September – December 2014
First Thursday: Sing the Blues: End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour of artworks with the color blue, a pop up shop by Hartford Denim Company, a landscape painting demo and workshop, performances by Hartford-based improv and sketch comedy group Tick Tick BOOM!, cash bar, and more! Stay for an 8pm screening of Le Week-End.
$5, free for members
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First Thursday After Hours: Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!
Presented with support from the Connecticut Office of Tourism.
All Day! 10am – 5pm
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.
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.
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.
Colonel Pope and the Hartford Hot Several
Move to the rhythm of a Hartford-based brass band specializing in surprise performances and general ruckus.
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.
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.
Tours will leave on the hour, exact schedule TBD:
He Said, She Said (Jama & John Holchin, Couple)
Out to Sea (Tommy Seda, Captain)
Poetic Perspective (Bessy Reyna, Poet)
Uncomfortable Truth (Scott Gac, Professor)
Making Art Happen (David Borawski, Art Handler & Artist)
Envisionfest Community Day is presented in partnership with The iQuilt Plan
$9; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access Members
Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX: Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert inspired by the complex international saga of exploration, colonization, and world domination, depicted in Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170, and features Henry Purcell’s Golden Sonata, François Couperin’s Les Nations: L’Impériale, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452. Presented in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.
$30; $25 members & HSO subscribers. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 244-2999.
First Thursday: Fashion Frenzy: Join us for an homage to fashion and the Costume & Textile collection! The evening includes a fashion show, art activity, live music, free food, cash bar and more. Film at 8pm: Yves Saint Laurent.
$5; free for members
This event is presented with The Costume & Textile Society and Stackpole Moore Tryon Tuesday’s.
Film: Yves St. Laurent: The life of iconic French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is celebrated in this glossy biopic. 2014. France. 106 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Jalil Lespert. Starring Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne.
Free with admission to First Thursday: Fashion Frenzy!
Sunday, Nov 9 at 2pm
Concert: In Order to Survive with William Parker: The great William Parker—American free jazz double bassist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and composer—performs live in the Aetna Theater.
Tickets: $15; $12 Real Art Ways, Hartford Jazz Society & museum members. To purchase tickets call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.
An Evening with New England Poets Laureate: Readings by Dick Allen, Poet Laureate of Connecticut; Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate of Vermont; Alice Fogel, Poet Laureate of New Hampshire; and Wesley McNair, Poet Laureate of Maine, followed by a Q&A. Free and open to the public.
For more information visit riverwoodpoetry.org or call 860-729-8861.
Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.
Jazz Brunch: Sam Vinci Swing & Jazz Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Sam Vinci Swing & Jazz Trio! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.
The brunch buffet 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.
First Thursday: Festival of Trees & Traditions: Kick off the 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions with a preview of the trees, wreaths, and seasonal décor while DJ Jon Eastman and strolling singers put you in the holiday mood! Film at 8pm: The Shop Around the Corner.
$10; $5 for members
$3 is added to all admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.
Film: The Shop Around the Corner: In this comedic holiday classic, two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they’re falling in love through the mail as each other’s anonymous pen pal. 1942. USA. 99 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart.
Free with admission to First Thursday: Festival of Trees & Traditions!
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