Northwestern CT AHEC’s Picture of Health Opening Reception at the Mattatuck Museum

Join the Mattatuck Museum and the Northwestern CT Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) on Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. for a reception celebrating this new exhibition on view in the First Floor Stairwell exhibition space. Picture of Health: A 21st Century Youth Perspective features photographs encompassing health, art and writing by high school students from Waterbury and Danbury. Students have concentrated on certain health topics in which they explored through photography and writing to convey their perspectives about the subject matter. Oftentimes, the view from the youth goes unnoticed. Giving these high school students a voice in their community and a goal to expose the community to their unique perspectives have encouraged them to be leaders who can make a positive impact. Light refreshments will be served. This opening is free and open to the public.

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 artists. Explore the region’s history through interactive displays in the history exhibit and examine the intriguing Button Gallery featuring 10,000 buttons from all over the world.

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: Meghan Malcolm, Manager of Youth & Family Programs
(203) 753-0381 x 114