Mar
2
Sun
Film: The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Film: The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A young Pakistani man is chasing success, but finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage situation, and the powerful lure of his family’s homeland. 2012. USA/UK. 130 min. Rated R. English and Subtitles. Directed by Mira Nair. Starring Riz Ahmed. Liev Schreiber. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.

INTERFAITH THREE-PART SERIES
Join us for three films that provoke interreligious discussions. A guest speaker will talk before each screening and will lead a post-movie Q&A.

UPCOMING
March 16, 2 pm: Dharm
April 6, 2 pm: The Cup

Presented by Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding

Tour: Land & Sea
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tour: Land & Sea: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.

Mar
3
Mon
Presentation: Renovation & Reinstallation Project
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presentation: Renovation & Reinstallation Project: Join us for one of two special presentations that will provide an overview of the final phase of our $33M renovation project and give a first glimpse into the exciting reinstallation and reinterpretation strategies for our renowned collections.  The same presentation will be given on both dates in the Aetna Theater, followed by light refreshments and the chance to engage with our senior leadership team.

Speakers include:

  • Jared Edwards, Founding Principal, Smith Edwards McCoy Architects
  • Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
  • Johanna Plummer, Georgette Auerbach Koopman Director of Education

Please RSVP to our Membership Manager Hilary Burrall at 860-838-4095 or email Hilary.Burrall@wadsworthatheneum.org. Space is limited.

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION
Tuesday, March 4, 10 am

Learn more about our renovation and reinstallation.

 

Mar
4
Tue
Presentation: Renovation & Reinstallation Project
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation: Renovation & Reinstallation Project: Join us for one of two special presentations that will provide an overview of the final phase of our $33M renovation project and give a first glimpse into the exciting reinstallation and reinterpretation strategies for our renowned collections.  The same presentation will be given on both dates in the Aetna Theater, followed by light refreshments and the chance to engage with our senior leadership team.

Speakers include:

  • Jared Edwards, Founding Principal, Smith Edwards McCoy Architects
  • Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
  • Johanna Plummer, Georgette Auerbach Koopman Director of Education

Please RSVP to our Membership Manager Hilary Burrall at 860-838-4095 or email Hilary.Burrall@wadsworthatheneum.org. Space is limited.

Learn more about our renovation and reinstallation.

Mar
5
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

Mar
6
Thu
Gallery Talk: Chick Austin as Architect
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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The Austin House, Hartford

Gallery Talk: Chick Austin as Architect: The Austin House and the Avery Memorial: Gather around a newly installed model of Chick Austin’s Hartford home with Eugene Gaddis, Curator of the Austin House. In 1930 the legendary Atheneum director Chick Austin, built a house that became a gathering place for leaders of the international art world—Dalí, Calder, Balanchine, Aaron Copland, and Le Corbusier—who flocked to Hartford to experience Austin’s ground-breaking exhibitions and entertainment. In 1934 the Museum’s Avery Memorial, its stunning Bauhaus interior designed by Austin himself, opened with the first comprehensive Picasso retrospective in America, and a new Art Deco theater. Gaddis will guide us through the Austin era and its influence in the art world.

Learn more about the Austin House.

Tour: Highlights
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

First Thursday: Sing Me A Song
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Thursday: Sing Me A Song:

  •  DJ Jon Eastman in Avery Court
  •  A Cappella music by Business as Usual in Avery Court
  • Join a docent at 6 pm for a Collection Focus Talk on Thomas Dewing’s The Days, 1884-1886 – meet at Information Desk
  •  Watch break dancers from Young! Studios at 6:30 and 7:30 pm in Avery Court
  • Create your own music video in the Hartford Courant Room
  •  Take a break at the coffee and dessert bar in The Museum Café
Thomas Dewing, "The Days", 1884-1886

Thomas Dewing, “The Days”, 1884-1886

$5; Free for Members.

Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film and more!

Film: Philomena
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:40 pm

Film: Philomena: In this dramatic comedy based on true events, a woman enlists the aide of a political journalist to help her find the son she was forced to give up for adoption while living in a convent. Multiple award winner. 2013. UK. 98 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan.

Free with admission to First Thursday: Sing Me A Song.

Mar
7
Fri
Tour: Highlights
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

Mar
8
Sat
Second Saturdays: Shades of Green
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays: Shades of Green: How many shades of green can there be? We’ll celebrate the color green as we anticipate the spring and Saint Patrick’s Day. Wear something green, listen to traditional Irish music by Celticado, and get ready for the parade next weekend!

Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us every month year-round!

 Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the Ensworth Charitable Foundation (Bank of America, Trustee), the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation (Bank of America and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees). Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Tour: Highlights
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

Tour: Land & Sea
Mar 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tour: Land & Sea: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.

Mar
9
Sun
Tour: Highlights
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Free with admission.

From Our Collection

1780, Lacroix 1925, Miró Oldenburg, 1966 Motherwell, 1946
 

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