What to Expect During Your Visit

Our guidelines below will orient you before you arrive.
Please plan ahead.

  • Large bags, coats, and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.  Please leave these items in your car, or in the coatroom.
  • Ask for Guide by Cell information at the visitor services desk.
  • We have a small gift shop with cards, jewelry and other gifts.
  • Support the museum. Ask about Museum Membership at the Visitor Services Desk.
  • Get email updates about our programs and exhibitions.  Add your name to our newsletter list through our website.
  • Take your time and enjoy the art at your State Art Museum.

Families:  Scavenger Hunts and Story Projects are available to check out at the Visitor Services desk.

Groups:  Groups of 10 or more are required to call Visitor Services in advance at 860-486-4520 and will not be admitted without prior reservation.


  • Restrooms are accessible on the lobby level.
  • Water fountains are available for refilling bottles only.
  • The Beanery Café is open Mondays – Fridays from 7:30am – 3pm.