GAL­LERIES ACROSS THE STATE OF­FER IN­DOOR AD­VEN­TURES

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The Con­necti­cut Art Trail is of­fer­ing the “Art Pass” as a gift item this hol­i­day sea­son. The $25 pass grants one-day, one-time ad­mis­sion to 15 dif­fer­ent mu­se­ums and his­toric sites along the Con­necti­cut Art Trail for an en­tire year.

The Con­necti­cut Art Trail is lined with places rich in his­tory and her­itage. From the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum in Old Lyme, up to the Hill-Stead Mu­seum in Farm­ing­ton, and down to the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Print Mak­ing in Nor­walk, there are valu­able and di­verse art col­lec­tions across the en­tire state.

The Con­necti­cut Art Trail is a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized part­ner­ship be­tween fif­teen world-class mu­se­ums and his­toric sites, cre­ated to pro­mote Con­necti­cut’s cul­tural as­sets as part of a travel ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Trail was launched in 1995 as the Con­necti­cut Im­pres­sion­ist Art Trail, cel­e­brat­ing the state’s 10 mu­se­ums and his­toric sites that high­lighted Amer­i­can Im­pres­sion­ism. In 2005, the mem­ber mu­se­ums voted to ex­pand its mem­ber­ship to in­clude more mu­se­ums and his­toric sites, in­creas­ing the mem­ber­ship to fif­teen to­day. This ex­pan­sion re­flected the goals of reach­ing a broader au­di­ence and show­cas­ing the diver­sity of col­lec­tions within the state.

Visit to pur­chase a pass on­line. Art Passes are also avail­able at most of the lo­ca­tions along the trail. You can fol­low the sched­ule of events at each site on Face­book: www. face­book.com/ctart­trail, and Art Trail staff also are avail­able to help plan your itin­er­ary or group tour.

The web­site also fea­tures travel rec­om­men­da­tions in­clud­ing din­ing and lodg­ing pack­ages.

Each Art Pass in­cludes one-day ad­mis­sion to the fol­low­ing mu­se­ums: gal­leries fea­ture the nat­u­ral sciences that en­com­pass re­gional to global per­spec­tives.

Circa 1728 sea­side struc­ture which served as a board­ing house for artists and writ­ers

Weir Farm Na­tional His­toric Site, Wilton: Was home to three artists: pain­ter Ju­lian AldenWeir, sculp­tor Ma­honri Young, and pain­ter Sperry An­drews.

the only non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion be­tween NewYork City and Bos­ton solely ded­i­cated to the art of the print.

In­cludes works by mas­ter artists such as Rodin, Pi­casso, Matisse, Miro and Cha­gall.

Col­lec­tion of British art from the El­iz­a­bethan pe­riod to the present day, in­clud­ing paint­ings, sculp­ture, draw­ings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts.

Fa­mous col­lec­tion of early Ital­ian paint­ing, African sculp­ture, and mod­ern art as well as Amer­i­can dec­o­ra­tive and fine arts.

The only mu­seum in Con­necti­cut de­voted to con­tem­po­rary art; fo­cus on in­no­va­tive artists. Col­lects, pre­serves and ex­hibits Amer­i­can art and his­tory with a fo­cus on the art and cul­tural his­tory of Con­necti­cut.

Amer­i­can art, with an em­pha­sis on the art, his­tory, and land­scape of Con­necti­cut.

fine and dec­o­ra­tive art, rep­re­sent­ing a broad range of world cul­tures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. Thomas Hart Ben­ton, Fair­field Porter, Ge­orge Bel­lows, Gus­tav Klimt, Ed­ward Burne-Jones, Mau­rice Pren­der­gast and Kiki Smith.

Set on 152 hill­top acres, this 1901 coun­try es­tate holds Im­pres­sion­ist Art, PreColumbian pot­tery, Asian an­tiques and pe­riod fur­nish­ings.

Amer­i­can works of art, num­ber­ing more than 10,236, fea­tur­ing Colo­nial por­trai­ture, the Hudson River School, Amer­i­can Im­pres­sion­ism, the Ash Can School, and mu­ral se­ries The Arts of Life in Amer­ica by Thomas Hart Ben­ton.

Col­lec­tions of nearly 50,000 works of art fea­ture Greek and Ro­man an­tiq­ui­ties, Euro­pean dec­o­ra­tive arts; baroque and sur­re­al­ist paint­ings; Hudson River School land­scapes; Euro­pean and Amer­i­can Im­pres­sion­ist paint­ings; mod­ernist master­pieces; and theWal­lace Nut­ting col­lec­tion of Amer­i­can Colo­nial fur­ni­ture and dec­o­ra­tive arts.

A VIEW OF THE HILL-STEAD DIN­ING ROOM IN FARM­ING­TON. A PAINT­ING BY DE­GAS CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACK­GROUND.

THE GREEN­WICH HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY/BUSH-HOL­LEY HIS­TORIC SITE IN GREEN­WICH. PHO­TOS SUB­MIT­TED

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