Plan Your Visit

Painting Guidelines

  • Please note: the Museum & Café will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

We love artists!

We love artists!

Here are a few guidelines while you paint on the grounds.

Group/Class Reservations

Please contact the Museum several days before your group/class of artists wish to visit by calling the Education Department, David D.J. Rau, Curator of Visitor Engagement, at 860.434-5542 x115 or via email at Groups failing to reserve will be asked to leave and return at a scheduled time.

Sign in upon arrival

Painters are asked to please sign in at the Admissions Desk. It is helpful to Museum staff to know which groups are on the grounds each day so that we may better serve all of our visitors.

Hours of operation

The Museum grounds are open to the public:
April through December – Tuesday through Sunday 10AM to 5PM
January through March – Tuesday through Sunday 10AM to 4PM


Painters are asked to park in the far parking lot. This is the same lot used by the Museum staff. Please reserve the closest lot for our Museum visitors. The driveway north of the property is a fire lane and is NOT to be used for parking at any time.


Restrooms are available for your use in the Krieble Gallery during Museum hours.

Painting on the Veranda

Painters are asked not to paint on the stone patio nor the veranda that surrounds the Marshfield House and the Krieble Gallery.

Wet Paintings

Painters are not allowed to bring wet paintings into any of the Museum buildings with the exception of the Hartman Education Center.

No Pets

Painters are asked not to bring their pets onto the Museum grounds during a painting session.

Gallery Admission

The Krieble Gallery and Florence Griswold House are available by admission tickets only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum’s Front Desk for $15 Adults, $14 Seniors (62+), $13 Students (13+), $5 Children (ages 5-12), Free to children 4 & under.

Please note there is a $5 surcharge for admissions during October’s Wee Faerie Village event.


If you have any questions please contact David D.J. Rau, Curator of Visitor Engagement at 860.434.5542, x115 or via email at