Jayson Tobias Art Show,through March 16, Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd., Darien. Opening reception, Feb. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Info:

Color Fields, Feb. 9 through March 11, Loft Artists Association’s Studios & Galleries, 575 Pacific St., Stamford. Opening reception, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. Info:

Randi Nussbaum Exhibition, through Feb. 26, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Nussbaum creates paintings and monoprints with simplified shapes and bold colors. Opening reception Feb. 10, 2-4 p.m. Info:

Jo-Ann Thompson-Claybourne, Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk. Opening reception, Feb. 10, 3 p.m.

The Winter Landscape, Feb. 10 - March 11, Anderson Chase Gallery, 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge, N.Y. Media includes oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen & ink and photography. Info: call 914-232-4843.

Legacy of Silvermine, Feb. 11 through March 11, Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. The exhibit celebrates prominent guild members. Opening reception, Feb. 11, 2-4 p.m. Info:


Same Day Different City, exhibit, through March 15, 1 University Pl., Stamford. Bruce Horan’s work explores the relationships between the  individual and the people and places that we encounter. Info:

Parallel Practices exhibit, through March 4, Visual and Performing Arts Center Art Gallery, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. It will present the participating artists' works in mediums that include painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, ceramics, animation, installation and photography. Info:

SCAN Color in Winter Art Show & Sale, through March 29, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Dr., Newtown. Info:

Beyond Brushwork, through Feb. 24, Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. Info:

What Keeps Mankind Alive, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Featuring Ward Shelley’s work will run through March 2. It features a selected group of diagrammatic paintings that tease out narratives from history and culture. Free. Info:, 203-222-7070, open Mon.-Sat., 10-5.

Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; gallery hours Wed.-Sat., noon to 5, Sun., 1 to 5; or 203-966-9700. Info:  

Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; or 203-292-8328: Silent Stars-Indigo Shadows.

Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of former estate, now named Waveny Park, 681 South Ave.; hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-3 and Sundays 1-5 p.m.;, 203-972-1895.

Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647,; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m., special Sat. hours, noon-2 p.m. Paper Romance, Feb. 15-18, Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Ave., Milford. The exhibit features a collection of original romance novel cover illustrations. Opening reception, Feb. 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Info:

Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Town Hall in Darien. Info: or call 203-655-8683.

FCAA Art Presentation, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Roger Ludlowe Middle School Library, 689 Unquowa Rd.,Fairfield.  The featured presenter will be Westport abstract painter, Michael Brennecke. Info:


* The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, open Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri., 12-5; and Sat., 10-5; $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; free adm. third Saturdays; 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-4519, Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope runs until April 22, 2018. Shared Space: A New Era, exhibition of photographs and video from 1987 through 2010, April 22. Contemporary Social Series will be highlighting Connecticut’s local food and spirits scene. Contemporary Socials, March 2 and Nov. 2.  Hair Ball 2018, March 10, 7 p.m. Whip Salon and Sparkle Events are hosting a fund-raiser for the arts that includes music, dancing, live beauty demonstrations and more. Participants are asked to sport creative hairstyles and attire, including wigs, costumes to ball gowns to cocktail dresses and suits to black tie. Tickets $100-$150. Info:

*The Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich; or 203-869-0376: $7/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/under 5, free adm. for all on Tuesdays; every Tues., 1:30 p.m., and Fri., 12:30 p.m., Docent-led Exhibition Tour; Marine Tank Animal Feeding, every Tues. and Fri., 2:30-2:45 p.m. Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection,” runs through April 1. Hot Art in a Cold War, through May 20. Corey Flintoff, March 8, 6-8 p.m. The former Moscow correspondent for NPR will talk about current U.S.-Russian relations and how past events – from the October Revolution of 1917 to the end of the Cold War to the 2016 U.S. elections – continue to shape the public perceptions and official policies today.The Great Estates in Greenwich: Then and Now, March 5, 1:15 p.m. Davidde E. Strackbein will lead the lecture. Tickets $25 for non Greenwich Decorative Arts Society members. Art of Design luncheon, March 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Rd., Greenwich.

* The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport; or 203-372-3521; Tues.-Sun., 10-5; open Mon. for summer, most school holidays, plus school and homeschool groups with a reservation; museum and planetarium, $10 adults, $8 children, seniors, students, free under 2; Challenger Learning Center, simulated space missions for groups 15-30, res. required (schools, scouts, corporate team building, birthday parties); scout science badge classes; exhibits and daily Planetarium shows; weekend workshops. Summer STEM programs; reg. still open. Origami Interpretations, through November.

* Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall; open daily, 10-4; research library open Tues.-Fri.,10-4; adults, $5, students w/ ID, $3, children 5 and under, free; info., or 203-259-1598.

Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport,, 203-332-5052.

*Katonah Museum of Art, open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun. 12-5;  adm. $10; srs. (60+) and students, $5; under 12/free; Rte. 22/134 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y., 914-232-9555, Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Feb. 25 through June 17, Katonah Museum of Art.  This exhibition features a group of thirty-one artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work engages the diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition. Opening reception, Feb. 24, 5 -8 p.m.

*Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk;  open Tues.-Sun., 10-5; $15/person (under 1, free), seniors (over 62), $10; or 203-899-0606: Energy Lab; Tot Town; Healthyville, learn about your body and how to keep it healthy; Build It!, learning about architectural design and construction; art studio and science lab; ColorCoaster; Light Gallery; My Sky, created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; café and gift shop. Express Yourself, focusing on social-emotional learning. New Mega Making exhibit.

* EverWonder Children’s Museum, 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown;  open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, and Sun., 11-5, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations; adm. $7 for ages one and older. Story Lab for Young Explorers Tues. and Thurs., 10:30-11 a.m. New Art Lab projects, Straw Logic Puzzles and Life Cycle Crowns.

* Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury; 203-778-8337;  adm. $6 per person, age 3 and up; Train Rides $3 extra (weekends April-Nov.); call for special events adm. rates; winter hours: Wed.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-4; (summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-5); tour vintage equipment such as 1907 steam engine, 1910 Railway Post Office car, 1973 caboose, 1953 Rail Diesel Car; vintage diesels on display. Museum's Pennsylvania Railroad circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car fully-restored.

New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven,,, 203-562-4183. Old-School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos, through March 10.

Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport; 203-331-1104 x100 or visit Recovery in Action, Thur.-Fri., 11-3, free adm., enter through double doors at rear of historic building.

Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven; Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5, or 203-432-2800 or

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, new David Friend Hall, gem and mineral gallery; open Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; adults $13, seniors. $9, children 3-18, $6; 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; or 203-432-5050. An Artist for Conversation: The Paintings of Albert Earl Gilbert, through April 15.

Yale Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven; free adm., Tues.-Fri., 10-5, Sat.-Sun., 11-5; or 203-432-0600.

The Glass House, 199 Elm St., New Canaan, open for tours Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., and Mon., $25 one hour, $50 two hours weekdays, $60 weekends. Tickets and info:, 866-811-4111.

Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, N.Y.,, 914-669-5033; hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-4 p.m.

Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. (Westchester); 914-251-6100;; hours: Tues., Thurs.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., Wed., noon-8 p.m. (Closed Mon. and Labor Day, Christmas and MLK Day to Memorial Day). Adm. $5, general public, $3 seniors 62+, $3 students, children 12/under free; group tours by appointment only on Tues.-Fri., 10-noon; guided tours. A Studio in the Gallery: The Playful Universe of Ignacio Iturria through Feb. 25.


A Couple of Couples — Paintings and Photography, through Feb. 23, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. The exhibition features the works of husband-and-wife artists Julie Leff and Charles Douthat of Weston, and artist Leona Frank and photographer Richard Frank. Info:

Movement art show, through March 17, Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. All of the pieces explore movement through a variety of mediums. Info:

From City to Sea exhibit, Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd. Westport. Features works by Susan Fehlinger. Runs through Feb. 23. Info:

HAN Network editorial cartoonist Douglas Smith exhibit, through Feb. 14, at Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Easton. Info: 203-261-0134.

Nina Buxenbaum:Topsy-Turvy exhibit, New Canaan Library's Curtis Gallery, 151 Main St., New Canaan. Runs through Feb. 18. Info:

Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport;; 203-259-0346.


