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The Matt @ Rose Hill

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63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
203.758.0381

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September 2019

$8 – $12

Yoga in the Galleries

September 17 @ 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, 2019

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
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. Bring your own mat.

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Tai Chi

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
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.

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$3

Plein Air Painting

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Calling all Plein Air (outdoor) painters- Artist groups and clubs welcome! Capturing the beauty of the past at the Gothic Revival home of Rose Hill. Painting outdoors only, indoor sketching available. Participants should bring their own supplies. Indoor permissible art materials are limited to graphite, colored pencils, erasers, sketch pads, and drawing boards. Easels are not allowed indoors.

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$7

Artist Led Gallery Tour

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Maryna Bilak: Caring Hands FREE for Members Join us before the exhibition opening reception for an artist talk given by Maryna Bilak. Stay for the opening to enjoy this and current exhibitions.

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$7 – $15

Book Club Part 3

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

The Masterpiece: A Novel Written by Fiona Davis For most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, but for Clara Darden, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future. It is 1928, and Clara is teaching at the Grand Central School of Art. A fiery artist, she is single-minded in her quest to achieve creative success, and has no idea that she'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression.  By 1974, the terminal has declined almost…

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$20 – $25

Guided Walking Tour Part 1

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Waterbury's Downtown Historic District  Join The MATT for guided walking tours of Waterbury’s Downtown Historic District. Tours are led by Edward J. Halligan, architectural historian and preservationist. Take a special look inside some of Downtown’s architectural landmarks. Tours will conclude with a reception at the historic Drescher’s Restaurant on Leavenworth Street. Reception includes a complimentary glass of wine and shared appetizers as the conversation continues.  Tour notes provided and tours will proceed rain or shine. Participants are invited to park in…

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$25 – $30

Drawing the Figure in the Gallery

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Drawing the Figure in the Gallery Against the background of the historic Rose Hill Mansion, join us for this unique sketching opportunity and draw the female figure.  Participants provide their own supplies, which are limited to graphite, colored pencils, erasers, sketch pads, and drawing boards. Easels are not allowed. Tables and chairs supplied. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Pre-register by 9/25. 

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October 2019

$5 – $10

Sketching with the Masters

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Gain access to the galleries before public hours to become inspired by the American masters in the Museum’s collection! This program is self-guided; all skill levels welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies. Stools will be provided. Sketching with the Masters takes place in the Museum galleries; permissible art materials are limited to: Graphite or colored pencils, erasers, sketch pad.

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Used Art & History Book Sale

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

The MATT @ Rose Hill Entry Hall Browse and buy donated used art books and artist monographs. With a large variety of used books spanning many art periods, artists, and critical theories, there is sure to be something for everyone! The museum will accept donations of gently used art books beginning September 30th including the day before the sale. If you would like to donate to the sale, please call the visitors service desk at (203) 753-0381x130. Unsold books will…

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Free Family Art Activity

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

First Saturday of the Month  Suggested Donation: $3 per family  Join us before-hours every first Saturday of the month and dive into art & history in our temporary location at Rose Hill. Enjoy classic tales that may have been enjoyed by families living in Rose Hill once upon a time, retold in the form of beautiful picture books with quotes from the original texts woven throughout.  Come during our art book sale to make your own book! Browse all the…

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$35 – $110

Swing into Health Strength and Toning

October 8 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

10 Week Session: $75 Members / $110 General / $35 BRASS Drop-in rate: $10 Members / $14 General / $5 BRASS  To register please call (203) 753-0381 x130 Free Demonstration: Tuesday, October 1, 1:30 p.m.  Fitness Fury X-perience is coming to the Mattatuck Museum @ Rose Hill. 45 minutes of “dancing to the oldies” with this heart-pumping swing dance program. This is low impact and lots of fun. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome. Per session only if space is available. Limited…

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$65 – $85

Hudson Valley Bounty: Museum Tour with the Curator

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Tour the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and visit Val-Kill Cottage, Eleanor Roosevelt’s permanent home after the passing of FDR in Hyde Park, now a National Historic Site. Lunch will be on your own at the Apple Pie Bakery Café located at the campus of the CulinaryInstitute of America. First bus is full. Sign up today to get your name on the waiting list for the second bus. Pre-registration required.

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$20 – $25

Guided Walking Tour Part 2

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Waterbury's Downtown Historic District  Join The MATT for guided walking tours of Waterbury’s Downtown Historic District. Tours are led by Edward J. Halligan, architectural historian and preservationist. Take a special look inside some of Downtown’s architectural landmarks. Tours will conclude with a reception at the historic Drescher’s Restaurant on Leavenworth Street. Reception includes a complimentary glass of wine and shared appetizers as the conversation continues. Tour notes provided and tours will proceed rain or shine. Participants are invited to park in…

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$75 – $90

Painting the Female Figure in the Gallery

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Explore the variety of figure painting methods with teaching artist Sandra Wakeen by looking at the underlying structure of the human form and the means of achieving a varied surface that truly brings the form to life. Develop a critical eye by demphasizing distracting details to construct a compelling image. All levels welcome. Bring your own lunch. Material list: acrylic/oil paint, brushes, non-odoris thinner/cleaner, assorted sizes of canvas. Limited seating, Pre-registration required. Model fee included. Sandra Wakeen, renowned painter and…

