The Mattatuck Museum invites Connecticut residents to discover – and rediscover – their exciting art and history collection on Saturday, June 8, 2013 during the 9th Annual Open House Day. The Mattatuck Museum will offer free admission for everyone, with docent-led tours for both adults and families throughout the day.
Make the Mattatuck Museum your first stop for this special statewide celebration of the arts. Families, adults and youngsters are invited to draw the spires, sculptures and scenes on the historic Green. A roaming artist will offer helpful drawing tips from 10:00am-12:00pm. Supplies and stools will be provided.
From 1:00-3:00pm, children can take inspiration from the Alexander Calder sculpture and create their own work of art in the Museum Courtyard. Hang your work under the arbor or take it home. All programs will be held indoors in inclement weather.
Have fun discovering all of the exciting exhibits at the museum. The Mattatuck features art galleries that house a permanent collection of work by American artists from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Experience a range and diversity of the art of America as it evolves over 160 years and moves toward groundbreaking vision of artists from the 20th century.
On the first floor explore the interactive history exhibit, Coming Home: Building Community in a Changing World, where regional history transports you into the worlds of colonial farmers, factory workers and industrial magnates. This exhibit, designed to engage audiences of all ages, includes hands-on games, oral histories, historic movie clips and a Conversations Table – one of only four in the United States.
Visit the museum website at www.MattatuckMuseum.org or call us at (203) 753-0381 for more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits including the Blue Star Museum Program which offers free admission for active duty personnel and their families through Labor Day.
The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, CT Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 16 world-class museums and historic sites (www.arttrail.org). Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free parking is located behind the building on Park Place.