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June 15 - September 12

The Founders: Reclaiming Mystic’s Artistic Roots

More than fifty works of art and artifacts from early and influential members of the Mystic art colony, graciously loaned by private local collectors, will be on view, along with works from MMoA’s permanent collection, in The Founders: Reclaiming Mystic’s Artistic Roots, open now through September 12.


August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Will Evans

On Sunday, August 8, 2021,Mystic Museum of Art is excited to host Will Evans, primary songwriter and front man of New England-based roots rock outfit Barefoot Truth, for an outdoor riverfront concert to benefit MMoA.

Doors will open at 5:15pm, with Will taking the stage at 6pm for 90 minutes of original music.

Cash bar and food will be available for purchase from Watch Hill Catering. Guests may bring their own picnics; however absolutely NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL will be tolerated.

This is an outdoor show. RAIN DATE is Sunday August 29th. In the event of rain, guests will be notified no later than 24 hours prior to start of event. Sorry, no refunds.

Please note, regular parking fees will apply to park in the museum parking lot.

Seating – is available on a first come, first served basis. We strongly recommend guests bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blanket. We do have a limited number of reserved tables for up to 4 guests available at an additional cost.

General Admission – Children under 12 are Free


Reserved Tables for up to 4 Guests


Pre-Purchase Picnic Boxes by Watch Hill Catering

Cheese & Charcuterie Box for Two


Chilled Salmon Noodle Salad for Two


Mini Antipasto Board for Two


Eventbrite ticketing now open! Click HERE for tickets.


October 1 - December 19

Trees: A Celebration of Life

MMoA is honored to host a solo exhibition by award-winning National Geographic photographer Michael Melford.


October 1 - December 19

65th Annual Themed Regional Exhibition: Flourish

COVID has been hard on all of us, for myriad reasons: isolation, anxiety, and, for far too many, overwhelming loss. While the future remains uncertain, things are starting to return to a kind of normal—including a themed, regional juried exhibition at MMoA!

To celebrate our survival in the wake of so much hardship and loss, the theme of the Mystic Museum of Art 2021 regional exhibition is FLOURISH.

The verb “to flourish” means to thrive or prosper. As a noun, a flourish is also a bold or sweeping gesture, a profusion, an embellishment. Mystic has reclaimed its stature as a flourishing tourism destination; the hydrangeas this year are a flourish of color thanks to a rainy spring and summer; the historic architecture downtown is full of decorative flourishes like cornices, finials, and carved pineapples. The triumphant return of MMoA’s exuberant summer campers is replete with flourishing art projects created with clever flourishes of details.

Open to a thousand interpretations, from personal struggles overcoming the last 18 months to the beauty of the natural world outside our windows, this call to artists is open to all media, including photography.

Entry forms may be filled out and submitted online prior to in-person receiving dates of September 17 and 18. Artists are encouraged to include a short statement (100 words or less) of their interpretation of the exhibition theme to be included on the labels of accepted works.


Prospectus and entry forms coming soon!

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