About Laura Schroeder
Having lived in the Westchester/Fairfield area for over 25 years with administrative and board positions in museums and arts organizations throughout the New York area, Laura Schroeder has learned much about what the area has to offer for arts and culture lovers.
It all started with her creation of the Westchester-Fairfield Arts Group in 2011, and after developing and organizing over 130 events over four years, she was fortunate to be able to connect with fellow arts enthusiasts in the area and she continues to strive to explore new arts organizations and venues and their exhibitions, performances and programs.
Area newcomers, people who would like to explore the area, and those simply looking for something interesting to do on evenings and weekends have joined Laura in discovering and experiencing a variety of activities and events, from museum group tours to enjoying outdoor concerts, gallery openings, theatre performances and more. Of particular significance is the ability to experience these exhibitions and performaces surrounded by others who share the same interests.
About Cultural Pursuit LLC
Cultural Pursuit is a member-supported community of arts lovers who have a genuine appreciation for art and culture, including visual arts, music, film, and the performing arts. We share a desire to learn and discover more about art, artists and the creative process, and understand the benefits and positive effects of the arts on our lives.
We have a few scheduled events each month to choose from: usually one local museum tour or visit (Fairfield or Westchester County), one New York City museum tour or visit, a film screening, and sometimes a musical performance or museum program as well, typically in groups of 4-10 people. Members are invited to dine together at a restaurant nearby before most events, which is a welcome opportunity to get to know other group members and catch up with old friends.
Through these group outings, we enjoy events together that are educational, entertaining, engaging, inspiring and memorable. With the many artists, art historians and guides we meet, we often marvel at fascinating and provocative works that enhance our awareness and broaden our minds, while enjoying the company of others who share our interest in the arts and the creative process.
With so much to choose from, we look forward to our journey of discovery and enrichment in an ever-changing cultural environment.
Among our favorite destinations…
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY
Avon Theatre Film Centre, Stamford, CT
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
The Met Cloisters Museum and Gardens, New York, NY
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY
Dia: Beacon, Beacon, NY
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
The Frick Collection, New York, NY
The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Kykuit/Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Storm King Arts Center, New Windsor, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Cultural Pursuit Resources
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
The Cultural Alliance plays an important role in advocating for the support of cultural organizations and artists. Through meetings with legislators, testimony at committee meetings, and coordinated initiatives with other statewide leaders we make the case to show how funding provided to Fairfield County non-profit cultural organizations and artists contributes to the quality of life and economy of the region.
As a creative business member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, our organization enjoys member benefits including exclusive access to fcbuzz.org.
For more information, please visit their website: culturalalliancefc.org
For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. An organization that began in 1965 as a conversation among arts advocates and volunteers in a living room, has grown into a nationally recognized private arts council, the largest of its kind in New York State.
ArtsWestchester’s mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. It helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives.
For more information, please visit their website: artswestchester.org
Cultural Pursuit is made possible through the generosity and encouragement of many individuals and organizations who are lovers of the arts, and we wish to thank them for their support!
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT
Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Castle Wine and Spirits, 1439 Post Road East, Westport, CT
Putnam & Vine Wine and Spirits, 39 East Elm Street, Greenwich, CT