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2017 Annual Meeting

Dear Member, The Board of Directors and staff of Mystic Museum of Art invite you to join us for our Annual Meeting in the Charles H. Davis Gallery, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to discuss our accomplishments of the past year and to review our…

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The Slow Art of Noank Village

  By Dan Pearson Author Stephen Jones referred to time in Noank as the “ethereal years.” And there remains something otherworldly and uniquely graceful about the place. Most likely, this is because of the way the village dips and soars so that even after hundreds and hundreds of walks up and down its streets I…

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The American Landscape Tradition

By Erika Neenan American landscape paintings from the 19th Century can often appear as mere depictions of a scene found in nature. However, brimming under the service of these works are political messages, religious philosophies, and historic insights into American expansionism. Landscape emerged as a genre in American painting during the 19th Century. While there…

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How Does Today’s Museum Goer React to a Modern ‘Olympia’?

By Abigail Dandurand, MMoA Education Intern In 1863, a pioneer of the avant-garde, Edouard Manet, stunned the Parisian public with his painting Olympia. The painting, which depicts a nude courtesan, broke away from the ideal aesthetic nude. The work was met with harsh criticism surely due to its realistic portrayal of the subject and her…

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Paul White: Modern Victorian

by Erika Neenan Paris by Paul White provides a window into Parisian life during the Victorian era. An old carriage travels down the road as men and women in Victorian dress populate the tree lined streets. A Second Empire building stands prominently on the left hand side of the painting. All of these elements declare…

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“MMoA exhibit draws on works by renowned American artists” – The Day

MMoA exhibit draws on works by renowned American artists By Amy J. Barry Published March 20. 2016  All art essentially begins with drawing — and the Mystic Museum of Art is exhibiting some of the finest drawings by American artists created between the late 18th and early 21st centuries. The works on paper reflect the…

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MMoA Revised By-Laws

Read through the MMoA Revised By-Laws before the Annual Meeting on April 21, 2016.

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Maker to Market: New York City Offers a View into the Life of an Artwork

By MMoA Deputy Director for Public Engagement and Operations, Dawn Salerno Between March 2 and 4, I visited New York City to sample the contemporary art scene. My travels took me to artists’ studios, an auction house, and the well-known international Armory Show art fair. My first stop: Sotheby’s, where I had the privilege of meeting…

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Mystic River Press Features Young Artists in our Young At Art Exhibition

Each year, hundreds of works of art flood in from area youth artists for our Young At Art Exhibition. At MMoA, we strongly encourage young artists to continue to hone their skills and submit their work. Many thanks to The Mystic River Press for featuring these young artists. Read more from The Mystic River Press…

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Hartford Courant: “Mystic Arts Center Renamed Mystic Museum Of Art”

Mystic Arts Center Renamed Mystic Museum Of Art Hartford Courant Released: February 16, 2016 By Susan Dunne “What’s the difference between an arts center and a museum? Friends, fans, staff and board members of Mystic Arts Center, recently rechristened Mystic Museum of Art, are about to find out. In May 2015, George King took over…

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