20 Art Museums and Art Galleries in CT you can visit virtually

Kasia/ January 21, 2021/ Articles, Lifestyle/ 0 comments

Wish you had a way to visit your favorite art museums without having to deal with the social distancing of a pandemic? You can visit a variety of Connecticut art museums and galleries virtually! Check out the places below for special, at-home experiences!

If you know of a great art venue you can visit virtually that isn’t on the list, let me know through the contact page and I’ll add it to the list.

1. ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield offers virtual experiences for everyone. Check out their virtual events page for upcoming artist talks, museum tours, poetry, creative workshops and more!
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2. ARTSPACE FLATFILE COLLECTION

Artspace Flatfile Collection is a virtual exhibition of 2D works by local and regional artists. The collection is curated by Artspace and changes regularly, so come back often for a new dose of creative inspiration.
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3. BRUCE MUSEUM

Bruce Museum in Greenwich is on a mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of Arts and Science. Check out their digital exhibits as well as progress on the construction of their new building, scheduled to open in 2022.
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4. CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP

Creative Arts Workshop is a cultural center for creativity located in New Haven, CT offering many online experiences, including online classes and workshops, studio tours, exhibitions, and more.
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5. ELY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Ely Center for Contemporary Arts (New Haven) is doing studio tours on their instagram and facebook pages, a series of Roundtable Talks accessible through ZOOM, and other special events. Check out their events calendar for current events.
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6. FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER

Fairfield Museum and History Center is utilizing their Facebook page to keep visitors up to date on their virtual activities.
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7. FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM

Florence Griswold Museum is in historic Old Lyme and was once a boarding house for Lyme Art Colony artists. The Museum is offering online exhibitions and collections worth checking out.
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8. THE GLASS HOUSE

The Glass House in New Canaan is a National Trust Historic Site located on a 49-acres landscape, and home to 20th-Century paintings and sculptures. Check out a virtual 360-degree view of The Glass House and explore some of the other structures on the property, painting gallery, sculpture gallery, and more.
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9. GUILFORD ART CENTER

Guilford Art Center is offering online classes and workshops, demos, studio tours, and plenty creative ideas to keep you inspired throughout the pandemic.
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10. LYME ART ASSOCIATION

Lyme Art Association hosts seven annual exhibitions of local and regional representational artists. Check out their Online Exhibits and a schedule of upcoming Virtual Gallery Talks.
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11. LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM

Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London offer digital exhibitions as well as free art and STEAM kits for kids.
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12. MATTATUCK MUSEUM

Mattatuck Museum is presenting online exhibitions as well as weekly themed collections of various lesson plans and activities for families.
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13. NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

New Britain Museum of American Art lets you stay connected and engaged with their exhibitions through their digital experiences.
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14. PALESTINE MUSEUM US

Palestine Museum US takes you on a ten minute video tour of its exhibits.
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15. SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich offers one of the most comprehensive virtual tours available. Walk through the museum’s beautiful space virtually and learn about each exhibit as if you were there.
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16. SPECTRUM GALLERY

Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook is offering online classes and workshops through ZOOM, preview of its current exhibition, and an online artisan shop.
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17. WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford has a number of virtual events coming up. Check them out on the Events Page.
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18. WASHINGTON ART ASSOCIATION AND GALLERY

Washington Art Association and Gallery is a non-profit organization in Washington Depot, CT offers exhibitions, education, and special events. Check out their current exhibition here.
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19. WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM OF ART

William Benton Museum of Art has great online exhibitions available as well as a self-guided walking tour featuring outdoor works of art.
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20. YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Yale University Art Gallery brings you closer to art with their online features.
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