Arts Last Updated 6/20

With this year’s Open House Day, incredible art is just a click away. We may not be able to see every masterpiece in person, but you can step into art galleries right through your screen. Here is a list of virtual art experiences that will be offered on June 13th.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

The Aldrich presents the first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985). The exhibition, the artist’s largest to date, debuts a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich. LeWitt’s sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity. This virtual tour is narrated by Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart.

 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

Exhibitions Director Richard Klein takes you on a guided tour of the exhibition, Weather Report. This exhibition reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

The work of Zoë Sheehan Saldaña tends to hide in plain sight. Even her most elaborate undertakings, such as a reverse-engineered “Strike Anywhere” match or a hand-woven terrycloth towel, masquerade as objects you might toss away thoughtlessly, or stick in a drawer and forget. Underneath these acts of artistic camouflage lies a deep well of conviction, a drive to take full responsibility for things. This virtual tour is narrated by Guest Curator Glenn Adamson.

 

Art and Garden Tour of Northeastern Connecticut, Ashford, Coventry, Storrs, Willington

Through a virtual tour, explore the work of artists and gardeners from paintings, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, sculptures, photographs, and gardening from flowers to vegetables. 

 

Artisans at Middle River, Stafford Springs

Experience a virtual walkabout of the gallery and gift shop which is filled with work made by over 30 artisans. They are encouraging anyone who is out and about (wearing masks and making sure of the social distance) to come on in.

 

Arts Center East, Vernon

Arts Center East's virtual exhibit will be an online reception for their June exhibit, New England Charm. This is Arts Center East’s first virtual exhibit and the reception will be announcing their award winners and wonderful sponsors for New England Charm

 

Artspace, New Haven

Artspace's flatfile exhibitions allows you to experience a unique collection of 2-D works by local and regional artists, all through your computer screen.

 

Bruce Museum, Greenwich

Bruce Museum is offering virtual tours of their latest exhibitions in addition to digital weekend family activities such as Digital Weekends with the Bruce, interactive learning activities for kids, and more.

 

Connecticut Art Trail, Statewide

The Connecticut Art Trail’s members have virtual experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home including virtual tours and video guides for at-home art projects.

 

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven

Creative Arts Workshops is offering a variety of engaging content such as online art classes, online art exhibits, a virtual tour, and a virtual knitting circle.

 

Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven

Ely Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven has brought many of their exhibits online during these uncertain times. You can tour exhibitions including, to (be)scare, Ashley Pelletier Dissembling the Self, Brooks Dierdorff Ballistics & Blindsight, and Tony Saunders elucidating, among others.

 

Expressions Pottery Workshop, East Granby

Take a virtual journey through the artful process of making a bowl on a pottery wheel, from the initial slab of clay to the finished product.

 

Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield

The Fairfield University Art Museum is offering a virtual exhibition, “Howard Skrill: Monumental Follies,” the museum's newest exhibition. Featuring over thirty works by New York artist Howard Skrill (b. 1962), this exhibition explores the impact of public monuments, as well as their removal and their absence.

 

Gallery at Still River Editions, Danbury

Virtual gallery for Wish You Were Here, an exhibition of postcards featuring photos and artwork created from March 1-May 31, 2020 by over 100 people from across Connecticut and around the United States. The subject matter, tone, and style of the images reflect the varied experiences and creative impulses of the people who made them.

 

Guilford Art Center, Guilford

The art center is offering online learning pages on their website for instructor sessions, demonstrations, studio tours, virtual galleries, creative ideas and helpful links. You can also explore the video on what the Guilford Art Center has to offer to the community. 

 

Kehler Liddel Gallery, New Haven

Kehler Liddel Gallery has mulitple exhibits that you can view virtually including guided virtual art shows and interviews with artists.

 

La Grua Center, Stonington

We're pleased to offer this virtual walk-through of our current exhibit, I'll Be Right Back... with art and poetic musings of the artist, Monika Agnello.

 

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme

Take a virtual walkthrough of the Lyme Art Association museum and experience an up-close view of the beautiful artwork that is shown there.

 

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury

From our temporary site at Rose Hill, Director Bob Burns and Director of Development Cyndi Tolosa will share highlights of our collection and exciting news of re-opening for the summer at Rose Hill. Enjoy our presentation in both English and Spanish.

 

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

Enjoy the wonder of American art even when the NBMAA's doors are closed. Located next to historic Walnut Hill Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the museum is a perfect spot to stop by on your stroll through the park. Wander the museum grounds to discover the outdoor treasures that make up the Sculpture Garden. Also, peek inside. The doors might be closed but our tall windows let you sneak a peek inside.

 

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford

Take a virtual tour of Playhouse on Park, a professional, intimate theater located in West Hartford. Join Darlene Zoller, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director for a tour of the lobby, theater, and backstage area. To learn more about Playhouse on Park, their current online events, or upcoming virtual fundraiser, visit their website.

 

Real Art Ways, Hartford

Enjoy virtual gallery tours including conversation with artists Dorcas Tang, Julian Johnson, and more.

 

Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton

The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) has been hard at work putting exhibitions online so the art can still be enjoyed by everyone wherever they are. Explore several virtual versions of their current exhibitions including Spring Juried Show, HOME and the Shutdown Throwdown. All work in this virtual gallery is available for purchase.

 

Slater Memorial Museum

The Slater Memorial Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through history, art, and wonder. Enjoy the virtual tour which allows you to explore the museum and its collection digitally.

 

Spectrum Gallery & Artisan Store, Centerbrook

Enjoy a virtual tour of their current show, Shadow Dance. The gallery will be open for physical tours starting June 4 (Thu.-Sun, noon-6 p.m). All staff and customers need to be wearing masks, hand sanitizer is available at main welcome desk, no public bathroom facilities during the time of COVID-19 and only four people are allowed to tour the gallery and store at one time to maintain social distancing. For more information, visit their website.

 

Storyteller's Cottage, Simsbury

Take a virtual tour of The Storyteller's Cottage, a unique venue for literary events and adventures. The vintage Victorian house is a portal to all kinds of amazing literary worlds where you can immerse yourself in your favorite book.

 

Suzanne Benton Studio & Art Showcase, Ridgefield

Suzanne Benton Studio & Art Showcase is showing a virtual studio tour as well as a virtual view of recently created artwork from masks to paintings to scultpure.

 

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

For Juneteenth Family Day, celebrate creativity, and freedom with a day of family-friendly performances, art-making, storytelling and more. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

 

William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs

William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs offers a variety of online experiences from online art exhibitions to a performance by the Guerrilla Girls.

 

Willow Tree Pottery, Ashford

Take a guided virtua tour of the informal country gardens filled with old fashioned flowers. See handmade stoneware bowls, platters, baking dishes and more inspired by Early American and French and English rustic pottery.

 

WORK_SPACE, Manchester

The Galleries@WORK_SPACE invite you to enjoy our Creative Spark series, a collection of 5-8 minute videos of artists sharing their creative process in hopes of inspiring you to create.

 

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven is connecting you through Instragram and online exhibitions and Soundcloud. View stunning art through photos and video.