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Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut

Phone: 203-753-0381 --

Statement of Purpose:

The Mattatuck Museum offers 17 different program options on history and art which attracted nearly 4,000 students last year. The museum also conducts humanities seminars, provides artists residencies, and offers music and performing arts events to the public.

In addition, the Mattatuck provides many studio art programs, adult tours and lectures in history and art, bus trips to areas of cultural interest, and many other events.

Paintings of Connecticut artists; decorative arts; changing exhibitions of contemporary artists; industrial history exhibit.

Highlights & Collections:

The Mattatuck, in addition to its extensive collections, offers a beautifully landscaped parking area, playground and picnic space, the acclaimed Exhibition Cafe and a Museum Gift Shop, all for the enjoyment of its visitors.

The Mattatuck Museum has a collection of fine art spanning three centuries of Connecticut artists including portraits of the 18th and 19th centuries by John Trumbull, Erastus Salisbury Field, Ralph Earl, William Jennys and Ammi Phillips. The 19th century landscape in Connecticut is interpreted by artists such as Fredric Church, John Frederick Kensett, Maurice Prendergast, John Twachtman, and Henry Ranger. Twentieth century masters include Joseph Albers, Yves Tanguy, Alexander Calder and Arshile Gorky.

"Brass Roots," an extensive history exhibit of contemporary design brings you from the 17th century into the 20th with housewares, tools, furniture, buttons and more.

Exhibits & Special Events:


Admission & Directions:

Free, except for some special events.

Directions: Off of Route 84 in Downtown Waterbury, 144 West Main Street, on the Green.


"Braque Visited by the Conquering Venus Armed with the Apples of Discord"

Paul Suttman, 1991, Bronze, edition of 4, 63 x 67 x 50 inches.

Paul Suttman: "La virtu fantastica"

1993. Bronze & wood. Edition of 5. 72 x 20 x 20".

Key Personnel:

Ann Y. Smith, Curator
Laurie Ryer, Executive Director
Sheree Marcucci

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