October 2014 – August 2015
Lecture & Book Signing: Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry & the Art of Film: Robert 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.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 1pm | Classic Film Screening
Sponsored by the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund.
In observance of the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 11, Second Saturdays programming will take place in the afternoon from 1 – 4pm. Museum admission is free ALL DAY, 10am – 5pm.
Second Saturdays: Adventures & Expeditions: Look at Walton Ford’s painting that recalls an expedition to the North Pole in the Connections Gallery and find other works of art that take you to new territory! Imagine a destination and make an illustrated map to get you there and a journal to document your journey.
Free Family Tours:
- 1 pm, Museum Highlights
- 1:30 pm, Eyes on Art Family Tour
- 2 – 3 pm, Ask About Art
- 2:30 pm, Theme Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Second Saturdays: Stories by Frohawk Two Feathers: Jump into the fictional narrative of world domination created by MATRIX 170 artist Frohawk Two Feathers. Meet the artist, make your own artifact, and trace its origins in an epic story. Free admission 10am – 1pm.
Free Family Tours:
- 10:30 – 11am – ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
- 11:30am – noon – Eyes on Art Family Tour
Second Saturdays: Festive Days: Celebrate world holiday traditions during our annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Make ornaments inspired by Kwanzaa, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Three Kings Day. Free admission 10am – 1pm.
First Night Hartford: Create your own colorful work of art at First Night Hartford 2015 and celebrate the New Year with us!
First Night ticket required; visit firstnighthartford.org or purchase at the door.
Fine Art & Flowers: Join us for our annual salute to spring at the 34th Fine Art & Flowers! View unique floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by works of art in the collection, created by community florists, garden clubs, and designers. Throughout the weekend enjoy special events, tours, a marketplace with local vendors, and more.
$3 is added to all admissions during Fine Art & Flowers.
The 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum. All proceeds from this event fund the museum’s special exhibitions, as well as its educational and community programs.