

One of the oldest college art museums in the world, the Gallery was founded in 1832 when patriot-artist John Trumbull gave over 100 of his paintings to Yale College. Trumbull’s original paintings of the American Revolution are now joined by an encyclopedic collection of objects that range from ancient times to the present day and… Read more »

Litchfield Hills

Mattatuck Museum — Waterbury, CT

A vibrant destination in the heart of downtown Waterbury’s architectural district hosts numerous changing exhibitions each year as well as a permanent collection, featuring 300 years of work by American giants including John Trumbull, Erastus Salisbury Field, Frederic Church, John Frederick Kensett, Kay Sage, Arshile Gorky, Yves Tanguy, Peter Poskas, Abe Ajay and Alexander Calder…. Read more »

Mystic Country

Florence Griswold Museum — Old Lyme, CT

The recipient of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, the Florence Griswold Museum has been called “Giverny in Connecticut” by the Wall Street Journal, and a “must-see” by the Boston Globe. In addition to the historic Florence Griswold House, the Museum features a gallery for changing art exhibitions, education and landscape centers, an artist’s studio,… Read more »

Lyman Allyn Art Museum — New London, CT

Located just off I-95, Exit 83, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum features southeastern Connecticut’s most distinguished collection of American and European fine and decorative arts. In addition to our ever-changing exhibitions, the permanent galleries feature collections that celebrate Connecticut’s art history and the Tiffany family’s ties to the area. Visitors are welcome to bring a… 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 education program, MMoA engages visitors in both the exhibition and the practice… Read more »

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, Slater Memorial Museum features a global collection of artwork and objects and several permanent exhibitions focusing on the art history of civilizations spanning thousands of years. The museum features a world-renowned plaster cast collection in addition to artwork done by notable local Norwich and Connecticut artists throughout… Read more »

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

The William Benton Museum of Art is Connecticut’s State art museum, located on the University of Connecticut campus at Storrs. Drawing largely from its collection of over 7,500 works of art, the Museum presents exhibitions of art dating from the 15th through the 21st centuries. The museum also creates special exhibitions drawn from outside sources… Read more »

River Valley

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

Located on the University’s Olmsted Brothers-designed campus, the Art Museum holds a distinguished collection of more than 2,200 paintings and works on paper. Particularly strong in American twentieth-century art, it includes paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Milton Avery as well as prints by Childe Hassam and George Bellows. The collection of works… Read more »

Hill-Stead Museum — Farmington, CT

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 150 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, and numerous art works…. Read more »

New Britain Museum of American Art — New Britain, CT

The first institution dedicated solely to acquiring American art. Spanning four centuries of American history, the NBMAA’s collection is renowned for its strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art — Hartford, CT

Located in the heart of Hartford, the Wadsworth is your place to connect with amazing art. Home to nearly 50,000 works of art, the collection encompasses European art from antiquity through Modernism as well as American art from the 1600s through today. The Wadsworth is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United… Read more »