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$20 – $25

Guided Walking Tour Part 3

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Waterbury's Downtown Historic District  Join The MATT for guided walking tours of Waterbury’s Downtown Historic District. Tours are led by Edward J. Halligan, architectural historian and preservationist. Take a special look inside some of Downtown’s architectural landmarks. Tours will conclude with a reception at the historic Drescher’s Restaurant on Leavenworth Street. Reception includes a complimentary glass of wine and shared appetizers as the conversation continues. Tour notes provided and tours will proceed rain or shine. Participants are invited to park in…

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November 2019

Free Family Art Activity

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

First Saturday of the Month  Suggested Donation: $3 per family  Join us before-hours every first Saturday of the month and dive into art & history in our temporary location at Rose Hill. Enjoy classic tales that may have been enjoyed by families living in Rose Hill once upon a time, retold in the form of beautiful picture books with quotes from the original texts woven throughout.  In conjunction with Jeff Koons’ One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank, create your own One…

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$5 – $10

Building Character: YMCA Architecture and Urban Culture

November 12 @ 5:30 pm
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One event on November 19, 2019 at 5:30pm

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join architectural historian and preservationist Edward J. Halligan for a lecture on the influence YMCA architecture has had on American communities. Between the Civil War and the Great Depression, the Young Men’s Christian Association built more than a thousand community centers across the United States and in major cities around the world. By drawing on recent scholarship, Halligan will begin with the early history of the YMCA and explain the efforts of YMCA leaders to shape a modern yet moral…

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$45 – $65

Painting with Paper: A Decoupage and Encaustic Workshop

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Participate in spontaneous creativity with Director of Education Heather Whitehouse. Work with paper and paint to create a collage resulting in a still life with flowers. Collage onto a prepared surface and finish this glorious project with an overlay of encaustic to give an ethereal look to this one of a kind masterpiece. Great for a holiday gift.  All levels welcome. Bring a bagged lunch and drink. Limited seating, Pre-registration required. 

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$30 – $40

Movement Workshop Series

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Using One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank for inspiration, teaching artist Joel Melendez will lead students to create and explore movement with basketballs. An athlete, circus artist, and Capoeirista with an extensive martial arts background, Melendez will explore all types of movement and dynamic motion in this class.  This class is intended for students in grades 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult, but caretakers are welcome to enjoy other museum spaces while children are in class.…

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$7 – $15

Saving Face: The Art of Conservation Part 1 with Conservationist Tom Yost

November 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Mr. Yost will explain the process of evaluating a painting for conservation, including the steps of examination, placing the work within the artist’s oeuvre, and looking at its historical context. After the painting is conserved and returned to the Museum, Yost will reveal the newly restored work and share his findings and how he achieved his safeguarding goals. Date and time yet to be determined.  Supported in part by the David T. Langrock Foundation. 

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December 2019

$7 – $15

Holidays in 19th Century Waterbury: A Very Chase Christmas

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join Rose Hill historian Christina Volpe as she discusses holiday pieces from the collection of Chase Family Papers from the Mattatuck Museum Archives. Explore what a New England Christmas was like, from the origin of the Christmas tree to letters from Santa and ornate Victorian presents! Beyond the Chase family, how did the greater Waterbury community celebrate the holidays? Touching on the variety of emerging celebrations during the late 19th century, we will explore the ways the various working and…

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A Chem-Mystery: ” Problem Solve” with the CT Science Center

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Adventure awaits! Children and families will investigate what occurs when different substances are combined in water. Help the Connecticut Science Center solve a ‘chem-mystery’ and look for evidence of chemical reactions and identify the unique properties of newly formed products.  Free with General Admission

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$5

Winter Fest

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Family & friends are invited to visit Santa and create fun winter-themed crafts while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies, and listening to jazz guitarist Ron Vitarelli fill Rose Hill with soothing holiday music. Bring an unwrapped toy donation to put under the tree.  11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A Chem-Mystery  Noon-3:00 p.m. Sit with Santa  1:00-3:00 p.m. Ron Vitarelli, Jazz Musician  $5 per family

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Free – $7

Holidays in 19th Century Waterbury: A Very Chase Christmas

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join Rose Hill historian Christina Volpe as she discusses holiday pieces from the collection of Chase Family Papers from the Mattatuck Museum Archives. Explore what a New England Christmas was like, from the origin of the Christmas tree to letters from Santa and ornate Victorian presents! Beyond the Chase family, how did the greater Waterbury community celebrate the holidays? Touching on the variety of emerging celebrations during the late 19th century, we will explore the ways the various working and…

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$3 – $5

Sneakerheadz Film Night

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Meet sneaker enthusiasts, show off your new kicks, and watch Sneakerheadz @ The MATT. Sneakerheadz is a vibrant documentary about sneaker collectors. Athletes, rappers and other sneaker fanatics show off their sprawling collections as experts trace the evolution of a pop culture phenomenon. After the film, viewers are invited to discuss the film with a guest speaker. This film is rated TV-MA, so viewer discretion is advised. 

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$3 – $5

Sneakerheadz Film Night

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Matt @ Rose Hill, 63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Meet sneaker enthusiasts, show off your new kicks, and watch Sneakerheadz @ The MATT. Athletes, rappers, and other sneaker fanatics show off their sprawling sneaker collections as experts trace the evolution of a pop culture phenomenon in this documentary. After the film, viewers are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion.  Rated TV-MA: This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. 

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