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

Mar
6
Thu
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
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.

Mar
9
Sun
Film: Everyone’s Going To Die
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Film: Everyone’s Going To Die: This film tells the story of Melanie, whose life in a seaside town is going nowhere until she meets Ray. A moment’s escape becomes a chance to save themselves, and each other. Everyone’s Going to Die is a modern British story about coming home, getting by, and the redemptive power of feeling you’re not alone. This film is presented as part of the 2nd Annual Manhattan Short Feature Film Project. After the screening audiences are asked to vote on behalf of their communities whether the film should come back to their local cinema for additional screenings at a later date this year.

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

Watch the official trailer of Everyone’s Going To Die:

Learn more about the Manhattan Short Feature Film Project.

 

Mar
13
Thu
Film: Red Obsession
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Film: Red Obsession: Wine lovers should not miss this compelling documentary about the struggle of the great chateaux vineyards of Bordeaux to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a status symbol in China. 2013. Australia/China. 75 min. Not Rated. Directed by David Roach and Warwick Ross. Hartford Premiere.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, March 15 at 2 pm
Saturday, March 15 at 7pm

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

Mar
15
Sat
CANCELLED: Homeschoolers’ Series: Intermediate (grades 6–8)
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CANCELLED: Homeschoolers’ Series: Intermediate (grades 6–8): An Introduction to Teaching Core Subjects through the Visual Arts: Seeking to diversify your children’s at-home instruction? Join us for part two of this professional development series aimed at training homeschooling parents to utilize the visual arts as a creative mechanism for addressing core academic subjects, state and national standards, and 21st century skills with their middle school-aged children.

To register, call (860) 838-4046. $15 required at registration.

 

       

Film: Red Obsession
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Film: Red Obsession: Wine lovers should not miss this compelling documentary about the struggle of the great chateaux vineyards of Bordeaux to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a status symbol in China. 2013. Australia/China. 75 min. Not Rated. Directed by David Roach and Warwick Ross.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Saturday, March 15 at 7 pm

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

Film: Red Obsession
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film: Red Obsession: Wine lovers should not miss this compelling documentary about the struggle of the great chateaux vineyards of Bordeaux to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a status symbol in China. 2013. Australia/China. 75 min. Not Rated. Directed by David Roach and Warwick Ross.

Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members.

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

Mar
16
Sun
Film: Dharm
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Film: Dharm: A highly respected and devote Hindu priest accepts into his family an abandoned child. The priest’s world is turned upside down when years later he learns the boy was born to a Muslim woman. 2007. India. 105 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Bhavna Talwar. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.

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

UPCOMING
April 6, 2 pm: The Cup

Presented by Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding

Mar
21
Fri
Italian Film Weekend – Mangiare!
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm

Italian Film Weekend – Mangiare! Food is an important element of Italian culture, which is reflected in Italian cinema and films with Italian themes. Join us for a weekend of food, wine and cinema to celebrate the country’s best of art and culture!

FRIDAY, MARCH 21
Italian Reception & Film
6 pm
: Italian Food and Wine Reception sponsored by Peppercorn’s Grille
7 pm: Screening of I Am Love

I Am Love: This deep, rich film tells of a wealthy family living at the turn of the millennium in Milan. 2009. Italy. 120 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Tilda Swinton. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.

"Big Night" 1996. Tony Shalhoub (as Primo), Stanley Tucci (as Secondo).

“Big Night” 1996. Tony Shalhoub (as Primo), Stanley Tucci (as Secondo).

SATURDAY, MARCH 22
Big Night Film & Dinner
5 pm
: Screening of Big Night
6:30 pm: Big Night Dinner – SOLD OUT!

Following the screening enjoy a five course Italian feast centered around the film’s over-the-top Timpano. From Componata and freshly baked Italian breads, to chicken Topolini, this meal will be the perfect ending to your “Big Night” at the museum. Courses include appetizer, salad, pasta, entree and dessert. Also includes one complimentary glass of wine. Cash bar available.

Big Night: One of the great food films of all time! A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. 1996. USA. 107 min. Rated R. Starring Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini.

Admission:
Film only (tickets sold at the door): $9 Adult; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23
Tour & Film
12:30 pm: Tour: Views of Italy
2 pm: Screening of Mid-August Lunch

Explore “Views of Italy” in a docent-guided tour of our collection followed by a screening of Mid-August Lunch. In this comedic drama we meet the charming Gianni, a middle-aged man who lives with his mother and finds a clever way to erase his debts. 2008. Italy. 80 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.

PARKING
Free on-street parking after 6 pm and all day on weekends. $5 parking after 5 pm seven-days a week at the Front Street South Garage. View more parking options.

The 3rd Annual Italian Film Weekend is supported by Camille and Gregory Servodidio.

Reception & Film: I Am Love
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Film: I Am Love: This deep, rich film tells of a wealthy family living at the turn of the millennium in Milan. 2009. Italy. 120 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Tilda Swinton. Admission: $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.

6 pm: Italian Food and Wine Reception sponsored by Peppercorn’s Grille
7 pm: Film

Italian Film Weekend – Mangiare!
Food is an important element of Italian culture and this is reflected in Italian cinema and films with Italian themes. Join us for a weekend of food, wine, a special tour, and cinema to celebrate Italian art and culture.

The 3rd Annual Italian Film Weekend is supported by Camille and Gregory Servodidio.

Mar
22
Sat
Film: Big Night
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film: Big Night: One of the great food films of all time! A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. 1996. USA. 107 min. Rated R. Starring Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini.

5 pm: Screening of Big Night
6:30 pm: Big Night Dinner – SOLD OUT!

Following the screening enjoy a five course Italian feast centered around the film’s over-the-top Timpano. From Componata and freshly baked Italian breads, to chicken Topolini, this meal will be the perfect ending to your “Big Night” at the museum. Courses include appetizer, salad, pasta, entree and dessert. Also includes one complimentary glass of wine. Cash bar available.

Admission
Film only (tickets sold at the door): $9 Adult; $8 Seniors(62+) & Students; $7 Members; Free Insider Access.
Film & Dinner: $42; $40 Seniors(62+) & Students; $38 Members; $35 Insider Access. Purchase tickets online.

Italian Film Weekend – Mangiare!
Food is an important element of Italian culture and this is reflected in Italian cinema and films with Italian themes. Enjoy a weekend of food, wine, tours, and cinema to celebrate Italian art and culture.

The 3rd Annual Italian Film Weekend is supported by Camille and Gregory Servodidio.

Mar
23
Sun
Tour & Film: Mid-August Lunch
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Tour & Film: Mid-August Lunch: Explore Views of Italy in a docent-guided tour of our collection, followed by a screening of Mid-August Lunch. In this comedic drama we meet the charming Gianni, a middle-aged man who lives with his mother and finds a clever way to erase his debts. 2008. Italy. 80 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio.

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

Italian Film Weekend – Mangiare!
Food is an important element of Italian culture, which is reflected in Italian cinema and films with Italian themes. Join us for a weekend celebration of the country’s best of food, wine and film!

The 3rd Annual Italian Film Weekend is supported by Camille and Gregory Servodidio.

From Our Collection

1869, Kensett 1833, Corot 1841, Corot 1470, Unknown
 

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