Connecticut museum

‘Twinkle Point’ Wee Faerie Village opens today at the Florence Griswold Museum with superhero tours

One of the whimsical Wee Faerie homes on display is Bettina Rowlands Botanical Gardens in Broad Brook, Connecticut. OLD LYME — Since 2009, more than 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that emanates from visiting at least two dozen fairy-sized installations on the Museum …

Read More »

Road Trip Close to Home: Queens County Farm Museum

It’s that time of year again – the crisp autumn air is setting in and the leaves are changing. For families looking for all the fun of fall, the Queens County Farm Museum is home to the Big Apple’s only corn maze. “Between the apple cider donuts, the wagon rides …

Read More »

Wilton artist hosts exhibition with her family’s art at the Hammond Museum

The official title of the triptych of exhibits currently at the Hammond Museum, a few miles west of Ridgefield in North Salem, NYis “Artistic legacies and Zen sanctuary.” But a simpler title might be “Lucy Krupenye, family and friends”. Lucy, a sculptress from Wilton who works with found materials such …

Read More »

Westport Museum Creates Escape Room For Connecticut Witch Trials

WESTPORT — Just in time for the Halloween season, the Westport Museum of History and Culture is hosting an escape room that will transport attendees into a spooky, fictionalized adaptation of the real-life Connecticut witch panic of the 1600s. The event runs from October 2 to October 30. Taking place …

Read More »

The countdown begins for the KC 2022 Children’s Convention hosted by the Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Participants through Connecticut and beyond Learn to be healthy community citizens NORWALK, Conn., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To enable young people to become active and engaged members of their communities, the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn.organizes its KC 2022 Kids Convention October 14 and 15. The …

Read More »

Turning the grounds of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum into a park for New London

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum received an early 90th anniversary gift for New London, Connecticut to enjoy. Thanks to a donation of $500,000 from two of its administrators, the museum will transform its land into a park. “This is the greatest gift the museum has received since 1939, and it …

Read More »

Here are the Museums Participating in Museum Day 2022!

Getty Images Here are the Museums Participating in Museum Day 2022 Museum Day 2022 is here! This Saturday, participating cultural institutions are offering free admission to visitors who present a Museum Day ticket. Each ticket offers free general admission for two people, and attendees can download one ticket per email …

Read More »

New England Air Museum Expands Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Spring 2023 – NBC Connecticut

Soon, inside the New England Air Museum, “The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories” will be on full display. Black fighter and bomber pilots were among the heroes of World War II, choosing to go to war to defend American interests, when their own nation did not grant them the rights …

Read More »

A POW donates to the museum’s War Room

An autographed copy of Robinson’s book is now housed in the War Room of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum. By Martha Erwin The 40th season of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum and the 11th season of the Clinchfield Railway Museum will soon close for the season on Sunday, October 30. …

Read More »

A Fairfield Museum researcher examines defaced headstones in the Jewish cemetery

FAIRFIELD — An employee of the Fairfield Museum and History Center is studying desecrated headstones at a local Jewish cemetery as part of a personal project, and he says he hopes to repair the damage. The Shaare Torah Adath Israel Congregation Cemetery is just on the border of Fairfield and …

Read More »

New Britain Herald – New Britain Museum of American Art offering several programs and courses this month

NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art is ushering in the start of autumn with a number of programs and events this month. The Adult Studio Workshop will feature Sketch with the Masters this Thursday. The workshop for artists of all levels will be led by Kathleen …

Read More »

Bruce Springsteen artifacts arrive at the Grammy Museum – NBC Connecticut

Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten setlists and his favorite guitar are among the headline items that will travel across the country for a museum exhibit this fall. The Grammy Museum announced Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen Live! will open at the Grammy Museum LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on October 15. The …

Read More »

Fairfield’s Operation Hope seeks new home as Great Hunger Museum prepares to move

FAIRFIELD — The Irish Great Hunger Museum planned move to Fairfield created a sense of urgency in Operation Hope’s plans to find a new headquarters. The Fairfield-based nonprofit’s administrative offices and pantry are now located in the space at 636 Old Post Road that the museum plans to one day …

Read More »

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host a conference on Victorian fashion

NORWALK, CT — The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host a conference centered on Victorian clothing and fashion on October 2 at 2 p.m. The talk, titled “Victorian Fashion, Dangerous Dyes, and Murderous Millinery,” will be moderated by Deborah Kraak, a freelance museum professional specializing in historic textiles, costume, and interiors. …

Read More »

Former director of children’s museum pleads guilty to distributing child pornography | USAO-CT

