What is your idea of a busy city street? Look at images of the street throughout the museum and spend time with James Nares’ film STREET. Make a shoe portrait and put yourself in your favorite neighborhood. Listen to live jazz by the Artists Collective and take a walk to another neighborhood to see the City Canvas Mural installation by artist Adam Niklewicz.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Shoe Portraits
Take off your shoe (seriously) and draw it! Now draw your favorite neighborhood around your shoe. Avery Court
10:30 am – 11:00 am ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Explore the idea of neighborhoods 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 streets and neighborhoods in art. Avery 3rd Floor
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore street scenes in art during this docent-led tour for all ages. Meet at Information Desk
12:00 pm A Tree Grows in Hartford
Take a walk to see the giant water-activated tree on Pearl Street by artist Adam Niklewicz. Part of the City Canvas Mural Project, the installation is inspired by the museum’s painting of the Charter Oak. Meet at Information Desk
Public Tours meet at Information Desk
1:00 pm Highlights Tour
2:30 pm Tour of Collective Memories: Selections from the Collection of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
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.