The Art of Being a Girl, May 16-26, The Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Celebration of female power and the arts. LiveGirl Benefit, May 19, 2-4 p.m. Info: Carriagebarn.org.
Pastel Artist Lee Skalkos Exhibit, May 16-June 19, Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Easton. Art reception: May 17, 4-8 p.m. Info: eastonlibrary.org.
The Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. LiveGirl 2019: The Art of Being A Girl exhibit, May 16-26. Celebration of female power and the arts. LiveGirl Benefit, May 19, 2-4 p.m. Art For Animals community exhibit, June 2-14. Info: Carriagebarn.org.
Silvermine Galleries, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. Info: silvermineart.org.
Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Info: westportartscenter.org.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Info: rgoa.org or 203-438-8863.
Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: darienarts.org or 203-655-8683.
Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Info: milfordarts.org.
A Tradition of Excellence: Faculty Exhibition, through June 2, The Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield. Info: brookfieldcraft.org.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield. How Art Changed the Prison —the Work of The CPA Prison Arts Program, through May 27. Harmony Hammond: Material Witness – Five Decades of Art, through Sept. 15. Info: aldrichart.org.
The Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr., Greenwich. Buried Treasures of the Silk Road, through June 2. Info: brucemuseum.org or 203-869-0376.
The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Info: discoverymuseum.org 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. Free. Incredible Inventors: Women Who Changed the World photography exhibition, in honor of Frances Osborne Kellogg’s 143rd birthday, runs through May 31. Info: 203-734-2513.
Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, www2.housatonic.edu/artmuseum, 203-332-5052.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Info: steppingstonesmuseum.org or 203-899-0606.
EverWonder Children’s Museum, 31 Pecks Ln., Newtown. Info: everwondermuseum.org.
Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury; 203-778-8337; danburyrail.org.
Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport. Info: barnum-museum.org.
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven. Info: britishart.yale.edu.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven. Info: peabody.yale.edu or 203-432-5050.
Yale Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven. Info: artgallery.yale.edu or 203-432-0600.
The Glass House, 199 Elm St., New Canaan. Info: theglasshouse.org or 866-811-4111. Gay Gatherings: Philip Johnson, David Whitney and the Modern Arts, through Aug. 19, at two buildings on the Glass House site: Da Monsta and the Painting Gallery, New Canaan.
History Is…, through Sept. 7, 2019, Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Greenwich. Info:greenwichhistory.org.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 299 West Ave., Norwalk. Info: lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. Treasure Hunters’ Adventure, June 2, 2-4 p.m. Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens exhibition, through June 23. Old-fashioned Flea Market, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Mansion’s Roaring Twenties Gala, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Tickets $200. The Trained Eye: The Art of Railways and Stations exhibit, Oct. 9-Jan. 5. Haunted: Victorian Ghost Stories at the Mansion, Oct. 18-27, 5:30-8 p.m. The Mansion’s Great Gatsby Tea, Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m. Tickets: $45-$50. The Mansion’s Holiday Exhibit, Nov. 20-Jan. 5, noon-4 p.m. Holiday Open House, Dec. 8, noon-4 p.m.
Objects of Desire: Style for the Garden and Home, June 1-2, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Show features garden accents, fine furniture, accessories, found objects and art for sale. Admission: $10. VIP Reception: May 31, 5-6 p.m., $250 (includes preview party ticket). Preview Party, 6-8 p.m., $125. Proceeds benefit the Society. Info: wiltonhistorical.org.
Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Info: stratfordlibrary.org.
Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. Intensity, through June 23. Reception: May 17, 6-8 p.m. Artwork of of Thu Tran, Sarah Chapman, and Mari Gyorgyey. Info: 203-246-9065.
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Info: pequotlibrary.org, 203-259-0346, ext. 115.
All About Color Art, through May 31, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Eight area artists will be exhibiting, with a majority of the works available for purchase; portion of the proceeds benefit the library. Info: wiltonlibrary.org.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence: Yuki Murata, May 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Free. Register: wiltonlibrary.org.
Watercolor Art Exhibit, Spring into Art and Nature with local artist Noreen Normand, through May 18, Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. Info: norwalkpl.org.
Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Info: ridgefieldlibrary.org.
Colombia: Light at the Edge of the World with Daryl Hawk, May 22, 7-8 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Documentary photographer and explorer Daryl Hawk gives a photography presentation and lecture based on his recent expedition to Colombia. Free. Register: wiltonlibrary.org.
