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Mystic Museum of Art

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Address: 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: 18605367601
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Airy and welcoming space

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well when they have signage that they are closing at 5 you had better have seen what you came to look at because they rush to lock the doors and close down. Otherwise some interesting art.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Not a lot of art, mostly local artists. It's free - they just ask for donations. Most of it wasn't really my thing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

There was some amazing art to be seen by local artists and all of it was for sale! I intend on buying some on my next visit.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I love what they're doing to engage youth in and with art. If you're looking for paintings from the masters, or pieces from popular nuevo artists...wrong place. It's not the Guggenheim or the MFA in Boston. There is a relatively small collection of art from local artists, on the weekend we went there it was sitting on the floor to... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We stopped in to check out the kids art. Many schools in the area had it students art work on display. It was very interesting seeing some of the kids imaginations. Many pieces were really great!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Excellent collection and ever changing exhibits. Beautiful space over looking the Mystic River. Plenty of parking.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The Mystic Arts Center has now been renamed the Mystic Museum of Art, and the new name is consistent with this local treasure. For winter 2016, there is a wonderful curated art exhibit - admission is free, although donations are welcome. The classes for children and adults, ranging from single sessions to longer commitments, are uniformly terrific.

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