Virtual CT Art Trail

Welcome to the Virtual Trail!

During this difficult time, the CT Art Trail is here for you! Although our museum members are closed to visitors, many members have virtual experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Check them out:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Experience an audio tour of the Wadsworth’s exhibition Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture. Hear from curator Meredith Chilton, chef Lindsay Perkins, artist Chris Antemann, cookbook author Robert Landolphi, and others who share stories about works of art in the exhibition. Click here to listen today! 

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Yale University Art Gallery 

At Yale University Art Gallery, you can enjoy a variety of content from the comfort of your own home. Here are three ways you can stay connected:

1. The Gallery’s collection is completely searchable. Click here to explore!
2. You can download their audio guide. It is a great way to explore the museum and learn about our collection from curators, scholars, conservators, students, and artists. Click here for their audio guide!
3.  The Gallery YouTube channel is another great way to watch previous lectures and programs offered at the museum – there are nearly 200 to choose from! The most recent videos feature the Gallery’s current installation of Japanese surimono prints, as well as lectures discussing the current exhibition “James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice” and the exhibition “Reckoning with ‘The Incident’: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural.” Click here to start watching today!

Slater Memorial Museum 

At Slater Memorial Museum, they are offering three unique ways to enjoy their exhibitions virtually. Check them out:

    1. The Museum has a virtual tour available on our website. Explore here!
    2. Anyone can search selections from the Museum collection database online, for free! Check it out!
    3. The Museum has a free app available through the App Store which provides gallery highlights and educational information. In the App Store search: Slater Memorial Museum.A Painting of Greek Gods Dancing

Weir Farm National Historic Site 

Explore the landscape, history, and art of Weir Farm National Historic Site. Check out their latest exhibitions:

    1. Legacy of a Landscape: Weir Farm 
      The Park’s introductory film  (13 minutes) offers an introduction to Weir Farm National Historic Site and is available on YouTube.  Learn about Julian Alden Weir’s artistic transformation from an academically trained portrait/still-life painter to one of the pioneers of American Impressionism, and how the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site.  Watch the video here!
    2. Julian Alden Weir’s Student Years in Europe
      Visitors can use this story map to follow J. Alden Weir’s travel during his student years in Europe. Check out the story map!
    3. Weir Farm’s Art Lineage


      The selected pieces of artwork in this digital exhibition by Julian Alden Weir, Dorothy Weir Young, Mahonri Young, Sperry Andrews and Caroline Weir Ely, portray landscapes, buildings, or objects that are a part of Weir Farm. From depicting the windy roads of Connecticut in the late 19th century, to peaceful scenes indoors, these pieces give us a glimpse into the lives of the three generations who lived here. Related objects and historic photos from the park’s collection accompany the selected works as PDFs to engage viewers more deeply with the artwork. However, they also help in understanding the collection as not just as a set of acquired objects, but as real things and places that people used, grew up with, and were inspired by. Explore the exhibit here!
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Fairfield University Art Museum

The Fairfield University Art Museum has lectures for everyone! Check out their latest lecture here!  Interested in being the first to know about their virtual events? Download their app at the App Store by searching: Fairfield Univ. Art Museum ( iTunes & Google Playstore).

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Florence Griswold Museum

Interested in checking out the Florence Griswold Museum’s current exhibitions? Check them out here! What is better than art? Art and dogs together! Follow this museum on social media and follow their #DogsOfTheArtistsTrail campaign. Follow them here! 

Stamford Museum  & Nature Center 

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the perfect place for art lovers and their children. Currently, they are offering virtual hands-on activities to keep your kiddo occupied!

    • Join a Facebook Live class! These classes run daily at 10 am and 2 pm AND are held in Spanish on Wednesdays & Fridays at 2 pm. Click here to visit their Facebook page! 
    • Sign your kids up for a 40-minute interactive Zoom-based program featuring live animals, natural history programs, and more! Email or call the director for more details: [email protected] or (203) 977-6568.
    • Have a birthday in your household or want to see our new babies up close and personal? They are now offering 30-minute remote animal visits through Zoom to your household. Please contact our Director of Education for scheduling and fees: [email protected] or (203) 977-6568.
    • SM&NC is also offering activity packs delivered curbside (local areas only and in limited supply). These packets include topics like Owl Pellet Exploration, Superb Snakes, Farm Critter Creation, and Rocks & Minerals. The packets are designed for ages 5-10.

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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Our friends at Lyman Allyn Art Museum are increasing the number of digital experiences on their website every day! Check out how you can do studio projects at home here! This content is designed for families to get inspiration for art and STEAM projects. Additionally, check out their app in the App Store to see featured tours and educational content.

Bruce Museum

Although the physical doors are closed at the Bruce Museum, you can stay connected and engaged with them at home! Check out this link to stay up to date on their events, and new programs promoting the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science!

Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum is making sure to keep the community of Litchfield Hills busy during this public health quarantine. They are offering a series called “The MATT @ Home” that provides weekly lesson plans, online exhibitions, worksheets, coloring pages, and more! Check it out here!

Experience an audio tour of the Wadsworth’s exhibition Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture. Hear from curator Meredith Chilton, chef Lindsay Perkins, artist Chris Antemann, cookbook author Robert Landolphi, and others who share stories about works of art in the exhibition. Click here to listen today!