November – December 2014

Nov
20
Thu
Film: The Better Angels
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:35 pm

The-better-angels_WEBFilm: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the hardships that shaped him and the two women who helped shape his character. 2014. USA. 95 min. Rated PG. Directed by A.J. Edwards. Starring Jason Clark and Diane Kruger. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, November 22 at 2 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 7 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm

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

Nov
22
Sat
Film: The Better Angels
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:35 pm

The-better-angels_WEBFilm: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the hardships that shaped him and the two women who helped shape his character. 2014. USA. 95 min. Rated PG. Directed by A.J. Edwards. Starring Jason Clark and Diane Kruger. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, November 20 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 7 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm

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

Film: The Better Angels
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:35 pm

The-better-angels_WEBFilm: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the hardships that shaped him and the two women who helped shape his character. 2014. USA. 95 min. Rated PG. Directed by A.J. Edwards. Starring Jason Clark and Diane Kruger. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, November 20 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 2 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm

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

Nov
23
Sun
Film: The Better Angels
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:35 pm

The-better-angels_WEBFilm: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the hardships that shaped him and the two women who helped shape his character. 2014. USA. 95 min. Rated PG. Directed by A.J. Edwards. Starring Jason Clark and Diane Kruger. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, November 20 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 2 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 7 pm

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

Dec
4
Thu
First Thursday: Night of Illumination!
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

first thursday festival of trees and traditions_thursday_webFirst Thursday: Night of Illumination: Be the first to purchase a tree or wreath at the 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions with music by DJ Jon Eastman, a holiday-inspired art activity, a sneak peek of CONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy and more! Cocktails and treats provided by Onyx Moonshine, Olde Burnside Brewing Company, NoRA Cupcakes, Infinity Music Hall & Bistro and Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ. Film at 8pm: The Shop Around the Corner.

*$8; $3 for members and students with ID (includes film).

Facebook event here.

View photos from last year’s December First Thursday!

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

*As a museum fundraiser $3 is added to all admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
5
Fri
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 5 – Dec 14 all-day

Festival of Trees & Traditions: Join us for the 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions and delight in dozens of holiday trees and festive music in the galleries.

Please note: As a museum fundraiser a $3 surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

The 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions is presented by the Women’s Committee.

Concert: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Winter Wonderland featuring Nutcracker: Men in Tights: The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its holiday concert, Winter Wonderland featuring Nutcracker: Men in Tights!

Visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org for tickets and more information.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 6 at 8pm

 

Dec
6
Sat
Concert: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Winter Wonderland Featuring Nutcracker: Men in Tights: The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its holiday concert. Visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org for information and tickets.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE
Friday, December 5 at 8pm

Dec
12
Fri
CONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy_clarice_webCONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & SpicyHartford-based professional contemporary ballet company CONNetic Dance is best known for its annual production of The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy, an original and entertaining take on the beloved holiday classic. 2014 marks the 5th annual performance of the production, which has fast become a Hartford holiday tradition and draws dance-loving audiences from NYC and Boston.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy features the CONNetic Dance’s signature style of choreography by Director Carolyn Paine. Using a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, the production is seasoned with a signature sense of humor. The curtain opens on an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, featuring a break dancing doll brought by suave Drosselmeyer, and an athletic and dizzying snow ball scene with acrobatic dancing using pearly white exercise balls.

In Act II, the audience meets sexy hip hop Sugar Rum and CONNetic Dance’s signature Florettes in a high kicking, Rockettes-inspired Waltz of the Flowers, followed by a battle between Club Rat and the Nutcracker in the Club of Sweet Temptations. It is all set to a fun compilation of diverse music inspired by Tchaikovsky’s classic score.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy has a great sense of humor, creative choreography, and is accessible and enjoyable for all. It is a show as truly diverse as the city from which it hails, with talented professional dancers from varied backgrounds performing choreography from all forms of dance. Hartford.com said of last year’s performance, “If you’re not into the classic version of The Nutcracker, this version will tickle your Sugar Plums.”

The production’s backdrop features a magical winter Hartford skyline painting by Connecticut artist Nina Salazar, also the museum’s Teaching Artist.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-251-9194 (group rates available).

