Visit 17 world-class museums and historic sites throughout Connecticut, and the lively communities in which they reside.
Explore the Connecticut Art Trail ... seventeen world-class museums and historic sites from bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Discover diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.
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The Art Gallery at the University of Saint Joseph, opened in 2001, is located in the Bruyette Athenaeum on the school’s West Hartford campus designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers. The Gallery houses a collection of over 2000 diverse works of art including twentieth century American paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Milton Avery; sixteenth century European prints; nineteenth century Japanese woodblock prints; and contemporary American works. With six exhibition galleries and the Turco Print Study Room, the Art Gallery has made the University’s historic collection more accessible to the public. Frequent loan exhibitions feature art outside the scope of the permanent collection.
The University’s founding collections consist of a gift in 1937 which included important American paintings of the 1920s and 30s as well as fine works on paper and a bequest in 1966 featuring a collection of European and American prints spanning six centuries and including works by Albrecht Dürer, George Bellows, and Childe Hassam. The Gallery has continued to grow its collection, which has more than doubled in size since 2002. Parking is free and conveniently located.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 7:00 pm. The Gallery is also open on Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.