Art exhibitions at The Aldrich challenge visitors to shift their perspectives and re-think their definitions of art. Our shows usually feature significant work by emerging and mid-career artists, though we occasionally present important works by widely-known, established artists as well. We aspire to provide a vital cultural resource for our community, with special attention to developing world-class, innovative museum education programs.
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
The Tort Museum takes visitors through the history of tort law and highlights precedent setting cases that affect our justice system, and daily life, today. Through interactive and traditional exhibits, visitors can discover the evolution of consumer protection, and how critical each of their voices are in upholding justice for all in this country.
Art, General, History, Historic House, Military
Founded in 1936, the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (A & L), Connecticut's statewide heritage organization, promotes interest in historic properties by preserving and interpreting significant personal stories and collections. The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society owns nine historic houses opened to public. All are on their original sites and most have intact original collections.
Art, Children's, Culture, Library, Specialized
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 2,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. It is also the new home of the Puppeteers of America’s Audio-Visual Collection: the largest collection of videotapes, films, and other media about puppetry in the United States.
Art, Culture, University
Fairfield's growing collection of painting, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art objects now have a most appropriate home - Fairfield University's Bellarmine Hall. Come visit the Bellarmine Museum of Art.
Aquarium, Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences encompassing regional to global perspectives.
Founded in 1995, to support and encourage serious, emmerging artists in the art of works on paper.
The Davison Art Center holds approximately 18,000 prints and 6,000 photographs in one of the foremost collections of prints and photographs at a U.S. college or university. The collection is intensively used for teaching and learning by Wesleyan classes, faculty, and individual students. During the academic year, the DAC presents gallery exhibitions open to the public.
Art, General, History, Science
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention.
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