Whether you’re in search of new inspiration or just looking for a way to get out of the April showers, the Connecticut Art Trail has something for you this spring. Check out the full lineup of exhibitions and events at our 24 member museums and cultural sites to discover fascinating opportunities. And for this season’s gift-giving needs, consider the Connecticut Art Trail Passport. This purchase opens the door to adventure for new graduates, teachers, brides and grooms, and everyone else on your list!

The Connecticut Art Trail newsletter for April includes a list of upcoming events and exhibitions at member sites, some exciting news from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and profiles of the Mystic Museum of Art and The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.

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The reawakening of the landscape in spring has long been an inspiration for artists. From the emergence of early flowers to the appearance of buds on tree limbs, the season signals a time of renewal and vibrancy.

In our March newsletter, we take a look at how the 24 member museums on the Connecticut Art Trail are embracing the new season. Find information on upcoming exhibitions and events, news from the Trail, and profiles on two members: the Bruce Museum and Slater Memorial Museum.

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Does the winter season have you feeling blue? Our latest newsletter shows how you can escape the dreary weather to discover inspiring works by world-renowned artists as well as local and regional talent.

The newsletter features current and upcoming exhibitions and events from the 24 Connecticut Art Trail museums, as well as profiles of two member sites: Hill-Stead Museum and the Greenwich Historical Society / Bush-Holley House.

The year is still young, so pick up a Passport-Journal to enjoy free admission to all Connecticut Art Trail museums and be eligible for a grand prize giveaway!

In our latest newsletter, we invite you to make a resolution to explore the 24 members of the Connecticut Art Trail in 2024! From contemporary art havens to historic houses, craft centers to maritime museums, every stop on the Connecticut Art Trail promises a fresh spark of inspiration this year. This year-long adventure grants you ultimate flexibility. Plan a museum marathon or savor each experience slowly; there’s no wrong way to explore the Trail. 


Ready to begin your artistic odyssey? Purchase your Connecticut Art Trail Passport-Journal online or at any participating museum!

The January 2024 newsletter also features information on upcoming exhibitions and events, news from the Connecticut Art Trail, and features on two members museums: the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and Hartford Art School Galleries, University of Hartford.

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In our latest newsletter, we’re encouraging you to include the member museums of the Connecticut Art Trail in your holiday shopping. You can gift a one-of-a-kind experience to a loved one with our buy one, get one deal on the Connecticut Art Trail’s Passport-Journal. This $35 purchase gets you free admission and other perks to all member museums, and the BOGO offer is sure to unlock a season of exploration and enrichment! 

The December 2023 newsletter also features information on upcoming exhibitions and events, news from the Connecticut Art Trail, and features on two members museums: the Silvermine Arts Center and Yale University Art Gallery.

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The Connecticut Art Trail is offering a special promotion for the holiday season, inviting anyone who purchases a Connecticut Art Trail Passport-Journal to receive a second at no charge. 

The Passport-Journal is a signature offering of the Connecticut Art Trail, granting the holder free admission to all 24 member museums and cultural sites on the Trail for one year. It also provides a variety of other perks, including discounts, free admission for guests, and complimentary gifts. 

“The Passport-Journal is the best way to experience the Connecticut Art Trail, offering a great incentive to explore our state’s rich artistic offerings,” said Carey Mack Weber, President of the Connecticut Art Trail and the Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director at Fairfield University Art Museum. “The buy one, get one offer invites people to take full advantage of the Passport-Journal’s benefits, giving them an opportunity to experience the Trail as a family.”

Delamar Hotels will again sponsor a grand prize giveaway in 2024, offering an overnight stay and 60-minute couple’s massage at a Delamar Hotel location chosen by the winner. Anyone who visits all Connecticut Art Trail sites and returns a completed Passport-Journal is eligible for a drawing for this prize.

The Passport-Journal includes information on each member of the Connecticut Art Trail as well as sections for holders to take notes, record their favorite places and best moments, and sketch a favorite location or piece of art. It can be purchased online or in person at any member location for $35.

