Museum & Art Gallery in Waterbury, CT
The Mattatuck Museum was set up as the Mattatuck Historical Society in 1877 to preserve the history of that part of Connecticut anciently known as Mattatuck - roughly the ten town region surrounding present-day Waterbury. In the 1960s the Historical Society expanded its goal to collect and exhibit the works of Connecticut artists. The American Association of Museum accredited the museum in 1976, one of the 1st in the state to suit that standard.
read moreThe Mattatuck Museum is an art and regional history museum on the Green in downtown Waterbury, starting out as a historical society in 1877. The Museum opened its first display hall in 1912 and has been exhibiting art ever since. The museum collects and exhibits American art and cultural history - with a focus on the history of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut. We use our history collections to tell the stories of our community and partner with neighborhood associations, ethnic organizations and manufacturing groups.
Art & History Exhibitions in Waterbury
read moreChanging exhibitions at the Mattatuck highlight the diversity of our community, address issues of contemporary society, present the work of emerging artists, feature blockbuster shows of internationally renowned artists, and emphasize the strengths of our permanent collection. Changing exhibits of contemporary sculpture are featured throughout the Museum's outdoor spaces - in the courtyard garden and on the rooftop.