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September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ARTINI: Autumnal Light Lantern

Artini HourMix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios.

We provide instruction, supplies, a tasty beverage and plenty of time to socialize.

Friday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Members $30/Non-members $35

 

Autumnal Light Lantern

With Kimberly Lutts

The autumn season in New England is unique in many ways, but one of the most significant features of the season is the display of color that surrounds us. Illuminate your home with glowing works of art through the creation of handmade lanterns. Using vellum and your choice of materials to decorate the panels, create the perfect centerpiece that will shine on your next gathering.

 

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September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at Art: Shuffleton’s Barbershop

Join us for the seventh of monthly art talks by MMoA’s Executive Director, Susan Fisher!

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September 10 - September 11

Mystic Seaport Museum Reciprocal Membership Weekend

Mystic Museum of Art members can enjoy FREE admission to Mystic Seaport on Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11. Enjoy fall at the country’s largest maritime museum!  Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is teaming up with Mystic Seaport Museum for a membership reciprocity weekend  Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11. Show your MMoA card to enjoy everything Mystic Seaport Museum (MSM) has to offer!

At the same time, MSM members are welcome to visit Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post Covers: Tell Me a Story, and Missing Narratives for free. A valid membership card and photo ID are required, and benefit applies for admission only.

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September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Exploring Missing Narratives with Robin Holder

Join us at MMoA on Tuesday, September 6th for a conversation with artist Robin Holder as she explores the stories in Missing Narratives, beginning with her own.

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August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

An Evening with Abigail Rockwell– Sold out

Abigail Rockwell, Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter, discusses the truth about Pop’s life and work, and the 2019 Definitive Edition of Rockwell’s classic 1960 autobiography My Life as an Illustrator.

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August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dad’s Rockwell is a Fake? A True Story of Art, Intrigue, and Hidden Treasure

Join MMoA on August 23rd as Don Trachte recounts the incredible true story of intrigue and discovery surrounding one of Norman Rockwell’s most iconic and beloved images, Breaking Home Ties, once owned by his father.

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August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at Art:

Join MMoA Executive Director Susan Fisher for a thoughtful, up-close look at Albert Thompson’s “Cattle Wading in the River.”

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August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Posing for Norman: A Conversation with Byron Breese and Ed Locke

Join us on August 9th for a presentation by Byron Breese (1973 and 1976 Boy Scouts of America calendars) and Ed Locke (Before the Shot, The Runaway), two models who worked with Rockwell, as they share the stories of their time posing for the artist.

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August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Collectors Roundtable

This summer, MMoA is launching the Collectors Roundtable to provide training and education to new and established art collectors about the process of assembling and caring for a collection. The first Collectors Roundtable on August 2nd at 5:30 pm will feature a conversation with several local collectors who will share why they started collecting and how they have grown and care for their artwork.

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July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at Art: Mother and Child

Join Executive Director Susan Fisher on Tuesday, July 12 for a look at Mother and Child, by Romare Bearden (1911-1988).

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June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at Art: The Problem We All Live With

Join us for the fourth of monthly art talks by MMoA’s Executive Director, Susan Fisher!

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May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at Art

“Still Life” or “Nature Morte”? Join Executive Director Susan Fisher for a discussion of Dorothy Miller’s Still Life in “Looking at Art” on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

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May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Discussion with the Artists: More than Hot Type

Join printmakers Ruth A.B. Clegg, Elizabeth A. Goddard, Susan L. Hardy, and Carol Strause Fitzsimonds for a discussion on the inspiration and process behind More Than Hot Type, currently on display in MMoA’s Liebig Gallery!

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April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Nights

Paint the Earth

Lisa Adams

In celebration of Earth Day, lets paint the natural world in a whole new way. Using reclaimed wood, driftwood, or other unique organic surfaces, your instructor will guide you through a step by step painting of the local Mystic landscape.

Martini: Melon Cucumber-tini

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April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at Art

Join us for the second of monthly art talks by MMoA’s Executive Director, Susan Fisher!

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March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Nights

Unfolding Who I Am (Hands-on Bookmaking)

Donna Frustere

Explore several simple bookmaking techniques and create a handmade, “M-fold” book that you can personalize using multimedia collage elements appropriate to your story or interpretation.

