Art exhibits and gallery openings in Fairfield County

Just Like Grandma Used to Make: A Hands-on Experience of 300 Years of Kitchen History is the new permanent exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton. For more information, visit

Just Like Grandma Used to Make: A Hands-on Experience of 300 Years of Kitchen History is the new permanent exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton. For more information, visit

Wilton Historical Society / Contributed photo


Art & Text Art Exhibition, Oct. 11 through Nov. 7, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Free. Part of Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries. Info:

Art & Text Exhibition: Dual show by artists Jane Davila and Karen Kalkstein Oct. 11 through Dec. 1, New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan. Part of Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries. Info:

Autumn Juried Show, Oct. 13-Nov. 9, Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. Reception, Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m. Artwork by 83 area artists. Info:

Art Centers

Plein Air Event & Exhibit: Capturing New Canaan, Oct. 24-Nov. 2, Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m.; gallery closes at 4 p.m. Info:

AONE, through Oct. 18, Silvermine Galleries, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. The 69th annual AONE is a national exhibition honoring emerging and established artists. Info:

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

Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, through Oct 20, 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:


Weather Report, through March 29, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield. Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age through Nov. 10. 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. 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. 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.

Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury. 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 & Reception, Oct. 11 - Nov. 7. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Michael Mark, Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Info:

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 Oct. 11 through Dec. 1, New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan. Part of Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries. Info:


Taking the Cure, on view 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. Info:

The New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Shoes, an exhibition of 200 pairs of shoes from the Museum’s extensive clothing and textile collection, on display through Oct. 15. History of New Canaan’s Fire Company No.1, includes photographs, memorabilia, medals, uniforms chronicling 140 years of the company’s history, through Oct. 26. Common Ground: Irwin by award-winning photographer Torrance York on exhibit at the Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park through Nov. 3. Hours vary so call the Historical Society to confirm. Ponus: The Man & The Monument, Oct. 27, 4 p.m., a talk by Patricia Funt Oxman on the 1897 unveiling of the Ponus Monument and on Chief Ponus and the New Canaan ancestors who changed his world. They Called New Canaan Home, Oct. 29, 11 am, a book presentation by Art Hahn. Info:

Just Like Grandma Used to Make: A Hands-on Experience of 300 Years of Kitchen History, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Tours of the 1910 kitchen at the Betts House. 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:

Three Women Who Made Weston Weston, Thursdays, 2-4 p.m., through Oct. 31, 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 42nd annual Juried Show, through Oct. 20, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Info:

Geary Gallery of Darien, 576 Boston Post Rd., Darien. Free. Info:

Watercolor Paintings of Elisa Khachian, through Oct. 20, Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Info:

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

Poetics of Structures, Susan Peyser, through Oct. 31, the Gallery @ the J at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. 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:

New Deal artist James Daugherty: Abstract Art, through Nov. 4, The Mayor’s Gallery, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. The interaction of Color: Work from the 1950s and 60s. Info: 203-858-3082.

Close to the Line, Mari Rantanen and Kirsten Reynolds, an investigation of geometric abstraction through a performative lens, through Oct. 12, Burt Chernow Galleries at the Housatonic Museum Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. Info:

Natural Expressions, through Oct. 13, Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. Features the artwork of Julie Leff and Karen Kalkstein. Art & Text, Oct. 19-Dec. 1. Show is in coordination with 13 Fairfield County libraries featuring the same theme. Reception: Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. Info:, 203-246-9065.

Gun Violence and its Aftermath, Oct. 17-Dec. 5, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, 1 University Place, Stamford. Opening reception: Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m. 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, Nov. 1-10, browngrotta arts, 276 Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Opening reception: Nov. 2, 1-6 p.m. Fiber and dimensional art by more than 40 artists collected by Sandy and Louis Grotta. Info: