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.