The Connecticut Art Trail Art Passport is expanding and art lovers can visit 20 museums within one year for the $25 cost of the passport. The CT Art Trail has also partnered with the Connecticut Brewers Guild to enhance the experience of those traveling the Art Trail.
The Connecticut Art Trail includes several museums and historic sites across the state and the two new affiliate members are The Glass House and Silvermine Arts Center, which are both in New Canaan.
What started as in 1995 as the CT Impressionist Art Trail in 1995 has grown to include 20 museums, more than 500,000 works of art within permanent collections and 250 scenic miles.
The 2019 Art Passport offers members free admission to museums along the trail, discounts and free gifts. You can buy one of these passports at most member museums or online.
The Art Passport includes one-day admission to each of the member museums per year. Call or visit museums’ websites before visiting; because seasonal hours and exhibitions vary.
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Ave., Norwalk
Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N Benson Road, Fairfield
Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield
The Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport
Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton
Greater New Haven
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven
Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Free Academy Campus, 108 Crescent St., Norwich
The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Storrs
Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford
Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford