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Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph

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Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT Plan your visit! Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph Pricing Free of charge. Mask Policy All visitors to the Art Museum – vaccinated and unvaccinated – are required to wear a mask while inside the building. Parking Easy accessible on campus parking. Hours Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.* No Appointment Needed Nearby Restaurant Recommendations Ocho Cafe - West Hartford (Mexican) Sally and Bob’s (Brunch) Old Lyme Inn (American) Located at the University of Saint Joseph, the Art Museum at USJ is a special spot. Amongst the beauty of the University buildings and the campus itself, the art museum is small and tucked away. Over the summer, on display was the “Where Are the Women? Rediscovering the Origins of Connecticut Women Artists” . This show celebrated the 90 th Anniversary of Connecticut Women Artists, and featured women-created artworks advocating for women and other professional artists during early 20th

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT Plan your visit!  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Pricing Adults: $15 Seniors $12 Students: $5 Members, Hartford Residents & Youth (age 17 & under): Free Mask Policy Masks not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Parking Easy accessible on-site parking. Hours Friday: Noon – 8 pm After 5 pm use the Avery Memorial entrance, located at 29 Atheneum Square North. Saturdays and Sundays: Noon – 5 pm *No Appointment Needed Nearby Restaurant Recommendations Capital Grille (American/Steakhouse) Salute (Italian) The Wadsworth Atheneum is a must-see along the Connecticut Art Trail. I highly recommend taking the trip to this exceptional museum. Located in downtown Hartford, the Atheneum is regal from the outside; there are some really famous sculptures that are worth checking out. Furthermore, the importance of the exterior only begins to reflect just how spectacular the inside is. I wandered through the museum for about two hours and I s

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

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Center for Contemporary Printmaking  Norwalk, CT Plan your visit! Center for Contemporary Printmaking  Pricing Everyone: Free Mask Policy Masks required. Parking Easy accessible, and free. Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday–Saturday: 9am - 5pm Sunday: 12pm - 5pm *The gallery is now open on a reserved basis. Click here to view our current exhibition . Please click call (203) 899-7999 or email info@contemprints.org to make a reservation. Local Restaurant Recommendations The Spread South Norwalk (New American) Mecha Noodle Bar (Asian) Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk is an incredibly special stop along the Connecticut Art Trail. Prior to visiting CCP I had some knowledge of printmaking but, overall I did not know much about the medium. However, when I arrived this past summer I fell completely in love with their showing. The entire gallery, which is tucked into Mathew’s Park, a charming section of South Norwalk, is filled with tiny 4x4 inch miniature prints. Thousands of these sm

The William Benton Museum of Art

The William Benton Museum of Art - University of CT Storrs, CT Plan your visit! The William Benton Museum of Art Pricing Free of charge. Parking Easy accessible on campus parking. Mask Policy Masks not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Parking E asy accessible on campus parking. Hours Wednesday–Friday 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday – Tuesday during the COVID period No Appointment Needed Local Restaurant Recommendations Mooyah Burger Shakes and Fries (American) Dog Lane Cafe (Breakfast/Lunch) Located at the University of Connecticut campus, the William Benton Museum of Art is a great choice along the Connecticut Art Trail. Before this visit, I had never been to University of CT campus before, but, located in the rolling hills of upstate Connecticut it has so much charm and beauty. Beyond the campus itself, the University Museum is a highlight for sure. Located right outside William Benton is the beginning of the art exhibit, “Immigrant Eyes: Photogr

Mattatuck Museum

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Mattatuck Museum  Waterbury, CT Plan your visit, today! Mattatuck Museum Pricing $10  Adults, Students & Seniors $ 8   Children 5-18 FREE  Members & Children Under 5 Parking Parking on the street nearby Mask Policy Masks not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Hours Monday: 11 am – 5 pm Tuesday: 11 am – 5 pm Wednesday: 11 am – 5 pm Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm ( late hours) Friday: 11 am – 5 pm Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm No Appointment Needed Local Restaurant Recommendations Signatures (European) Cafe Marina Norwich (American) I have to say, I really enjoyed my trip to the Mattatuck Museum. Located in charming downtown Waterbury, Mattatuck Museum has a lot to offer. I first started my day at Mattatuck by eating on their rooftop deck. With tons of umbrellas and colorful tables and chairs, the rooftop area had great views and a quiet place that you can either enjoy lunch, or even work at. Soaking up the summer sun was a real treat, however, the real charm of Mat