Children Visit Mystic Museum of Art for Free this Summer Funding Provided by a Grant from CT Humanities

The Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 from Connecticut Humanities to support our participation in the CT Summer at the Museum initiative.

The program invites Connecticut children ages 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult to visit participating museums free of charge from July 1 through September 5, 2022. Funding for the initiative is provided by the CT General Assembly, with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.

For children especially, a visit to a museum can provide transformative experiences of art that supports mental health, improves learning outcomes, and offers uniquely positive activities and outlets for many of the neighborhoods, towns, and cities that we serve. As children and students missed out on more than two years of group and school visits to cultural institutions, the CT Summer at the Museum Program gives these children and students a chance to experience hands-on, interactive learning, and benefit from a wide variety of programs, activities, and exhibitions.

MMoA visitors will see the special summer exhibitions Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post Covers: Tell Me a Story and Missing Narratives (now through September 18). MMoA is open seven days a week 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. (closed 4th of July and Labor Day). For those not eligible for the CT Summer at the Museum, there is a special exhibition upcharge of $10 per person to visit these exhibitions. Veterans, active military, and their families are free year-round.