October 1, 2022 - May 14, 2023

Dreams and Memories

  • Museum hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm; Café Flo hours: Tues-Sun, 11:30am-2:30pm.
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, Wayne and Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund 

Dreams and Memories, an exploration of historic and contemporary art from the Museum’s permanent collection, considers these themes as drivers of artistic creativity and expressions of powerful forces in American society.

Dreams and memories both manifest and generate ideas, perhaps no more powerfully than in art. Through works by such artists as Edmund Greacen, Mary Knollenberg, Willard Metcalf, Charles Ethan Porter, Winfred Rembert, and Bessie Potter Vonnoh, the exhibition explores these ideas through themes such as reverie, surrealism, identity formation, religion, social action, historical memory, and the American dream.