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced today that ROBERT ECKERT, 56, of West Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to distributing child pornography. According to court documents and statements made in court, Eckert used multiple internet platforms, …

Read More »

New Exhibit Opens in Fairfield, CT, Great Hunger Museum

Some of the contents of the permanently closed Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut will be on display in a joint exhibit between Quinnipiac and the new Fairfield Great Hunger Museum at the Fairfield Museum and History Center from September 17. ‘An Gorta Mór: Selections from the …

Read More »

Cannabis is legal in Maine and now there’s a museum about it

A new cannabis museum in Portland aims to build an immersive exhibit that will focus on how the prohibition of cannabis has affected the cultivation of the plant. The nonprofit museum, called Core, is tied to Portland’s newest adult cannabis dispensary, Seed. “We want the museum’s mission to reflect the …

Read More »

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum set to move to Fairfield

HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University will likely need to seek court permission before an outside organization can take on charitable donations from the art collection that once included Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, according to the office of the state attorney general. But nearly a year after announcing its investigation into the …

Read More »

Museum to Create Map of Civil Rights Sites in Natchez

Natchez, Miss. (AP) — The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture has received a $1,450 grant to create a map highlighting the civil rights movement in Natchez. Mayor Dan Gibson said the map will help tell the whole story of the city. “This is great news for Natchez,” …

Read More »

Did you know there is a telephone museum in New Hampshire?

There seem to be museums for everything these days. In Warner, New Hampshire is, you guessed it, a telephone museum. It is understandable that you wonder ” Why ? It seems like such a random type of museum. And why New Hampshire, of all? » We wondered and decided to …

Read More »

Work on the Coast Guard Museum begins

New Orleans, January 2012: The crew of a Coast Guard 45ft Response Boat – Medium catches a rescue basket lowered by a Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from the station aircraft from New Orleans over Lake Pontchartrain as part of a training evolution. (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer …

Read More »

News 12 Connecticut hosts back-to-school celebration at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk

August 22, 2022, 9:28 p.m.Updated 11h ago By: News 12 Staff News 12 Connecticut hosted a back-to-school celebration on Monday to help the community usher in the new school year! The event took place at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Community members came out and picked up …

Read More »

News 12 Connecticut hosts back-to-school celebration at Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum for Children

August 22, 2022, 9:28 p.m.Updated 2 days ago By: News 12 Staff News 12 Connecticut hosted a back-to-school celebration on Monday to help the community usher in the new school year! The event took place at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Community members came out and picked …

Read More »

Mattatuck Museum Announces September Lineup

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum on Waterbury Green, 144 West Main St., has announced the following programs and events for September. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. for …

Read More »

Famous Iranian art museum closes to deal with insect infestation

Tehran, Iran (AP) — Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to deal with a pest infestation, sparking concern after images of insects crossing world-famous works spread widely on social media. Insects, which can attack and eat away at paintings, pose a serious threat to American …

Read More »

A sculpture by a New York artist will be exhibited in a museum in Ridgefield

In the form of a stepladder, an art exhibit in Ridgefield will document all that the natural world has lost – and its potential to rebuild. “Last Steps,” an exhibition created by Brooklyn-based artist David Shaw, will be presented as part of The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art‘s Main Street …

Read More »

U.S. President Biden Names Influential Museum Leaders to Institute of Museum and Library Services Advisory Board

The board that advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency that supports museums and libraries through grants (which last year totaled $425.7 million ) and Policy Development, receives 11 new members appointed by US President Joseph R Biden. In addition to advising IMLS for five …

Read More »

The Mystic Seaport Museum houses 19th century buildings, ships and history

Visit the Mystic Seaport Museum Visit the Mystic Seaport Museum James E. Kukstis, wickedlocal.com For 90 years, the Mystical Seaport Museum was a celebration of historic New England culture, trades and industry. Loving to learn and experience all things New England, I recently took a trip to Connecticut to check …

Read More »

Mattatuck Museum Celebrates New Art Exhibits September 18

Staff reports August 12, 2022 This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of11 Join the Mattatuck Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 18 for a celebration of the exhibit with remarks from the artists, lenders, and Mattatuck Museum Director Bob Burns at …

Read More »

Brattleboro Museum Offers Online Abenaki Cooking Demonstration | Community News

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will present a free online Abenaki cooking demonstration with chef Jessee Lawyer on Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. Register on brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 ext. 101. This event is presented as part of “Nebizun: Water is Life”, an exhibition of works by …

Read More »

British museum agrees to return Benin bronzes looted from Nigeria

LONDON (AP) — A London museum on Sunday agreed to return a collection of Beninese bronzes looted in late 19th-century Nigeria, as cultural institutions across Britain come under pressure to repatriate artefacts acquired during the colonial era. The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south-east London said it would transfer a …

Read More »

The South Street Seaport Museum will host Vinyasa on a ship

The South Street Seaport Museum will host Vinyasa on a Vessel, free yoga classes based on Vinyasa on the 1885 tall ship Wavertree on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). The 60-minute sessions will take place on the Wavertree …

Read More »

Create your own piece of seascape art at the Lighthouse Museum

STONINGTON BOROUGH, CT – Together, the Stonington Historical Society and the Mystic Museum of Art are delighted to offer a free intergenerational family program at the Lighthouse Museum in Stonington on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. 10 a.m. and noon. This free site-specific program will take place outside …

Read More »

Bysiewicz promotes “Summer At The Museum” program in Greenwich

Information via Greenwich Historical Society GREENWICH, CT – Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz visited the Greenwich Historical Society on Monday to promote the state’s Summer at the Museum program. Governor Ned Lamont created the program in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide children with engaging summer enrichment and …

Read More »

DC Rubell Museum Appoints Director – and more art news – ARTnews.com

To get Morning Links delivered to your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. Header lines DIRECTOR’S CHAIR. Miami Rubell Museum tapped Caitlin Berry to be the manager of its next branch in Washington, DC, on art diary reports. Berry led the Cody Gallery at Marymount …

Read More »

The museum tells the story of segregated education in Virginia County

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — With summer vacation still a few weeks away, supporters of the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center museum hope families will bring their children to learn more about the history of education separate in Spotsylvania County. “This should be on every kid’s bucket list for …

Read More »

The Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is open again

July 28 — STAFFORD SPRINGS — After being closed last year, the Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is officially reopening for the season. The museum is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekend on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. It is located at 166 Chestnut Hill Road in Stafford …

Read More »

NYC Jackie Robinson Museum opens to honor baseball and its legacy

Jackie Robinson, one of New York’s pioneering sports icons, will see his legacy honored in the city where he played for nearly a decade. The Jackie Robinson Museum, which opened on Manhattan’s Varick Street in a ceremony on Tuesday, showcases the life of the baseball legend, who broke the sport’s …

Read More »

FCBuzz Weekend July 29-August 1: Westport Museum Scavenger Hunt, Levitt Pavilion Incendio (and MORE arts and culture!)

FCBuzz weekend from July 29 to August 1 HamletHub is proud to partner with the Fairfield County Cultural Alliance and FCBuzz to elevate arts and culture in Fairfield County! Each week, find a list of weekend events and activities. The Fairfield County Cultural Alliance celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of …

Read More »

Free admission for children this summer at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Discover the Norwalk Historical Society Museum this summer! Enjoy nine exhibits that showcase Norwalk’s rich history. Self-guided tours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is: $5 for adults, $3 for people aged 65 and over, $3 for young people aged 4 to 17. All …

Read More »

Free Museum Program Returns to CT for Summer

Children in Connecticut can visit more than 130 museums for free this summer through Connecticut Summer at the Museum, according to an announcement from Governor Ned Lamont. The program began in 2021 and comes at a time when many students have missed out on hands-on educational opportunities. Aimed at providing …

Read More »

Family of civil rights leader Mays visits his SC museum

GREENWOOD, SC (AP) — Chris Thomas adjusted a stack of magazines on a table outside the museum. Loy Sartin wiped down and dusted the oil lamps in the cabin. It was a great day for the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site. Less than an hour later, a busload …

Read More »

How Shuttlecocks Got to the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City

Claes Oldenburg, the Swedish-born artist whose monumental renderings of everyday objects – a clothespin, lipstick, binoculars and, of course, steering wheels – made him a major force in pop art, died July 18 at his New York home. He was 93 years old. To remember him, we revisit some of …

Read More »

The Mattatuck Museum offers activities for children and adults

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum, 143 Main St., Waterbury, has announced its programs for the month of August. The museum is open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, and is open late Thursday with reduced admission from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 …

Read More »

Parkland Victim’s Parents Launch NRA Children’s Museum

When Joaquin Oliver was 12, he wrote a letter to gun owners imploring them to support background check legislation to help prevent gun violence in America. When he was 17 he was shot and killed in a hallway outside his creative writing class at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in …

Read More »

Bristol Press – Carousel Museum benefits from increased visitor numbers this summer thanks to state program

BRISTOL – One of the city’s hidden gems is seeing plenty of new faces this summer, thanks to a statewide initiative. The Connecticut Office of Tourism’s Summer at the Museum program has drawn an influx of new and returning visitors to the New England Carousel Museum at 95 Riverside Ave. …

