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New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., 203-594-5076, Are You Reading Me?, works by painter, printer and landscape designer Karen Vogel, who “uses typography, architecture, and organic forms in a linguistic manner, echoing outpourings of sound and narrative” in new exhibit in H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, Thurs., July 27, through Sept. 17. Opening reception July 27, 6-8 p.m.; all welcome.

Loft Artists Association’s Studios & Galleries, 575 Pacific St., Stamford,, 203-247, 2027, hours: Sat. and Sun., 1-4:30 p.m., free adm. Food for Thought, Sat., July 29 through Sun., Aug. 27. Reception Sat., July 29, 6 p.m. Gallery hours: Sat. and Sun., 1-4:30 p.m. Loft Artists seeking new members; details at website. Visual Narratives, 4th annual tri-state juried exhibition Aug. 26-Sept. 24.

Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; or 203-292-8328: It’s a Breeze, featuring variety of works in different styles and mediums, Thurs., July 27, through Sun. Aug. 27, reception Sun., July 30, 2 p.m., artist talk Thurs., Aug. 17, noon.



Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk, gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11-5, Sun., 1-4, Marine and Coastal exhibit, through July 30. Brushwork opens Sun., Aug. 6, with reception 4-6 p.m., chance to meet artists; free, open to public, refreshments.

Washington Art Association & Gallery, 4 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot,, 860-868-2878, hours: Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 10-2. Ruth Miller and Andrew Forge, paintings and drawings, through Aug. 5.The Nordic Tapestry Group: Weaving Knowledge into Personal Expression, Aug. 10-Sept. 9; opening reception Sat., Aug. 12, 4-6 p.m.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane; open Wed.-Sun.,12-4; 203-438-8863 or  4th annual Art Walk begins Fri., Aug. 25.

Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of former estate, now named Waveny Park, 681 South Ave.; hours: Wed.-Sat. 1-3 and Sundays 1-5 p.m.;, 203-972-1895. 40th annual Member Show, Sept. 10-Oct. 7. Call for entries deadline Aug. 18 (see Trying Out).

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, @287 Gallery, 287 Main St., Danbury; or 203-798-0760; Endworks: Out of Darkness: 14 artists, through Aug. 4.

Maritime Garage Gallery, Art in Parking Places initiative, 11 North Water St., South Norwalk; info, or 203-831-9063: From A Student Perspective: Selections from the Art, Architecture and Design Department at Norwalk Community College, through Aug. 11.

Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; gallery hours Wed.-Sat., noon to 5, Sun., 1 to 5; or 203-966-9700. Art of the Northeast Exhibition runs through Aug. 20. Whitney Museum’s David Kiehl, curator of 2017 AoNE.

Art 4 Paws Exhibition, through Aug. 24, Tues. through Fri., 12-4 p.m., Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Portraits of animals; paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, graphic design, etc. Benefit for Milford Animal Shelter; sponsored by Pond Point Animal Hospital. Details: Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 (Tues.-Fri., 10-4) or

Mayor’s Gallery, Nat Connacher: Emotional Residue, works on paper “that move and emote,” through Aug. 31, 10th floor, Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford; 203-858-3082; hours: weekdays 9-4. “My art is the synthesis of my love for geometric forms and an ability to simplify complex visual ideas with raw emotional marks on paper,” according to statement from artist.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Ave., Norwalk; gallery hours Tues.-Sun., 9-5; or 203-899-7999. 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Juried competition and exhibition limited to works of no more than four square inches. CCP received 632 prints from 294 artists with works arriving from 33 countries, including representation by artists in 24 states; exhibit runs through Aug. 27.

The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor, group exhibition “exploring queerness through the lens of class and vice versa,” Franklin Street Works, not-for-profit art space, 41 Franklin St., Stamford; Works by Angela Beallor, Hugo Gellert, Montague Glover, Noam Gonick, Hagra, William E. Jones, Erik Moskowitz+Amanda Trager, Jaanus Samma, and YES! Association / Föreningen JA!; on view through Aug. 27. Wine Garden, Contemporary Pouring, Contemporary Pairings and Contemporary Art, Fri., through Aug. 25, 5-10 p.m.

