Apr
25
Fri
Fine Art & Flowers
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

Fine Art & Flowers: Welcome spring at our annual fundraiser Fine Art & Flowers! View floral arrangements inspired by works of art in our collection and unique garden designs in the museum’s historic interiors, created by community florists, garden clubs and designers. Throughout the weekend enjoy special events, tours, a marketplace with local vendors and more.

View the complete Fine Art & Flowers schedule.

$3 is added to all admissions unless otherwise noted during Fine Art & Flowers.

The 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum. 


Little Black Dress
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Little Black Dress: Floral design professional Bill Graham demonstrates how to accessorize your “little black dress” by creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to match any occasion. Afterwards join Bill for lunch in Avery Court, catered by The Museum Cafe. For 25 years Bill has owned the gift and floral shop Beautiful Things, Ltd. in Salem, Massachusetts.

LUNCH MENU
Includes soft drinks, white wine, coffee & tea

Salad
Spring salad with baby greens, goat cheese, berries and a lemon vinaigrette, served with artisan rolls

Entrée
Stuffed Capon served with a spring vegetable medley

Dessert
An Assortment of cookies, bars, petite fours and other miniature sweets garnished with edible flowers

$75. Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wed – Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Advanced reservations required by April 21. No sales at the door.

View the complete Fine Art & Flowers schedule.

The 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

Apr
26
Sat
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Farm-to-Table Dinner: Join Fine Art & Flowers Honorary Chair Ray Hardman of WNPR for an evening celebration of spring! Enjoy a four-course farm-to-table dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from local farms, distilleries, and vineyards including Rosedale Farms & VineyardsWinding Drive Jams, Onyx Moonshine, City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford Baking Co., NoRA Cupcake Company and more. Throughout the evening listen to Connecticut Lyric Opera as they perform selections from their upcoming performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. From cocktails to dinner, be inspired by resplendent works of art paired with imaginative floral interpretations.

Cocktail Hour, 6 pm – Morgan Great Hall
Sample Italian inspired hors d’oeuvres and sip on a fresh selection of local beers and wine, and a specialty Onyx Moonshine cocktail.

Farm-to-Table Dinner, 7 pm - Avery Court
1st Course (Antipasto)
A balsamic dressed tri-colore antipasto salad with endive, radicchio, and arugula served with olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, roasted eggplant, Italian cheese and a selection of artisan breads

2nd Course (Il Primo)
Potato Gnocchi served with a mushroom ragu and topped with a pancetta crisp

3rd Course (Il Secondo)
Braised beef Tuscan style over a polenta cake served with sautéed spinach and white beans

4th Course (Dolce)
Cannoli Cupcake, NoRA Cupcake Company

$95. Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Advanced reservations required by April 21. No sales at the door.

View the complete Fine Art & Flowers schedule.

The 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

From Our Collection

1869, Frederick 1640, Bourdon 1851, Durand 1940, Ernst
 

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