The Curious Case of Ed Vebell, through April 28, Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Pl. Westport. Meet Ed Vebell. He is 96 and he’s probably lived a more interesting life than most. His stories span the globe, span time, and span famous events. Info:

Long May She Wave! The Evolution of the Our Flag, through March 13, Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien. The exhibit will feature antique flags and a timeline of the flag’s evolution. Info: 203-655-9233 or

The New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Open Tues-Friday 9:30-4:30, Sat. 9:30-12:30 p.m.Orientalism in American Art and the Silvermine Art Colony, showcasing American artists who traveled and painted, starting in the 19th century, in the area stretching from Morocco to India. The exhibit runs through March 31. The Art of Belly Dancing with Tava, on Feb. 11, with a class held from 2-3 p.m. and a performance by dancer and choreographer Tava at 3:15 pm. The performance is free and the lesson is $10. The Annual Valentine Tea, Feb. 14 from 1-3:30 p.m. with a dramatic reading of love letters from the Historical Society archives and an excerpt from Washington Square by The Town Players of New Canaan at 2 pm. ($10 member, $20 non-members). Call for reservations. For more information, call (203) 966-1776, or go to

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk,, 203-838-9799. Museum open Wed. through Sun. from early April to early January, noon-4 p.m. Tours Wed.-Sun., at noon, 1, 2, 3 p.m. Adm. adults $10 (45 min.), $20 (90 min.); seniors (62+) $8 (45 min.), $18 (90 min.); students (8-18) $6 (45 min.), $16 (90 min.); free for under 8 and members.

* Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road (Route 7), 203-762-7257: period rooms in the Betts-Sturges-Blackmar House; Betts Store, offering American-made items, from fine art to jewelry, books to redware, toys and more;  gift shop; Wed.-Sat., 10-4. Ongoing exhibit: Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons & the Battle over Isolationism; a gallery “Walk and Talk” with guest curator Dr. Matthew Warshauer, no charge, refreshments served. Historical society has added 1880’s horse cart to its collection that was owned by Gregory family, who have lived in Wilton for over 150 years.

Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall, Westport,; 203-222-1424. Hello, 2067? It’s Westport. Ongoing exhibit envisions town 50 years from now.

* Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall; open daily, 10-4; research library open Tues.-Fri.,10-4; adults, $5, students w/ ID, $3, children 5 and under, free; info., or 203-259-1598.

* Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-5485 or; open 1-4 p.m., Sat., Sun., & Wed., last tour at 3:30; museum closed in January; 31; $8/adults, $5/srs., youth under 18 and students w/ID; 300 years of Ridgefield history. New docent training has started; call or email Bringing Wildlife to Paper, through Feb. 11. North Salem artist Robert Folberth’s work will be displayed.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave., Norwalk,, 203-846-0525. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m.; adm $5 adults, $3 seniors and students (ages 6-22), 5/under free. Exhibits: New Deal, New Day: WPA Artists at Work and Play and Destination Norwalk: African-American Migration from South, 1940-1970. Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art Exhibit at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk. Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect.

* Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North; 203-655-9233 or Tues.-Thur., noon to 5, and Sun., noon to 3. Long May She Wave! The Evolution of the Our Flag, through March 13. The exhibit will feature antique flags and a timeline of the flag’s evolution. The Lincoln Flag – Rediscovered, March 4, 3 p.m., after 76 years in a cluttered storage area, the flag that decorated Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theater was rediscovered. Tickets exhibit non-members $5, lectures $5 for members, $20 non-members.

Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob; open Wed.-Sun., 12-4 (docent led tours at 1, 2 and 3); 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or; adm. to gallery, visitor ctr. & house museum, $10/adults, $8/srs. and students, members and under 6 free ; group tours at $7/person avail. on public and non-public days; library and archives open Wed., 10-4 and by appt., adm. offices open Mon.-Fri., 9-5; gallery hours Wed.-Sun., 12-4.

* Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, 203-834-1896 or grounds open daily dawn to dusk; art programs, Junior Ranger activities, visitor center, museum store, historic house and studios; open Wed.-Sun. 10-4 (through Oct. 31); Weir House Tours, offered Wed.-Sun. at 11 a.m., 1, 2, and 3 p.m. (through Oct. 31), reg. required; group tours and field trips offered, reg. required.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury; Wed.-Fri., 9-4 Sat., 10-4, guided tours on Sat. only; research visits by appt. only; 203-743-5200 or

Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane, in 275-year-old David Scott House,, 203-438-5821, hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 1-5 p.m.

* John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y.; 914-232-5651 or guided tours offered Tues.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 11-4; $7/adults, $5/srs., students, free up to age 12.

Historic Hudson Valley’s National Historic Landmarks, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Phillipsburg Manor open for public tours; Kykuit, home to four generations of Rockefellers, open; Union Church of Pocantico Hills open; and Van Cortlandt Manor open; tour deals, times, ticket info: sites.


