The Mattatuck Museum schedules programs for children and adults

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., has scheduled the following programs for children and adults. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome. To register for one of these programs, visit

Masks are mandatory indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Mattatuck staff will continue to wear masks to protect themselves and those who are not yet vaccinated for the foreseeable future. Free disposable masks are available at the Welcome Desk.

The museum’s website,, outlines updated guidelines for visitors, including what to expect when you visit, cleaning and safety protocols, and frequently asked questions. Follow The MATT on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and content.

Courses and programs:

Home Away From Home School: Art Workshops, 1-2 p.m., Tuesdays in March. Week 1: Draw still lifes from our permanent collection; Week 2: Painting through abstract expressionism; Week 3: Discovery of printing; Week 4: Sculptures inspired by The Village Project. Price: $15/class ($10 for third child and up) | $50 package ($45 for the third child and more)

Homeschooled families are invited to come to the Mattatuck Museum each week in March to study different artists and artistic styles. After discovering an artist and seeing their art in the galleries of the Museum, children aged 5 to 12 will work on copying the artist’s work, while students aged 13 to 18 will focus on creating their own works. personal using the techniques of that particular artist. The first two children in a family cost $15 for a single class or $50 for the package and the third child and more in a family cost $10 for a single class or $45 for the package.

Take part in the Kids Adventure Challenge which lasts all year round. Receive a fun button each time you participate in a Kids Adventures program, including Kids Art Workshops, Home Away from Homeschool, Story Time @ The MATT, or Schools Out! Session. Collect 10 buttons in 2022 and receive your very own Mattatuck Museum blouse.

Tongue-Twisted: Poetry Slam: 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 3, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. A new social entertainment series: Tongue-Twisted! On the first Thursday of every month, enjoy a different kind of performing art from the locals of Waterbury while enjoying cocktails from the Art of Yum. Artists must pre-register with [email protected]

Museum Minis: Mondays in March, 10-11 a.m., $8 members, $12 guests, accompanying adults free. Head to the galleries to have fun on art and history while practicing developmental, social and mobility skills. A museum educator will lead 30 minutes of playtime in the galleries with the opportunity to mingle with other parents and guardians, followed by a 15-minute themed story and a small classroom art activity that can be taken to the House.

Storytime @ The MATT: She Persisted: 11-11:30 a.m., March 12, included with admission.

Listen to the reading of “She Persisted,” written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, in honor of Women’s History Month. Discover 13 different women from all walks of life who have played a defining role in our history. After story time, join the art workshop for children: creation of woolen dolls from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Art workshop for children: creation of woolen dolls: 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., March 12, members $10, guests $15. Learn how to make your own yarn doll of your favorite female historical figure for Women’s History Month. Children will leave this workshop with their own homemade toy to add to their collection.

Introduction to engraving: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., March 12, class $30, packages $55. Get inspired by the Two for the Road exhibition with the return of the Mattatuck Museum’s popular print series. Artists of all skill levels will learn traditional block printing and intaglio/engraving techniques to create their own prints from Quiana Stanley, who holds a BFA with a specialization in printmaking. The first session will focus primarily on making linoleum blocks, including composition and medium strengths. The second session will focus on creating a finer line art style used to create striking intaglios using clear acrylic plates. Students who attend both will be able to mix the styles for unique works!

Open house for seniors: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., March 16, free members, $17 guests. In a reserved one-hour time slot, senior groups (65 and older) have the opportunity to explore the Mattatuck Museum’s collection while they are the only visitors in the building. These sessions include a 30-minute guided tour of our special exhibits. March 16 will be dedicated to exploring the History Gallery.

For private senior group tours, contact [email protected] for more information. Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Spring Exhibition Celebration: 1 to 3 p.m. March 20, members free, guests $5. Opening of “The Village Project” and “Two for the Road: Ernest D. Roth and J. Andre Smith in Europe”, 1912 to 1930.

Families are invited to participate in exploration activities in the studio. The Art of Yum Café will be open with delicious meals, snacks, coffees and sweets available for purchase. Remarks on the exhibition at 2 p.m.

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