Martini: Lemon Basil Martini

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February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Nights

Bedazzled Zendalas

Lavanya Shubhakar

Zendala art is a cross between mandala art and zentangle art. Join us for a fun, relaxing, and cultural experience of creating a bedazzled zendala. Unleash your creative flow, enjoy the company of friends and create a lovely art piece to add to your home décor or as a gift.

Martini: Blood Orange Martini

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January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Nights

Polymer Jewelry

Liz Lomax

Are you ready to add a new passion to your creative repertoire? Using polymer colored clay, learn creative techniques for designing personalized, unique jewelry. Design, blend, roll and bake beads, earrings, keychains, or your choice of any accessary piece that can be used as a gift for someone special (maybe that person is YOU).

Martini: Baileys Chocolate Martini

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December 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

An Interview with Michael Melford

Join us at MMoA on Saturday, December 18th from 5:30 – 7pm for the exhibition-closing event of Michael Melford: A Passage between Earth and Sky.

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November 21, 2021 - December 19, 2021

Museum Store Holiday Gift Market

It’s back, by popular demand! MMoA’s Holiday Gift Market returns in 2021, in a new form and a new location – MMoA’s Schuster Gallery!

Stock up on holiday gifts without the worry of wondering whether they’ll ship on time, while simultaneously supporting local artists, artisans, and MMoA.

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September 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Opening Reception for Michael Melford: A Passage between Earth and Sky and FLOURISH

Join us for MMoA’s first in-person Opening Reception since January of 2020! This event is being organized per guidelines outlined by Ledge Light Health District and local mandates to prevent further spread of Covid-19. 

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August 8, 2021 @ 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

$35.00

Reserved Tables for up to 4 Guests

$180.00

Pre-Purchase Picnic Boxes by Watch Hill Catering

Cheese & Charcuterie Box for Two

$24.00

Chilled Salmon Noodle Salad for Two

$22.00

Mini Antipasto Board for Two

$18.00

Eventbrite ticketing now open! Click HERE for tickets.

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June 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Night Away from the Museum

Join us for a virtual Gala fundraiser featuring music by Mystic’s own Wooly Mammoth, a cocktail demo by Bravo Bravo’s Kevin Rogers, a peek preview of MMoA’s special summer exhibition of works by our founding artists, and more…! Click here to purchase your tickets!

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June 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Book Launch: Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams

Bank Square Books and the Mystic Museum of Art invite you to an in-person book release party on MMoA’s beautiful stone patio for Our Woman in Moscow, the new novel from bestselling author Beatriz Williams. Tickets include a signed copy of Our Woman in Moscow and light refreshments. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

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August 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gala 2020: A Night Away from the Museum

This year we are presenting A NIGHT AWAY FROM THE MUSEUM on Sunday, August 30, from 7-8pm. Join us for a virtual gala: an evening of fun, art, history, trivia, and music in support of the Mystic Museum of Art.

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April 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artini – “Paint” with Clay

Donna Frustere

Participants will learn a hands-on approach to manipulating a specialty air-dry “Clayhouse” clay. The magic happens as you work this incredibly pliable and bendable medium into place on foam core. Using the blooms, birds and other inspirations of the spring season, enjoy the sensation of painting with clay.

Aloe Vera Martini

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April 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Family Day!

Join us for an afternoon of free, drop-in art making, studio tours, and activities that encourage both children and adults to engage with MMoA’s studios and galleries.

See what the fun is all about!

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April 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Parents Night Out

Enjoy an evening to yourself once a month while your kids have a night out, too!

Consider MMoA your babysitter for the night. Your child will make friends, create art, play games, eat pizza, and watch a movie with out fun, creative, and qualified faculty.

Please call the Museum to register: 860.536.7601

$25 for Members
$30 for Public

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March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artini – Decoupage Design

Sean Kane

Learn basic techniques to upcycle and add character and charm to an old vase. Decoupage is the art of decorating items by gluing paper cutouts onto the surface of your object. Simple and beautiful, the process will include basic calligraphy while reducing stress and having fun.

Very Berry Cosmo

March 27

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March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Artful Bite

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, MMoA is cancelling this fundraiser event. 

We apologize for this change in plan, but the health and safety of our communities must be MMoA’s top priority at this time.

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March 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Family Day!

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, MMoA is cancelling this group event.

We apologize for this change in plan, but the health and safety of our communities must be MMoA’s top priority at this time.

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March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Parents Night Out

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, MMoA is cancelling this group event.

