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Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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April 2018

Give Local

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Give Local is a 36-hour online community giving event. Every dollar donated during the campaign will be stretched with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and generous Give Local sponsors. We can also win cash prizes during the event. TO MAKE YOUR DONATION: Visit givelocalccf.org, call Roxane at (203) 753-0381 x123 or stop by our Donation Station at the Museum! We have several special offerings going on during Give Local 2018. Join us for fun events and give back…

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Picturing Peace Opening Reception

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Please join us for the Picturing Peace Opening Reception. Picturing Peace: A Creative Digital Photography Project is an exhibition of student work from three Waterbury schools exploring peaceful concepts visualized through digital photography and poetry. Students contemplated the theme of "peace" and what it means to them, their school and to the wider community. Presented in the Monteiro Family Community Gallery. The program is generously funded by Drs. Robert and Jill Beck.    

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Accessing Autism Family Day

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 29, 2018 at 12:00pm

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Children with autism and their families are invited to explore the Museum’s art and history galleries with trained Museum Educators and experience hands-on activities related to the collections and works on view during The MATT's Accessing Autism Family Day. The program is free for children and Members, and $10 for General Admission. Please register by calling Molly Norton at (203) 753-0381 x114 or emailing mollyn@mattmuseum.org. Learn more about the Museum's other education programs.

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May 2018
5$ - 15$

Art, Movement and Meditation with Robin’s Nest

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Come to The MATT for sessions focused on art, movement and meditation with Robin’s Nest. Robin DiStiso, President of Robin’s Nest, will lead children ages 5-11 in sessions that combine art, gentle movement and guided meditative practices to promote health and social development. Students will learn to increase their attention span and school performance through these empowering one-hour sessions. Robin’s Nest President and Instructor Robin DiStiso is accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Children. Robin’s Nest endeavors to…

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8$ - 12$

Yoga in the Galleries

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Find a calm mind and strengthened body with an all-levels flowing yoga class in the Early American Art Gallery. Instructors may vary. Bring your own mat. Wellness programs are generously supported in part by 

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Tai Chi

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Move and groove to music with certified Tai Chi instructor Joe Atkins. Tai Chi classes will allow you to find new energy and stamina. Tai chi also helps improve balance,  flexibility and mobility, and reduces stiffness and soreness. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome. Wellness programs are generously supported in part by 

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HISTORY BITES LECTURE SERIES: Bearing Bad News: A History of Waterbury’s Sign Post

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us at the Museum for HISTORY BITES LECTURE SERIES: Bearing Bad News: A History of Waterbury's Sign Post. A controversy erupts in the summer of 2017 over an object on the Waterbury Green. This bizarre, metal-capped wooden pillar has stood on The Green for as long as anyone can remember. But what is it? Why is it there? Donald Dostie will explore what the history of the post–at times romanticized, vilified, and largely ignored–can tell us about how the…

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7$ - 17$

Creativity Café: #ArtForAdults

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on June 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Unleash your inner creativity and get your “art groove" on with fellow artists and friends @ The MATT. This quarter we are focusing on figure drawing––with poses from 5-20 minutes long. Model will be clothed. B.Y.O. food and drinks. All materials provided. Instructors: Staff artists David Macharelli and Heather Whitehouse.

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Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 6, 2018 at 12:00pm

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID @ The MATT on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission during Bank of America Museums on Us Weekends. To learn more, including upcoming dates, visit the Museums on Us website. Free general admission is limited to the cardholder. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers. Learn more about exhibitions currently on…

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18$

History Talk: Mark Twain and the American Presidents

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Mark Twain’s frank observations about the American culture in the Gilded Age often ring true today. Corruption, national identity, the power of big business, and America’s global role were just as contested then as they are now. Mallory Howard and Jason Scappaticci from the Mark Twain House in Hartford share how his funny, insightful observations about the presidents of his day apply readily to the modern presidency. Member Perk! RSVP to this program by 5/1 to heather@mattmuseum.org or (203) 753-0381…

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Café et Tartines: French Conversation Table

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join Mattatuck staff member, Roxane Sanders, and meet fellow Francophones and culture lovers for French conversation and fun! Practice speaking and build your vocabulary in an informal setting while enjoying café et croissants. Contact Roxane for more info at x123 or email at roxane@mattmuseum.org.

