Windows and doors need to be opened. What’s on the other side? A city, a landscape, a friend, or something mysterious? See what’s on the other side in Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond and James Welling: “Wyeth”, and make your own painting of a window or door that leads to an extraordinary place. See Wyeths’s paintings come alive in a special performance by Dimensional Dance.
Enjoy the classical guitar sounds of Daniel Salazar, Jr. of Guitar Under the Stars in Avery Court.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Hands-on Art: Through the Window
Look through the window and what do you find? A landscape, a friend, a special room? Make a work of art about what you see. (Avery Court)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Painting Demonstration
Drop in to watch University of Hartford Professor of Painting Jeremiah Patterson show how painters like Andrew Wyeth use egg tempera in their work. (Hartford Courant Room)
10:30 am – 11:00 am ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Open the window to another world through stories during this tour for young children and accompanying adults. (Meet at Information Desk)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ask About Art
Talk with a docent about Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. (Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond Exhibition)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore works of art with windows and doors during this tour for the whole family. (Meet at Information Desk)
12:00 pm Collection Focus Talk and Dance
Talk about Andrew Wyeth’s Chambered Nautilus with a docent, then watch Wyeth’s paintings come alive in a specially choreographed dance. Special thanks to dancers Arien Wilkerson and Matisse Madden, and choreographer Ruth Lewis of Dimensional Dance. (Exhibition/Avery Court)
Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.