CowParade for People Without Deep Pockets

If you wanted – and can afford - one of the  CowParade cows, you probably already have one.

Mooseum is an exhibit for the rest of us. The cute little replicas of the large and expensive cow sculptures that have captivated the world over time will be on display in West Hartford.

Starting this month, you will be able to see more than 500 replicas of cows from CowParade events from more than 60 cities throughout the world, including London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Paris, in West Hartford Center.

Want to be the first in the know? The collection includes prototypes of figurines that never have been produced for sale, including the “Twin Cowers” from New York City in 2000.

You can see some of the big bovines as well.

In case you are not familiar with CowParade, you don’t have to admit it. Here’s what you need to know:

  • CowParade is the world’s biggest public art event.
  • The first one was in Chicago in 1999.
  • In 2000, it came to Stamford.
  • It was in West Hartford last year. 
  • In 2009, Cows make their way to Rome, Madrid, Taipei, Seoul, Leon (Mexico) and Panama City

Many famous designers, celebrities and artists have created cow art, including:

  • Fashion designers Kate Spade and Vivienne Westwood
  • Toy manufacturer Lego
  • Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood
  • The band “Radiohead.”

Who owns the cows?

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Ringo Starr
  • JK Rowling
  • Elton John T

The Mooseum will be updated on a continuing basis as new figurines are released and new exhibits occur.

The exhibit is free, so it’s also a cheap outing guaranteed to bring a smile to your face unless you really don’t like cows.
If you go:
The Mooseum is available to be seen by appointment only. Visitors can buy CowParade figurines and other merchandise through the CowParade Internet store, which is linked directly to the Mooseum and is located in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
To schedule an appointment to visit the Mooseum

  • Call Marge Abrams at 860-561-0000 ext. 118
  • Or email
  • The Mooseum is located at 10 Ellsworth Road in West Hartford Center.
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