Beautiful Nuances of Childhood Captured in Portrait Exhibit at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum has opened a new exhibition entitled, Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future, in collaboration with the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. This exhibit runs through June 28 at LMMM, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT.


The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum and Stepping Stones Museum for Children have brought together 21 original portraits of children by 21 professional artists into public view. Many of the participating families never dreamed of such an opportunity and kids are sure to be excited to see their photo in the magnificent setting of this museum.


From Ancient Greece’s depiction of deities to Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits, not to mention today’s selfie craze, the art of portraiture has been a part of society since its inception. This exhibit will explore this enduring artistic form with portraits of children created exclusively by CSOPA members after a “Matching Event” which was held on November 15, 2014 at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At this event children also explored the art of self-portraiture under the guidance of CSOPA artists and Stepping Stones educators.


The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on schedules and programs please visit:, e-mail, or call 203-838-9799.

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