Things to do in the new year in arts, culture and entertainment (with safety precautions in place)

Specials

Derby Historical Society’s 12th Night Celebration, David Humphreys House, 37 Elm St. Jan. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Masks required. Group/tour sizes monitored.203-735-1908, [email protected]

Visual Arts

Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance, presents “The Painted Doors of Branford,” Over sixty decorated doors will be displayed on Main St. as a symbolic reopening of our community. Visit the display, vote for your favorites, and participate in the silent auction to purchase and bring your favorite door home. All monies raised fund college scholarships for deserving & talented students who will be furthering their education in the written, visual & performing arts. [email protected]

Comedy

Jeff Dye, Bridgeport Stress Factory Comedy Club, 167 State St. Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. $120-$40; Jan. 8, 9, 6 & 8 p.m. $132-$44. Shows resume indoors with 50% capacity, and following all State guidelines for reopening. bridgeport.stressfactory.com

Music

“A Light in the Darkness,” virtual concert recorded at The Klein Memorial Auditorium, featuring pianist Tiffany Poon and twenty-seven GBS musicians, all socially distanced, under the direction of conductor Eric Jacobsen, will be available for at-home viewing through Feb. 1. $23. Tickets at gbs.org

Visual Arts

“In Accordion Time, Unfolding,” show by London Calling Collective, featuring mail art in the form of poetic accordion-fold books as well as diverse digital dialogues, the show reflects the bonds between artists as individuals and as a group as they reimagine community for life during and after a pandemic, Ursa Gallery, 100 Main St. Through Feb. 12, noon- 6 p.m. ursa.gallery

“Winter Wonderland” at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave. Zoo grounds will have 10 one-of-a-kind snowpeople sculptures from local artists on display at the Zoo through March. Online public vote to choose a first, second, and third place winner with cash prizes of $250, $125, and $75 respectively. beardsleyzoo.org [email protected]

“Scream and Shout,” the art of Carlos Bautista Biernnay, absurd fiber art influenced by the artist’s personal reactions to events on 9/11 in the United States and in Chile, now online on the City Lights website. citylightsgallery.org

“Photorealism: Fixing the Fleeting Moment,” Housatonic Museum of Art on the Housatonic Community College Campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. New exhibit on view through Dec. 2021; “The Roots of Abstraction,” exhibit on view through Aug. 31, 2021. An appointment to visit the museum is necessary, and visitors must be prepared to comply with social distancing rules and wear protective face masks. Housatonic Museum of Art will also make the exhibit available as a slideshow, virtual tour and as a print-on-demand catalog. 203-332-5052, housatonicmuseum.org

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo online Zoo Photography Exhibit, “Photography Goes Wild.” beardsleyzoo.org

Holidays

Holiday Exhibit: “Home Sweet Home,” Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main St. In-person exhibit runs through Jan. 10. Masks and use of hand sanitizer required upon entering the Gallery. Hours Wed-Sat noon-6 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m. 860-767-0742, spectrumartgallery.org.

Visual Arts

Joy Bush will exhibit her work, Gallery at Still River Editions, 128 E Liberty St. Jan-March. Regular gallery hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to 1 or 2 visitors from the same household at one time, masks required. 203-791-1474, stillrivereditions.com

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is hosting an online show meant to uplift and show the strength of community members during crises of the past year. “Arts Are > Greater Than” is open to artists in Connecticut and New York. Exhibit will run through Jan. cawct.org

Books

Author Talk with Danielle Martin, author of “Glimmer As You Can,” virtual program hosted by Danbury Library on Zoom, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. Registration required. 203-797-4505, danburylibrary.org

Specials

Virtual Live-Streaming and On Demand Meditation from Odiyana Center. Classes include guided meditations and practical advice to carry into daily life. For information, weekly class schedule and online registration, visit meditationinconnecticut.org

Holidays

Holiday Train Show, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Through Feb. 14. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 students, $6 children (6-12), under 6 free. Timed, ticketed admission for all guests, including members. 860-767-8269, ctrivermuseum.org

Visual Arts

River Valley Artists group show with works by artists from Essex, Chester and Deep River, Earth and Fire Art Studio, 2 Main St. Through Jan. 23. Gallery hours: Wed, Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri, Sat noon-4 p.m. earthandfireartstudio.com, 860-767-753-2425.

Essex Art Association’s virtual exhibit, “Art in Isolation,” on view. Submissions on a rolling basis accepted. essexartassociation.com

Outdoors

Nature Walk at Oak Lawn Cemetery & Arboretum, 1530 Bronson Road. Self-guided tour highlights some of the specimen trees and historic markers. Brochure with map available at the office kiosk or click the QR code from your smartphone to use the audio tour.

