Buon Natale: Crèches of ItalyThe museum’s 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage. The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum’s Christmas exhibitions, renowned for their quality and variety, have become a favorite seasonal tradition for southern New England residents as well as those traveling through the area at Christmastime. Admission and parking are free.
Christmas Tree FestivalThe 14th annual display of Christmas trees, colorfully and imaginatively decorated by elementary school students throughout Connecticut, opens Saturday, Dec. 6. The award winning trees will be announced at 11 a.m and there will be musical entertainment, refreshments, children's activities and a few surprises from 1-4 p.m. Join us to admire the children's talent and creativity as we begin our seasonal celebration. Admission and parking are free.
Family DayChristmas brings together families. Sunday, Dec. 28, will be a special day to enjoy the season and spirit of Christmas at the Museum. The Christmas exhibition and Christmas Tree Festival will be open, along with music, refreshments and a family fun activity. Admission and parking are free.
Wood Carving demonstrationItalian-born artist Antonio Caruso, whose work is on display as part of the museum’s Christmas crèche exhibition, will present a wood carving demonstration Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. Now living and working in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Caruso is one of a few contemporary artists who excels at variety of techniques, including painting, sculpting and mosaic.