5/14/2009 - Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center :: Multiple Upcoming Events from May 13th - June 1st

144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Upcoming Events

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Ben Ortiz Gallery Talk

A Message From Catherine  
Most of us take modern medicine for granted and expect that when we go to the hospital we go there to get better, not to die. Imagine a time when this was not the case - a time when manufacturing accidents were common and there was no hospital in the industrial core of Waterbury. Join us as we celebrate the vision of The Right Reverend Monsignor Slocum and the hard work of the Sisters of Saint Joseph at the Opening Reception for Saint Mary's Hospital: One Hundred Years of Caring!
203-753-0381 ext.11

Saint Mary's Hospital Exhibition Opens in the Community Gallery: 100 Years of Caring!

SMH Early OR
On March 2, 1909 Saint Mary's Hospital admitted its first 4 patients by horse-drawn ambulance, fulfilling the vision of establishing a hospital within the industrial core of Waterbury. Since that time the hospital has played a vital role in providing medical care to residents. The influenza outbreak of 1918, the Depression of the 1930s, the first polio patients in 1931, an industrial plant explosion, a hotel fire, a strike riot in 1920, a bus wreck in 1940, and the flood of 1955 were all events in which the hospital provided care to those injured or ill.
Relive this story of charity and care for all in an exhibition of old medical tools, historic photographs, and archives.

Where & When
Community Gallery
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
Opening Reception: May 15, 2009 5:30 - 7:30 pm
On View: May 15 - September 20, 2009

House, Garden, and Gallery Tour

Ben Ortiz Dining RoomHome is Where the Art Is

Please join the Mattatauck Museum Arts & History Center at the home of Ben Ortiz and Victor Torchia, Jr. Wander the garden paths and contemplate serene sanctuaries of blossoms, brooks, and Asian statuary. Discover the dramatic, the delicate, and the compelling beauty of their extraordinary works of art as Ben guides us through their collection, carefully acquired over 30 years.
Enjoy an afternoon with friends in the warm hospitality of our gracious hosts, Ben and Victor. Light refreshments and a selection of wine and champagne will be served.
Tickets are $75. All proceeds benefit the Mattatuck Museum. Register in advance by calling 203-753-0381 ext 10 or  visiting our website.
Where & When
Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:00 - 7:00 pm
25 Ketcham Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut 

Polarities Exhibition Opens with Artists' Reception

Wire TowerPolarities:
The Art of Tim Prentice and Danielle Mailer
The newest exhibition in the Whittemore Gallery brings together two artists' work in a dynamic display of dramatic contrast.  The harmonious and elegant sculptures of Tim Prentice are set beside the vividly colored and exuberant paintings of Danielle Mailer, creating interplay between their divergent approaches to art-making.  See more than 25 works - some that move, some that jump, and some that tell a story!
Join us for the Opening Reception and the opportunity for informal conversation with Danielle Mailer and Tim Prentice.
  Spring, Danielle Mailer

Where & When
Whittemore Gallery
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
May 29 - September 6, 2009
Opening Reception:
May 28, 2009 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Discovery Club Explores the World of Creepy Crawlies!

Tarantula Dr. Bugman Kicks-Off the First Discovery Club Meeting!

Discovery Club is a new monthly program designed for kids, ages 7 - 12, who like experimenting and discovering new worlds! Every month club members will stretch their imaginations by exploring science, technology, and the arts. Discovery Club kicks off with Dr. Bugman, who will bring tarantulas, scorpions, a boa constrictor, a horned spider and roaches, and teach about these unusual creatures!
Discovery Club meets on the last Sunday of the month from 2-4 pm. Monthly attendance is not necessary BUT you won't want to miss any of these exciting programs! Children's admission is $4 for members and $5 for non-members.
Where & When
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
Sunday, May 31, 2009 2 - 4 pm 

15 World-Class Museums for $25!

Art Pass LogoDiscover fifteen world-class museums and historic sites on the state-wide Connecticut Art Trail and explore diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture.
The Art Pass makes it easy to visit more than one museum and offers incredible savings. For only $25 you'll get 1-day admission to each of the 15 museums and historic sites on the trail.  For more information and to purchase your art pass visit the Connecticut Art Trails WebsiteThe website is the only place you can purchase the Art Pass; you cannot purchase it at any of the museums.
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