Community Free Day: Island Art at the Mattatuck Museum




Waterbury, CT… Join the Mattatuck Museum on Sunday, July 10, 2016, 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 Museum’s 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 around the world. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a special Family Fun Art Activity, where we will create island landscapes.

Gulls CatchChildren ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to explore the special exhibition Sea and Stone: The Thimble Islands, Paintings by Arthur Yanoff with a museum educator. During the summer of 2014, Arthur Yanoff visited Branford’s Thimble Islands where he was affected by the allure of the water and the area’s clear light. With this inspiration he produced a group of large-scale abstract paintings that are not the usual seascapes, but rather, works that express the nature of the place itself. Afterwards, join us in the Studio to create your own island landscape using canvas, paint, and mixed-media materials.

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 mattatuckmuseum.org 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 (ctarttrail.org).

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: Meghan Malcolm, Manager of Youth & Family Programs
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“We discovered many exciting art treasures and jewels, and enjoyed the opportunity to have this affordable overview of [Connecticut’s] riches,” said pass-holders Kay and Stephen of Long Island, NY.

The Connecticut Art Trail Art Pass is the ideal gift for locals and visitors alike, making for a valuable cultural experience over the course of one year for all generations. To purchase an Art Pass, fill out the form online at www.ctarttrail.org 

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 www.ctarttrail.org and on facebook.com/CTArtTrail.

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