Community Free Day: Illusion Art at the Mattatuck Museum

(Waterbury, CT) Join the Mattatuck Museum on Sunday, March 13, from 12:00–5:00 p.m. as we open our doors for free to the community. View the changing exhibitions on display, and selections from the permanent collection. Explore the region’s history through interactive displays in the History Exhibit and examine the intriguing Button Gallery featuring over 10,000 buttons from all over the world. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a special Family Fun Art Activity, where we will create your own piece of op-art.

Children ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to explore the special exhibition Victor Vasarely: The Absolute Eye with a museum educator. Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a “grandfather” and leader of the op art movement. Afterward the tour, head to the Studio to create your own piece of op-art using stencils, markers, and paper.

The second Sunday of every month is always free and open to the public from noon-5 p.m. Join us each month for a new theme, tour and family art activity. This program is supported, in part, by the American Savings Foundation.

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.