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June 18 - September 18

Missing Narratives

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) advances its yearlong exploration of narrative art with Missing Narratives, a special exhibition of 27 prints, paintings, and sculpture by 19 African American artists including Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Gwendolyn Knight (1913-2005), Valerie J. Maynard (b. 1937), and Robin Holder (b. 1952) on loan from the private collection of Bill and Paula Alice Mitchell.

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June 18 - September 18

Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post Covers: Tell Me a Story

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is pleased to present Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post Covers: Tell Me a Story, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.

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April 30 - May 29

Young at Art

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Young at Art returns to MMoA!

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March 18 - May 29

More Than Hot Type

The year of narrative art continues at Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) with More Than Hot Type, a special printmaking exhibition presented in collaboration with the Providence Art Club (PAC) of Rhode Island.

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March 18 - April 17

Quilt National ’21

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is honored to present a selection of contemporary quilts from Quilt National ’21, on loan from the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.

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January 28 - March 6

Stories from the Permanent Collection

MMoA kicks off the year of narrative art with a curated selection of examples from the permanent collection, featuring never-before-exhibited sketchbooks and new donations!

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January 28 - March 6

2022 Annual Members and Elected Artists Exhibition

A non-juried exhibition open to all MMoA Members and MMoA Elected Artists.

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October 1, 2021 - December 19, 2021

65th Annual Themed Regional Exhibition: Flourish

To celebrate our survival in the wake of so much hardship and loss over the last 18 months, the theme of the Mystic Museum of Art 2021 regional exhibition is FLOURISH.

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October 1, 2021 - December 19, 2021

Michael Melford: A Passage between Earth and Sky

MMoA is honored to host a solo exhibition by award-winning National Geographic photographer Michael Melford. Sponsored by the National Gallery of Fine Art.

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August 17, 2021 - September 10, 2021

Let’s Have a Conversation at MMoA

A temporary outdoor exhibition of artwork by local students aged 4 – 21. Monday through Friday, 11am – 5pm, weather permitting.

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June 15, 2021 - September 12, 2021

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.

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April 2, 2021 - May 30, 2021

The Artist As Collector

Why do artists collect? What are they drawn to? This exhibition explores selections of MMoA’s permanent collection whose donors were themselves practicing artists.

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April 2, 2021 - May 30, 2021

Lil Maxwell: Celebrate Self Expression

MMoA celebrates the legacy of local artist Lil Maxwell (1921-2003) in this retrospective exhibition in the Liebig Gallery.

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January 29, 2021 - March 20, 2021

Members and Elected Artists Exhibition – Online!

MMoA’s annual Members and Elected Artists Exhibition goes Virtual in 2021!

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January 19, 2021 - March 20, 2021

Members Past and Present

Members Past and Present pairs MMoA’s Members and Elected Artists Exhibition with a selection of the Museum’s permanent collection.

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September 29, 2020 - December 23, 2020

Reintroducing the Permanent Collection

MMoA reopens the galleries with a Museum-wide exhibition of the permanent collection!

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July 18, 2020 - September 5, 2020

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 109th Annual Exhibition

In 2020, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts’ 109th Annual Exhibition is going ONLINE!

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July 4, 2020 - September 26, 2020

AMERICANA: 64th Annual Themed Regional Exhibition

MMoA’s 64th Annual Themed Regional Exhibition, AMERICANA, is going ONLINE!

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June 29, 2020 - August 28, 2020

Selections From Photo Show 42

Photo Show 42 was originally set to run from March 13 – April 18, 2020, but was unfortunately hindered by the Museum’s forced closure in the face of COVID-19. Although MMoA was able to create a virtual version of the exhibition as it was installed in the Museum galleries, nothing compares to being able to see artwork face-to-face. Thanks to the generosity of Hartford HealthCare’s Mystic HealthCenter to support healing through the arts, Selections From Photo Show 42 lives on to benefit medical professionals, staff, and patients in the new medical building at 100 Perkins Farm Drive.

