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Mystic Museum of Art

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Address: 9 Water St, Mystic, CT 06355-2592
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+1 860-536-7601
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions,...

Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions, special events and classes. A nonprofit organization created by an artist colony in 1913, the association boasts a membership of over 1,200 artists. Travelers can partake of one-day workshops or enjoy a day on the town while their children are educated and entertained in art classes.

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Holiday Craft Sale worth the visit

I love quality crafts, or artisan sales, and this one was no exception. We enjoyed browsing the artwork in the gallery, and then walking through the other spaces where local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love quality crafts, or artisan sales, and this one was no exception. We enjoyed browsing the artwork in the gallery, and then walking through the other spaces where local artisans had set up tables for purchases from soaps to clothing to handmade cards and glass art... a little something for everyone. We opted to select a lovely handmade bulb... More 

Thank Grace_K102
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I get to the gallery every time I go to Mystic because of the changes in local artists' work displayed. Now, please note, not all displays are to my liking, but that's art! More times than not, the displays are appealing & I've purchased several pieces for my 2 residences. Check their web site before you go to view the... More 

Thank cherylc553
Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

More of an art gallery with local artists with a small museum section in the back overlooking the river. A little hard to see where it is set back from the road, the new lettering is small and there is no longer an "open" flag near the door. I overheard a couple walking by the parking lot entrance wondering where... More 

Thank sailorct2016
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

In this lovely building, they feature an incredible holiday show of local artists and artisans, all available for purchase!

Thank Forster84
Boyds, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I only gave three stars because art museum lovers might find the place lacking. For what it is, however, I would give it 4-5 stars. We went on the third Tuesday evening of the month when the museum puts on an informal "soiree",with music, food, beverages, children activities, and visit to the galleries. The museum is right on the waterfront,... More 

Thank MiddleBass_Guy
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

very easy to get to.. we caught a great photography exhibit with most of the pieces for sale.. and a Walter Robinson exhibit.. free admission and parking is validated.. donation is voluntary.

Thank MakeupArtist40
Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Wow--such a lovely collection of really interesting art the time I found this place--I was looking for a special artist and found 4 pieces arranged in a perfect corner for viewing--their bright explosion of flowers and water depicted in strong swaths of oil colors. he gallery is bright and winds up and down levels of stairs, so one feels as... More 

1 Thank anneed
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were here for a private party, which was beautifully done. That gave us a chance to tour the collection. The permanent collection is mostly representational art that highlights the beauty of the area. The collection being shown at the time was a juried show that had reflected a variety of styles and abilities.

1 Thank roxieontheroad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great museum for locals and tourists. Variety of classes offered for all age groups throughout the year. Visitors will love the museum and gift shop.

1 Thank Dora P
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

So pleased to see this fantastic place. Juried and local artists. Very eclectic styles that rotate every six weeks. Paintings,photography , charcoal etc. Spend an hour or so. Free admission but donations welcome. Loved it.

1 Thank Bronxgirl

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