Read More »

The Bruce Museum Announces New Board Additions and Continued Success at Annual Meeting

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, James B. Lockhart III, led the Bruce Museum’s Annual Meeting and, together with General Manager, Robert Wolterstorff, reported on the exciting progress of the New Bruce construction program and the remarkable progress since the closing ceremony last June. Having raised over 90% of the …

Read More »

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum in Connecticut Removes Works Deemed ‘Inappropriate’

The National Coalition Against Censorship has written to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut, urging them to restore a censored work. A video of a guest-curated exhibit was taken down because it “disturbed the public” and was considered by the museum to be “inappropriate for children”. This …

Read More »

The New England Civil War Museum will be open on weekends this summer

VERNON, CT — The New England Civil War Museum and Research Center will be open weekends this summer as part of Connecticut’s “Summer at the Museum” program. The program provides children with free admission to more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months. It runs from July …

Read More »

Jacqueline Stewart will lead the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Film scholar Jacqueline Stewart has been named the next director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The organization’s board said Wednesday that Stewart, who previously served as the museum’s artistic director and director of programming, will succeed Bill Kramer to guide the museum’s vision …

Read More »

Conny the Whale May Stay in West Hartford as Children’s Museum Finalizes Move – We-Ha

The Children’s Museum has issued an RFP for the cost of moving Conny across the street to land along Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, and is seeking to temporarily move the Museum’s operations to the old space. Emanuel Synagogue preschool. By Ronni Newton Conny, the 45,000-pound, 62-foot-long replica of …

Read More »

The Broadway Museum will open November 15 in Manhattan

Jul 06, 2022, 11:54 a.m.Updated 5 days ago By: John Bathke There will be a Broadway opening this fall that is not a show. The Museum of Broadway will open November 15 on West 45th Street in the heart of the Theater District. The museum will feature interactive exhibits, costumes …

Read More »

The 4th of July celebration is grand (and historic) at the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) was the place to be on this glorious 4th of July! Not a cloud in the sky, a warm breeze and the sounds of children’s laughter reminded us how lucky we are to live in America and in Ridgefield, Connecticut. KTM & …

Read More »

CT Summer at the Museum is giving Connecticut kids free admission to the Maritime Aquarium

Exciting encounters with seals, sharks, sea turtles and – for a limited time – beautiful tropical butterflies highlight visits to the Norwalk Sea Aquarium this summer, especially for children in Connecticut who enjoy a free admission as part of the “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative. The Maritime Aquarium is …

Read More »

Westport Museum welcomes Yale’s first women

WESTPORT — Connie Royster grew up around Yale University. Her grandfather was a chef for Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale, and other parents cooked for fraternities and other places on campus. But although she had attended functions on campus since childhood and grew up in New Haven, …

Read More »

🌱Man Arrested After Pushing Boy Off Bike + Free CT Museum Tours

Hello everyone. Karena Garrity here with your new copy of the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily, full of everything you need to know about what’s happening locally. Without delay… First, today’s weather forecast: Partially sunny. High: 86 Low: 64. Here are today’s top stories in Essex-Chester-Deep River: According to an article in …

Read More »

Lt. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum Dedication Ceremony before opening

June 28, 2022, 11:50 a.m.Updated 36 months ago By: News 12 Staff The Lt. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum will soon open in West Sayville. After five years of construction, a groundbreaking ceremony took place this morning before the opening. News 12 Long Island learned that a Suffolk Certificate …

Read More »

Danish Queen opens new museum telling refugee story

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Queen Margrethe of Denmark opened a new museum on Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who shaped Danish society, beginning with the Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. world. Flugt – The Danish Refugee Museum was established on …

Read More »

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present OUR MAGNIFICENT MONSTER CIRCUS in Betsy Paterson Square

As part of its 2022 Summer Saturday Puppet Show Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again present Our Magnificent Monster Circus by Massachusetts-based CactusHead Puppets on July 9 at 11 pm ET at Betsy Paterson Square. In the event of inclement …

Read More »

Must-See Pieces from the St. Louis Art Museum Collection of Ted and Maryanne Simmons | Arts and theater

Last year, Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Simmons and fine art printer Maryanne Ellison Simmons handed over a collection they had spent decades building. It was a partial gift, a partial purchase by the couple from the St. Louis Art Museum, which paid just over $2.3 million, or about …

Read More »

For the third consecutive year, the Audrain Automobile Museum welcomes Bentley Boston, the … | New

