Founded in 1877, the Mattatuck Museum has over 2,000 works of art and historic artifacts. Special exhibits and programs engage 40,000 visitors annually. Located on the Waterbury Town Green, monthly tours, educational programs and jazz concerts keep the Mattatuck an active cultural destination. Visit www.mattatuckmuseum.org.
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut. From the early 1930s to the outbreak of World War II, the federal government invested substantial funds in back-to-work programs, including projects in the arts. In Connecticut, 169 artists created more than 5,000 pieces of art.
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