Header_Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

  • strict warning: Declaration of CRM_Core_DAO::factory() should be compatible with DB_DataObject::factory($table = '') in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/DAO.php on line 46.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR_ErrorStack::singleton() should not be called statically in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/PEAR/ErrorStack.php on line 983.
  • strict warning: Declaration of CRM_Core_Error::singleton() should be compatible with & PEAR_ErrorStack::singleton($package, $msgCallback = false, $contextCallback = false, $throwPEAR_Error = false, $stackClass = 'PEAR_Error...') in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Error.php on line 46.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR_ErrorStack::singleton() should not be called statically in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Error.php on line 548.
  • strict warning: Non-static method CRM_Utils_File::createDir() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Config.php on line 326.
  • strict warning: Non-static method CRM_Core_DAO::init() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Config.php on line 358.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::getStaticProperty() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/DAO.php on line 97.
  • strict warning: Non-static method CRM_Core_DAO::setFactory() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Config.php on line 362.
  • strict warning: Non-static method Log::singleton() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Config.php on line 340.
  • strict warning: Non-static method Log::factory() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/Log.php on line 221.
  • strict warning: Non-static method Log::_classExists() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/Log.php on line 163.
  • strict warning: Non-static method Log::_classExists() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/Log.php on line 168.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::getStaticProperty() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 4208.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::getStaticProperty() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 2273.
  • strict warning: Non-static method DB::connect() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 2278.
  • strict warning: Non-static method DB::parseDSN() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB.php on line 522.
  • strict warning: Non-static method DB::isError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB.php on line 559.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::isError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 2165.
  • strict warning: Non-static method DB::isManip() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/common.php on line 2195.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::isError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 2300.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::isError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 2165.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::isError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/DataObject.php on line 2165.
  • strict warning: Non-static method DB::isManip() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/common.php on line 2195.
  • strict warning: Non-static method DB::isError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/packages/DB/common.php on line 1217.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/BAO/Setting.php on line 182.
  • strict warning: Non-static method PEAR::setErrorHandling() should not be called statically in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Core/Error.php on line 505.
  • strict warning: Declaration of CRM_Utils_Hook_Drupal::invoke() should be compatible with CRM_Utils_Hook::invoke($numParams, &$arg1, &$arg2, &$arg3, &$arg4, &$arg5, $fnSuffix, $fnPrefix) in /home/mattatuck/public_html/sites/mattatuckmuseum.org/modules/civicrm/CRM/Utils/Hook/Drupal.php on line 70.


The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America
May 9-July 12, 2015


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society.

1964_21_FishingCatboatGreatSoBay.jpg This exhibition features 61 of the most important American marine paintings and artifacts from the New-York Historical Society’s impressive maritime art collection. The works range in date from 1750 to 1904, by eminent marine artists like Thomas Birch, John Frederick Kensett and Charlton T. Chapman. Highlights include large format canvasses of famous sea battles, ships at work, and portraits of heroic sea captains and pioneering merchants, like the aptly named “Preserved Fish of New York.”

There are also maritime themed objects such as an engraved whale’s tooth from the mid-19th century, an octant from 1840, and a silver presentation urn commemorating acts of bravery from the War of 1812.

Features of this exhibit include paintings of major trading posts in and around the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong. Some of these paintings were by a group of Chinese artists working in the European style specifically for the export market. There are views of the Hudson River and the great Port of New York, as well as Gilded Age nostalgia for the great age of sail, with its clipper ships and majestic wind-jammers.

The exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors.
Presenting Sponsor: BlumShapiro
The David T. Langrock Foundation
Media Sponsor: Republican-American

Image: Junius Brutus Stearns (1810-85), Fishing in a Catboat in Great South Bay, 1871, oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of C. Otto von Kienbusch, 1964.21






The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from the Permanent Collection
May 31 – July 12, 2015


DeaconBrownWeb.jpg Opening Reception: Sunday, May 31, 2:00 p.m.

Portraits have a long history in our young country in establishing class and power by documenting the existence of political and industry leaders and their progeny. Today the ubiquitous "selfie" has shattered the barrier between the "haves" and the "have nots" by making the portrait the property of all.

Drawn from the Museum’s expansive portrait collection spanning the 18th to the 21st century and encompassing a wide variety of media from pencil sketches, pen and ink, oil, pastel, watercolor, and photography to sculpture in a variety of media, director Robert Burns will explore the role of portraiture in American art and the impact of the form in modern life. This exhibition will showcase some of the Waterbury region’s most notable residents with portraits of members from the Whittemore, Chase, Scovill, Prichard, Elton and Welton families, American presidents Washington and Lincoln, as well as "everyday” people. Artists include John Trumbull, J. Alden Weir, George Lawrence Nelson and Kay Sage as well as other less-know but very talented artists.

Image: Artist Unknown, Deacon James Brown (detail), n.d., oil on canvas. Mattatuck Museum; Courtesy of First Church of Waterbury






Fred Otnes: The Mad Conceit of Chance Otnes_MM2015.jpg
May 31 - July 12, 2015


Opening Reception: Sunday, May 31 2:00 p.m.

Fred Otnes relies on chance – the seemingly random arrangement of disparate elements from unrelated sources – to create his collages. With elements as diverse as appropriations from Renaissance works, sheet music, fabric and flowers, torn paper and paint, Otnes produces paintings of elegant worlds where imagery and surface interact.






Signature Moments: Historic Letters and Documents
April 9 - November 15, 2015


Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m.

An exhibit of historic signatures from the Museum's archives including letters from Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, P.T. Barnum, J. Edgar Hoover, Alexander Calder, and many others. The collection will be exhibited in the history gallery.






CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


In Search of Charles Island
August 14, 2014 – May 24, 2015

Milford has been a popular vacation spot for residents of the Naugatuck Valley for over 150 years. Mid-nineteenth century, Waterbury button manufacturer Elizur Prichard owned the island, where he and his daughter, Sarah Prichard ran a hotel resort. Miss Prichard later donated the family’s papers to the Mattatuck Museum. Photographs, ephemera and historical objects tell the colorful story of Charles Island, including the legend of a pirate and buried treasure!





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