Newport, Rhode Island, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, the Audrain Automobile Museum welcomes Bentley Boston, New England’s first factory-authorized Bentley dealership, as a proud supporter of the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week. “We have a unique mix of the most luxurious, desirable and …

Read More »

Chance the Rapper hosts Juneteenth 2022 at DuSable Museum, festivities ensue at St Sabina, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

CHICAGO (WLS) — It was a day of celebration through song and dance. A resounding noise echoed through the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Fuller Park as the singers spoke for their voiceless ancestors. “Thousands of enslaved African Americans had no idea that emancipation was over, lived through a long …

Read More »

Free ‘Juneteenth’ celebration at the Florence Griswold Museum this afternoon with a jazz quartet and poets

Poet Marilyn Nelson speaks at a Witness Stones event in 2021. OLD LYME – The Witness Stones Poets will join the Nat Reeves Quartet in a June 19 jazz and poetry festival on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum on Saturday afternoon June 18 at 2 p.m. Acclaimed Connecticut …

Read More »

Historic sailboat promotes STEM education for girls at HR Maritime Museum

The crew members of the Young lady. (Photos by Dion Ogust) Now 59 and licensed to use the letters MBE after her name, Tracy Edwards is an international sports legend, the first woman to receive the Yachting Journalists’ Association’s Yachtsman of the Year trophy. She put together the first-ever all-female …

Read More »

The Cleveland Museum of Art says the Italian government has not contacted about a possibly stolen sculpture: The Wake Up for Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Subscribe to Alarm Clock, cleveland.comThe free morning newsletter from , delivered to your inbox weekdays at 5:30 a.m. Northeastern Ohio is under a heat advisory today, with temperatures expected to reach 96 degrees with sunny skies. The humidity will make it as hot as 106 degrees. It will stay clear …

Read More »

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut appointed director of the Parrish Art Museum

It’s official. The Parrish Art Museum has a new chef at the helm. On June 8, Parrish Board Co-Chairs Alexandra Stanton and Frederic M. Seegal and Co-Chairs Sean Cohan and Timothy G. Davis announced that Mónica Ramírez-Montagut had been named the next director of the Parrish Art Museum. A former …

Read More »

Amy Smith-Stewart appointed chief curator of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Amy Smith-Stewart has been named the new chief curator of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, becoming the first woman to lead the non-collecting institution since its founding in 1964. Smith-Stewart, curator at the Aldrich since 2013, has an established track record of showcasing the work of emerging …

Read More »

Hispanic Society Museum & Library, NY, hosts exhibition of watercolors by American painters

Orville Houghton Peets’ artwork titled Jacaranda Tree. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer The Hispanic Society Museum & Library (HSM&L) in New York presents a new exhibition, American Travellers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico (June 17 – October 16). It focuses on major watercolors by American artists painted in …

Read More »

The Mattatuck Museum offers walk-in tours

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum offers 30-minute walk-in tours on Saturdays. Staff guide patrons through the museum’s special exhibits, collection gallery, or historical exhibit. After the visit, visitors can continue to explore the museum on their own. Saturday, July 2: Visit to the history collection of the Mattatuck Museum Saturday …

Read More »

The Trolley Museum kicks off the season with the “Museum In Motion” festival on June 25

EAST HAVEN, CT – All aboard for awesomeness. On June 25, the Shore Line Trolley Museum kicks off its 2022 summer season with “Museum In Motion,” a day of parades, photo ops, trolley rides and bluegrass. This annual event features meticulously restored antique trams, work equipment, subway cars and electric …

Read More »

Overview of ‘The 52 Artists of the Aldrich Museum: A Feminist Stage’

In 1970, protesters descended on the Whitney Museum of American Art to demand that its annual exhibition (overwhelmingly male) contain at least 50% of works by women, and that half of these women be black. The Women’s Art Ad Hoc Committee – which included artists Faith Ringgold, Poppy Johnson and …

Read More »

The Bristol Press – Lock Museum of America, Plymouth Historical Society will hold an open house

PLYMOUTH — The Lock Museum of America and the Plymouth Historical Society will host open houses on June 11 to celebrate Connecticut Open House. Open houses will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11 at the Plymouth Historical Society at 572 Main St. and the Lock …

Read More »

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) Presents The Covers of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post: Tell Me a Story | New

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is pleased to present by Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Covers: Tell Me a Story, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Highlight of the Year of Narrative Art MMoA, the exhibition will take place from From June 18 to September 18. MYSTIC, …

Read More »

Submit your fan art to be featured at the Broadway Museum!

