Mattatuck Museum Announces September Lineup

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum on Waterbury Green, 144 West Main St., has announced the following programs and events for September.

The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. for $5 admission. Visitors who prefer contactless payment can call and reserve their ticket in advance. A newly expanded lunch menu is available at the Art of Yum Café, now open daily. Follow the Mattatuck Museum on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and content.

Printmaking workshop class: 5:30-7:30 p.m., September 1, workshop time, 3-7 p.m., September 8, 15, 22. Cost $50 museum members, $60 general. A 4 week Studio style course to learn how to make etchings and intaglio prints. The first session will be an instructional class led by teaching artist David Macharelli where attendees will learn the basics of the engraving process, receive instructions on how to use the equipment, and receive classroom supplies and materials.

Art + Yoga = Relaxation: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., September 3, $8 museum members, $12 general. With certified yoga teacher Lisa Davis, practice poses that help your body release tension, calm your nervous system, and restore overall balance to your body, mind, and soul. Then, engage in a guided mindfulness meditation practice using artwork displayed in the museum’s galleries.

Airs on the terrace, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. some Sundays, members $15, guests $20. September 4, Black Rock’s Hot Club; Sept. 18, Restless Mountain Bluegrass Group. Food available for sale; on the roof terrace or inside if it rains.

Luncheon: Waterbury and the Olmstead Brothers, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. September 7, $5 members, $10 guests. This year marks the 200th birthday of Hartford-born Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the founder of American landscape architecture. His sons and successors, the Olmsted brothers, designed Fulton Park, which has been dubbed Waterbury’s “Central Park”. Attendees can either order lunch from The Art of Yum or enjoy their own while learning from a guest speaker.

Waterbury Trivia: 6-8 p.m. September 8, $5 members, $10 guests. Come to this fun night at the Mattatuck Museum to test your knowledge of Brass City history and art. Local radio host and Waterbury icon Tom Chute will be your host for the evening. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Art of Yum Café. First prize is an item from the museum shop worth up to $30; second prize is an item worth up to $10.

Candle making, 2-4pm September 10, members $45, guests $50, with Laura Luther, owner of Olive My Skin, a local candle and skincare line, to celebrate the opening of the new Elemental: Art as Advocacy exhibition. Learn about the candle making process while creating your own high quality personalized candle.

13th Annual Brass Knob Awards, 6 p.m. Sept. 14, $125-$175. The Brass Button Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals to the greater Waterbury region and their lifelong commitment to social and cultural enrichment. This year the recipients are Joe and Debra Gugliotti for their years of dedicated service to our community. For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase advertisements and tickets for the program, contact Jenn Johnston at [email protected] or x110.

Artists Abroad: Three Waterbury Women and Their Travels, Orton P. Camp Lecture, 1-2 p.m., September 16. Free admission to the museum and program to celebrate Orton’s birthday. This lecture at the Mattatuck Museum, led by Assistant Curator Natalie DeQuarto, will share the stories of their exciting adventures abroad, using artwork and archival material.

Fall Exhibits Opening Celebration, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 18, $5 adults, free for members and 18 and under. The Restless Mountain Bluegrass Band performs from 2-4 p.m. -0381×130.

Local Legacy: Chase Collegiate Archives 1865-2020, opening August 28. Work It! Women Artists on Women’s Labour, Elemental: Art as Advocacy and Schandra Singh: Fractured Facades opens September 11. Walker Evans American Photographs opens September 18. to iconic documentary photography of the Great Depression era.

Encaustic wax painting workshop, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. September 23, $225 members, $250 guests. Learn the painting technique of combining pigments with hot liquid wax, allowing artists to achieve a variety of different textures with highly pigmented colors. Taught by Leslie Giuliani, a local encaustic artist and teacher. All materials are provided.

Sun Print’s Children’s Art Workshop, 11:15 a.m., Sept. 24, $10 members, $15 guests. A solar print, also known as a cyanotype print, is a way to take a photo without a camera using light-sensitive paper. Children will discover the science behind photography and have the chance to create their own solar prints with leaves, flowers and sticks.

Ryan H. Bowman