Tracy Hoffman’s Helen Frankenthaler and the Dot Motif.

Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport,, 203-222-7070, open Mon.-Sat., 10-5. Selects 2017, 11th annual summer artist member show, through Sept. 2. Exhibit includes wide diversity of works and technique, including photography, painting, archival pigment prints, and other mixed media. Jurors (Charlotte Strick, art editor of The Paris Review literary magazine, and Claire Williams Martinez, former chapter president of American Institute of Graphic Design, Chicago) reviewed over 100 entries and selected eight artists for exhibit:·       Eric Chiang (Westport); Louise Flax (Norwalk); William Glaser (Weston); Tracy Hoffman (Chappaqua, NY); Linda Lindroth (New Haven);  Xiao Mai Kong (Westport); Richard Silverspoon (Hartford) and Jarvis Wilcox (Westport).

Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, N.Y.; or 914-937-2047, x226: Redux: Transformations 6×6, national invitational exhibit featuring 800 6” x 6” handmade tiles made by more than 185 clay artists; on view through Sept. 13.

Gallery 25, 11 Railroad St., New Milford, 860-355-6009; Gallery hours: Thurs.- Sun., 11-5 pm, or by appointment. Free adm. Held grand re-opening July 15 in celebration of new location at historic New Milford train station. Cooperative-style art gallery representing local and regional award-winning artists and artisans.


Reverie, solo art exhibition by Shelton artist Len Grayeck, through July 30, Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Mon., Thurs., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Wed., 10-8 p.m., Sat., 10-3. Info: 203-261-0175; [email protected]

Nature by Hand, paintings by Cos Cob artist Ilse Gordon, known for her local landscapes, public park and private garden works, through July 30, Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Rd., Cos Cob, 203-622-6883;

Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield,, 203-256-3155, 203-256-3160. Two Paths Through the Woods, drawings of Dan Long of Westport and photographs of MaryEllen Hendricks of Westport, through July 30, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery. Bending Reality, paintings by Norm Siegel, Marjorie Poe and Al Coyote Weiner, Aug. 5-Oct. 1. Reception Aug. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk,, 203-899-2780. Exhibit of dollhouse miniatures, a project of Fitch House Miniature Club, on view in month of July. The Wives of World War I Monarchs: Four-Part Series, Queen, Kaiserin, Tsarina, Empress, presented by Mona Garcia, historian and reference librarian, Fri at noon, beginning July 28, with presentation on Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Light lunch to be provided. Next: Aug. 25, Queen Mary; Sept. 29, Tsarina Alexandra; Nov. 3, Empress Zita.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown,, 203-426-4533: Renascence, through July 31, 26 of newest oil paintings by Anne Marie Foran, Newtown artist and designer, “all of which evoke a new perspective of the natural world.”

Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St.,, 203-888-3903. New exhibit for month of July: Photographs from Introduction to Photography class given at New Haven Veterans Center. Library hours: Tues.-Wed., 9-8; Thurs., 9-5:30; Fri., 9-5.

*Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.; or 203-762-3950: 73rd annual Wilton Artists’ Summer Show, through Aug. 23; Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence exhibition. Artist Dorothy Lorenze works in classical style of traditional oils; her paintings are contemporary realism. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site. Drop-in Summer Crafts, through Mon., Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Jane Austen: Insight and Influences exhibition, through Aug. 27, Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport;; 203-259-0346. On view: early 20th editions of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, 19th Century illustrations by Hugh Thomson, contemporary adaptations of Austen’s work; interactive composition wall.

Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford,, 203-385-4162. Local Landscapes, through August; original watercolor paintings highlighting Connecticut area landscapes by Stratford artist Mark Dittmar on display in main lobby. Viewing hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 and Sun., 1-5.

Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.,, 203-438-2282: Paint Outside the Box, watercolorist Tina Phillips’ paintings on exhibit through Tues., Aug. 29.

Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd.; or 203-291-4800. On display: Signs of Compassion: Celebrating a Poem as Photographed by Miggs Burroughs, through Aug. 31.