Attention Broadway fans! This is your chance to unleash your artistic spirit. BroadwayWorld and the Museum of Broadway invite you to submit your original Broadway-inspired works. Winners will receive two (2) VIP tickets to the Broadway Museum, a bag of branded merchandise, and your work will be commemorated on the …

Read More »

5K to raise funds for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Typically, when people visit a museum, they like to take a leisurely stroll to soak up the art, but for its next fundraiser, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art asks the public to put on their running shoes. The Run on Art: Run to Celebrate 52 Artists 5K will take …

Read More »

Vernon Civil War Museum Acquires Another Chapter Of Connecticut Wartime History Worn By Killed Soldier – Hartford Courant

The sweat-stained pants of a Connecticut artillery corporal who was killed as an infantryman are the latest piece of the state’s Civil War history at the New England Civil War Museum and Research Center in Vernon. James R. Baldwin, a Winsted from a family of watchmakers, died at the Battle …

Read More »

The Day – From the museum to the junkyard

During World War II, Electric Boat built 74 submarines. Those not lost in action had a normal lifespan and were later replaced. Six of them defied the odds and survived in maritime museums across the country. That number may soon drop to five. The Clamagore, which was launched at EB …

Read More »

West Haven Veterans Museum Holds Remembrance Ceremony

Written by Michael P. Walsh WEST HAVEN, CT — The West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center will hold a remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. The museum, off Sawmill Road at 30 Hood Terrace, will honor the memory of board members Frank Carrano, Gordon Bergman and Alyce Benson. Carrano …

Read More »

Museum Makeover grant funds a more diverse view of Trumbull’s story

TRUMBULL – There’s a lot about Trumbull’s history that people don’t know. Nancy Fisher, president of the Trumbull Historical Society, said it was important to correct this. “There are definitely untold stories and stories that haven’t really been publicized a lot,” Fisher said. “People don’t realize that we had slaves …

Read More »

Connecticut’s first African-American history museum contains artifacts from a painful past, but also moments of hope

Twenty-one years after Jeffrey Fletcher inherited his mother’s vast and unique collection of artifacts depicting his growing up years in the racially repressive South, he finally found a place where he could present it to the public. You might wonder why the Ruby and Calvin Fletcher Museum of African American …

Read More »

Connecticut Trolley Museum Summer Events Planned

EAST WINDSOR, CT – A number of events are planned this summer at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. A partial list includes: June 19 – Father’s Day Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Guest Biker Day Tour – “Behind the Scenes” will give visitors the opportunity to see some of the ongoing restoration projects …

Read More »

Simmons Collection of Postwar American Prints Highlighted at St. Louis Museum of Art

Edward Ruscha, American, born in 1937; “SHIP”, 1986; lithograph; sheet: 45 inches x 33 9/16 inches, framed: 52 1/2 x 41 5/16 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, gift of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons; and funds donated by the Marian Cronheim Trust for Prints and Drawings, Museum Purchase, Friends …

Read More »

Mariam Issoufou Kamara will design a museum and a cultural center in Senegal

In Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal, Bet-bi means “eye”. From 2025, Bet-bi will also refer to a new museum and community center built near the historic town of Kaolack, Senegal, when that open their doors. Comprising exhibition spaces, community rooms and a library, the nearly 3,300 square foot museum …

Read More »

Museum Makeover Grant Helps Renew 15 Connecticut Exhibits

The program, titled “Museum Makeover,offers recipients up to $3,000 plus free visits from museum curators to develop a plan to improve certain areas of the museums and the visitor experience, according to a press release. “Helping these institutions know how to share other stories is also very important to us,” …

Read More »

Shahka Lokhmahs Traditional Armenian cookies from the Armenian Museum website

Granulated sugar Preparation: With an electric mixer, mix the butter and egg yolk until they are very creamy. Add the vanilla and mix until well blended. Add the sifted powdered sugar and mix again. At this point, add the finely ground pecans or toasted walnuts and stir until completely incorporated …

Read More »

Mattatuck Museum Announces Summer Art Exhibits

WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum announces three new summer exhibitions. Shipwrecks: Duty of Memory and The Garden, open May 22; Mystery & Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellow Folk Art, opens May 29. These exhibits offer a variety of subjects ranging from photographs of derelict ships around the world, to abstract …

Read More »

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury organizes events and activities

WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., announces its calendar of activities and events for the month of June. For more information and to register, visit mattmuseum.org or call 203-753-0381 x130. Visitors who prefer contactless payment can call and reserve their ticket in advance. Based on the recent …

Read More »

Historic Dutch Colonial finds a buyer in no time

Built in the early 1700s by a man named Hezekiah Portera historic Dutch Colonial in Connecticut is now on the market for $389,000. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and known as the Charles H. Curtis House, the residence of Southbury has had a number of notable occupants …

