Museum Related News
20 Oct

A Triple Bill of Three Short Art-Inspired Films

On Friday, October 23rd the Housatonic Museum of Art will present a triple bill of three fascinating short documentaries as part of their ongoing FREE Friday Night Flicks free online film series.
13 Oct

FREE Friday Night Flick: “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck”

On Friday, October 16th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest film in their Friday Night Flicks online film series: “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck.” This FREE documentary gives us a glimpse into the quirky and nonsensical world of Beck’s famous miniature and kinetic sculpture making, and the mind behind it./h2>
08 Oct

Housatonic Museum of Art Nominated for 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities
08 Oct

New HMA Exhibit Now Open: Masters of Op Art

An exhibition of artwork by the founders of the Op Art movement is now on view at the Housatonic Museum of Art. The exhibit, entitled “Masters of Op Art,” features 13 dynamic pieces that are each an optical experience of color and form.
02 Oct

FREE Friday Night Flick: “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake”

On Friday, October 9th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest film in their FREE Friday Night Flicks online film series: “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake.” The documentary chronicles the daily life of Hank Virgona, an 87-year-old artist in New York City who is grappling with aging, change, and capturing the real faces of New York City life.
15 Sep

Friday Night Flick: “Actually Iconic: Richard Estes,”

On Friday, September 25th marvel at stunning paintings created by photorealist icon Richard Estes. With unmatched access to the artist and his most important works, the film “Actually Iconic: Richard Estes,” presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art at 7pm, invites viewers into the world of this celebrated, premier painter of American cityscapes.
10 Sep

Friday Night Flick: “IRWIN” and “A Story In Stone”

On Friday, September 18 treat yourself to a double feature of art-inspired filmmaking. Watch “IRWIN – A New York Story” and enjoy the story of legendary cartoonist Irwin Hasen, who was among the first group of artists to shape comic book culture. Then, “A Story In Stone” centers on the studio of Bridgeport artist and printmaker James Reed and his master work with stone lithography. Both films will be presented online, back-to-back by the Housatonic Museum of Art beginning at…
08 Sep

Friday Night Flick: “The Collector” Streaming Online September 11th

On Friday, September 11 watch “The Collector,” a film presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art, and prepare to be amazed at the enormity of famed New York City gallery owner Allan Stone’s personal collection. Floor to ceiling, his home is bursting with treasures from his more than 50 years of collecting.
03 Sep

Exhibition Examines Origins of Abstract Expressionism

Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is pleased to present its newest show, “The Roots of Abstraction.” The exhibition, scheduled to be on view from September 3, 2020 through August 31, 2021, will feature a selection of paintings and sculpture by famed modernist artists who were active in New York City in the early 1940s, and were engaged with the political and artistic debates of the day. The Roots of Abstraction contextualizes a world-altering time when New York became the center…
26 Aug

Housatonic Museum of Art Awarded Inspire! Grant From The Institute of Museum Studies For Collections Care

The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is proud to announce that it recently received a $9,399 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will allow HMA to implement a collections stewardship project that will increase storage space for acquisitions and ensure proper care and preservation of its collections.
13 May

Werth Family Foundation Donates $75,000 to Housatonic Museum of Art

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Funding will benefit key museum programs including educational initiatives, conservation, exhibitions and more.
25 Feb

Performance on the History of Bridgeport Housing on March 5

On Thursday, March 5, come to the Housatonic Museum of Art to enjoy a special performance in the galleries by artist Lachell Workman as she engages with the history of housing in Bridgeport, CT.
12 Feb

Local History Exhibit Cast In Colorful Glass Sculptures Opens At HMA

On Thursday, February 6 the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) celebrated the opening of a new exhibit that blends local history, innovative glass sculptures and our collective cultural and natural landscape.
11 Feb

Music In the Galleries at Housatonic Museum of Art on February 20

In connection with a new exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art: The Hypogean Tip by Rachel Owens, the community is invited to join musician Laura Ortman for a free, evening of musical improvisation in the Burt Chernow Galleries.
20 Jan

New Exhibit at HMA: The Hypogean Tip by Rachel Owens

A new exhibit with connections to our local history is opening at the Housatonic Museum of Art on February 6, 2020. Entitled “The Hypogean Tip”, artist Rachel Owens’ exhibit explores both Bridgeport’s and our larger nation’s past, and will run from February 6 through March 21, 2020.
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