September – October 2014

Sep
20
Sat
Envisionfest Community Day: The View from Here
Sep 20 all-day

envisionfest community dayEnvisionfest Community Day: The View from Here: Explore a new point of view at the third annual Envisionfest Hartford – a citywide family-friendly festival that showcases Hartford’s abundance of history, the arts, and culture. Free museum admission 10 am – 5 pm.

ART ACTIVITIES
All Day! 10 am – 5 pm

Art Activity: Zentangles
Join Charter Oak Cultural Center and teaching artist Cheryl Cianci in a Zentangle workshop for all ages. Create your own relaxing doodle using beautiful pen-and-ink patterns.

Art Activity: A Street-Eye View
Imagine walking down your street, what do you see? Learn about one-point perspective while creating your own imaginary Hartford street inspired by images from around the city and works from our collection.

PERFORMANCES

10 – 10:30 am
Hartford All-City Youth Orchestra
Enjoy the sounds of Charter Oak Cultural Center’s youth orchestra in an outdoor performance featuring an ensemble of young musicians.

noon – 12:30 pm
Colonel Pope and the Hartford Hot Several
Move to the rhythm of the Hartford Hot Several, a Hartford-based brass band specializing in surprise performances and general ruckus.

1 – 3:30 pm
Let’s Move! with CONNetic Dance
Pick up a Let’s Move! Family Guide and explore art and movement with interactive activities led by dancers from CONNetic Dance. Share your experience by participating in the Let’s Move! social media challenge!

SMALL TALKS
Explore art from a new point of view! Speakers with different areas of expertise give 15-minute, informal talks about artworks in our permanent collection.

All talks begin in Gray Court, just inside the museum’s Main Street entrance.

11 am
Out to Sea
Tommy Seda, Captain of the Quinnipiack in New Haven, brings his knowledge of life at sea to explore seascapes by three different artists in our European collection.

noon
All About Kids
A young art enthusiast from the Boys & Girls Club at West Middle describes art from a kid’s perspective, focusing on depictions of children in American art.

1 pm
He Said, She Said
Jama Holchin, a museum professional, and John Holchin, an engineer, talk about couples in art through the lens of their own experience as a married pair.

2 pm
Back in Time

Director of American Studies at Trinity College Scott Gac discusses tough topics of masculinity, race, and violence in relation to early American art in the collection.

3 pm
Poetic Perspective
Poet Bessy Reyna talks about the ways that art can inspire poetry, starting with one of her favorite paintings in the collection: Georgia O’Keeffe’s The Lawrence Tree.

4 pm
Making Art Happen
David Borawski, art handler, artist, and curator of Atom Space gallery, talks about how his experience in various art-world roles has shaped his perspective on art in the collection.

MUSEUM SHOP SAVINGS: Children’s books are 20% off in The Museum Shop through September 30! Stop in the during your visit or shop online.

Envisionfest Community Day is presented in partnership with The iQuilt Plan.

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Sep
21
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

The buffet brunch features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

$35, $25 members. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.

Oct
1
Wed
Day Art Tours: Woodstock & Quechee, Vermont; Cornish, New Hampshire
Oct 1 all-day

Day Art Tours: Woodstock & Quechee, Vermont; Cornish, New Hampshire: Join the Women’s Committee on a trip to Woodstock and Quechee, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire and visit the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller Mansion & Garden, The Loft at Simon Pearce, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

$137; $127 Members, includes transportation, admission, tours, lunch and gratuities.

Download registration materials or learn more about this trip by viewing the Fall 2014 Day Art Tours Newsletter.

Oct
2
Thu
First Thursday: Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Frohawk Two Feathers, That high-born on the team, Lucretia Theroux, Self- styled Queen of New York and founder of the Order of Bast, Or, another example of the historical side-chick, dipped in the latest fashions, fronting like she real, 2014, acrylic, ink, coffee, and tea on paper, courtesy the artist. © Frohawk Two Feathers

Frohawk Two Feathers, On loving someone who doesn’t love you back and compensating for that with plotting and murder. T H O T 1 7 9 1 That high-born on the team. Lucretia Theroux. Self-styled Queen of New York and founder of the Order of Bast. Or, another example of the historical side-chick, dipped in the latest fashions, fronting like she real. 2014. Acrylic, ink, coffee, and tea on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York. © Frohawk Two Feathers

First Thursday: Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170: Join us for the opening of Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170, featuring an Artist Talk at 6pm, a special hip-hop performance by Superdeluxe (Frohawk Two Feathers & Micah James) at 7pm, complimentary food and cash bar, an art-making activity sponsored by The Hartford Courant and Trashion Fashion, and more!

Stay for an 8pm screening of the Manhattan Short Film Festival (regular film admission applies).

Facebook event here.

First Thursday After Hours: Visit us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!

Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Manhattan Short Film Festival: Back by popular demand! Unite with film lovers throughout the world during the 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival to view and vote on your favorite short film. For more information and this year’s lineup of shorts visit manhattanshort.com.

$9; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access Members

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, Oct 4 at 7pm
Sunday, Oct 5 at 2pm

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Oct
4
Sat
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Manhattan Short Film Festival: Back by popular demand! Unite with film lovers throughout the world during the 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival and view and vote on your favorite short film. For more information and this year’s lineup of shorts visit manhattanshort.com.