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75$ - 90$

Big, Bold & Colorful: Acrylic Painting with Christian Césari

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Big, Bold & Colorful: Acrylic Painting with Christian Césari will teach beginning and advanced students alike how to paint big, bold & colorful, similar to the fauvist style, in this four-week acrylic painting session. Fauvism was an avant-garde movement that flourished in the early years of the 20th century. The Fauve painters, including Matisse, expressed their spontaneous, often subjective response to nature in bold, undisguised brushstrokes using high-key, vibrant colors. A materials list will be supplied upon registration. Instructor Christian…

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Community Free Day

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Dig into art and history and explore the Museum all day at no charge including changing exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Enjoy family-friendly activities at the Museum's brand new ART CART on The Green. Be sure to join us for a guided exhibition tour of Dressed in Shadow: Joan Ryan with the artist at noon followed by an opening reception for two new exhibitions from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The ART CART is funded by American Savings Foundation.

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Free - 7$

Guided Artist Talk with Joan Ryan

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us for a Guided Artist Talk with Joan Ryan, previewing her new exhibition Dressed in Shadow: Joan Ryan. An opening reception from 1:00-3:00 p.m. will follow the talk. As the winner of the 2018 MIXMASTER Juried Members Exhibition, Joan Ryan was selected for a solo show. This Boston artist creates paintings that are narratives about gender, race, violence, and class. She is an Associate Professor of Drawing at the Art Institute at Lesley University and is affiliated with A.I.R. Gallery and…

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Opening Reception: New Exhibitions

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: FRÁGIL MANEJE CON CUIDADO: Bienvenido a los puertorriqueños a nuestra comunidad and Dressed in Shadow: Joan Ryan. FRÁGIL MANEJE CON CUIDADO, organized by independent curator Ben Ortiz, uses contemporary Puerto Rican artwork, Santos figures, Taíno artifacts, historical postcards and videos of the island during and after Hurricane Maria, to explore sense of place, culture and the human experience of natural disasters. Among the artists presented are Nayda A. Cuevas, Rafael Ferrer, Wichie Torres, Connecticut's…

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Memories @ The MATT

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on June 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Visitors are invited to participate in an engaging gallery tour and art activity developed for people with dementia and their caregivers. Complimentary lunch included. RSVP to Tina Hogan at thogan@alz.org or (860) 308-3458. This collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter is supported in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Wellness programs are generously supported in part by 

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Free

Discusión de Panel: Antes y después de Huracán María//Panel Discussion: Before and After Hurricane Maria

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

El museo presenta una Discusión de Panel: Antes y después de Huracán María en conjunto con FRÁGIL MANEJE CON CUIDADO. Un panel de oradores de la comunidad discutirá la experiencia humana antes, durante y después del huracán y su impacto en Puerto Rico y su gente. Moderado por Victor López, concejal de la ciudad de Waterbury y director ejecutivo de The Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc. The museum presents a Panel Discussion: Before and After Hurricane Maria en conjunction…

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550$

Photographing the Human Figure and Encaustic Workshop

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on June 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

The MATT presents a special artistic offering with Photographing the Human Figure and Encaustic Workshop. This boutique-style, small group class for experienced photographers gives a basic introduction to the use of encaustic and wax painting focusing on color, collage, monoprinting and special effects as an overlay on photographs. Artists Heather Whitehouse and Leslie Giuliani will focus on combining photography with encaustic paints and pigment sticks in this three-day workshop. Students will photograph the female nude in nature, earning how to…

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10$

Accessing Autism Family Day

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Children with autism and their families are invited to explore the Museum’s art and history galleries with trained Museum Educators and experience hands-on activities related to the collections and works on view during The MATT’s Accessing Autism Family Day. The program is free for children and Members, and $10 for General Admission. Please register by calling Molly Norton at (203) 753-0381 x114 or emailing mollyn@mattmuseum.org. Learn more about the Museum’s other education programs.

