The art museum began in 1967 which was founded by Burt Chernow, an art history professor and chairman of the Houstanoic Community College of art chairman. Chernow has collected over 4,000 objects during his stay at the community college which comes from different sources including private collectors, commercial galleries, artists and student governments. Most of the artworks on display come from specific eras and centuries including 18th, 19th and 20th century artworks that came from different eras including the Americas, Oceania and Africa.
Museum goers would be able to see various works of arts from renowned artists including the works of Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse Auguste Rodin, Joan Miro, Larry Rivers, Marisol, Mary Cassatt, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Reginald Marsh, Victor Vasarely, Isamu Noguichi and Jean Dubuffet.
Visitors can also check out Bronze sculptures on display in the museum including Marisol?s Tower, Doris Caesar?s ?Portrait Study and Wadchen,? Leonard Baskin?s ?John Donne? and Aristide Maillol?s ?Seated Nude.?
Other artworks prominently displayed in the Housatonic Museum of Art include drawings from famous personalities such as Milton Avery?s art entitled ?Sketch Class,? ?Humes? by Larry Rivers and ?Autobiography? by Saul Steinberg.
The art museum also features outstanding works of art from different painters from around the world including ?Incident? by Alex Katz, ?The Chorus? by Reginald Marsh, ?Seaport? by Abraham Storch, ?Admiral de Ruyter? by Ferdinand Bol, ?Voyage of the Poet? by Giorgio de Chirico and ?Portrait of a Man? by Philips Koninck.
The Housatonic Museum is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with the exception of Thursdays when it extends the closing hours to 7 pm. The museum is open to the public and is free of charge.