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Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Rd., Redding,, 203-938-2545. Two artists, Alice Walsh of New York and Chris Perry of Ridgefield, who use books as their inspiration to exhibit their work in Volume: two through September.

Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd.,, 203-655-1234, hours: Mon.- Thurs., 9-9; Fri., 9-6; Sat., 9-5; Sun., 1-5. Lisa Mason Quilt Exhibit, through Sept. 5. Info:

Greenwich Art Society, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Public Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich Arts Center’s Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich; hours: weekdays, 10-5, Thurs. until 7; weekends, noon-4.

*Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah, N.Y.,, 914-232-3508.


* Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North; 203-655-9233 or Tues.-Thur., noon to 5, and Sun., noon to 3. Mannequins on the Runway, Haute Couture and Contemporary Designs of the 20th Century, five decades of fashion with designer outfits from 1940s-1990s, extended through Nov. 1; $5 donation suggested.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk,, 203-838-9799. Artist Jan Dilenschneider of Darien to exhibit new works in Eco Visions runs through Oct. 5, with reception Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ongoing exhibits: Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to the 1930s through Nov. 12. Museum open Wed. through Sun. from early April to early January, noon-4 p.m. Tours Wed.-Sun., at noon, 1, 2, 3 p.m. Adm. adults $10 (45 min.), $20 (90 min.); seniors (62+) $8 (45 min.), $18 (90 min.); students (8-18) $6 (45 min.), $16 (90 min.); free for under 8 and members.

Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall, Westport,; 203-222-1424. Magical Thinking art exhibit of abstract expressionistic paintings by Westport artist Trace Burroughs, through Sat., Sept. 2. The High School That Rocked, through Sept. 2. Roughly 100 vintage visuals, including replicas of concert posters and ticket stubs, local and student newspaper clippings and photos taken of concerts and behind scenes (six iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands played at Staples High), clip from documentary short of same name, vintage memorabilia, old record player, records, clock radio. Historic Harbor Cruise in Black Rock, July 30, 11 a.m., Captain’s Cove Marina, 1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport. Charlie Karp’s Musical Memoir, Mon., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., doors open 6:30, $15 donation; reservations suggested.

Weston Historical Society and Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Rd., Weston Honoring Weston’s Own Fire and EMS Volunteers, tribute to Weston’s all-volunteer fire and EMS departments. Exhibit features 25 color-on-metal photographs taken by Weston firefighter and professional photographer Bruce Ando, shot in course of duty and at various training exercises in Weston and around state. Also, Ando’s series of black and white photographic portraits commemorating men and women who have served as Weston Volunteer Firefighters. Collection of apparatus, artifacts, helmets and other gear. Photos and newspaper clippings from several memorable fires. Adm. $3 members, $8 member families; $5 non-members, $10 non-member families. Museum open Sun., 1-4, through Sept. In summer, several events, seminars and demonstrations planned in conjunction with exhibit.

* Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road (Route 7), 203-762-7257: period rooms in the Betts-Sturges-Blackmar House; Betts Store, offering American-made items, from fine art to jewelry, books to redware, toys and more;  gift shop; Wed.-Sat., 10-4. Ongoing exhibit: Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism; a gallery “Walk and Talk” with guest curator Dr. Matthew Warshauer, no charge, refreshments served. Also: Farm Team: 50 Years of Wilton Baseball, through Oct. 1.

New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, open Tues-Fri. 9:30-4:30, Sat. 9:30-12:30; 203-966-1776, Exhibits: Art America — 160 Years in the Making, featuring 50 works of art representing major styles subjects and art colonies in America from over nearly two centuries. Throughout the exhibit are mannequins viewing a piece of art dressed in attire of that period of time. Doughty Bird Collection, fine bone china models of American Birds from famed artist Dorothy Doughty. From Archives: D. Putnam Brinley, works by impressionist and mural painter.

Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob; open Wed.-Sun., 12-4 (docent led tours at 1, 2 and 3); 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or; adm. to gallery, visitor ctr. & house museum, $10/adults, $8/srs. and students, members and under 6 free ; group tours at $7/person avail. on public and non-public days; library and archives open Wed., 10-4 and by appt., adm. offices open Mon.-Fri., 9-5; gallery hours Wed.-Sun., 12-4. Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play and tours of Bush-Holley House at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Jim and Jane Henson exhibit, through Oct. 8, Storehouse Gallery.

* Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, 203-834-1896 or grounds open daily dawn to dusk; art programs, Junior Ranger activities, visitor center, museum store, historic house and studios; open Wed.-Sun. 10-4 (May 1-Oct. 31); Weir House Tours, offered Wed.-Sun. at 11 a.m., 1, 2, and 3 p.m. (through Oct. 31), reg. required; group tours and field trips offered, reg. required. Visiting artist’s free exhibition, Photo Ceramics by Xiomaro: An Homage to J. Alden Weir and the Tile Club, on display at visitor center and museum store through Oct. 31; 22 photographs fused on black ceramic tiles.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury; Wed.-Fri., 9-4 Sat., 10-4, guided tours on Sat. only; research visits by appt. only; 203-743-5200 or The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call. Historical imagery of all kinds on display; parades, war bond rallies, soldiers and other period images; letters; posters and memorabilia. Special events: World War I Film Series in conjunction with Danbury Library; WWI Recipe Potluck Dinner in October and A Night of Poetry in November; exhibit runs through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Stamford Historical Society, 1508 High Ridge Rd.; or 203-329-1183; open to visitors Thurs.-Sat., 11-4.

Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane, in 275-year-old David Scott House,, 203-438-5821, hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 1-5 p.m.

* John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y.; 914-232-5651 or guided tours offered Tues.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 11-4; $7/adults, $5/srs., students, free up to age 12.

Historic Hudson Valley’s National Historic Landmarks, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Phillipsburg Manor open for public tours; Kykuit, home to four generations of Rockefellers, open; Union Church of Pocantico Hills open; and Van Cortlandt Manor open; tour deals, times, ticket info: sites.


*Katonah Museum of Art, open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun. 12-5;  adm. $10; srs. (60+) and students, $5; under 12/free; Rte. 22/134 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y., 914-232-9555, Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, through Oct. 1. Pop-Up Shop, featuring Artemis Design Co. and Old New House, Thurs., July 27, 6-9 p.m.; percentage of all sales support KMA; RSVP: [email protected].

* The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum of, open Sun., 12-5; Mon. and Wed.-Sat., 10-5; $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; free adm. third Saturdays; 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-4519, Tony Matelli: Figure, through Oct. 22. Beth Campbell: My Potential Future Past; Suzanne McClelland: Just Left Feel Right; Kay Rosen: H Is for House; William Powhida: After the Contemporary; through Sept. 4. Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope, opening Sun., Oct. 1. Mack to weave together two decades of work in exhibit that runs until April 22, 2018. Free Community Day, Sun., Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m. Exhibiting artist Beth Campbell in dialogue with author and neuroscientist, 3-4 p.m.; family art-making workshops, Ridgefield School of Rock performance and two food trucks on site.

*The Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich; or 203-869-0376: $7/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/under 5, free adm. for all on Tuesdays; every Tues., 1:30 p.m., and Fri., 12:30 p.m., Docent-led Exhibition Tour; Marine Tank Animal Feeding, every Tues. and Fri., 2:30-2:45 p.m. Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends,Quick Center for the Arts at through Sept. 3. iCreate exhibit, through July 30. Seaside Center open Tues.-Sun., 11-5, through Sept. 4. Science Sunday, July 30, 1-3 p.m. Family Gallery Tours, July 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 11:30-12:15. In honor of bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, July 12, 1817, special exhibit (collection of “Walden” author and naturalist’s letters), through July 31. Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at Seaside Center, All About Algae, Aug. 6. 9-11. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point, Aug. 6, 9-11.

Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport,, 203-332-5052. Contemporary figurative painter, Sherri Wolfgang’s work in solo exhibition, through July 31. Westport artist described as “serious mid-career Contemporary Renaissance figurative oil painter.

