Art exhibits and gallery openings in Fairfield County

The Trained Eye: The Art of Railways and Stations exhibit runs through Jan. 5 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk. For more information, visit

The Trained Eye: The Art of Railways and Stations exhibit runs through Jan. 5 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk. For more information, visit

Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum/ Contributed photo


Up and Out, the oil paintings of Anna Badini, Nov. 7-Jan. 3, The Mayor’s Gallery, 10th flr. Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Reception: Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info: 203-858-3082.

Art Centers

Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Free Gallery Talk, Nov 7, 2 p.m. Preview the Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s annual Monothon Exhibit & Sale. Deck the Halls, Dec. 1-14. Info:

HeART & Mind exhibition, through Jan. 12, Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. Artists explore mental health issues while celebrating the resilience of the human spirit. Info:

Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Info:

Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Info:

Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: or 203-655-8683.

The Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield. Info:

Autumn Juried Show, through Nov. 9, Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. Artwork by 83 area artists. Info:

Wilson Avenue Loft Artists 12th annual Open Studios, Nov. 15-17; opening 6-8 p.m. Friday, continuing with open studios Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 225 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Event will showcase the work of 15 artists. Info:,


Weather Report, through March 29, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield. Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age through Nov. 10. Art Aldrich, Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m. Curated art sale, silent auction, and cocktail party to benefit the Museum. Tickets: $150-$350, Info:

Chinese Brushwork, through Dec. 8, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Display of 15 pieces of contemporary Chinese brushwork gifted to the Town of Greenwich. Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet, Dec. 14-March 29. Info:

The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Info: or 203-372-3521.

The Osborne Homestead Museum, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby. Guided tours of Frances Osborne Kellogg’s estate and collection of antiques and fine art. Info: 203-734-2513.

Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport,, 203-332-5052.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Info: or 203-899-0606.

EverWonder Children’s Museum, 31 Pecks Ln., Newtown. Info:

Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport. Info:

Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven. Info:

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven. Info: or 203-432-5050.

Yale Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven. Info: or 203-432-0600.

The Glass House , 199 Elm St., New Canaan. Info: or 866-811-4111.

Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Greenwich.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 299 West Ave., Norwalk. Info: The Trained Eye: The Art of Railways and Stations exhibit, through -Jan. 5. Holiday Exhibit: Toys, Trains, and Magnificent Trees: Illuminating Christmas at the Mansion, opens Nov. 20, The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk. Holiday Open House, Dec. 8, noon-4 p.m.

Military Appreciation Day at the Danbury Railway Museum, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 120 White St., Danbury. Past and present military personnel, and their families, receive free railyard local train rides. Non-military admission: $10. Info:


Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Info:

Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Info:, 203-259-0346, ext. 115.

Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Free. Art & Text Art Exhibition through Nov. 7. A Harvest of Hues Art Exhibition and Reception, Nov. 15 through Jan. 2. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Brian Mustari, Nov. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Info:

Art & Text exhibition, through Dec. 19, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Info:

Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. Info: 203-899-2780, ext. 15133, or

Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd., Darien. Info:

Art & Text Exhibition: Dual show by artists Jane Davila and Karen Kalkstein through Dec. 1, New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan. Part of Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries. Info:

47th annual Mark Twain Library Art Show, Dec. 6-15, Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Rd., West Redding. Preview reception: Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m. Info:


Taking the Cure, through Nov. 17, Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Pl., Westport. Exhibit casts a lens on the social management of mental illness. Vision & Dignity: The Art of George Hand Wright, through Nov. 17. Becoming Westport, on view through June 30, 2020. Info:

The New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Northeast Waterscapes: Artists Explore Oceans, Rivers, Harbors features 62 paintings showing the drama, danger, beauty and power of water through Dec. 14. Dede Bartlett Presents: The Stories Behind Our Heirlooms discusses the historic value of antiques and other objects in our home, Nov. 12, 11:30-2 p.m., $40 luncheon, call for reservations. Hours vary so call the historical society to confirm. Info:

Great Trains Holiday show, Nov. 23-Jan. 20, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Opening, Nov. 29; Santa Visits Dec. 14. Cost: $5-$10. Just Like Grandma Used to Make: A Hands-on Experience of 300 Years of Kitchen History, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., tours of the 1910 kitchen at the Betts House. 34th annual American Artisan Show, Nov. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hand-crafted contemporary and traditional furnishings and wearables. Admission: $10. Info:

Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-5485 or

Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave., Norwalk. Info: or 203-846-0525.

Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien. Info: 203-655-9233 or

Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich. Info: 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or

Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton. Info: 203-834-1896 or

Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury. Info: 203-743-5200 or

Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Ln., Ridgefield. Info:

Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Rd., Weston. Free. Info:


The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk. Info: 203-852-0700 or

New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding. Info: 203-938-2117 or

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford. Info: 203-322-6971 or

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Ln., Westport. Info: 203-227-7253 or

Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd. Greenwich. Info: or 203-869-5272.

New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Info: 203-966-9577.

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Info: 203-259-6305 x109 or

Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby. Info:


Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Info:

Visual Poetry: Chin H. Shin Exhibit, through Nov. 30, The Geary Gallery, 576 Post Rd., Darien. Free. Info:

The Beginning, through Dec. 1, Newton Roux Gallery, 14 Elm St., Westport. The exhibit features work by Pam Ackley. Info:

Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, 40 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Info:

Rockwell Gallery, Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton Center. Info: 203-762-8311.

Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Info:

Housatonic Museum Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. Info:

Art & Text, through Dec. 1, Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. Show is in coordination with 13 Fairfield County libraries featuring the same theme. Info:, 203-246-9065.

Gun Violence and its Aftermath, through Dec. 5, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, 1 University Place, Stamford. June Ahrens has spent close to two years creating this work which was inspired and motivated by the horrific mass shootings in the U.S.

RPAC Gallery, 424R Main St., Ridgefield. Info: 475-215-5740,

Artists from The Grotta Collection, through Nov. 10, browngrotta arts, 276 Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Fiber and dimensional art by more than 40 artists collected by Sandy and Louis Grotta. Info:

A Walk Through Color and Design, by Anita Wasserman, through Dec. 27, Stamford Jewish Community Center Gallery, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Free. Info:

Color in Motion, Dec. 7-Jan. 19, The Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. Artwork of Guy Phillips and Matthew Samuels. Reception: Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. Info:

Fairfield County Arts Association's Expressions Art Exhibit, through Dec. 13, Three Roses Studio, 1177 Post Rd., Fairfield. Reception: Nov. 22, 6-9 p.m. Info:

Winter Light, Nov. 19-Jan. 31, Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Reception: Nov. 24, 3-5 p.m. Info:, 203-374-9720, 646- 258-6912.