Calendar of Events

2nd Annual Brass City Bake Off

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Companies and non-profits are encouraged to nominate a supervisor or staff member to participate in this amateur bake off! Wow the community and other businesses with your signature bakes! Three local expert judges will vote on the best bake. Attendees sample each bake and vote on the “People’s Choice” plus bid to take their favorite...

Home Away From Homeschool: Magazine Collage

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Home Away From Homeschool: Art Workshops! Get creative with innovative and inspiring art projects for homeschoolers. Each week we will focus on a different medium to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Using both traditional and alternative materials, students will enjoy being artistic and social! March 5, 2024 – Magazine Collage March 12, 2024 – Van Gogh...

Members Perk: JOSEF AND ANNI ALBERS FOUNDATION

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

JOSEF AND ANNI ALBERS FOUNDATION TUESDAY, MARCH 5 @ 3 PM Learn about the life and legacy of two pioneering twentieth-century artists with an exclusive tour of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany. Closed to the general public, the Albers Foundation is devoted to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of Josef and Anni Albers,...

Lunch & Learn: From Hoopskirts to Flappers

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

$10 Per Person This lecture series offers the opportunity for good food and a guaranteed conversation about local or art history. A woman born in 1850 who lived for 80 years would have seen fashion change dramatically in her lifetime. This program will show you  how women’s clothing transitioned from the iron reign of the...

Recurring

FREE ADMISSION

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Free admission sponsored by Art Bridges' Access For All Initiative.

Adult Art Workshop: Mattatuck Crafting Club

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Take advantage of the many craft supplies at The MATT! Try your hand at embroidery, printmaking, scrapbooking and more without the hassle of buying supplies. BYOP (bring your own project) is also welcome! $40 per person Ages 14+ Register Here Support provided by the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation

Home Away From Homeschool: Van Gogh Sunflowers

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Home Away From Homeschool: Art Workshops! Get creative with innovative and inspiring art projects for homeschoolers. Each week we will focus on a different medium to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Using both traditional and alternative materials, students will enjoy being artistic and social! March 5, 2024 – Magazine Collage March 12, 2024 – Van Gogh...

Adult Art Workshop: Lithuanian Easter Egg Decoration

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Join artist Valerie Rodgers for a folk-art experience celebrating the Lithuanian egg decorating tradition known as the art of margučiai. Participants of this workshop will use the scratch and carve method. $30 per person, Preregistration is required due to limited spots. Ages 14+ Register Here Support provided by the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation

Member Exhibition Preview

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Price: FREE Be the first to explore our latest exhibitions! Suzanne Benton: Unmasked, a captivating showcase delving into feminism through the intricate artistry of masks and metal-working, and Carolyn Marks Blackwood: The Story Series, an inspiring collection of images inviting viewers to create their own narratives rooted in personal experiences. Indulge in light refreshments and...

Intermediate Art Class: Watercolor Techniques Inspired by Monet

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

 Monet Watercolor Techniques Join this intermediate-level course for kids, where students will be guided by a teaching artist to create landscapes inspired by Claude Monet's Water Lillies. $20 per person Ages 9-15 Register Here Support provided by the American Savings Foundation

Adult Art Workshop: Punch Needle Rugs

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Discover the joy of creating beautiful, textured rugs using the punch needle technique. No experience required - join us for a creative and relaxing class! $30 per person Ages 14+ Register Here Support provided by the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation

Family Art Workshop: Lithuanian Easter Egg Decoration

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Ages 8+ recommended. Preregistration is required due to limited spots.  Join our Education team for a folk-art experience celebrating the Lithuanian egg decorating tradition known as margučiai. Child $10 | Adults $5  Register Here *Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult for the duration of the program. Support provided by...

Opening Celebration- Carolyn Marks Blackwood: The Story Series and Suzanne Benton: Unmasked

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Opening Celebration Join us for a special $5 Admission day! Come celebrate our newest exhibitions, featuring Carolyn Marks Blackwood: The Story Series and Suzanne Benton: Unmasked. Remarks by Executive Director Bob Burns and Chief Curator Keffie Feldman. Immerse yourself in the world of art as you connect with the talented artists behind these captivating shows....

