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Mystic Museum of Art

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Great regional art

I truly enjoyed all of the paintings that depicted the Mystic area. So much history can be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Small but nice and worth a visit while in Mystic

Cute little museum on the bank of the river. Nice to mull around outside as well as inside! There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions, special events and classes. A nonprofit organization created by an artist colony in 1913, the association boasts a membership of over 1,200 artists. Travelers can partake of...more
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9 Water St, Mystic, CT 06355-2592
+1 860-536-7601
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The Mystic Arts Center has now been renamed the Mystic Museum of Art, and the new name is consistent with this local treasure. For winter 2016, there is a wonderful curated art exhibit - admission is free, although donations are welcome. The classes for children...More

3  Thank CMK43
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I do not think I am the person to ask about this place. I am not really into art and I had 6 teens with me. The teens were bored and it seemed like dozen of other art centers I have been in.

1  Thank Janice402
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All reviews permanent collection small museum free admission and parking on display mystic area children and adults rainy day donation photographs juried objects
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed all of the paintings that depicted the Mystic area. So much history can be obtained by looking at this art. Very nicely done.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute little museum on the bank of the river. Nice to mull around outside as well as inside! There is a very nice permanent exhibit and the a changing exhibit that keeps people coming back for more! In the summer they have live music outside...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the juried exhibition of contemporary photography. Many of the works were interesting, and it's clear that someone with a good eye was the juror. A new director will be arriving soon, so it will be interesting to see how or whether the programing...More

Thank MaineRambler
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Watercolors, oil paintings, and photographs of the area wildlife and nautical subjects displayed in a small venue, but with taste.

Thank Dr K
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I think I was expecting a much bigger place after someone suggested an hour or two to visit. There's one big open room with 2 long walls and 2 short walls. (Big and long being relative) then there's about 2 small rooms. Even going very...More

1  Thank Goldelpack P
Reviewed 27 May 2018

I spent about 1 or 2 hours here, but of course you could stay for more if you wanted. It’s a hidden gem, but well worth the visit; some things are permanent, but others are rotating. Also some nice places to sit around outside and...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely gem hidden set back off the road. It has a permanent collection and we happened to be there when judges pieces were on display - mixed art media - amazing, moving, spiritual, well placed items, and an airy feel. It is free &...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is a small museum placed in a picturesque location on the river. We saw an interesting collection of local artists, and particularly enjoyed some sculptures assembled from found objects. Also one room of paintings from their permanent collection which were turn of the 20th...More

1  Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Local artists. Some good, some not that good, but we enjoyed it nevertheless. Parking was easy and affordable, and the admission fee was a donation. We spent about 20 minutes looking around here then took off for Mystic Pizza down the street and to the...More

Thank KayM506
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We ate a hearty breakfast and headed out on a rainy morning in Mystic. We were supposed to take a boat cruise, but it was cancelled because of the weather. We took refuge from the raindrops and ducked into the museum to stay warm and...More

Thank Michie1291
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Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
free. It's very small and it's hours are limited. 15 minutes is all you need there