Mattatuck Museum schedules events through October
Published 12:00 am, Thursday, October 5, 2017
WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum has a full month of events for children, families and adults. Most require reservations and/or tickets. Located in the heart of downtown Waterbury’s architectural district, the Mattatuck Museum is a vibrant destination, known locally and regionally as a community-centered institution of American art and history. For more information on all of the Museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattmuseum.org or call 203-753-0381.
Introducing Late Night @ The MATT: Are you a night owl? Do you love learning more about art and spending time with other art lovers? If yes, then come to Late Night @ The MATT, a new series of monthly late-night events at the Mattatuck Museum.
On Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m., see “Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude,” a documentary by Steven John Ross, and the first major film study of Winslow Homer with in-depth analyses of Homer’s works by major art scholars and historians. Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude will also be shown on Friday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Presented in conjunction with Winslow Homer: American Life 1857-1875, on view through Dec. 3.
Other documentaries will be “Herb and Dorothy” on Thursday, Nov. 2 and “The Story of Women and Art” on Thursday, Dec. 7. All showings begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission to Late Night @ The MATT is free for members and $10 for guests. Admission to films is included with General Admission.
Spend a Day @ The MATT: Sunday, Oct. 8 during the monthly Community Free Day will include activities for the whole family throughout the day. Admission is free for all activities throughout the day. Admission is free for all and includes access to the Museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions and Button Gallery, which features over 10,000 buttons from around the world.
Columbus Day Family Day: On Monday, Oct. 9 families are invited to learn all about Italian-American history during a Columbus Day celebration which offers a little art, a little history and lots of fun for the whole family.
A Night at Jacques:Oct. 13, 14, 15, 8 p.m. The Jacques Burlesque Theatre was still the place to go in 1929. Inspired by that historic burlesque house, the Mattatuck Museum is producing an original musical review of the 1920s set at Jacques (that’s “Jake’s”) Theatre on New Year’s Eve, 1929. Jacques, located on Phoenix Avenue, originally offered “legitimate” entertainment when it opened in 1885 and evolved into a vaudeville/burlesque venue in the early twentieth century. The show features talented local singers including Tom Chute of WATR, Carletha Hawley, Rosalie Veneziano, Sherry and Michaelangelo Mancini; the comedic talents of Museum director Bob Burns, Shannon Sniffin, Mary Rosengrant, and Don Burzler; a dance troupe that will bring the audience back to the days of The Charleston; and the entire affair is emceed by David Macharelli. Tickets are $47.50, discounted for members.
Continental Breakfast & Art Demonstration with The Valley Girls: Meet the artists showing in The Valley Girls, now on view @ The MATT in the Monteiro Family Community Gallery, for a continental breakfast and art demonstration on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The breakfast and art demonstration is $10 for Members and $15 for General Admission. Pre-registration is suggested. Member perk - RSVP by Oct. 7 and admission to the program is free. Presented in conjunction with The Valley Girls.
World War I Digitization Day: Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album? Or letters from an uncle serving abroad that your great-grandmother kept in the attic? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during WWI by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. Pictures, letters and souvenirs will be documented (returned to you the same day) and preserved in an online WWI collection as part of the Connecticut Digital Archive. Visit ctstatelibrary.org for more details and artifact restrictions.
Bring Your Own Pumpkin (B.Y.O.P.): Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m. Come enjoy some pre-Halloween mischief during the latest installment of MATT by Night, the Museum’s series of after-hour events for those 21 and older. Bring your own pumpkin (no larger than a basketball) to carve at the Museum. We will provide carving tools, drinks, snacks and other spooky surprises. Don’t want to get pumpkin guts all over you? Participate in a pumpkin-themed art activity or bring your already carved pumpkin. After all participants are finished with their pumpkins, prizes will be awarded for the best ones and winners will be displayed in the Museum Courtyard for the evening. Costumes or other spooky attire are encouraged. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 day of. Beer, wine and snacks included with admission. Specialty cocktails will be available for $5. Guests must be 21 and older.
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the Museum in the lots on Park Place.