Art Museums For Free!

May 19, 2008

Would you like to visit the Wadsworth Atheneum, New Britain Museum of American Art or the Florence Griswold Museum for free? The Essex Library offers passes for free admission for 4 people to those museums – and more, thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of the Essex Library.

Current exhibits at the Florence Griswold include: Impressionist Giverny: Americans Painters in France, 1885–1915, an exhibition of over fifty works organized by the Musée d’Art Américain, Giverny. The exhibition tells the story of the expatriate colony founded by American artists in the village of Impressionist master Claude Monet.

The New Britain Museum of American Art‘s current exhibits include: an exhibition featuring 60 works of California Impressionist art, All Things Bright and Beautiful: California Impressionist Paintings, from The Irvine Museum, from April 1-June 29, 2008.

One of the current exhibits at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is: the Faith & Fortune exhibition that has been extended through 2008! It features five centuries of European masterworks. Including sacred art by such great painters as Caravaggio, Fra Angelico and Gentileschi. And decorative art once owned by history’s wealthiest families.