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Connecticut Culture Gallery at Bradley International Airport

{Granby Artists Association}
The Connecticut Culture Gallery at Bradley International Airport is an exhibit space managed by the Department of Economic and Community Devolopment's Office of the Arts in partnership with Bradley International Airport. Four exhibit cases are located at the second-floor entrances to Terminal A across from the American, United, and US Airways ticket counters. The cases offer rotating exhibits that provide visitors with a view of Connecticut's cultural richness and the creative talents of its residents.


Current Exhibit:

Past Exhibits:
 
 
 
Interested in exhibiting in the Connecticut Culture Gallery?
 

Eligibility

  • Connecticut non-profit or for-profit organizations working within the areas of art, film, historic preservation, and/or tourism

Ineligibility

  • Individuals
  • Organizations outside Connecticut

Selection Process

Interested organizations must e-mail a letter of intent, including preferred dates for the exhibit and five images showing the items to be displayed. Exhibits must remain on display for a minimum of three months. E-mail all proposals to michelle.parrish@ct.gov.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) will review proposals as they are submitted and will make selections based on quality and appropriateness of exhibit timing. All exhibits must be approved by COA and Bradley International Airport. It is COA's goal to provide a diverse range of works to be displayed throughout the year.

While developing an exhibit, please keep the audience in mind. The display should appeal to a variety of airport visitors, including families and business travelers. Viewers will typically have a short time for looking at the exhibit, and many may not be museum or gallery visitors. Creating a display with visual impact is key, and thoughtful labeling with a strong educational emphasis is encouraged. The exhibiting organization is responsible for installation and de-installation, as well as providing all exhibit props, pedestals, easels, etc.

Display Case Specifications

  • {Display Case} exhibits are visible from the front and back
  • each case is 56" high x 56" deep x 14-1/2' wide
  • access is through sliding glass doors in the back of each case (52" high x 25-1/2" wide)
  • each case has interior track lighting across the top with halogen spot lights, at least one electrical outlet, and a floor lined with dark gray industrial carpet
To view the layout and specifications for the display cases, click here.

The exhibit cases are locked and their location assures around-the-clock security.
 

Curating Organization's Responsibilities

  • Obtain appropriate permissions to exhibit the items to be displayed.
  • Install and remove the exhibition according to Bradley International Airport’s requirements. The curating organization MUST make an appointment with the Connecticut Office of the Arts at least 7 days in advance to access the display cases (available Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:00).
  • Provide all exhibit props, pedestals, easels, etc.
  • Insure the contents of the exhibition.
  • Repair any damage to the display cases incurred by the exhibition.
  • Provide the Connecticut Office of the Arts with at least 60 days notice of any adjustments to the scheduled exhibition dates or removal of any exhibition items in advance of the scheduled end date.
 

For more information, contact
Michelle Parrish at
michelle.parrish@ct.gov or
Tamara Dimitri at tamara.dimitri@ct.gov