11 MUSEUM/GALLERY Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St., Guilford. Non-profit school, shop, and gallery. Classes and workshops in ceramics, metalsmithing, blacksmithing, weaving, painting, and more for adults and children. Gallery presents juried and invitational exhibits. Shop features handmade American crafts. Tuition charged per class; entry to gallery and shop is free. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203-453- 5947, guilfordartcenter.org Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum offers an unflinching study of the Irish Famine (1845-52) that both commemorates and educates. Free. Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. 203-582-6500, ighm.org Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven. The Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, which reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward. Free and open to the public. Offers exhibitions and programs, including lectures, concerts, films, symposia, tours, and family events. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, noon–5 p.m. 203- 432-2800, 877-BRIT-ART, britishart. yale.edu Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven. Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest college art museum in America. The Gallery’s encyclopedic holdings, 200,000 objects, range from ancient times to the present day and represent civilizations from around the globe. Free and open to the public. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. (September-June); Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Handicapped accessible. 203-432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu THEATER/MUSIC/DANCE Foundry Music Company, 102 Audubon St., New Haven. Since 1975, an inviting store in the heart of New Haven’s Arts District and a gathering space where musicians can browse through the world’s best print music and music books. See website for hours. 203-776- 3650, foundrymusicco.com Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main St., East Haddam & 6 N. Main St., Chester. Enjoy nationally acclaimed musicals at Goodspeed’s two intimate theaters set in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. 860-873-8668, goodspeed.org John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven. Top name headliners during the academic year. Box office hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 203-392- 6154, southernct.edu/lymancenter Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Surrounded by numerous dining and shopping destinations, the Milford Center for the Arts offers quality programming in theater, music and exhibitions in an intimate setting presented cabaret style in a restored historic downtown train station. Free-$35. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Various evening and weekend events, please check website. 203-878-6647, milfordarts.org New Haven Ballet, 70 Audubon St., New Haven. The New Haven Ballet provides classical ballet training and an annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Shubert Theatre. Classes are available at additional locations. 203-782-9038, newhavenballet.org New Haven Symphony Orchestra, 4 Hamilton St., New Haven. The mission of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is to increase the impact and value of orchestral music for our audiences through high-quality, affordable performances and educational programming. Monday- Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 203-865-0831, NewHavenSymphony.org Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven. From dinosaurs to diamonds, meteorites to mummies, the Peabody engages visitors of all ages with a wide range of exhibits and programs. Annual festivals, Discovery Room, Museum Store. $13 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 3-18 and college students. Under age 3 free. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. 203-432-5050, peabody.yale.edu PUBLIC ART Felice Varini’s “Square with four circles”, 1 Temple St., New Haven. A 110-foot-tall, anamorphic wall mural by internationally-acclaimed artist, Felice Varini. This artwork remains the only large-scale outdoor piece in North America by this important artist. It was commissioned by Site Projects | New Haven in 2010. Free. siteprojects.org/ felice-varini-square-with-four-circles- new-haven-2010 Swoon’s “Katherine G.”, 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven. An expressive, full- length wheat-paste portrait by famous street artist, Swoon. Part of a three-piece wheat paste mural series commissioned by Site Projects | New Haven in 2014. Free. siteprojects.org/swoon-in-new- haven-2014# ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St., Guilford. Guilford Art Center offers classes and workshops for children and adults year-round. Robust kids program for children ages 3 ½-12 years held each summer. Classes include ceramics, painting, blacksmithing, weaving, fiber arts and more. Tuition assistance is available. Visit guilfordartcenter.org for course listings and to register. Arts Felice Varini’s “Square with four circles” Photograph courtesy of Site Projects