September – October 2014

Sep
18
Thu
Lecture: Costuming Hollywood in its Golden Age
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lecture: Costuming Hollywood in its Golden AgeLecture: Costuming Hollywood in its Golden Age: Fit for a Screen: The Costume & Textile Society invites you into the world of Hollywood costume design with guest lecturer and collector John Davey. Davey will discuss the specific challenges and requirements inherent in designing clothing for film, using unique examples from his vast collection of Hollywood and couture clothing.

6 pm: Costuming Hollywood in its Golden Age in Aetna Theater
7 pm: Cocktail party in Loctite Lobby

Tickets required: $30; $25 Costume & Textile Society members
Purchase tickets by calling 860-838-4021 OR at the door.

About John Davey
John Davey has been a collector of vintage Hollywood Costumes, Vintage Fashion and Haute Couture for the past 15 years. Starting in 1999 with his first purchase of an unknown Lana Turner negligee and an unknown Sophia Loren knit dress which he managed to identify, he is fast becoming one of the leading experts in this genre. His interest in Hollywood costume history led him to an interest in fashion and textile history and preservation. He presently owns and curates over 500 vintage Hollywood film costumes and celebrity apparel and over 800 pieces of haute couture and finer vintage ready to wear. He has exhibited parts of his collection in numerous private functions as well as lecturing for the Boston Fashion Council and the Initiatives in Art & Culture Conference in New York City. Most recently, he has exhibited his costumes at the Katharine Hepburn Museum in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, the Hollywood Museum in the retrospective Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend, and is part of the upcoming Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in September 2014.

Davey is the Library Manager at the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP in New York City and moonlights also as a classical opera singer and antique appraiser.

RELATED PROGRAMMING
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1pm | Double Screening: Now, Voyager & Sorry, Wrong Number

Costuming Hollywood in its Golden Age: Fit for a Screen is presented by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Sep
19
Fri
Gallery Talk: The Intriguing Medium of Rock
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Albert Bierstadt, In the Mountains, 1867, oil on canvas

Albert Bierstadt, In the Mountains, 1867, oil on canvas

Gallery Talk: The Intriguing Medium of Rock: Take a closer look at Carl Andre’s Stone Field Sculpture and works by artists of the Hudson River School with Robert Thorson, Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut and author of Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Walls. Explore the range of artistry found in Hartford’s most famous boulders and the distant grandeur of 19-century landscapes.

Read Thorson’s recent Op Ed in The Hartford Courant.

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

Film: Middle of Nowhere
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

middle-of-nowhere_webFilm: Middle of Nowhere: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, a woman drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband’s well being while he’s incarcerated – leading her on a journey of self-discovery. 2012. USA. 97 min. Rated R. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, and Omari Hardwick. Hartford Premiere.

Presented with the Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of the Girlcott Feminist Film Festival, September 18-21.

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 admission 10am – 5pm.

ART ACTIVITIES
All Day! 10am – 5pm

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

10:30am & 11am
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.

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

1 – 3:30pm
Let’s Move! with CONNetic Dance
Pick up a Let’s Move! Family Guide at the Wadsworth and explore art and movement with interactive activities led by dancers from CONNetic Dance.

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.

11am
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.

12pm
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.

1pm
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.

2pm
Back in Time

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

3pm
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.

4pm
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.

Envisionfest Community Day is presented in partnership with The iQuilt Plan

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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, 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 paper, courtesy the artist. © 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).

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.

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

belle_webReception & 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: Guest speaker to introduce film and lead post-film discussion

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.

Oct
18
Sat
Film & Food: Like Water for Chocolate
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

like-water-for-chocolate_webFilm & Food: Like Water for Chocolate: Our popular film and food pairings continue with a screening of the sensual Mexican classic Like Water for Chocolate followed by a three-course dinner inspired by the film in The Museum Café. Ticket includes film screening, one free cocktail, and dinner.

5:30 pm: Film, Like Water for Chocolate
7:30 pm: Dinner

Like Water for Chocolate: Based on the best-selling novel and set in 1910 Mexico, the film tells the story of woman who is forbidden to marry the man she loves and infuses emotions into the food she cooks. 1992. Mexico. 105 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Alfonso Arau.

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Dinner reservations required by October 17. Regular film admission applies for film only. Film-only tickets sold at the door.

From Our Collection

Lazzarini, 2000 1866, Courbet 1863-66, Colman Neel, 1963
 

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