Road Trip: Enjoy The Arts In Northwest Connecticut

August 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Road Trip: Enjoy The Arts In Northwest Connecticut
" So many vacations focus on beaches, coastlines and amusement parks. So why not go someplace out of the ordinary that will spark your senses and reveal the inner artist in you?Instead of slapping on the sunblock and brushing sand off yourself all day, head inland to a place where art and culture thrive. Head southwest to see what talent and beauty exists here in New England. Taking this trip will help you realize that you don’t have to go any further than your own front door to see amazing art, beautiful sculptures and fantastic landscapes that truly inspire.Welcome to northwest Connecticut, where your artistic senses will come alive.

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Distance form Boston (roundtrip): 262 miles Travel Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

(credit; Adridge Museum)

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Those looking for a truly unique artistic getaway must stop in to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, located in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

So what makes this museum so different? It is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the state that features mid-career and emerging artists.

The museum was started by Larry Aldrich, who was a prominent fashion designer and art collector "

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