Second Saturdays for Families: Food for Thought
Artists have always liked to paint food… from lemons to lobsters. During harvest season, look at the many ways artists paint food, from the 17th century to today. Make a food portrait from real produce (but please don’t eat the onions!). Enjoy music performed by I Giovani Solisti and the orchestra program of Conard and Hall High Schools in West Hartford.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Harvest Portraits
Make a portrait of fruits and vegetables in your own creative style. Avery Court
10:30 am – 11:00 am ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Explore food in art through stories during this docent-led 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 European still-life painting. Hilles Gallery
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore the art of the still-life in this docent-led tour for all ages. Meet at Information Desk
Public Tours meet at Information Desk
1:00 pm Highlights Tour
2:30 pm Tour of Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum
Parents must accompany children 12 and under at all times.
Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the Ensworth Charitable Foundation (Bank of America, Trustee), the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation (Bank of America and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees). Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.