Artist Focus: The Art of James Daugherty with John Solum at the Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury, CT… The Mattatuck Museum is honored to host James Daugherty Foundation Board co-chair John Solum and a family friend of the artist James Daugherty for an insightful gallery talk scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. Developed in Portrait of Van Wyck Brooks2 - crconjunction with the exhibition, Champion of Color: James Daugherty, on view through July 24, Solum will provide an introduction to one of America’s first avant-garde modern painters. This program is free with museum admission or B.R.A.S.S. membership.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at 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 (

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.

CONTACT: Stephanie J. Coakley, Director of Education
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About the Connecticut Art Trail

The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between eighteen world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets as part of a travel experience.

The Trail was launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail, celebrating Connecticut’s ten museums and historic sites that highlighted American Impressionism. In 2005, the member museums voted to expand its membership beyond Impressionism to include even more quality museums and historic sites, increasing the membership to nineteen today. This strategic initiative was accomplished in order to reach a broader audience and showcase the diversity of collections within the state. The Connecticut Art Trail also offers the Art Pass, granting visitors one-day access to each museum along the trail for a small fee. More information about the Art Trail can be found online at and on