Mystic Museum of Art has been closed most of the month of January as the walls, ceiling, and fixtures are reconditioned, cleaned, primed, and painted. Board members, staff, and visitors are invited to celebrate the renovations at the opening of MMoA’s Gifts to the Museum and Elected Artists and Members exhibitions, at 5:30pm on January 30.
The Museum’s trajectory from art association to art center to art museum—envisioned by its founders in 1913—has spanned decades and now aims at national stature. In addition to the restoration of the galleries, MMoA will celebrate significant recent gifts of art to the collection and announce an important new exhibition schedule at the January 30 opening reception.
“None of this could happen without the support of generous and visionary friends,” observed V. Susan Fisher, the museum’s Executive Director. “MMoA’s plan to enrich appreciation of the Mystic Art Colony’s heritage and build on it with outstanding exhibitions and educational programs, requires significant resources. Thanks to an exceptionally generous gift from an anonymous donor, we can move ahead on our vision for 2020: to deliver transformative art experiences to a broader community.”
Located at 9 Water Street in Mystic, CT, the Mystic Museum of Art has served as a focal point for the arts in southeastern Connecticut for more than 100 years. Founded in 1913 as the Mystic Art Association, and expanded in 2004 as Mystic Art Center, to offer a rich education program, MMoA is built on a strong foundation in both the exhibition and the practice of fine art. MMoA’s mission is to inspire creativity and critical dialogue by engaging the regional community in the understanding, appreciation and practice of visual art.