Apr
20
Sun
Easter Jazz Brunch: Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Easter Jazz Brunch: Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Easter Jazz Brunch with the Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio! Seatings at 11 am and 12:30 pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.

$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.

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.

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!

May
4
Sun
Sunday Serenades: Whistler & Ives
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Concert: Whistler & Ives: This concert is presented in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and features Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

Concert Program:
Horatio Parker (1863-1919): Suite, Op. 35
Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970): Concerto a Tre
Charles Ives (1874-1954): Violin Sonata No. 2
Peter Schickele (1935-): Quartet

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum. 

May
10
Sat
Second Saturdays: Express Yourself
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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!

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.

Jun
5
Thu
First Thursday After Hours: Thursday Night Fever
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday After Hours: Thursday Night Fever: Don your favorite 70s outfit and boogie on over to our outdoor party!

Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, cocktails, food, live music, art activities, a film and more! $5; Free for Members.

Jun
14
Sat
Juneteenth Family Day: Fresh Faces of Freedom!
Jun 14 all-day

Juneteenth Family Day: Fresh Faces of Freedom: Commemorate June 19, 1865 when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas first learned of their freedom, two and half years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. Enjoy art, music, and more for all ages.

Presented with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Second Saturdays
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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!

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.

Jun
15
Sun
Father’s Day Jazz Brunch: June Bisantz with Alex Nakhimovsky & Norman Johnson
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Father’s Day Jazz Brunch: June Bisantz with Alex Nakhimovsky & Norman Johnson: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Father’s Day Jazz Brunch with the June Bisantz with Alex Nahimovsky and Norman Johnson! 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

Jul
3
Thu
First Thursday
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Thursday: Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, cocktails, food, live music, art activities, a film and more! $5; Free for Members.

Jul
12
Sat
Second Saturdays
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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!

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.

Aug
7
Thu
First Thursday
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Thursday: Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, cocktails, food, live music, art activities, a film and more! $5; Free for Members.

From Our Collection

1860, Bourguereau 1910, Renoir 1611, Goltzius 1852, Church
 

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