$9; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access Members

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, Oct 2 at 8pm
Sunday, Oct 5 at 2pm

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Oct
5
Sun
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Manhattan Short Film Festival: Back by popular demand! Unite with film lovers throughout the world during the 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival and view and vote on your favorite short film. For more information and this year’s lineup of shorts visit manhattanshort.com.

$9; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access Members

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, Oct 2 at 8pm
Saturday, Oct 4 at 7pm

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Oct
8
Wed
Lecture & Book Signing: Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry & the Art of Film
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the art of Filmr_webLecture & Book Signing: Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry & the Art of FilmRobert Sitton, Adjunct Professor of Media and Culture at Marylhurst University, discusses his book, Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry & the Art of Film, which chronicles the friendships and professional networks developed by pivotal modernist figures Iris Barry and Chick Austin, and the enduring impact such relationships had on their lives and careers. Book signing and cash bar reception to follow. Lady in the Dark is available for purchase in The Museum Shop.

Free and open to the public. Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.

Please note: due to a major event at the XL Center Oct. 8 it is recommended you leave ample time for travel and parking if you plan to attend this lecture. The Front Street South garage offers $5 parking after 5pm.

RELATED PROGRAMMING
Sunday, Oct. 12, 1pm | Classic Film Screening

Sponsored by the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund.

Oct
9
Thu
Day Art Tours: Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum
Oct 9 all-day

Day Art Tours: Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum: Join the Women’s Committee on a trip to New York City and visit the Whitney Museum of American Art to view the special exhibition Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

$95; $85 Members, includes transportation, admission and gratuities.

Download registration materials or learn more about this trip by viewing the Fall 2014 Day Art Tours Newsletter.

Gallery Talk: Tony Smith & the Wadsworth Atheneum
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949, oil on canvas, Gift of Tony Smith

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949, oil on canvas, Gift of Tony Smith

Gallery Talk: Tony Smith & the Wadsworth Atheneum: Well-known Minimalist sculptor Tony Smith had a special relationship with the Wadsworth Atheneum, which hosted his first solo exhibition in 1966. Smith’s anonymous donation to the museum in 1967 forms the core of its Abstract Expressionist collection. Explore the fruits of this important relationship with Eileen Doyle, The Marsted Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Art.

Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.

Oct
10
Fri
Film: Diamond Ruff
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Diamond-Ruff-Board-Photo---Matt-Sauro-Photo-Credit---Courtesy-of-Young-Studios_WEBFilm: Diamond Ruff: Written and produced by local artist Joe Young, Jr., this tale of redemption tells of an orphan who becomes a big time con artist. Falsely accused, he ends up in prison and meets a man who changes his life. 2014. USA. 83 min. Not Rated (adult content). Directed by Alec Asten. Starring Fredro Starr and Felicia “Snoop” Pearson.

Joe Young, cast and crew members will be present for a Q&A after the film.

Presented by Data-Mail Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Oct
12
Sun
Classic Film Screening
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Classic Film Screening: Watch four films for the price of one! In 1934, with the help of legendary museum director Chick Austin, Iris Barry, founder of MoMA‘s film department, organized the first film retrospective in an American museum. In conjunction with Robert Sitton’s lecture on Barry we present four films from the 1934 retrospective—Foolish Wives, The Blue Angel, Teddy at the Throttle, and The Gold Rush.

1 pm, Foolish Wives: A con artist masquerades as Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat. 1922. USA. 117 min. Not Rated. Silent. B&W. Directed by Erich von Stroheim. Starring Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, and Maude George.

3 pm, The Blue Angel: An elderly professor’s ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. 1930. Germany. 124 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Starring Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich.

5:15 pm, Teddy at the Throttle: In this madcap comedy, a guardian tries to thwart the marriage of his charge Gloria by encouraging her sweetheart Bobbie to fall for his sister, in order to control Bobby’s fortune. 1917. USA. 18 min. Not Rated. Silent. B&W. Directed by Clarence G. Badger. Starring Gloria Swanson.

5:45 pm, The Gold Rush: “The Tramp” goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and much more. 1925. USA. 95 min. Not Rated. Silent. B&W. Directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin.

Oct
15
Wed
Day Art Tours: The Clark, The Williams Inn & MASS MoCA
Oct 15 all-day

Day Art Tours: The Clark, Williams Inn & Mass MoCA: Join the Women’s Committee on a trip to Williamstown and North Adams, Massachusetts and visit the Clark Art Institute, The Williams Inn, and MASS MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art.

$112; $102 Members, includes transportation, admission, tours, lunch and gratuities.

Download registration materials or learn more about this trip by viewing the Fall 2014 Day Art Tours Newsletter.

Oct
16
Thu
Reception, Talk & Film: Belle
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

belle_webReception, Talk & Film: Belle: The true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate daughter of British Admiral John Lindsay and an enslaved woman. Sent to live with her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield, she is treated almost as one of the family, becoming close with her cousin Lady Elizabeth. Belle, together with an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, helps shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. 2013. UK. 104 min. Rated PG.

6:30 pm: Reception
7 pm: Film, introduction by Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, Associate Professor, Department of History, UMass Amherst

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Sunday, Oct 19 at 2pm (film only)

This film is presented with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Mark Twain House & Museum.

From Our Collection

1863, Church LeWitt, 2004 Gursky, 2000 Downing, 1966
 

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