Museum Related News
10 Nov

FREE Friday Night Flick: Award-Winning Stop Motion Animation Films

To celebrate the intersection of art and technology, the Housatonic Museum of Art will present the award-winning films ‘Lost & Found’ and ‘Two Balloons’, as well as several films about the making of stop motion animation movies. The films will stream online for FREE on Friday, November 13th at 7pm, please visit for the film link.
05 Nov

FREE Friday Night Flicks on November 6: “With Dad” and “Summer Spent”

On Friday, November 6th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest films in its FREE Friday Night Flicks online film series: “With Dad” and “Summer Spent.”
29 Oct

Free Online Concert Explores Intersection Between Overlooked Composers of African Descent in Europe & Free Black Community of Bridgeport’s Little Libera.

Beginning November 7 featuring a performance by the American Baroque Orchestra in Partnership with Housatonic Museum of Art.
29 Oct

Houstaonic Museum of Art Presents New Exhibit on Photorealism

The Housatonic Museum of Art announced today the opening of an exciting new exhibition, “Photorealism: Fixing the Fleeting Moment.” The show features nine images by artists whose work helped define the art movement, including Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, John Baeder, and Arne Besser.
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.
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