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Mystic Museum of Art
Ranked #10 of 33 things to do in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to come in and appreciate some amazing art work, no pushy gallery girls trying to get you to buy art or acting snooty because they think only they get the art. And even if you are clearly just a tourist in shirts and a t-shirt you aren't looked down on by the well dressed attendant who is always happy to chat about art or recommend a nice place for lunch!

Visited July 2013
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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in Mystic”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were wandering through Mystic when we came upon the Arts Center and decided to see what was inside. We didn't know what to expect, as there was a kids' art class being held on the lawn, but inside was a small art museum that had a donation box instead of an entrance fee. We wandered about for quite a while studying the impressive, if not huge, array of art. This is a 100-year old artist's colony, and one can really get the feel of how the town grew up around it. An excellent visit and a nice break from our hectic day.

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Charming Community Art Center”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Charming center with a wide variety of art open to the public for free. Current exhibit celebrating the history of the center.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gallery, beautiful view”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Mystic CT doesn't have that much to do - if you have a quiet moment you'd do well to stop in here. The art is "real" meaning it isn't a lot of big name junk. Much of it is beautiful and harmonious. The executive director has a mustache like Salvador Dali, and in my opinion he merits it. He literally digs into thousands of pieces to find the best, and several promising artists and younger (or newer, I should say) artists are on display there. The setting is serene and contemplative, and even if you have only 15 minutes you can find some art that will bring joy to your day.

Visited March 2013
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Groton, Connecticut
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great gallery”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

WOW what a place. the art that was there was amazing. They just drew you in and you had to look at the all.

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