Read More »

The Bruce Museum features journalist Bob Ward speaking about the 1990 Gardner Museum robbery

GREENWICH, Conn. – On the night of March 18, 1990, two men in police uniforms arrived at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Over the next 81 minutes, they kidnapped and then fled with 13 priceless pieces of art. More than 30 years later, the question arises again: are …

Read More »

Washington Museum featuring a program on the ecology of Lake Waramaug

WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum will present a guest lecture “How the Lake Waramaug Task Force Brought the Lake Back from the Shore” with Sean Hayden, executive director of the Lake Waramaug Task Force, at 6:30 p.m. May 16 on Zoom. From the Gunn Historical Museum: Historically, Lake Waramaug …

Read More »

Met Gala brings in record $17.4 million, museum says

Kacey Musgraves attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the exhibit ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ on Monday, May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP NEW YORK (AP) — All that “golden glamour” has brought real …

Read More »

Horse-drawn carriages, steam trains and monorail: the Transit Museum explores the Bronx’s rich transit history in the Grand Central Gallery exhibit

A small new exhibit at the New York Transit Museum’s gallery in Grand Central Terminal explores the history of the Bronx and how the borough has been shaped by waves of transit development. “Building The Bronx” charts three and a half centuries of transportation in the borough, from horse-drawn carriages …

Read More »

The museum is the next chapter in the cottage story linked to the spy ring, George Washington

A Port Jefferson home linked to the spy ring that helped George Washington track British troop movements during the Revolutionary War will reopen next month as a full-time museum, officials have said. Drowned Meadow Cottage, the 18th century home of Culper spy ring member Phillips Roe, will open its doors …

Read More »

Smithsonian Museum exhibits portrait competition winner and runners-up – Royal Examiner

WASHINGTON — Maryland earlier this month became the 10th state to create a paid family and medical leave program for workers, but Congress appears no closer to enacting similar legislation.The closest federal lawmakers to revising family and medical leave policy came last fall when Democrats called for improvements to the …

Read More »

Arts playlist: the new director of the Biggs Museum

Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews new Biggs Museum director Micheal Dudich Dudich is no stranger to the Biggs, having served as a director of Biggs for the past five years, a role he says gives him insight into the 28-year-old nonprofit and its leadership. “I think from a visionary …

Read More »

New Connecticut Museum Highlights the Beauty, Struggles and History of the Sikh Community – Hartford Courant

Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, a newly elected councilor from Norwich, takes his duty to represent the people of the city seriously. He takes his ethnic and religious heritage even more seriously. He is a Sikh, born in New Delhi and raised in Punjab after a genocidal purge made life in the …

Read More »

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Unveils New Permanent Exhibit: A Century of Dolls

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12 p.m.the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, will open a new permanent exhibit curated by Museum Consultant Stacey Danielson title, A century of dolls, presenting the Museum’s collections of antique and vintage dolls and toys. Admission to the exhibition is …

Read More »

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers a special program for neurodiverse children

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center hosts “Animals for All,” a series of free programs designed exclusively for neurodiverse children and their families. Two different program formats are offered: Heckscher Farm Open Nights, which allow families to visit the Heckscher Farm after hours at their own pace and on command, …

Read More »

Town of Stonington: Stanton-Davis Farm Museum

April 21, 2022 – 10:12 p.m. We recently had the privilege of spending time at the Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum, located at the intersection of Osbrook Point Road and Greenhaven Road. The farm is the oldest house in Stonington, dating from 1670. It was built by Thomas Stanton, one of the …

Read More »

Rarely exhibited pieces among 80 artifacts the Danbury Museum will showcase for its 80th anniversary

DANBURY — To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will present a new exhibit this summer to highlight the city’s long and varied history. The Danbury (Re)Discovered exhibition – which opens in June – will feature 80 artifacts, collected by the museum over the past eight …

Read More »

Connecticut Museum promised works by Picasso, Homer, Wyeth | Connecticut News

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut museum says it has been promised an “unprecedented” private collection of European and American art, including works by well-known painters like Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth and sculptors Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti. An anonymous couple from Greenwich …

Read More »

Spain probes private taxidermy museum with 1,000 animals

April 10, 2022Updated: April 10, 2022 08:36 1of5In this photo provided by the Spanish Civil Guard and made available on Sunday, April 10, 2022, the Civil Guard check stuffed animals in Betera, Spain. Spain’s Civil Guard said it was investigating a businessman in the eastern Valencia region who had a …

Read More »