Tales of a Forgotten Day: Myth and Memory at Lover’s Leap, runs through July 31, Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd., Washington. Learn about the history of Lover’s Leap State Park in New Milford. Info: iaismuseum.org, 860-868-0518.
Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Pl. Westport. Info: westporthistory.org. Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport exhibit, through June 2019. Share Your Immigration Story, through June 30. Liberty To Set Down: Migrants & Immigrants in Westport Connecticut, through July 31.
The New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Common Ground: Irwin by award-winning photographer Torrance York on exhibit at the Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park, Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., through Nov. 3. Hours vary so call the Historical Society to confirm. Constance Old: The Art of Consumer Detritus, showcases artwork from repurposed materials using traditional weaving skills. Opening reception, May 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. $10/non-members. The 30th Annual Ice Cream Social, Sunday, June 2, 1-4 p.m. Ice Cream and Cake, Antique Car Show, Old Fashioned Games, Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations, Historic Buildings Open and a Performance by the Town Band. Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Children. Shoes, an exhibition of 200 pairs of shoes from the Museum’s extensive clothing and textile collection, runs June 4 through Sept. 21. The Mystique of Shoes luncheon with design director and author Linda O’Keeffe, June 20, 12-2 p.m. Tickets $45. Space limited. Books available for purchase.Exhibit runs through June 30. Info: nchistory.org.
Bullets, Bonds, and Butter: Wilton Responds to War, 1776 -2006, through Sept. 14, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Info: wiltonhistorical.org.
Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-5485 or keelertavernmuseum.org.
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave., Norwalk. Info: norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.
Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien. Info: 203-655-9233 or darienhistorical.org.
Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich. Info: 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or greenwichhistory.org.
Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton. Info: 203-834-1896 or www.nps.gov/wefa.
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury. Info: 203-743-5200 or danburymuseum.org.
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Ln., Ridgefield. Info: ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org.
The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk. Info: 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org.
New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding. Info: 203-938-2117 or email@example.com.
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford. Info: 203-322-6971 or bartlettarboretum.org.
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Ln., Westport. Info: 203-227-7253 or earthplace.org.
Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd. Greenwich. Info: greenwich.audubon.org 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 ctaudubon.org.
Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby. Info: ct.gov/deep/kellogg.
Sacred Encounters, Moses to Jesus, May 30-June 2, 222 Post Rd., Fairfield. Meet the Artist Reception: May 30, 7-9 p.m. Info: @sacredencounters or jewishcarving.com.
Renewal: Solo Art Exhibit by Liron Sissman, through June 29, Gallery at the J at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Free exhibit depicts landscape paintings inspired by the Hudson Valley under changing lights. Info: Stamfordjcc.org.
True Colors, May 30-June 14, in participating store windows throughout New Canaan. Color Walk around town event, May 30, 5:30-7 p.m. Info: carriagebarn.org.
Renewal, through June 9, Stamford Jewish Community Center gallery, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Liron Sissman’s exhibit depicts landscape paintings inspired by the Hudson Valley under changing lights. Free. Info: stamfordjcc.org.
Abstract Expressions, through 31, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., The Geary Gallery, 576 Boston Post Rd., Darien. Abstract paintings of Jim Malloy. Info: 203-655-6633, gearygallery.com.
Squeegeed, Poured and More, through June 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford.Featuring work by Nat Connacher, Lisa Cuscuna and Lisa Hillman. Info: 203 858 3082.
Patrick Bidaux Exhibit, through May 27, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, 40 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Info: igifineart.com.
Primordial Rituals redux, through May 26, Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Art by Diane Pollack. Info: artplacegallery.org
Artful Visage, through June 1, Rockwell Gallery, Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton Center. Art by Bobbi Eike Mullen. Info: 203-762-8311.
Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Info: Fairfieldhistory.org. Black Rock: 375 Opening Reception, May 23, 6-8 p.m., Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery.
Collective Action Archive: Redux exhibition, through Sept. 8, Franklin Street Works, 41 Franklin St., Stamford. Info: franklinstreetworks.org.
Ann Conrad Stewart: Exhibition of Paintings, through Aug. 30, Greenwich Hospital Garden Café, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Presented by The Greenwich Art Society. Info: greenwichartsociety.org.
Keep Drawing During Class, featuring 14 works by NYC artist JPO, through June 29, Newton Roux Gallery, 14 Elm St., Bedford Square, Westport. Info: newtonroux.com.