Spring in Full Bloom Across Connecticut Art Trail




In the spirit of springtime, the Connecticut Art Trail has a number of seasonal exhibitions and events all across the state. The award-winning collaboration between 21 world-class museums and historic sites has been enriching the Connecticut’s cultural assets in both history and art for over two decades. This spring, member institutions of the Trail plan to continue that tradition with a robust lineup of seasonal exhibitions, in addition to their permanent collections.

Current and upcoming exhibitions on the CT Art Trail include, but are not limited to:

37th Annual Fine Art & Flowers

From April 27th to the 29th, more than 60 exceptional floral designs are expected to be showcased at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.  The flower arrangements, inspired by masterworks from the museum, were garnered from florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from across New England. For more information, visit: https://thewadsworth.org/flowers/.

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Student Exhibition

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London is set to present a unique exhibit showcasing student talent, creativity, and critical thinking from May 12 to June 20. For more information, visit: https://www.lymanallyn.org/nathan-hale-arts-magnet-school-student-exhibition/.

Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman

Bee-lovers will swarm to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich for their exhibition on wild bees. Running now through November 11, the “Wild Bees” exhibit features exquisite color photographs of native bees in their natural habitats, along with an exploration of their varied lifestyles. For more information, visit: https://brucemuseum.org/site/exhibitions_detail/wild-bees

May Market

Farmington’s Hill-Stead Museum is gearing up for their annual May Market, the weekend of May 5th through the 6th from 10am to 4pm. The home, garden and gourmet benefit event features premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, entertainment, children’s activities, food, and a museum open house. For more information, visit: https://www.hillstead.org/event/may-market/

Spring on the Farm

That same weekend, May 5th through May 6th, Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s will entertain their “Spring on the Farm” festival from 11am to 3pm. The family event is filled with outdoor activities including animal care demonstrations, arts & crafts, flower and planting demonstrations, games, live music, and art from the Stamford Loft artists. For more information, visit: http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/springonthefarm/

Gardenfest

The annual event at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is scheduled from June 8th through the 17th. The beautiful ten-day celebration of the site’s historic gardens, features family activities and special events, including a Garden Luncheon (June 8) and Blooms with a View (June 8-10)

For more information, visit: http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/visit/programs-events/garden-fest/