We apologize for this change in plan, but the health and safety of our communities must be MMoA’s top priority at this time.

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March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception for Photo Show 42

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, MMoA is cancelling the scheduled opening of Photo Show 42 tonight.
We apologize for this late change in plan.
The health and safety of our communities must be MMoA’s top priority at this time.

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February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artini – D.I.Y. Bath Products

Brenda De Los Santos

Learn to make you own homemade lip balm, sugar scrub, and body butter. Learn about the essential ingredients used in creating luxurious bath and body products and create your own while customizing scents and colors. Each student will leave with one of each product.

Hawaiian Martini

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February 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading celebrates its twelfth anniversary at MMoA.

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January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artini – Surreal Valentines

Nancy MacBride

Create valentines that will surprise and delight your loved ones! Juxtapose seemingly random and contrasting visual images from magazines, postcards, calendars, decorative papers, and other multi-media sources to create dreamlike, humorous or perhaps even shocking surreal collages.

French Martini

 

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January 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception for Gifts to the Museum and Members/Elected Artists Exhibition

Join us as MMoA reopens to the public on January 30 at 5:30pm! Light fare and drinks provided thanks to our generous sponsor, StoneRidge.

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December 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Movie Night

Friday, December 20
5:00 – 8:00pm

Bring the whole family for a night of relaxation, creativity, and fun! Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, and bring their favorite blanket and stuffed animal.

Doors open at 5, with art projects for children while parents are invited to shop the Holiday Gift Market. The movie (Rise of the Guardians, PG) will begin at 6pm.

Admission includes hot chocolate, cookies, and a complementary parking voucher. Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.

Open to the first 100 visitors!

Members: $5 per family / Non-Members $10 per family

Call to reserve your spot: 860.536.7601
Tickets will also be available at the door

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December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sip, Shop, Craft Party

Sip, Shop, Craft Party
Thursday, December 12th
6:00 – 8:30pm

Mix cocktails & creativity for your next happy hour. Take on a creative project in our studios and then enjoy a private holiday shopping experience in our galleries at our Holiday Market. Evening includes specialty eggnog cocktail, wine, beer, lite refreshments, sweet treats, & gift-wrapping. Come and bring your friends. Plenty of time to create, shop, & socialize.

Members: $20 / Non-Members $25

Call to reserve your spot: 860 536 7601 Tickets will be available at the door

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November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

EVENT CANCELLED: Book Launch at MMoA

EVENT CANCELLED: Bank Square Books and Mystic Museum of Art invite you to join us from 6:30 to 8pm for an evening with travel journalist Patricia Schultz, the bestselling author of the new deluxe edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

Tickets for this event are $5, which will be refunded with the purchase of the deluxe edition of the book.

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November 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

An evening with Executive Director V. Susan Fisher

Mystic Museum of Art cordially invites you to an evening with Executive Director V. Susan Fisher.

Event will include a short talk by Ms. Fisher comparing two pieces from the Oil and Water exhibition.

November 6, 2019 : 5:30 – 7:00pm

Members – free

Public – $10/ person

RSVP by November 1, 2019 to bfurgueson@mysticmuseumofart.org

or 860.536.7601 ext. 209

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October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art After Dark

TIME.

SOUND.

ART.

FILLING SPACE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY.

Music
THE CARLEANS
Art
PUMPKIN SPICE QUILTS

 

(note special times)

LIVE MUSIC + ART INCLUSION FOR ALL

PIZZA FROM PIZZETTA

WINE & BEER (2 DRINK TICKETS) + LEMONADE

MEMBERS: $12, NON-MEMBERS: $15, KIDS 4–12: $3, 3 AND UNDER: FREE

INCLUDES PARKING

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September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini – No-Sew Totes with Judy Pettini

Now that plastic bags have been banned what a perfect opportunity we have to design our very own, upcycled bag! Using a t-shirt and fabric markers, create an earth friendly tote to be used at the farmers market, given as a unique gift, or for countless other purposes.
Green Apple Ginger Martini

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September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark

TIME.

SOUND.

ART.

FILLING SPACE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY.

