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
24
Thu
Day Art Tour: Newark Museum
Apr 24 all-day

Day Art Tour: Newark Museum: Join the Women’s Committee for a day exploring the Newark Museum, New Jersey’s largest museum.

$115; $105 Members, includes transportation, admission, tour, lunch and gratuities.

Learn more about this trip by viewing the Day Art Tours newsletter.

Film: A Journey
Apr 24 @ 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 Screenings:
Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm
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.

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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. 


Little Black Dress
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Little Black Dress: Floral design professional Bill Graham demonstrates how to accessorize your “little black dress” by creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to match any occasion. Afterwards join Bill for lunch in Avery Court, catered by The Museum Cafe. For 25 years Bill has owned the gift and floral shop Beautiful Things, Ltd. in Salem, Massachusetts.

LUNCH MENU
Includes soft drinks, white wine, coffee & tea

Salad
Spring salad with baby greens, goat cheese, berries and a lemon vinaigrette, served with artisan rolls

Entrée
Stuffed Capon served with a spring vegetable medley

Dessert
An Assortment of cookies, bars, petite fours and other miniature sweets garnished with edible flowers

$75. Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wed – Sun, 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.

 

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.

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
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

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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
Film: Lagaan
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

Film: Lagaan: The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers in this musical drama. 2001. India. 224 min. Rated PG. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This film has won 44 awards and garnered 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Free with admission to First Thursday: Indian Tandoori.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
Sunday, May 4 at 2 pm (part I)
Sunday, May 4 at 4 pm (part II)

May
4
Sun
Film: Lagaan (Part 1)
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

Film: Lagaan (Part 1): The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers in this musical drama. 2001. India. 224 minutes total. Rated PG. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This film has won 44 awards and garnered 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING:
May 4 at 4 pm (Part 2)

Presented By Data-Mail, Inc. and The Mandell Family

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. 

Film: Lagaan (Part 2)
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan, 2001

Film: Lagaan (Part 2): The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers in this musical drama. 2001. India. 224 minutes total. Rated PG. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This film has won 44 awards and garnered 19 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access & above.

Presented By Data-Mail, Inc. and The Mandell Family

May
6
Tue
Day Art Tours: Institute of Contemporary Art & John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
May 6 all-day

Day Art Tours: Institute of Contemporary Art & John F. Kennedy Library and Museum: Join the Women’s Committee on a trip to Boston and visit the Institute of Contemporary Art and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

$90; $80 Members, includes transportation, admission, tours and gratuities.

Learn more about this trip by viewing the Day Art Tours newsletter.

From Our Collection

Wojnarowicz, 1990 1889, Fantin-Latour 1866, Bierstadt 1827, Cole
 

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