The Capital City Canvas public art project The Charter Oak water mural and its companion, the Walking Around a Tree projection,  were created by Connecticut artist Adam Niklewicz .  The project is co-organized by the City of Hartford, Real Art Ways and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art with support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council. The mural is water-activated and can be viewed each day at 3 pm (or on any rainy day). Join the artist on October 26 for A Tree Grows in Hartford and learn more about the project.

“Public art should embrace the existing environment and work to enrich reality. The blank slates (almost screens) of the two downtown buildings invite visuals that give counterbalance (nature) and meaning (historical context). The image of the Charter Oak speaks to both. The projection of the new tree speaks to the continuum.” – Adam Niklewicz

The Charter Oak from Erika Van Natta Films on Vimeo.

Documentation of Adam Niklewicz' wall installation for Hartford, Connecticut's Capital City Canvas project. Works by Adam Niklewicz include "The Charter Oak" and "Walking Around a Tree," 2012.

Video produced by Erika Van Natta Films.

The initiative is funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development – Office of the Arts, the City of Hartford with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. In-kind support for the project is generously provided by 215 Pearl LLC, AT&T Connecticut, TheaterWorks, The Metropolitan District (MDC), Hartford Business Improvement District, and the U.S. Army, U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps recruiting offices in Hartford.

From Our Collection

Oldenburg, 1966 1794, Zoffany Berry Drexler, 1963

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Thu
7:00 pm Film: My Sweet Pepperland
Film: My Sweet Pepperland
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film: My Sweet Pepperland
Film: My Sweet Pepperland: Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society [...]
Jul
25
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
5:30 pm Movies & Music: Ninotchka
Movies & Music: Ninotchka
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Movies & Music: Ninotchka
Movies & Music: Ninotchka: In this comedy, a hardcore Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents [...]
Jul
26
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.

View Calendar

 

Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5