This month join Museum Director Bob Burns for a discussion on the beautiful changing exhibition, Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England, on view at the Mattatuck Museum through March 2, 2014.

Organized by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and curated by former director of the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts Dr. Annette Blaugrund, the exhibition focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings. While Bierstadt is best known for his iconic images of the American West, this exhibition offers a rare chance to see the artist’s faithful depictions of botanical and geological details in the unspoiled wilderness, mountains, and meadows in the White Mountains, Hudson Valley, and in New England and New York. Both large and small scale paintings were composed between the late 1850s and 1880s, often while the artist was selecting aesthetic sites for his brothers Charles and Edward to photograph for their stereographs.

This program is free with regular Museum admission. Join the museum to immediately qualify for member benefits. For more information visit or call the Museum at (203) 753-0381 ext. 130.

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 ( Located at 144 West Main Street, on the green in Waterbury, CT 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. Visit or call (203) 753-0381 for more information on all of the museum’s adult and children’s programs, events and exhibits.