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES
Saturday, December 13 at 8pm
Sunday, December 14 at 2pm

Dec
13
Sat
SOLD OUT: Day Art Tours: Metropolitan Museum of Art Holiday Champagne Tour
Dec 13 all-day

SOLD OUT: Day Art Tours: Metropolitan Museum of Art Holiday Champagne Tour: Join the Women’s Committee for a trip to New York City and visit the Met.

$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.

 

CONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy_clarice_webCONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & SpicyHartford-based professional contemporary ballet company CONNetic Dance is best known for its annual production of The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy, an original and entertaining take on the beloved holiday classic. 2014 marks the 5th annual performance of the production, which has fast become a Hartford holiday tradition and draws dance-loving audiences from NYC and Boston.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy features the CONNetic Dance’s signature style of choreography by Director Carolyn Paine. Using a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, the production is seasoned with a signature sense of humor. The curtain opens on an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, featuring a break dancing doll brought by suave Drosselmeyer, and an athletic and dizzying snow ball scene with acrobatic dancing using pearly white exercise balls.

In Act II, the audience meets sexy hip hop Sugar Rum and CONNetic Dance’s signature Florettes in a high kicking, Rockettes-inspired Waltz of the Flowers, followed by a battle between Club Rat and the Nutcracker in the Club of Sweet Temptations. It is all set to a fun compilation of diverse music inspired by Tchaikovsky’s classic score.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy has a great sense of humor, creative choreography, and is accessible and enjoyable for all. It is a show as truly diverse as the city from which it hails, with talented professional dancers from varied backgrounds performing choreography from all forms of dance. Hartford.com said of last year’s performance, “If you’re not into the classic version of The Nutcracker, this version will tickle your Sugar Plums.”

The production’s backdrop features a magical winter Hartford skyline painting by Connecticut artist Nina Salazar, also the museum’s Teaching Artist.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-251-9194 (group rates available).

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES
Friday, December 12 at 8pm
Sunday, December 14 at 2pm

Dec
14
Sun
CONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy_clarice_webCONNetic Dance’s The Nutcracker Suite & SpicyHartford-based professional contemporary ballet company CONNetic Dance is best known for its annual production of The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy, an original and entertaining take on the beloved holiday classic. 2014 marks the 5th annual performance of the production, which has fast become a Hartford holiday tradition and draws dance-loving audiences from NYC and Boston.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy features the CONNetic Dance’s signature style of choreography by Director Carolyn Paine. Using a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, the production is seasoned with a signature sense of humor. The curtain opens on an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, featuring a break dancing doll brought by suave Drosselmeyer, and an athletic and dizzying snow ball scene with acrobatic dancing using pearly white exercise balls.

In Act II, the audience meets sexy hip hop Sugar Rum and CONNetic Dance’s signature Florettes in a high kicking, Rockettes-inspired Waltz of the Flowers, followed by a battle between Club Rat and the Nutcracker in the Club of Sweet Temptations. It is all set to a fun compilation of diverse music inspired by Tchaikovsky’s classic score.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy has a great sense of humor, creative choreography, and is accessible and enjoyable for all. It is a show as truly diverse as the city from which it hails, with talented professional dancers from varied backgrounds performing choreography from all forms of dance. Hartford.com said of last year’s performance, “If you’re not into the classic version of The Nutcracker, this version will tickle your Sugar Plums.”

The production’s backdrop features a magical winter Hartford skyline painting by Connecticut artist Nina Salazar, also the museum’s Teaching Artist.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-251-9194 (group rates available).

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES
Friday, December 12 at 8pm
Saturday, December 13 at 8pm

Dec
19
Fri
Gallery Talk: Rembrandt Peale’s Portrait of Raja Ram Mohun Roy
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rembrandt Peale, Raja Ram Mohun Roy, 1833, Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Rembrandt Peale, Raja Ram Mohun Roy, 1833, Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Gallery Talk: Rembrandt Peale’s Portrait of Raja Ram Mohun Roy: Erin Monroe, The Robert H. Schutz, Jr., Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, discusses Rembrandt Peale’s rare portrait of Raja Ram Mohun Roy—an important 19th-century Indian intellectual—on loan from the Peabody Essex Museum until March 2015.

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

Dec
20
Sat
Hartford City Ballet’s The Nutcracker Suite
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hartford City Ballet’s The Nutcracker Suite: The Hartford City Ballet performs its popular annual holiday classic The Nutcracker Suite.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordcityballet.org or call 860-233-8552.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 20 at 4pm

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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