* The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport; or 203-372-3521; Tues.-Sun., 10-5;  open Mon. for summer, most school holidays, plus school and homeschool groups with a reservation; museum and planetarium, $10 adults, $8 children, seniors, students, free under 2; Challenger Learning Center, simulated space missions for groups 15-30, res. required (schools, scouts, corporate team building, birthday parties); scout science badge classes; exhibits and daily Planetarium shows; weekend workshops. Summer STEM programs; reg. still open. The Discovery School of Science & Wizardry, Sun., July 30, 10-4. Origami Interpretations, through November.

Fairfield University Art Museum’s Bellarmine Hall Gallery, 1073 North Benson Rd.; Michael Gallagher – Sketching the Landscape: A Plein Air Journal, through Sept. 8, details: Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, or 1-877-ARTS-396.

* Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-5485 or; open 1-4 p.m., Sat., Sun., & Wed., last tour at 3:30; museum closed in January; through Dec. 31; $8/adults, $5/srs., youth under 18 and students w/ID; 300 years of Ridgefield history.

* Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall; open daily, 10-4; research library open Tues.-Fri.,10-4; adults, $5, students w/ ID, $3, children 5 and under, free; info., or 203-259-1598: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Fairfield in the 1960s and 1970s, through Sept. 17.

* Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk;  open Tues.-Sun., 10-5; $15/person (under 1, free), srs. (over 62), $10; or 203-899-0606: Energy Lab; Tot Town; Healthyville, learn about your body and how to keep it healthy; Build It!, learning about architectural design and construction; art studio and science lab; ColorCoaster; Light Gallery; My Sky, created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; café and gift shop. Express Yourself, focusing on social-emotional learning. Summer of free adm. for active-duty military personnel and their families. Summer camps for ages 5-8 through Aug. 14. Around the World: Show Me a Tale, Sun., July 30, 2-3 p.m., Biblioburro – A True Story of Columbia. Under the Sea, July 31-Aug. 6; Touch Tank, Aug. 1, 12-3 p.m. Get Into It! Free, Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m., free adm and activities.

* EverWonder Children’s Museum (incorporated as Newtown Children’s Museum, Inc.), 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown;  open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, and Sun., 11-5, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations; adm. $7 for ages one and older. Story Lab for Young Explorers Tues. and Thurs., 10:30-11 a.m. New Art Lab projects, Straw Logic Puzzles and Life Cycle Crowns. EverWonder has joined Blue Star Museums, a collaboration that offers free adm. to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

* Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury; 203-778-8337;  adm. $6 per person, age 3 and up; Train Rides $3 extra (weekends April-Nov.); call for special events adm. rates; winter hours: Wed.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-4; (summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-5); tour vintage equipment such as 1907 steam engine, 1910 Railway Post Office car, 1973 caboose, 1953 Rail Diesel Car; vintage diesels on display. Museum’s Pennsylvania Railroad circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car fully-restored.

Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport; 203-331-1104 x100 or visit Recovery in Action, Thur.-Fri., 11-3, free adm., enter through double doors at rear of historic building.

Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven; Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5, or 203-432-2800 or Britain in the World, through Dec. 31, 2017.


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, new David Friend Hall, gem and mineral gallery; open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; adults $13, srs. $9, children 3-18, $6; 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; or 203-432-5050.

Yale Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven; free adm., Tues.-Fri., 10-5, Sat.-Sun., 11-5; or 203-432-0600: It Was A New Century: Reflections on Modern America, through June 4.

New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven,,, 203-562-4183. Road Trip! exhibition, now through Sept. 1, includes vintage photos of quirky roadside attractions, souvenirs and mementos crowdsourced from Greater New Haven residents, artifacts from the Connecticut Historical Society, Museum of Connecticut History, American Diner Museum, and a 1960s-inspired, turquoise-and-white diner booth, specially built for the exhibit by the New England Seating Company. Capitol America, photographs of the nation’s capital buildings, by Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein, now extended through Sept. 1.