Visual Arts

“A Way of Feeling: Anna Pietrzak, Thomas Agrinier, and Hollis Heichemer,” Hollis Taggart Gallery, 330 Pequot Ave. Exhibit runs through Feb. 6. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Masks required and all State Covid protocols followed. [email protected], 212-628-4000.

“Outside” show by Art/Place members, Fairfield Theater Company building, 70 Sanford St. On view in the gallery daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. until futher notice. 203-319-1404

“Crossing the Border: The Challenging Truths of Human Migration,” Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. Through Jan. 23. In-person exhibit browsing hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Fridays, 3-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Masks and physical distancing required. 203-259-0346, pequotlibrary.org

“Hiroshige I, Fuchu: The Abe River,” online viewing offered by Fairfield University Art Museum. fairfield.edu/museum

Holidays

“The Nutcracker Reimagined,” performed by Ballet Theatre Company, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road. Through Jan. 10. $20 members & children, $25 nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets sold at the door. All safety precautions enforced.

Visual Arts

Open Air by Day, an exhibit of outdoor sculpture and installation art on the grounds, and Open Air by Night, a series of outdoor art film and video art projections onto the facades of the historic Branford House and Avery Point Lighthouse. All exhibits and events are free. openair2020.art.uconn.edu

Specials

Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St. is open outside. The public is welcome on the museum grounds to see the historic buildings in person, explore the site’s history through new interpretive signs, figure out the three Visitor Center “What Is It?” window displays, and play a scavenger hunt and submit answers for a chance to win a prize at the end of the year. Outdoor visitors are also encouraged to picnic, play catch, read, paint, etc. Social distancing required. Online offerings with photos, videos, and historical information on social media, a museum collections database , and a Whitfield House virtual tour. Parking is free. 203-453-2457 or e-mail [email protected]

Educational

Greenwich Art Society Studio School Winter Term opens for hybrid, in-person & new online classes. Classes start Jan. 8. G.A.S. Studio School will follow strict Covid safety protocols for those classes to be held in studio. Winter term class schedule and registration availability at greenwichartsociety.org

Visual arts

“Art History for Travelers,” online class hosted by Greenwich Art Society on Zoom, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. $100 tuition. Register with Mary Newcomb at [email protected] or 203-629-1533.

“MASKED/ UnMASKED,” by Serge Clement and Marina Kamena, Gilles Clement Gallery, 45, E. Putnam Ave. Through Jan. 19. Hours: Tue-Sat 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 203-489-3556, e-mail [email protected], gclementgallery.com

“Animal Attraction” by Heidi Johnson, Greenwich Library Flinn Gallery, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Through Jan. 6. 203-622- 7947, flinngallery.com

Historical Society Museum Gallery, 47 Strickland Road. Advance reservations are required to visit the museum galleries, and the number of visitors will be limited. Museum Store is also open. Library and Archives open by appointment only. Heirloom gardens and historic grounds open, and new docent-led Site & Landscape Tours to come. The Bush-Holley House remains closed. Reserve at greenwichhistory.org or 203-869-6899

Exhibit of children’s book illustrations from the archives of artist, illustrator, and author James Stevenson, “Fun / No Fun: Children’s Book Art,” through April 18; “She Sweeps with Many-Colored Brooms:” Paintings and Prints by Emily Mason, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. Exhibit on view through March 21; “House on the Hill: The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum,” Online version of the exhibit available at houseonthehillexhibition.com. Admission by advance reservation, with timed ticketing. Tue-Sun, 9:30-10:30 a.m. for self-selected individuals over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised; Tue-Sun, 10:30-11:30 a.m. members. All remaining hours are unchanged. Mask or cloth face covering required. Museum store open. Online exhibits: “On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK-the National Gallery of Denmark,” “Under the Skin,” and “House on the Hill: The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum.” 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org

Music

Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Spotlight: Music for Strings & Organ, through Jan. 10. Part of the virtual on-demand HSO Spotlight Series. Tickets and information available at hartfordsymphony.org.

