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.

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.

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

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

bill-graham_little black dressLittle Black Dress: Bill Graham – longtime owner of gift and floral shop Beautiful Things, in Salem, MA – will show us how to accessorize the little black dress with flowers by creating floral arrangements to wear as accessories, fit for any occasion! Afterwards, join Bill in Avery Court for a three course lunch prepared by The Museum Cafe. $75

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wed – Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

 

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

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wed – Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Advanced reservations required by April 23. 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_1974.1088_WEBFarm-to-Table Dinner: Salute the spring with Fine Art & Flowers Honorary Chair Ray Hardman! Sample the latest crop of locally made beer and wine during cocktail hour - Onyx Spirits Company will unveil a new specialty cocktail -  followed by a four-course farm-to-table dinner prepared with garden fresh ingredients from area farms, businesses, distilleries, and vineyards including Rosedale Farms & VineyardsWinding Drive Jams, City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford Baking Co., NoRA Cupcake Company and more. Throughout the evening Connecticut Lyric Opera will 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. $95


6 pm: Cocktail Hour –
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.

7 pm: Farm-to-Table Dinner - 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

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Advanced reservations required by April 23. No sales at the door.

View the complete Fine Art & Flowers schedule.

ABOVE: Spoon, apostle, silver, The Elizabeth B. Miles Collection of English Silver

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

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

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

Apr
29
Tue
Docent Memorial Lecture: Alexander Calder
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Calder_Cover_WEBDocent Memorial Lecture: Alexander Calder: Innovations at the Wadsworth Atheneum: Alexander Calder and the Wadsworth share a long history together. From his formative years to the installation of Stegosaurus in 1973 and later, Calder was honored by the museum through the acquisition of works.

Dr. Joan Marter, Board of Governors Professor of Art History at Rutgers University, will present Calder’s works in the context of his relationship with the Wadsworth and Hartford over the course of his artistic career. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thanks to A. Everett “Chick” Austin, the museum’s legendary director, Calder designed a kinetic set for a performance of Socrates, a musical composition by Erik Satie. Performed in Hartford in 1936, it was re-created at New York’s Beacon Theater in 1977. Dr. Marter will present Calder’s original sketches for the project, photographs of the later performance, as well as sculptures and other works in the context of his relationship with the museum over the course of his artistic career.

This lecture is sponsored by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

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 by Mahi’s Dance Studio
  • 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)

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

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
8
Thu
Gallery Talk: Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1939.365_oskar Schlemmer

Oskar Schlemmer, Race, 1930

Gallery Talk: Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus: Vanessa Sigalas, Dangremond Research Fellow for European Art and Decorative Arts, discusses Oskar Schlemmer’s 1930 painting Race, as well as Schlemmer’s role in Germany’s Bauhaus Movement and its influence on the American art scene. Free with museum admission.

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

From Our Collection

Kim, 1994 1640, Rosa 1855, Kensett 1776, Trinquesse
 

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