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. 


Tour: Highlights
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

Apr
26
Sat
Tour: Highlights
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

Tour: Land and Sea
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tour: Land and Sea: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.

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

Ticket sales are closed. No sales at the door.

silver-spoons_farm-to-table-dinner_thumbFarm-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 enjoy music by The Hartt School’s Elizabeth Grace Band, and 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

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
Tour: Highlights
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

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

Tour: Land and Sea
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tour: Land and Sea: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.

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.

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.

Apr
30
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

May
1
Thu
Tour: Highlights
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

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!

From Our Collection

The Beach at Berck, 1873 1594, Caravaggio 1512, del Piombo Adolphe-William Bouguereau
 

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