Music
FAKE EXPERIENCE
Art
PARTS OF A PUZZLE

 

LIVE MUSIC + ART INCLUSION FOR ALL

PIZZA FROM PIZZETTA

WINE & BEER (2 DRINK TICKETS) + LEMONADE

MEMBERS: $12, NON-MEMBERS: $15, KIDS 4–12: $3, 3 AND UNDER: FREE

INCLUDES PARKING

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August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark – Music: Luke & Mike Music / Art: Draw to Music

Time. Sound. Art. Filling space in a beautiful way. Enjoy live music under the tent on the Museum’s riverfront terrace, an inclusive art project for all, pizza from Pizzeta, wine and beer (2 drink tickets) and lemonade.

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July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark – Music: Ben Freiert / Art: Woven Word

Time. Sound. Art. Filling space in a beautiful way. Enjoy live music under the tent on the Museum’s riverfront terrace, an inclusive art project for all, pizza from Pizzeta, wine and beer (2 drink tickets) and lemonade.

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June 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

KTJ Studio 20 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join members of the Mystic Museum of Art community for a tribute to Katherine Tod Johnstone (KTJ). Members of the Johnstone family, KTJ’s friends, MMoA Board members, staff, and museum members will raise a glass in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the completion of the KTJ Studios.

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June 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Liquid Canvas… Summer Style

Mix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour. Capture the majestic beauty of our summertime in Mystic as you recreate our surrounding landscape in acrylic on canvas.

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June 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Night at the Museum: Soderberg Unfurled!

Join us on June 8, 2019, to celebrate Mystic Museum of Art’s annual premier event, its summer gala fundraiser, featuring a preview of Soderberg Unfurled!, a premiere exhibition of the artwork of Y.E. Soderberg.

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May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Silent Boom Disco Party and Art with Headphones

Time. Sound. Art. Filling space in a beautiful way. Enjoy live music under the tent on the Museum’s riverfront terrace, an inclusive art project for all, pizza from Pizzeta, wine and beer (2 drink tickets) and lemonade.

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April 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

eARTh Day 2019

Be one of over a billion environmentally-minded people around the world who celebrate the planet. How? Come to Mystic Museum of Art’s inaugural “eARTh Day”!

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January 24, 2019 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Hommage à… and Incipient Speciation Opening Reception

The Executive Director and Board of Directors of Mystic Museum of Art invite you to the opening reception for both Hommage à… Annual Juried Theme Exhibition  and Incipient Speciation: Feral Seed Sculpture by Gar Waterman on Thursday, January 24, 5:30 – 7pm.

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December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polar Express Movie Night

Bring your child or grandchild and their friends to a free showing of the Polar Express in the Davis Gallery.

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December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sip & Shop Sundays

Enjoy a complimentary mimosa while you shop at our Holiday Gift Market.

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November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale

While shopping at the Holiday Market, stop by the Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale for some fresh holiday greens hand-crafted by Mystic Garden Club members.

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November 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Watch the Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade from our riverside terrace and warm up inside with music, drinks, and holiday cheer.

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November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Tax Free Shopping Weekend at the Museum

Enjoy shopping the fine art and artisan wares of the Holiday Gift Market with the added benefit of paying not sales tax.

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November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Preview Party

Get a first look at the Holiday Gift Market, featuring fine art and artisan wares, while enjoying food catered by Breakwater Restaurant.

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October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark October

MMoA’s family-friendly concert series features live music by The Fake Experience and live art by Bonnie Sullivan under the tent on the Museum’s riverfront terrace.

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October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bryan Gorneau: Tongue in Cheek Opening Reception

Opening Reception of Bryan Gorneau’s solo exhibition Tongue in Cheek.

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October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo Show 40 Opening Reception

Opening Reception for Mystic Museum of Art’s annual juried photography exhibition.

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August 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mystical Interactions – Sunil Howlader Solo Exhibition Opening Reception

Opening reception for Mystical Interactions, a solo exhibition by 61st Regional Exhibition first prize winner, Sunil Howlader. 

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August 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

62nd Regional Opening Reception

Opening reception for Mystic Museum of Art’s 62nd Annual Regional Exhibition, which is open to all artists in any media, and judged by Don Woodford.

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July 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Roy McLendon: A History of the Florida Highwaymen, Outsider Artists of the Jim Crow South

Roy McClendon, one of the original members of the Florida Highwaymen, presents a history this group of African-American, primarily self-taught artists, and recounts some of his experiences during the Jim Crow era.

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June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Members and Elected Artists Exhibition & Great Yachts

Please join us for the opening reception of our Annual Members and Elected Artists Exhibition and Great Yachts: The Marine Paintings of Russ Kramer.

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