The Palestine Museum of the CT will be presented at the Venice Biennale

When the international Venice Biennale, an international art exhibit in its 59th year, opens later this month, a relatively new Connecticut museum will be there too. His very presence is a statement. It’s the Palestine Museum United States in Woodbridge, founded in 2018 by Faisal Saleh as the only museum …

Read More »

New Britain Herald – New Britain Museum of American Art holds symposium on sustainable tourism and hospitality

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art is hosting the 15th Annual Global Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, in partnership with Central Connecticut State University, on Thursday, April 14. The symposium centered on sustainable tourism and hospitality will be a one-day event consisting of several information sessions …

Read More »

Middletown Military Museum celebrates 20 years with fundraising dinner

The Greater Middletown Military Museum, celebrating 20 years in business, is hosting an anniversary dinner on April 23 at the Sons of Italy in Middletown. Greater Middletown Military Museum / Photo Added MIDDLETOWN — The Greater Middletown Military Museum will be celebrating 20 years in business at a fundraising dinner …

Read More »

1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter admonishing slavery joins museum collection

the American Revolution Museum in Philadelphia recently acquired an original from April 1, 1774 Connecticut Journal newspaper reprinting a letter from the recently freed poet Phillis Wheatley to the Mohegan Indian poet and Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Samson Occom. The letter highlights the contradiction between the ideals invoked at the …

Read More »

Sustainable fashion in Victorian America on May 19

While popular historical dramas such as Bridgerton and Dickinson have recently sparked public interest in period costumes, and Eco fashion is currently in fashion A topic of discussion among consumers and fashion industry professionals, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore the philosophy of 19th century recycling with a new costume …

Read More »

The Day – CG Museum Follies, continued…

Paul Choinière’s column (“Planned Coast Guard Museum? Count me as excited”, May 20) is insulting to the overwhelming number of people who have opposed and continue to oppose the location and design of the National Coast Guard Museum. Somehow I missed the routine elements of public discourse – discussion, debate, …

Read More »

Mattatuck Museum Celebrates Director’s 10th Anniversary

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum is celebrating Bob Burns’ 10th anniversary as museum director. “Under Burns’ leadership, the Mattatuck Museum has been reinvigorated and transformed into a cultural destination, becoming an economic engine and lifeblood of the city,” the members said in a statement. “He renewed his commitment to partnerships …

Read More »

New penthouses and apartments to replace Levine Museum uptown

The Levine Museum of the New South has sold its downtown Charlotte building to a New York-based development company that has plans for studios and penthouses on the site, officials said in a press release Thursday. . The buyer, Vela Uptown LLC, plans to convert the 7th Street property into …

Read More »

Sports Museum at UConn Features Trading Cards

By Connor Linskey, The Chronicle March 29, 2022 For those who dream of earning a paycheck playing the game they love, a benchmark to make it a professional athlete is depicted on a sports trading card. Find out what’s happening at Mansfield-Storrswith free real-time Patch updates. And, over the years, …

Read More »

🌱River Museum Director Leaves + Students Make Dean’s List

Hello people of Essex-Chester-Deep River! Karena Garrity here with your brand new issue of the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Breezy with a passing shower. High: 49 Low: 24. Here are the top three Essex-Chester-Deep River stories today: The Connecticut River Museum has announced that its executive director, …

Read More »

The Day – New London celebrates funding for the National Coast Guard Museum

New London – In April 2006, former Connecticut Governor Mr. Jodi Rell met with state and local officials on the Fort Trumbull waterfront to announce a state contribution to the construction of a National Coast Guard Museum. The location has since changed, but the idea of ​​locating a National Coast …

Read More »

Catfish Row Museum to Host Lecture on Southern Jewish Foods with Ferris, Silver – The Vicksburg Post

By Jim Beaugez | Guest Contributor One of Marcie Cohen Ferris’s strongest memories of her Jewish youth in the Arkansas Delta town of Blytheville is the regular trips her mother made to Memphis to stock up on kosher food. She even devoted a chapter to it in her 2005 book, …

Read More »

The Housatonic Museum of Art Presents a Lecture on the Politics of Abortion

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:14 PM Along with its current exhibition “Of Woman Born,” the Housatonic Museum of Art presents a free public lecture titled FROM DANGER TO DIGNITY: The Surprising (and Convoluted) History of US Abortion Politics. During the first century of our republic, various forms of abortion were …

Read More »

Music For All Seasons will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 03/21/2022 (NEWARK, New Jersey) — Music for All Seasons (MFAS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary and honor veterans with songs from Voices of Valor (VOV), Sunday evening, March 27 at the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center as part of the New …

Read More »