The Spring and Summer seasons often present some of the best Art Exhibits in the Connecticut area. Talented artists and curators bring their visions to life and place them on display at some of the finest museums and galleries in the state. If you’re scouting some of the Top Art Exhibits coming to Connecticut in 2016, the following list will put you closer to your next exciting and educational experience in the wonderful world of art.
Guerilla Girls: Art, Activism And The F Word
University of Connecticut Campus
William Benton Museum of Art
245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-4520

This exhibit, presented on the campus of the UCONN Huskies, is a live performance geared toward those in support of the feminists movement. The “Guerilla Girls” are a group of female artists who together started an activist group “devoted to protesting the under-representation of female artists,” as described by the Benton website. Jean Nihoul lends her artistic talents as curator for the exhibit and designed it to address sexism and racism in the world of art. The exhibit runs until May 22.

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 432-0600

The Yale University Art Gallery is located in a central downtown New Haven location and is free and open to the public. The gallery features various collections to inspire and educate the community in areas of Ancient Art, African American Art, Modern and Contemporary, European and others. The gallery is also known to display some of the best and top exhibits offered in Connecticut. A few of the upcoming, heavily anticipated exhibits include, Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650 – 1830; Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles and Le Gout du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth Century France.  For dates and times for these exhibits and more, contact the gallery.

Spectrum Art Gallery And Artisan Store
61 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409
(860) 767-0742

Spectrum Art Gallery is free and open to the public beginning on Wednesdays, through Sundays with varying hours of operation. Spectrum will be bringing some pretty exciting exhibits to the gallery in the near future, that will remain throughout the Summer as well. Some of those exhibits include “Water, Water Everywhere,” an exhibit that features water as a nurturer challenge or an element of fun. Another exciting exhibit is centered around a new age, popular method of communication; especially amongst young adults. The exhibit is titled “Text Messages,” and “presents artists who integrate text, foreign language or calligraphy into their paintings, photographs, art books and mixed media collages to give deeper meaning to their work.,” as described by the Spectrum site.

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The Yale Center For British Art
180 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 432-2800

Separate from the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale Center for British Art is also located in the downtown New Haven area, and just as the name implies, this gallery’s collection is largely centered around British and United Kingdom art collections. Their two popular exhibits include, “Two Extraordinary Women:The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway and Mary and Darby Robinson;” and “Moving Earth: ‘Capability’ Brown, Humphrey Repton, and the Creation of the English Language. Contact the Center for more details.

New Britain Museum Of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229-0257

Although there is a moderate admission price for entry to the museum, their art collections, exhibits, and educational resources makes it all worth the while. The museum offers programs for adults, to school-aged children to come in, learn and explore. The upcoming exhibits include “Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding;” and from the collection of Frederick C. Ulbrich Jr.; “Cycle of Life in Print” is another great exhibit available for art lovers at the museum. Contact the site for pricing and hours of operation.

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