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3$

Storytime for Toddlers

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join a Museum staff member on an imagination adventure as we read the story of the month. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to participate in a guided art project to accompany the story.

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Museum Travel Club: Hill-Stead Museum & NMBAA

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join The MATT for another Museum Travel Club! This month we will be going to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington and the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain. We will begin at the Hill-Stead Museum at 10:30 a.m. Meet up for lunch or on your own at NBMAA at noon, followed by a tour at 1:30 p.m. The MATT's Museum Travel Club is a year-long exploration of Connecticut's museums and historical houses. Join MATT staff and other art lovers…

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June 2018

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID @ The MATT on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission during Bank of America Museums on Us Weekends. To learn more, including upcoming dates, visit the Museums on Us website. Free general admission is limited to the cardholder. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers. Learn more about exhibitions currently on…

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Día de Familia: Un día celebrando la cultura latinx//Family Day: Celebrating Latinx Culture

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Unése a nosotros para un Día de Familia: Un día celebrando la cultura latinx ¡Vengan al museo para un día lleno de cultura latinx, comida y baile mientras festejamos nuestra comunidad con tours para toda la familia, actividades artísticas y un cuento bilingüe especial! Comida provista por Milagro's Spanish Restaurant. (Donación sugerida: $12/familia)//Join us for a Family Day: Celebrating Latinx Culture. Come to the Museum for a day filled with Latinx culture, food, and dance as we celebrate our community with family-friendly…

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5$ - 15$

Art, Movement and Meditation with Robin’s Nest

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Come to The MATT for sessions focused on art, movement and meditation with Robin’s Nest. Robin DiStiso, President of Robin’s Nest, will lead children ages 5-11 in sessions that combine art, gentle movement and guided meditative practices to promote health and social development. Students will learn to increase their attention span and school performance through these empowering one-hour sessions. Robin’s Nest President and Instructor Robin DiStiso is accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Children. Robin’s Nest endeavors to…

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Summer Fling!

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Don your black and white and join us at our 6th Annual Summer Fling! fundraiser. Join us at the Mattatuck Museum, on the Green in Waterbury, and enjoy an evening of summer fun including dinner and dancing in the galleries and signature cocktails. The evening begins in the Courtyard for an extended cocktail hour and throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to bid on great silent auction items and participate in the ever popular wine raffle. Patron Tickets: $175 ($125 tax deductible) Regular Tickets: $125 ($75 tax deductible) New-Comer…

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Connecticut Open House Day

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join The MATT for Connecticut Open House Day 2018! The Museum opens its doors for free admission to enjoy the changing exhibitions, permanent collection, and Button Gallery. At 12:00 p.m., head to a performance of Our City, Our Neighborhoods by Shakesperience Productions. NEW THIS YEAR––Families are invited to try out our ART CART on The Green to create a fun art project in the sun. The ART CART is sponsored by the American Savings Foundation. 

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Theatre @ The MATT with Shakesperience Productions: Our City, Our Neighborhoods

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Theatre @ The MATT presents Our City, Our Neighborhoods with Shakesperience Productions. This exciting look into Waterbury's history combines drama, music, art, and multimedia! Shakesperience's talented team of professional resident artists, students from the Police Activities League, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute come together for this performance. After the show explore the Museum for free during Connecticut Open House Day!

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Community Free Day

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Dig into art and history and explore the Museum all day at no charge including changing exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Enjoy family-friendly activities at the Museum's brand new ART CART on The Green. At 1:00 p.m. head to the galleries for Hands-On Drumming (separate registration fee). The ART CART is funded by American Savings Foundation.