Specials

Family Grab & Go Bags: Ordinary to Extraordinary, Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library, One Elizabeth St. Jan. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Transform ordinary items into extraordinary art with a free family Grab and Go bag, available for one day only. Look closely at collages made by Clifford Mitchell, a Connecticut artist, and see how many shapes, objects, and colors you can find within. Then, create your own collage. All necessary materials included. 860-236-5621, chs.org

Holiday Light Fantasia, Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Ave. Through Jan. 3. Thu-Sun 5-10 p.m. $15 car (up to 10 passengers), $25 limousine, $50 mini bus (up to 30 passengers), $100 full size bus (31 passengers +). Drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit that celebrate not only Christmas, but Hanukkah, New Years and Three Kings Day. Benefits Channel 3 Kids Camp. 860-742-2267, facebook.com/HartfordHolidayLightFantasia

Visual Arts

“Ali Banisadr / MATRIX 185,” Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. Through Feb. 14; “Made in Connecticut: Celebrating 25 Years of the CT Art Trail,” through Feb. 7. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe social distance while on the grounds of the Wadsworth and inside the museum. Visit website for required advance registration, current hours and admission. “Sculpture in the City” a cityscape-focused program activating the works of sculpture and architectural design on the grounds of the Wadsworth and Main St. thewadsworth.org.

Films

50th Anniversary of Earth Day with One Earth, Our Earth Film Series, Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road. Doc’s & Dialog line-up: “A Simpler Way,” Jan. 6; “A Time to Choose,” Feb. 3. All films run 6-8 p.m. Free will offering. Limited to 25 with registration required. Bring a brown bag dinner. Tea, coffee and packaged snack served. 860-567-8302, thecommunitycenter.org

Visual Arts

“Perspectives of a Pandemic,” Galleries at WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St. In-person exhibit through Jan. 31. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Galleries at WORK_SPACE are thrilled to partner with EquityCT for the second annual diversity, equity and inclusion art exhibit and experience. Related event: Equity Symposium co-produced by EquityCT, Jan. 9, and a companion exhibit by local high school students. 860-647-3168, workspacemanchester.com

Specials

“How Networking Can Grow Your Business,” Do’s and Dont’s of effective networking and how to grow your business through making the right connections, virtual presentation hosted by Network of Executive Women, Jan. 5, at noon. Virtual meeting fees are $5 members, $10 guests. Register at networkofexecutivewomen.org

Visual Arts

Milford Arts Council announces its project grant, “Meet Me At The Bench,” awarded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development: Office of the Arts. Bench designs by creatives, artists, and craftsmen who created and will install six unique benches re-imagined as artistic and community experiences throughout downtown Milford. Project which will launch in Spring 2021.

Holiday Lights Spectacular, Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd. Through Jan. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, 11a.m.-6 p.m. Face coverings required and social distancing is maintained in our wide open campus of stores. oldemistickvillage.com

Visual Arts

“Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea,” Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave. New exhibit now open, C.D. Mallory Building “A Way with Wood: Celebrating Craft,” exhibit on view in Collins Gallery. 860-572-0711, mysticseaport.org

Visual Arts

“2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA,” New Britain Museum of American Art on view through Jan. 31; “Some Day is Now, Women, Art & Social Change,” on view through Jan. 24. 860-229-0257, nbmaa.org

Visual Arts

“Peter Monaghan: Fold” solo exhibit, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm St. Through Jan. 9. 203-801-9590, heathergaudiofineart.com

“Texture + Transparency,” virtual tours and online programming hosted by The Glass House, available on the website. theglasshouse.org

“The Golden Door,” Silvermine Gallery, 1037 Silvermine Road. Through Jan. 16. In-person viewing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Related events: Michelle Loh, New York City-based art advisor and gallery director will produce video interviews with the “Golden Door” artists that premier weekly. Schedule in advance at 203-966-9700, ext. 3, silvermineart.org

Holidays

Virtual performance hosted by the Shubert Theatre: “A Christmas Carol,” through Jan. 3. $50. 203-624-0825, shubert.com

Music

New Haven Symphony Orchestra presents Alternative Programming online and social media: NHSO @Home Series: NHSO musicians and guest artists perform music from home; Instrument Selection Resource Center; and Listen Up! Podcast Series. newhavensymphony.org

Specials

Natural Science Illustration Classes for Adults, offered by Yale Peabody Museum on-line through its Natural Science Illustration Program. Registration is open beginning in Jan. Register and information, visit peabody.yale.edu or call 203-432-3775.