Pardee-Morris House, one of oldest surviving historic structures in Connecticut, 325 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven. Free Twilight Concert series; Plywood Cowboy, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Pardee-Morris House, which dates from about 1780, open for tours Sun. noon-4, through Aug. 27. Info: or 203-562-4183.

The Glass House, 199 Elm St., New Canaan, open for tours Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., and Mon., $25 one hour, $50 two hours weekdays, $60 weekends; info:, 866-811-4111.

Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, N.Y.,, 914-669-5033; hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-4 p.m. Outdoors museum partnered with 14 Sculptors, Inc. for To Sit or Not to Sit, through Oct. 28.

Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. (Westchester); 914-251-6100, hours: Tues., Thurs.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., Wed., noon-8 p.m. (Closed Mon. and Labor Day, Christmas and MLK Day to Memorial Day). Current exhibitions by Leandro Erlich and Fred Wilson on view. When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, ongoing. Adm. $5, general public, $3 seniors 62+, $3 students, children 12/under free; group tours by appointment only on Tues.-Fri., 10-noon; guided tours.

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden; open Wed., 10-4, Thur., 10-7, Fri.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 1-5; info.,

Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St., New Haven; open 10-5 daily, free adm.; info., 203-865-0400 or visit

Southwestern Connecticut Scouting Heritage Museum and Eric Johnson Memorial Library, 60 Wellington Rd., Milford; open Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free adm.; info., 203-556-4097 or email [email protected].


*The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or; open daily, summer hours 10-6 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas); sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species; Marine Lab, Ocean Playspace for toddlers, seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily. Fish Tales for preschoolers, Wed., 10:15-11 a.m. Special exhibits: Meerkats, Meet the Dragon, through Sept. 4, and new for summer, Flamingoes, through Labor Day. Journey with Jellies offers new permanent displays of local and exotic species of jellies. TGIF Cruises Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Cruise each Sat. at 7, $29.95 ($19.95 members); Marine Life Encounter Cruises at 1 p.m., except Tues., $29.95 ($24.95), all adv. reg. IMAX Movies: Amazon Adventure, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily through July 30, Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Secret Ocean at noon and 3 p.m., Dream Big at 2 p.m. and National Parks Adventure at 1 and 5 p.m. Dunkirk, through July 30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; tickets $15 adults, youth and seniors, $12 children. One exhibit and daytime IMAX included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Reservations:

Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby; open Tues.-Sat., 9-4:30 p.m. at no charge. Info:

* Darien Nature Center, 120 Brookside Rd.; free adm. Mon.-Thur., 9-4; Fri.-Sat., 9-1; 203-655-7459: ongoing exhibits.

* New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding; info: 203-938-2117 or [email protected].

* Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford; Mon.-Fri., 9-5, Sat., 10-5; info., 203-322-6971 or

* Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; open Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 1-4 (closed major holidays); adm. $7/adults, $5/ages 1-12 & srs.; free adm. to trails and property, daily 7 a.m.-dusk; interactive nature museum, live wildlife, family program on Sat.; 203-227-7253;

* Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd.; adm. $5/adults, $3/children, srs.; or 203-869-5272: Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery, in the Kimberlin Nature Education Center, open daily, 10-5; trails and grounds open daily sunrise to sunset (occasionally closed until 9 a.m., Sept. into Jan. for land management); Oppenheimer Gallery: Masterpieces of Botanical Art and Audubon’s Birds of Prey.

* New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge (Rte. 124); 203-966-9577 (for New York Botanical Garden program reg., call 1-800-322-6924): Saturday Videos, family program every Sat. at 2; Saturday Live Animal Demonstrations, every Sat. at 3. Center open Mon.-Sat., 9-4, Sun., 9-1; grounds open dawn to dusk daily.

* Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Mon.-Sat., holidays, 9-5, Sun., 11-5; non-res. adults $10, srs. $8, students (18+ w/ID) $6, children 4-17, $5, age 3 and younger, free; 203-977-6521 or

* Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Ave., Norwalk; adm. $15/adults and children (under 1, free), $10/srs.; family memberships avail. Get Into It! FREE on the first Thurs. of the month, 5-8 p.m.; open Tues.-Sun., 10-5 (also open Mon., Memorial Day through Labor Day); numerous hands-on ongoing and visiting exhibits and events; or call 203-899-0606. Fairies, Dragons and Wizards, through July 30. Around the World: Show Me a Tale (Biblioburro – A True Story from Columbia), July 30, 2-3 p.m. Under the Sea, July 31-Aug. 6, Touch Tank, noon-3 p.m., Aug. 1.

* Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield; adm. $2/adults, $1/children; 203-259-6305 x109 or 155-acre wildlife sanctuary, 7 miles of trails through woodlands, streams, meadows, marshes, ponds, open daily dawn to dusk; Birds of Prey compound; nature center w/exhibits and Nature Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10-3.

* Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; generally animals of the Americas; Tropics building (open 10:30-3:30); carousel; cafe and gift shop; open daily 9-4; adults $14, children 3-11 and seniors, $11, under 3, free; Rare Amur tiger named Changbai. Rare Amur leopard exhibit offers enhanced viewing area. Two lynx kittens celebrated, both girls. Fairfield County Bank Piggy Bank Giveaway, to 750 zoo attendees ages 3-11. July 29. Zoo Patrol, through July 31-Aug. 4. Chris Rowlands with singing, dancing, puppets, stories, etc., through Aug. 6. AARP Free Fridays through Sept. 29.

Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, Mon.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; adm. $9, $8/srs., $5/children 3-18; 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; info., 203-432-5050 or


Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury; 203-797-0230. Sculpture Matir by Juan Bordes, painting by Jim Felice.

Sidewalk Gallery at Press Proof Studio, Inc., 18 South Main St., Norwalk where art is hung on curved corner of South Main St. and Haviland; meant to be viewed from public sidewalk; lights stay on until 1 p.m. Blooms In Light, fine art by Cynthia Mullins, now through Aug. 6.

Gilded Lily Gallery, 101 River St., Milford, 203-878-7007. Forays into the Future, solo exhibit by Milford artist John M. Carnright. Exhibit runs through July 25.

Geary Gallery, 576 Boston Post Rd., Darien, hours: Tues.-Sat., 9:30-5 p.m., 203-655-6633: Spirit of the Seaside, through July 29, featuring “breathtaking and meditative” paintings of Old Greenwich artist, Yasemin Tomakan.

Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery: The Art of Missy Stevens, through July 30. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5; Sat., 11-5, Sun., 12-4. Info:

Rockwell Art Gallery, 151 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton presents Light and Atmosphere exhibit by Wilton artist Dorothy Hyde; on view through July 31. Info: 203-762-8311.

Lionheart Gallery, 27 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, N.Y.; or 914-764-8689. Seventeen artists featured in Group Summer Exhibition continuing through Sept. 1.

Bethel Arts’ exhibit of works by 11 sculptors in outdoor sculpture show for one year from the May 6, 2017, opening on property of Bethel Public Library and Municipal Center on Greenwood Ave.; curated by sculptor David Boyajian of New Fairfield. Bethel Arts’ Artspace gallery, 91 Greenwood Ave.; info:

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, 10th year-round Accessible Art Series season, at various locations; info., or 203-798-0760: Debra Berger of Danbury, images of her other creative passion – her garden, Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Ave., 203-797-4511. Barbara Courtian of New York City, watercolor works, Mothership Bakery & Café, 331 Main St., Danbury, 203-417-6914. Justin Farigiano of Bethel, photography, Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St., 203-797-4505. Victoria Harriott of Norwalk, paintings, monochromatic/pop art style, YMCA’s Escape to the Arts, 293 Main St., Danbury, 203-794-1413. Chris Kiely of Danbury, photography, CityCenter Danbury 268 Main St., 203-792-1711. Toni Miraldi of Sandy Hook, mural art, Filosa/Hancock Hall, 31 Staples St., Danbury; 203-794-9466. Betsy Post of Newtown, needle art, Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., 203-794-8756. Charlene Schosser of Danbury, mixed media with paint chips, glue, artist board and more, Hodge Insurance Agency, 283 Main St., Danbury, 792-2323.