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Verso University's CT Art Trail Series: RESCHEDULED: Housatonic Museum of Art

September 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

In celebration of Verso University's exploration of the CT Art Trail, join us on September 21 at 11 am for a presentation about the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA).

With a collection of more than 7,000 artworks, the Housatonic Museum of Art HMA is one of the most important community college art museums in the country. The museum is also unique because it displays art throughout its entire campus, including hallways, staff offices, and shared academic spaces. Founded by the late Westport resident, Burt Chernow, Professor Emeritus (1933-97), the HMA delights students, faculty, and visitors with displays of its permanent collection and rotating program of special exhibitions. Learn more about this important institution from the current director, Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye PhD, who will discuss the past, present, and future of the HMA.

Reynolds-Kaye is the director of the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Prior to leading the HMA, she has worked at a variety of museums and organizations, including the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. She received her PhD in art history from the University of Southern California.

This event will take place in in Brooks Place. Please register for this free event HERE.

In subsequent months, Verso University will bring individual curators and/or museum directors, from the CT Art Trail membership to the Library for a deeper dive into that museum’s particular mission and exhibits past and present. Participants will  have an opportunity for deeper learning and gain an insider’s view of the museums, their collections and history, along with an invitation for an on-site visit. The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between 23 world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets.


Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.

Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.

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September 21, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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