GALLERIES ACROSS THE STATE OFFER INDOOR ADVENTURES
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