*The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or; open daily, 10-5 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas); sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species; Marine Lab, Ocean Playspace for toddlers, seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily. Fish Tales for preschoolers, Fri., 10:15-11 a.m. One exhibit and daytime IMAX included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Reservations: Seal-Spotting and Birding Cruises, through March 31.

* Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Mon.-Sat., holidays, 9-5, Sun., 11-5; non-res. adults $10, srs. $8, students (18+ w/ID) $6, children 4-17, $5, age 3 and younger, free; 203-977-6521 or

* Darien Nature Center, 120 Brookside Rd.; free adm. Mon.-Thur., 9-4; Fri.-Sat., 9-1; 203-655-7459: ongoing exhibits.

* New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding; info: 203-938-2117 or

* Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford; Mon.-Fri., 9-5, Sat., 10-5; info., 203-322-6971 or

* Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; open Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 1-4 (closed major holidays); adm. $7/adults, $5/ages 1-12 & srs.; free adm. to trails and property, daily 7 a.m.-dusk; interactive nature museum, live wildlife, family program on Sat.; 203-227-7253;

* Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd.; adm. $5/adults, $3/children, srs.; or 203-869-5272: Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery, in the Kimberlin Nature Education Center, open daily, 10-5; trails and grounds open daily sunrise to sunset (occasionally closed until 9 a.m., Sept. into Jan. for land management); Oppenheimer Gallery: Masterpieces of Botanical Art and Audubon’s Birds of Prey.

* New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge (Rte. 124); 203-966-9577 (for New York Botanical Garden program reg., call 1-800-322-6924): Saturday Videos, family program every Sat. at 2; Saturday Live Animal Demonstrations, every Sat. at 3. Center open Mon.-Sat., 9-4, Sun., 9-1; grounds open dawn to dusk daily.

* Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield; adm. $2/adults, $1/children; 203-259-6305 x109 or 155-acre wildlife sanctuary, 7 miles of trails through woodlands, streams, meadows, marshes, ponds, open daily dawn to dusk; Birds of Prey compound; nature center w/exhibits and Nature Store, open Mon.-Sat., 10-3.

Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby; open Tues.-Sat., 9-4:30 p.m. at no charge. Info:

Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, Mon.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; adm. $9, $8/srs., $5/children 3-18; 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; info., 203-432-5050 or


In this place where the guest rests exhibit, Franklin Street Works, 41 Franklin St., Stamford.  The exhibition curated by Jacqueline Mabey, tackles the pressing issues of nation, place, home, and belonging in a moment of crisis as more people are displaced than any time since World War II. Runs through May 13.

The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, through May 19, Bellarmine Hall Galleries, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. This exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the Church of the Gesù, in Rome. Guided tours of the exhibition will be offered for members of the public, school groups, and college and university students. Private group tours are also available. Info:

February Florals: Still Lifes by Sue Barrasi, through Feb. 28, Geary Gallery, 576 Boston Post Rd., Darien. Info:

Abstractions on Metal, through Feb. 28, Mayor’s Gallery, Government Center, 10th floor 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Features new paintings on aluminum by Julliette Tehrani. Info: 203-858-3082.

Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport. Info: or call 203-578-4034. Gallery hours Mon.-Friday, 11- 4, and Sat., 12-4.

Farm exhibit, through March 1, Rockwell Gallery, 151 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. The gallery will display Bobbi Eike Mullen’s work. Info: call 203-544-8826.

Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury; 203-797-0230. Sculpture Matir by Juan Bordes, paintings by Jim Felice.

Bethel Arts’ exhibit of works by 11 sculptors in outdoor sculpture show for one year from the May 6, 2017, opening on property of Bethel Public Library and Municipal Center on Greenwood Ave.; curated by sculptor David Boyajian of New Fairfield. Bethel Arts’ Artspace gallery, 91 Greenwood Ave.; info:

Franklin Street Works Exhibition, Franklin Street Works, Franklin St., Stamford. Info: call 203-595-5211.

The Female Perspective, @287 Gallery, 287 Main St., Danbury. A solo exhibition by Karen Bonanno that reflects an emboldened narrative of gesture, mark, and color. Runs through April 20. Gallery hours: 12-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Info: call (203)798-0760 or visit

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Accessible Art Series at various locations; info., or 203-798-0760.