A Little Slice of Culture in Downtown Mystic

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Early summer is a wonderful time to take a closer look at the art and entertainment available in New England, when the scenic landscapes outdoors are as beautiful as they are within a painted frame.

For those of us who don’t have the time to take a day trip to New York City or to Boston to visit museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Museum of Fine Art, we have the luxury of having a little slice of that culture right here in downtown Mystic.

The Mystic Museum of Art was first founded in 1913 by Massachusetts born landscape painter Charles Harold Davis. The museum has a permanent  collection with works dating back to the early 19th century, as well as many rotating collections including an exhibition called “The Contemporary Scene” which offers a fresh alternative to what many people would consider outdated styles of art.

MMoA has always been interested in helping the community especially fostering a love of art in young people. The Art Center offers classes to all ages from youth drawing classes to “Artini” nights for adults. There is an exhibition held every year to showcase art of young adults called “Young At Art” which gives them exposure in the art world as well as a platform to sell their work. MMoA hosts a number of events from job fairs to weddings all throughout the year.

Take some time this season to visit this hidden gem and discover the creativity that resides here in Mystic.

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