Having lived in the Westchester/Fairfield area for over 25 years with administrative and board positions in museums and arts organizations in New York and Connecticut, 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 group outings over four years, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with many fellow arts enthusiasts. She continues to strive to explore new cultural organizations and venues and their exhibitions, performances and programs.
Area newcomers, people who would like to explore the region, 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, film festivals and more. Of particular significance is the added enrichment that comes from experiencing these events surrounded by others who share the same interests.
If you’d like to learn more, please subscribe to our free, weekly Area Events newsletter or email Laura directly, and she’ll be thrilled to answer any questions about membership or help you find out more about the arts in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.
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
Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, CT
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
The Frick Collection, New York, NY
The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
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
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Storm King Arts Center, New Windsor, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
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
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY
Fairfield County Chorale, 606 Post Road East, #705, Westport, CT
Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, 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
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 Benson Road, Fairfield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Castle Wine and Spirits, 1439 Post Road East, Westport, CT
Putnam & Vine Wine and Spirits, 39 East Elm Street, Greenwich, CT