900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT // Lafayette Hall

Museum Events

The Housatonic Museum of Art sponsors events throughout the year. Many of these events are in collaboration with other organizations. Most events are free and open to the public.

Make.Art.Work 2015

Making Your Life As An Artist
with Andrew Simonet


Andrew Simonet, author, dancer and choreographer shares insights and perspectives from his book, Making Your Life as an Artist. Andrew addresses the challenge artists’ face to “build lives as artists that are balanced, productive, and sustainable” and identifies the three things that will support and sustain you.


“Nothing makes you a real artist except your devotion to making.” - from Making Your Life as an Artist

Download your free copy of the e-book


Following Andrew, hear from Make.Art.Work. alumni about their experiences growing
their professional skills and building their networks in a discussion moderated by
program instructors Jeannie Thomma and Ryan Odinak.


Make.Art.Work is a comprehensive career training program designed for the working
artist that teaches creative business and entrepreneurial skills through workshops and coaching in a supportive, collaborative environment. Training runs from January to June 2015 in Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven counties. Learn more at MakeArtWork.org


Registration Fee: $20 | Register Online | Directions


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Sandy Garnett – Artist to Speak at HCC

Don’t miss the HMA Artist’s Talk with Sandy Garnett. November 13 at 12:30 p.m. Lafayette Hall Room B227. The event is sponsored by the Housatonic Museum of Art.


Sandy GarnettSandy Garnett is a professional fine artist who has achieved national recognition for recent public art installations. He has been painting and sculpting for a living since the age of 22. Garnett recently signed his 1145th career painting, the first 1000 of which can be seen in his recently published The First 1000 Paintings of Sandy Garnett.

In His Words

In His Words

A celebration of Male Poets

Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Admission

Featuring Chief, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Face, Kayo,
Abiodun Oyewole of The Legendary Last Poets

Download the flyer by clicking on the image below.