The buy one, get one deal is available from November 15th through December 30th. Anyone can redeem this offer by setting the quantity of Passport-Journals they would like to purchase at two; they will only be charged for one Passport-Journal at checkout.

In our latest newsletter, we’re encouraging you to take advantage of an upcoming deal to buy one Connecticut Art Trail Passport-Journal and get a second one free! This option will become available from November 15th, 2023 through December 30th, 2023.

The November 2023 newsletter also includes information on upcoming exhibitions and events, news from the Connecticut Art Trail, and profiles of two member museums — the Florence Griswold Museum and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center — and featured exhibitions at these sites.

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The Connecticut Art Trail has launched a new campaign encouraging people to take advantage of the autumn season by mapping out adventures at the state’s art museums.

“Map It Out” invites residents and visitors to experience the Connecticut Art Trail by seeing multiple museums in a single day or weekend. The organization is sharing routes that highlight museums in close proximity, posting suggestions for these trips on its social media channels. The campaign also highlights individual museums, encouraging people to include them on their itinerary during fall trips.

“Connecticut’s landscapes have been inspiring artists for years, and it’s a particularly popular time for people to enjoy the changing scenery before the chilly winter months arrive,” said Carey Mack Weber, President of the Connecticut Art Trail and the Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director at Fairfield University Art Museum. “Many of our member museums are just a short drive away from one another, making it easy to spend a full day experiencing some of Connecticut’s great cultural attractions.”

Map It Out is also a way to help all holders of the Connecticut Art Trail’s Passport-Journal to complete this document before the end of the year. The Passport-Journal grants free admission to all member museums on the Trail for one year after purchase. Anyone who visits all of these museums during the calendar year is eligible for a grand prize giveaway of an overnight stay for two and couples massage at the Delamar Hotel of their choice.

Passport-Journals are available for purchase on the Connecticut Art Trail website or at any member museum for $35.

It’s that time of year when it seems like nature itself becomes a canvas, as the trees become awash with brilliant hues of red, orange, and gold. Connecticut’s landscapes have long drawn artists to our state to create amazing works that reflect the beauty of the environment. This autumn, we invite you to include Connecticut Art Trail’s 24 member museums on your itinerary as you map out your fall adventures. See the seasonal transformation of their landscapes, tour outdoor sculpture gardens and exhibitions, and see how local artists have taken their inspiration from their surroundings.


Read the latest Connecticut Art Trail newsletter to learn more about how you can experience the season at these museums. Find out more about current and upcoming exhibitions and events, and learn more about our member museums with features on two locations. This month, we’re showcasing the Fairfield University Art Museum and MoCA Westport.

With hotter-than-average temperatures expected this summer, the Connecticut Art Trail is kicking off the summer with a “Keep Your Cool” campaign.

The 23 member museums and cultural sites on the Connecticut Art Trail are hosting a wide variety of programs throughout the summer, including artistic courses, musical performances, book clubs, film screenings, scavenger hunts, and yoga. There are also several seasonal festivals returning this summer.

The Connecticut Art Trail is promoting these events as a way for residents and visitors to enjoy enriching and interesting activities while escaping the summer heat. Forecasts are predicting with high probability that temperature across New England will be higher than average this year, with a significant likelihood of an above-average number of rain events as well.

“It’s always a great time to visit one of the sites on the Connecticut Art Trail, but they can be particularly inviting during a hot summer,” said Carey Mack Weber, President of the Connecticut Art Trail and the Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director at Fairfield University Art Museum. “Our museums provide wonderful programming and exhibitions in comfortable air-conditioned galleries during sweltering days or rainy days, or a great way to wind down after a hot day at the beach.”

The Connecticut Art Trail is again offering its Passport-Journal program (formerly known as the Passport) offering free admission to all member sites along with other perks. The Passport-Journal can be purchased for $35 at any member site or online at ctarttrail.org. Anyone who visits all 23 sites in a calendar year is eligible for a grand prize giveaway of an overnight stay for two and a one-hour couples massage at the Delamar Hotel of their choice.

Some special summer events on the Connecticut Art Trail include: