Apr
12
Sat
41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Apr 12 – May 18 all-day
Hartford Youth Art Renaissance, 2013

Hartford Youth Art Renaissance, 2013

41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance: Celebrate the 41st anniversary of the museum’s partnership with the Hartford Public School District to produce the Hartford Youth Art Renaissance, an exhibition of student artwork from PreK – grade 12 created by Hartford Public School students. View a selection of over 100 works of art on display at the Hartford Public Library downtown branch, and explore the grand prizewinners on view at the museum.

We encourage you to talk with your families about what you see and feel. Use your mobile device to access the audio guide and listen to student artists reflect on their masterpieces. We hope that you leave feeling inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of the youth of our community.

RELATED PROGRAMMING:
Saturday, May 10 | 10am – 1pm | Second Saturdays: Express Yourself

Apr
24
Thu
Film: A Journey
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:25 pm

Film: A Journey: Two solitary people meet and form a bond in the backcountry of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. 2013. Canada. 85 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Catherine Martin. Hartford Premiere. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students; $7 Members.

View the trailer for A Journey:

Additional Screenings:
Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm
Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm

NORTHERN EXPOSURE
The Canadian landscape offers a striking backdrop for film. Experience the beauty and harshness of nature through four selected works from our neighbor to the north.

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Apr
26
Sat
Film: A Journey
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:25 pm

Film: A Journey: Two solitary people meet and form a bond in the backcountry of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. 2013. Canada. 85 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Catherine Martin. Hartford Premiere. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students; $7 Members.

Additional Screening:
Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm

NORTHERN EXPOSURE
The Canadian landscape offers a striking backdrop for film. Experience the beauty and harshness of nature through four selected works from our neighbor to the north.

Presented By Data-Mail, Inc. and The Mandell Family

Apr
27
Sun
Film: A Journey
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:25 pm

Film: A Journey: Two solitary people meet and form a bond in the backcountry of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec. 2013. Canada. 85 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Catherine Martin. Hartford Premiere. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students; $7 Members.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE
The Canadian landscape offers a striking backdrop for film. Experience the beauty and harshness of nature through four selected works from our neighbor to the north.

Selected Works:
The Auction, 2013
The Grand Seduction, 2013
People Of A Feather, 2011

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Apr
28
Mon
Dinner & Film: Of Love and Lemons
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Of Love and Lemons 2Dinner & Film: Of Love and Lemons: A comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams. The movie is based on the hit novel with the same title by author Kajsa Ingemarsson about a young female chef. 2013. Sweden. 99 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Teresa Fabik.

Reservations required. Call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours.

May
1
Thu
First Thursday: Indian Tandoori
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

First Thursday: Indian Tandoori: Celebrate East Indian culture with us at May’s First Thursday After Hours!

  • Bollywood dance lessons
  • Traditional dance demonstrations by Jayshree Sarma and the DanceXstudio Troupe
  • Indian-inspired food
  • Henna body art by Jamilah
  • Create your own Parcheesi board game
  • 6 pm: 3 in 30 Tour
  • 7:30 pm, film: Lagaan

$5; Free for Members.

Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, cocktails, food, live music, art activities, a film and more!

Film: Lagaan
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

Film: Lagaan: The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers in this musical drama. 2001. India. 224 min. Rated PG. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This film has won 44 awards and garnered 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Free with admission to First Thursday: Indian Tandoori.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
Sunday, May 4 at 2 pm (part I)
Sunday, May 4 at 4 pm (part II)

May
4
Sun
Film: Lagaan (Part 1)
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

Film: Lagaan (Part 1): The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers in this musical drama. 2001. India. 224 minutes total. Rated PG. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This film has won 44 awards and garnered 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING:
May 4 at 4 pm (Part 2)

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Film: Lagaan (Part 2)
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

Film: Lagaan (Part 2): The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers in this musical drama. 2001. India. 224 minutes total. Rated PG. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This film has won 44 awards and garnered 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above.

Presented By Data-Mail, Inc. and The Mandell Family

May
10
Sat
FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY – Second Saturdays: Express Yourself
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY! To celebrate the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Art Museum Day on May 18, enjoy free admission from 1o am – 5 pm.

Second Saturdays: Express Yourself: Celebrate the Hartford Youth Art Renaissance with students from Hartford Public Schools as they share works that inspire them. Find a way to express yourself!

Free docent guided tours at 1 pm and 2:30 pm

 

About Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Presented in collaboration with Hartford Public Schools. 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.

May
11
Sun
Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch: Mel Nelson Trio with Nikki Armstrong
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch: Mel Nelson Trio with vocals by Nikki Armstrong: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with the Mel Nelson Trio with vocals by Nikki Armstrong! Seatings at 11 am and 12:30 pm. Afterwards, take a tour with a docent or explore the galleries on your own.

$35, $25 Members. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4076, Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.

May
21
Wed
Skype Discussion & Film: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

ai weiwei_the fake case Skype Discussion & Film: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case: Director and CEO Susan Talbott engages in a Skype discussion with filmmaker Andreas Johnsen at 7 pm, followed by the film screening.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case: This new documentary picks up where Never Sorry left off: world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is under house arrest and restricted by Chinese authorities in everything he does. But he does it anyway. 2013. Denmark. 89 min. Not Rated. English and Mandarin with subtitles. Directed by Andreas Johnsen. The Fake Case was recently awarded the 2014 Bodil Award for Best Documentary. Denmark’s highest film honors, the Bodil Awards are given annually by the Danish Critics’ Association.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above.

View the official trailer for Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case:

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS (film only):
Thursday, May 22 at 7 pm
Friday, May 23 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 24 at 2 pm

May
22
Thu
Film: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ai weiweiFilm: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case: This new documentary picks up where Never Sorry left off: world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is under house arrest and restricted by Chinese authorities in everything he does. But he does it anyway. 2013. Denmark. 89 min. Not Rated. English and Mandarin with subtitles. Directed by Andreas Johnsen.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above.

View the official trailer for Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case:

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
Friday, May 23 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 24 at 2 pm

May
23
Fri
Film: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ai weiweiFilm: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case: This new documentary picks up where Never Sorry left off: world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is under house arrest and restricted by Chinese authorities in everything he does. But he does it anyway. 2013. Denmark. 89 min. Not Rated. English and Mandarin with subtitles. Directed by Andreas Johnsen.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above

View the official trailer for Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case:

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

From Our Collection

Carle Van Loo, 1761 1950, Magritte 1610, Strozzi D'Arcangelo, 1963
 

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