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May 1, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Young At Art

Due to the prevalence of, and as a precaution against, the spread of COVID-19, 2020’s Young at Art exhibition has been pushed back to next year.

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March 23, 2020 - July 4, 2020

Art to Soothe the Soul: Pop-Up Exhibitions During the Time of Social Distancing

MMoA’s physical galleries may be closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, but we still want to celebrate the artwork of our permanent collection, and pieces shown by artist members in past exhibitions! Take a little virtual tour from the comfort and safety of home.

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March 13, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Photo Show 42

MMoA’s 42nd annual juried photography exhibition continues an area tradition while also celebrating changing technology and innovative techniques.

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January 30, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Gifts to the Museum

MMoA celebrates the important gifts of art given to the Museum in 2019.

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January 30, 2020 - February 29, 2020

2020 Members and Elected Artists Exhibition

A non-juried exhibition open to all MMoA Members and MMoA Elected Artists.

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November 22, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Holiday Gift Market

Venture off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs with our inspiring and unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories, and more. Support local artisans and give something special to your loved ones this holiday!

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October 11, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Oil and Water: Mystic art colony artists respond to Turner

MMoA presents a curated exhibition of works from the permanent collection, giving a local context to Mystic Seaport Museum’s exhibition of J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from the Tate.

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October 11, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Photo Show 41

MMoA’s 41st annual juried photography exhibition continues an area tradition while also celebrating changing technology and innovative techniques.

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August 23, 2019 - October 5, 2019

The Outsider Art of Ruby C. Williams

MMoA is proud to present the artwork of Floridian folk artist Ruby C. Williams in our Liebig Gallery.

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August 23, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Linda DiFrenna: Life, Death, and In Between

MMoA presents a solo exhibition by local artist Linda DiFrenna.

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August 23, 2019 - October 5, 2019

63rd Regional Exhibition

Mystic Museum of Art presents its 63rd Regional Exhibition, an all-media juried show open to all artists.

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July 12, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Selections from Soderberg Unfurled!

An extension of Soderberg Unfurled! on display in MMoA’s Liebig Gallery.

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July 12, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Annual Members and Elected Artists Exhibition

A non-juried show open to all MMoA Members and MMoA Elected Artists.

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April 19, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 108th Annual Exhibition

Mystic Museum of Art hosts the 108th Annual Exhibition of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.

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March 15, 2019 - April 22, 2019

Sea the Change

A trash-to-art contest open to all local young artists! On view at MMoA’s 15 Water Street Gallery Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11am – 3pm.

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March 15, 2019 - April 13, 2019

The Coral Reef Project

A solo exhibition of the ecologically-minded works of Tekla Zweir, Chair of the Art Department at the Williams School.

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March 15, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Young At Art

The region’s biggest annual youth art exhibition is back at Mystic Museum of Art!

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January 18, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Incipient Speciation: Feral Seed Sculpture by Gar Waterman

MMoA presents a solo exhibition of the works of sculptor Gar Waterman.

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November 16, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Holiday Gift Market

Tread off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs with our inspiring and unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories and more. Support local artisans and give something special to your loved ones this holiday.

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September 28, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Bryan Gorneau: Tongue in Cheek

A solo exhibition of the works of sculptor and mixed-media artist Bryan Gorneau.

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September 28, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Photo Show 40

MMoA’s 40th annual juried photography exhibition continues an area tradition while new prizes represent changing technology and innovative techniques.

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August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Four MMoA Artists

Mystic Museum of Art presents the weekend-only 15 Water Street Annex Event, featuring the works of award-winning elected artists Jean Dalton, Gustaf Miller, Serena Bates, and Garnet Wrigley.

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August 3, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Mystical Interactions – Sunil Howlader Solo Exhibition

A solo exhibition of 2017 Regional Show first prize winner, Sunil Howlader.

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August 3, 2018 - September 22, 2018

62nd Regional Exhibition

Mystic Museum of Art presents its 62nd Regional Exhibition, an all-media juried show open to all artists.

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