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Connecticut

American Impressionist Art Trail

The Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail encompasses 11 sites throughout the state that comprise a legacy to the state's important role in American Impressionist art. In addition to the sites listed below, the Trail includes the Bruce Museum, Greenwich; Yale Art Museum, New Haven; Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and I nsurance Co.; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London; William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs; and Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington.

For a brochure, write Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail, P.O. Box 793, Old Lyme CT 06371.

Bush-Holley House, Greenwich (Coastal Fairfield): Home to America's first Impressionist art colony.

Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme (Mystic & More): Famed home of the Lyme Art Colony; works by Metcalf, Wiggins, Ebert, Chadwick.

New Britain Museum of Art (Central): Works by Hassam, Chase, Metcalf, Weir, Twachtman, Cassatt, Wiggins, Benson, more.

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (Greater Hartford): Works by Robinson, Hassam, Twachtman, Metcalf, Cassatt and Weir.

Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton (Coastal Fairfield): J. Alden Weir Farm was subject matter for his and many others' works; self-guided "Painting Sites Trail" compares landscape with paintings.

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