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Brackman Exhibition Featured in Hartford Courant Video/Story

Mystic Museum of Art is grateful to Susan Dunne for her incisive review of the current Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color exhibition. Dunne notes the influence of  Robert Henri, George Bellows, and the Ashcan School and includes a video of Erika Neenan, MMoA’s Curatorial Assistant to the Director, who curated the exhibition, discussing Brackman’s notoriety…

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Hundreds Support Art and Art Education at MMoA Annual Gala

Over two-hundred guests dined, danced, and bid generously on live and silent auction items to support art and art education and to honor Irene and Charles Hamm at Mystic Museum of Art’s Night at the Museum summer gala, held under the tent and in the Museum galleries on June 10.   Crucial funds were also…

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Columnist David Collins Highlights MMoA’s Brackman Exhibition

Sunday June 25th’s edition of The Day newspaper featured an incisive column by David Collins, who discussed the historic figures included in the current Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color exhibition. Portraits noted by Collins include those of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, and Mystic Seaport and Duracell founder Phillip Mallory. In addition, Collins…

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MMoA Seeking Volunteers for Weekly “Weeder Social”

Get down and dirty every Thursday from 9-11 AM at the Weeder Social, where a team of volunteers will do the unsung but crucial task to help beautify MMoA’s majestic but ever-needy grounds and riverfront gardens. Bring tools or use the ones provided. Lemonade and cookies will be served. For questions, contact Rodolfo Reyes, MMoA’s…

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Getty Selects MMoA’s Salerno for Prestigious Summer Program

Dawn E. Salerno, Deputy Director for Public Engagement and Operations at Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA), has been selected one of 62 museum officials worldwide to attend the 2017 Getty Leadership Institute in Claremont, CA. The selective and intensive four-week program brings together a diverse range of leaders to gain skills to strengthen their cultural…

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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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