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Arts & Creative Cultural Events Message Board › CT Art Trail - including iPhone/Android Apps ... very helpful!

CT Art Trail - including iPhone/Android Apps ... very helpful!

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Thought this might interest some of our members:


Archived Newsletters: http://www.arttrail.o...­

The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between fifteen world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut's rich cultural assets as part of a travel experience.

Painting en plein airThe Trail was launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail, celebrating Connecticut's ten museums and historic sites which highlighted American Impressionism. Connecticut's flowing rivers, unspoiled shoreline, bucolic countryside and rural Connecticut villages became a magnet for American Impressionist painters at the turn of the twentieth century.

Artists flocked to the state to paint en plein air, forming colonies at the Holley House in Cos Cob/Greenwich (now the Bush-Holley Historic Site) and Miss Florence Griswold's boarding house in Old Lyme (now the Florence Griswold Museum), which were the cornerstones for the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail. Such familiar names as J. Alden Weir, William Chadwick, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, John Twachtman and Elmer Livingston MacRae all were part of the Impressionism movement.

On the Plazza by William Chadwick

In 2005, the member museums voted to expand its membership beyond Impressionism to include five quality museums and historic sites, increasing the membership to fourteen, and a fifteenth member was accepted in 2008. This strategic initiative was accomplished in order to reach a broader audience and showcase the diversity of collections within the state.
Yale University Art Gallery

Travelers can now discover bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses, as well as grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Quality collections rich in history and heritage offer European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture ... just follow the Trail!

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