New Haven Museum: “Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis,” an effort to collect stories and photos of life in New Haven during the coronavirus quarantine. Also virtual offerings. newhavenmuseum.org

Beinecke Library at Yale University has a new offering on YouTube: “Introduction to the Collection of Modern European Books and Manuscripts with Curator Kevin Repp.” Digital exhibits: “1917 Silent Protest Parade Fifth Avenue, New York City,” “Protest Culture in Peril: Frigidaire under Threat in Italy Today,” “Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Renaissance Portraits,” “America and the Utopian Dream,” “Making the Medieval English M anuscript.” beinecke.library.yale.edu

Stage

“Abundancia,” presented and performed as a pre-recorded radio play accompanied by a video with technical elements by Matchbox Theatre Company, Jan. 1-10. Tickets are $12 and will go towards paying the creative team that put the show together. Tickets at bit.ly/3ok34H0

The New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave. is temporarily closed to the public.203-562-4183, newhavenmuseum.org

“Seeing Nature Through Art,” exhibit features 30 works of art created by the instructors of Yale Peabody Museum’s Natural Science Illustration Program, now online. peabody.yale.edu

Visual Arts

“Perseverance: Three Artists Work through Stressful Times,” City Gallery, 994 State St. Jan. 2-31. Sat-Sun 2-4 p.m., or by appointment. Free admission. Artists in the gallery: Michael Zack, Jan. 2; Ruth Sack, Jan. 3; and Susan Newbold, Jan. 31. Number of visitors limited to six at a time. Mask and observe social distancing protocols required. 203-782-2489, city-gallery.org

Visual Arts

“Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations,” Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St. Through Jan. 17; “Things Come Apart,” on view through Feb. 7; “Melissa Barbieri: Memories, Dreams & Archetypes,” on view through Jan. 24. Galleries and general gathering areas have social distancing procedures and safety measures. 860-443-2545, lymanallyn.org

Visual Arts

“When the Snow Flies,” Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, 11 Railroad St. Through Jan. 9. Gallery hours: Thu noon- 3 p.m.; Fri & Sat noon-6 p.m.; Sun noon-3 p.m. gallery25ct.com

Lectures

ArtScapades Lecture: “Cuban Art Uncovered: From Havana to the World,” virtual presentation hosted by Norwalk Library on Zoom, Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m. Register by e-mail to [email protected]

Outdoors

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N Water St. Seal-Spotting and Birding Cruises: Jan. 9, 1 p.m. and Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Advance reservations required. $31.50, $26.50 for Aquarium members. COVID precautions include reduced capacity, physical distancing and required face masks. 203-852-0700, ext. 2206; maritimeaquarium.org

Visual Arts

Call to artists for a juried exhibit titled, “Socially Distant Art: Creativity in Lockdown,” Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave. Submission deadline is Feb. 15, noon. Exhibit will open April 8 and run through Aug. 29, and will be held in the Billiards Room. Fine arts media, watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, pastel, small sculpture, mixed media, photography, monotype, monoprint, and fiber art accepted. $35 fee for four images inclusive of a one-year membership will be required to enter. Enter submissions on the website. 203-838-9799, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is holding a virtual exhibit entitled “Splash.” Featuring artwork with pieces that bring light and energy via bright colors and dynamic composition. The exhibit will run through March 14. Artists and the public are encouraged to participate via the Gallery’s social media. 203- 831-9063, norwalkpark.org/public-art

“Days to Remember: Members Exhibit,” Center For Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Ave. In-gallery through Feb 21. Related event: “William Evertson: Mythologies,” recognizes the work of member William Evertson’s woodcut prints. Free. Admittance is by timed entry. Contact CCP to reserve a timeslot at 203-899-7999. E-mail: [email protected]

Specials

Historical Society’s Academy Museum and Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road. Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Masks required. 203-795-3106.

Lectures

ARTalk with Michael Gitlitz, Executive Director of the Katonah Museum of Art, with an online webinar hosted by Ridgefield Library on Zoom, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. He will focus on the history, mission, and architecture of the KMA and will feature several past, current, and future exhibits of note at the Museum. Register at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282.

Visual arts

Exhibit “Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey,” on view in the Sculpture Garden and in the galleries, through May 9, 2021. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St. aldrichart.org

Visual Arts

2021 New Members Exhibit-Multi Media Art, virtual exhibit offered online by Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, Jan. 9-Feb. 6. 203-325-1139, stamfordartassociation.org

“BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science,” Museum & Nature Center’s Bendel Galleries, 151 Scofieldtown Road. Through Jan. 10. 203-977-6521, stamfordmuseum.org

“Faces of Pandemic Front Lines” presented by The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) in collaboration with Stamford Downtown, currently offers an online gallery, and a storefront display, 170 Bedford St. csopa.org

Lectures

“Conversations on Racial Equity ” six-part series, presented by Stratford CARE (Citizens Addressing Racial Equity) and sponsored by the Town of Stratford, Stratford Clergy Association and the Stratford Library on Zoom. Programs are: “Health Disparities,” Jan. 7; “Educational Disparities,” Feb. 4; “Employment Disparities,” March 4; and “Criminal Justice Disparities,” April 1. All sessions run 7:30-8:45 p.m. 203-385-4162. Register at stratfordcare.org
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Specials

