Mystic Museum of Art is a free admission museum great for kids to explore art in all forms! It's provided over 100 years of art fun for families on the Connecticut waters, and is a great day out for the whole family.
Your experience at the Mystic Museum of Art will see you exploring both the exhibits (which rotate, so there will always be something new to head back to!), as well as the permanent collection - all showcasing art of prominent American artists.
The exhibits may see kids gaining an insight into specific artists, or a specific technique - or perhaps a specific art form or theme!
Then, you have that permanent collection, which consists of over 250 works of art!
The Mystic Museum of Art began life as an artist colony back in 1913 when a man named Charles H Davis had a vision. Artists such as Beatrice Cuming, Henry Ward Ranger and Robert Brackman are featured within the collection, which showcases art from the first quarter of the 20th century, to the early 2000s, not only giving kids an art education, but a historical one too!
In addition to the works of art on display, the Mystic Museum of Art offers a number of studio classes - for both adults and children - if you're feeling inspired and want to get your own creative talents flowing!
They also host fun Parents Night Out, and Family Free Days, so make sure you check out the website and really exploree all the fun things that are offered!
So kids, are you ready to have an art-tastic day out in Mystic? Great, because the Mystic Museum of Art is ready for you!
The MMOA At Home page on their website is a great way to bring creativity to your kids at home, so check it out!
They offer fun Parents Night Out and Family Free Days, to name a few so check the website to see what you want to take advantage of!
Turn onto Allyn Street. Straight through stop sign to traffic light. Turn left at traffic light. Bear left around curve and down hill. Turn right onto Water Street. Mystic Museum of Art is approximately one block down on the left. Turn into driveway, pull ticket at gate, then park in right or left lot. Located to your right once in the parking lot, MMoA is a large yellow building set back on the river, directly across from Factory Square.
Book a visit to Mystic Museum of Art to inspire creativity, exercise visual literacy, and train skills required by the Common Core state standards. Staff-Guided visits are discussion-based and hands-on. Programs include curriculum-related, in-studio projects and facilitated gallery discussions. They offer a range of field trip options so check online!
Give them a call to check about accessibility, they will be happy to help!
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11am - 5pm, Monday to Sunday
Open year round but closed most major holidays and for periods where exhibits change. Check website for closure periods
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