Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT Phone: (860) 927-3849 .
The public is invited to visit the Eric Sloane Museum on Saturday, June 14 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free for the day. The theme for this year focuses on Eric Sloane the painter of cloudscapes, author of several books on the sky, clouds and weather and even described himself as being the first weatherman on television for a short period of time. Visitors will have an opportunity to see artist Joe Buda’s lightning rod artwork and children can create their own lightning rod to take home. Visitors can also view a recently installed exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum which features and explores the artist’s treatment of the sky and clouds, a treatment for which Eric Sloane is especially known.
Connecticut Open House Day is an annual event scheduled the second Saturday of June, where cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover and rediscover Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives. The unique one day event is part of a broad state initiative that began in 2005.
The Eric Sloane Museum is located in Kent, Connecticut on Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.) just north of the village of Kent and the intersections of Route 7 and 341. The museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4 pm. Regular admission: Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17 $5.00.
Please call (860) 927-3849 with questions.