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8$ - 12$

Hands-On Drumming

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Beat a drum and experience the healing power of music in one of the Museum galleries with instructor Craig Norton during Hands-On Drumming @ The MATT. Everyone gets to play a drum or two, dance, laugh and learn while playing rhythms from around the world. Bring your own drums or play one of ours. Be sure to explore the rest of the Museum during Community Free Day! Wellness programs are generously supported in part by   

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Make Music Day

June 21
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. This year, for the first time Connecticut cities—including Waterbury—will be participating in the day-long festivities! Not your ordinary music festival, Make Music Day invites all to take part. Stay tuned for more information on how you can participate in this unique event!

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Circle Level Event: Gin and Golf

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Circle Level Members are invited to join us for an exclusive preview of Mattatuck Mini-Golf with Gin & Golf! Enjoy a specialty cocktail crafted by the creative minds at Litchfield Distillery and play a round of golf at the Museum.

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10$

Accessing Autism Family Day

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Children with autism and their families are invited to explore the Museum’s art and history galleries with trained Museum Educators and experience hands-on activities related to the collections and works on view during The MATT’s Accessing Autism Family Day. The program is free for children and Members, and $10 for General Admission. Please register by calling Molly Norton at (203) 753-0381 x114 or emailing mollyn@mattmuseum.org. Learn more about the Museum’s other education programs.

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Opening Reception: Icebergs! and Lesley Dill: Wilderness

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us for an opening reception celebrating the Museum's two newest exhibitions: Icebergs! and Lesley Dill: Wilderness. Remarks will begin at 2:00 p.m. Icebergs! centers around the work of American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). The most popular artist in mid-19th-century America, Church took landscape painting to new heights of grandeur. He was best known for his visually stunning paintings of American scenes including those of icebergs accomplished during an 1859 trip to Labrador and Newfoundland. Several of his studies of icebergs, completed in oil, watercolor,…

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3$

Storytime for Toddlers

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join a Museum staff member on an imagination adventure as we read the story of the month. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to participate in a guided art project to accompany the story.

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MATT by Night Summer Block Party: Mini-Golf and More

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Come play at the MATT by Night Summer Black Party! Join the after-hours crowd for our summer event and try your luck on our exceptional 9-hole mini-golf course in the Museum galleries! Enjoy other outdoor summer games, relax around drinks in the Courtyard and tour our exhibitions. Specialty cocktails available for purchase. Admission includes a round of mini-golf. Presented in conjunction with Mattatuck Mini-Golf. 

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July 2018
180$ - 250$

Summer Teen Immersion: New Media @ The MATT

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 19, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Explore art and museum life during Summer Teen Immersion @ The MATT. Can you see sound? Can you hear art? Explore the peripheries of digital and sound art with new media artist Balam Soto during an immersive experience @ The MATT for teens 13-18. Paint a mural that becomes an electronic, musical instrument when you touch it! Sonic Mural will be an interactive mural that combines art with cutting-edge technologies. After painting the mural, participants will learn to integrate touch sensors and electronics.…

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40$ - 250$

Summer Youth Art: Mini Golf Mural Madness Session 1

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us @ The MATT for Summer Youth Art 2018! Design, create and execute mini golf-themed murals that will be part of The MATT’s Summer 2018 mini golf exhibition. If one week isn’t quite enough, go for a birdie and come to both! Projects will be different each week. Session 1: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27, 2018  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Before Care: 8:00-8:45 a.m./After Care: 4:15-5:15 p.m.) Session 2: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3, 2018 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Before Care:…

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40$ - 250$

Summer Youth Art: Mini Golf Mural Madness Session 2

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 3, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us @ The MATT for Summer Youth Art 2018! Design, create and execute mini golf-themed murals that will be part of The MATT’s Summer 2018 mini golf exhibition. If one week isn’t quite enough, go for a birdie and come to both! Projects will be different each week. Session 1: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27, 2018  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Before Care: 8:00-8:45 a.m./After Care: 4:15-5:15 p.m.) Session 2: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3, 2018 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Before Care:…

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