Home Away From Homeschool: Mosaic Wall Art Pt. 1

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Home Away From Homeschool: Art Workshops! Get creative with innovative and inspiring art projects for homeschoolers. Each week we will focus on a different medium to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Using both traditional and alternative materials, students will enjoy being artistic and social! March 5, 2024 – Magazine Collage March 12, 2024 – Van Gogh...

Van Trip: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

$85 Van Trip | $65 Meet-up Visit the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UCONN for a private tour and instructional class in shadow puppetry. This centuries old art form gained a new life from the techniques that UCONN pioneered. Enjoy this interactive experience and lunch (included) on this day trip.  Depart at 9:30...

Cocktails and Conversations

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Documenting Climate Change: How a Documentary is Made Enjoy a Litchfield Distillery cocktail during a screening of Climate Change Along Connecticut's Coast, a CPTV documentary on Long Island Sound's climate impact. Hear director Ryan Caron King discuss the film's creation. Plus, access the Sea Change | See Change exhibit. Support provided by the George A....

Family Fun Dayz: Spring has Sprung!

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Celebrate Spring at the MATT with games, activities, and crafts for the whole family. Hop in line for a scavenger hunt, egg toss, wooden egg decorating, caterpillar puppets, and much more! Support provided by NEST Reinvestment Program & American Savings Foundation Register Here

Home Away From Homeschool: Mosaic Wall Art Pt. 2

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

  Home Away From Homeschool: Art Workshops! Get creative with innovative and inspiring art projects for homeschoolers. Each week we will focus on a different medium to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Using both traditional and alternative materials, students will enjoy being artistic and social! March 5, 2024 – Magazine Collage March 12, 2024 – Van...

Curator Lecture: Curating from a Feminist Perspective

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Chief Curator, Keffie Feldman, Ph.D., will speak about the process of curating an exhibition, from concept to installation, all with a feminist perspective. Hear about successful previous and exciting upcoming exhibits! $10 per person Register Here Sponsored by the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation  

School’s Out! History Mystery

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

9:30 AM–3:30 PM Early Drop-off: 8–9:30AM | Late Pick-up: 3:30–5 PM Drop off your child daily for this day long experience. Children will be immersed in the Museum’s galleries while learning about history and developing their art skills with unique materials and techniques. This program does sell-out and pre-registration is REQUIRED. For more information contact...

Member’s Perk: Waterbury Button Company

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

2:00PM on Tuesday, April 2 Waterbury Button Company (1855 Peck Ln #4411, Cheshire, CT 06410)“Join your fellow members for a behind the scenes tour of the Waterbury Button Company’s factory in Cheshire. Learn about the more than 200-year history of this Waterbury Institution and get a look at how buttons are made today! The Waterbury Button...

Lunch and Learn: CT Valley Tobacco

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

$10 Per Person This lecture series offers the opportunity for good food and a guaranteed conversation about local or art history. Bring your own lunch! Delve into the surprising history of the region's most iconic crop, all the way back to early indigenous uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the...

School’s Out! The Art of Sculpture

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

9:30 AM–3:30 PM Early Drop-off: 8–9:30AM | Late Pick-up: 3:30–5 PM Drop off your child daily for this day long experience. Children will be immersed in the Museum’s galleries while learning about history and developing their art skills with unique materials and techniques. This program does sell-out and pre-registration is REQUIRED. For more information contact...

MattaTrek 2024

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

The Mattatuck Museum invites you to support or join Museum Director Bob Burns as he raises money for our programs and exhibitions on our longest day hike by hiking the entire 23.5-miles to Massachusetts before the sun sets. MattaTrek 2024 begins on Saturday, April 13th, 8:00 AM in the upper lot at Reservoir Number 6 off of Route 44 in...

Storytime: The Color Tree

Mattatuck Museum 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, United States

Price: Included with admission  Join us for a reading of our story of the month which relates to the Kid's Art Workshop that follows each story time. This month, The Color Tree by Denise Bennett Minnerly. The Color Tree is a magical fantasy for young readers, in which lessons of color and color mixing are...