National Helicopter Museum at Railroad Station (east bound), 2480 Main St. By appointment only. Masks required. Free admission, parking. 203-375-8857, nationalhelicoptermuseum.org

Stage

International Playwrights Festival production of “Put on a Grumpy Face” by Reed Halvorson, virtual production presented by Warner Theatre, streams through Jan. 13. No fee to watch but donations accepted. warnertheatre.org

Comedy

Mike Feeney, Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Jan. 7, 8 p.m.; Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 9, 8 p.m. $55-$20. In the Comedy Club: Spinnato’s Comedy Magic Show: Pete Haddad, Jan. 8, 5 p.m.; Ben Pratt, Jan. 9, 4 p.m.; Matt Roberts, Jan. 10, 4 p.m. $15, $10; Silly Sunday: Gordon Baker-Bones & Friends, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. $20, $15, $10. comixroadhouse.com mohegansun.com

Visual Arts

Washington Art Association issues a call for entries for its “Post Pandemic” Exhibit that will be on view in 2021. COVID-19 global pandemic is an unprecedented event and presents a unique opportunity for artists to discover themselves. Participants are invited to submit up to three original 5” x 7” (postcard sized) works to be selected for inclusion in a group show that highlights each artist’s experience, impressions, and processes during the pandemic. [email protected]

Institute for American Indian Studies Indoor Museum, 38 Curtis Road. Masks required inside the museum and outdoors on the grounds when you are within six feet of other visitors, staff, or presenters. Museum and Grounds are open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. 860-868-0518, e-mail [email protected]

Specials

Palace Theater introduces new streaming products: “Broadway Buzz” podcast will feature music, anecdotal information, and interviews with theatre notables. “Concert Conversations” a second podcast devoted to CT based concert musicians is set to begin airing episodes after the first of the year. To learn more about the podcasts go to palacetheaterct.org

Visual arts

Mattatuck Museum exhibits “Edward Balthazar: Urban Artist;” and “Women’s Sphere: Selections from the Collection” online until the end of the year. mattmuseum.org

Visual Arts

“Artists in Residences,” hosted by Miggs Burroughs and Westport Library Exhibit Curator Carole Erger-Fass, includes twenty-four videos that provide an exclusive look inside the home studio of working Westport artists. westportlibrary.org

“World Peace Exhibit,” MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Tpke. Through Jan. 17. $10, $5 students/educators, seniors (60+), free children 12 & under, Military Personnel and Healthcare Providers with ID. 203-572-2720, mocawestport.org

“Vanishing Species Vanishing Murals,” outdoor gallery in downtown Westport. Murals on exterior walls visible to shoppers, diners, and visitors, and will depict a different endangered animal species. Locations: courtyard at Bedford Square; next to Jeera Thai on the back of Sconset Square; Post Road below Amy Simon Fine Art, and along the handicapped ramp at the front of Anthropologie. [email protected]

“Say the Word,” Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Exhibit on view through March 31 in the South Gallery near the main entrance. Online exhibit, “Westport’s Suffragists-Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders.” westportlibrary.org

“Westport In Focus,” online exhibit collaboration between the Westport Museum for History & Culture and Westport photographer Jerri Graham. The exhibit on social media platforms allows Westporters to tell their own stories about living in the town considered “ground zero” for the coronavirus epidemic in the state.

Specials

West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center, 30 Hood Terr. is closed to the public through Feb. 26. Guided tours available. 203-934-1111, whmilmuseum.org

Visual Arts

Wilton Historical Society’s online show, “Citizens at Last: Hannah Ambler, Grace Schenck and the Vote”on-line exhibit runs through Sept. 21, 2021.

Works by Contemporary Artists of Modern Craft in celebration of the publication of their 50th catalog, Browngrotta Arts, 276 Ridgefield Road. browngrotta.com

Art in the Park Exhibit, a virtual festival hosted by Weir Farm National Historic Site. All works will be included in a virtual exhibit on Weir Farm’s website. nps.gov/wefa

“Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Reflections: Creating During the Pandemic,” video hosted by Weir Farm Art Alliance. Episodes resume in Jan. View all available episodes and connect with the Weir Farm Art Alliance on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and website. weirfarmartalliance.org

Specials

Burnelli CBY-3 Loadmaster, New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road. Rare, and fully restored aircraft now on display. Also on display are Grumman F-14B Tomcat, Stearman PT-17, a Ryan PT-22A, and the Pratt & Whitney J58, jet engine. Winter hours: Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Mondays. 860-623-3305, neam.org