Jun
1
Sun
Film: Beneath the Harvest Sky
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

beaneath the harvest sky_stillFilm: Beneath the Harvest Sky: A small town in northern Maine is the perfect backdrop for this compelling story about two fiercely loyal high school friends. 2013. USA. 116 min. Directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. Starring Emory Cohen. Hartford Premiere.

Jun
5
Thu
Film: American Hustle
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

american hustle 2Film: American Hustle: A con man — along with his seductive partner/lover — is forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia. 10 Academy Award nominations! 2013. USA. 138 min. Rated R. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper.

Free with admission to First Thursday Block Party: Thursday Night Fever!

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

 

Jun
7
Sat
Film: The Dog
Jun 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

TheDogFilm: The Dog: John Wojtowicz’s attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover’s gender reassignment surgery was immortalized in Sidney Lumet’s 1975 classic Dog Day Afternoon starring Al Pacino, who won an Oscar nod for his performance. However the true story of John Wojtowicz remains all but unknown. The Dog captures John, for the first time, telling his story in his own unique, offensive, hilarious and heartbreaking way. Directed by Allison Berg & François Keraudren. 2013. USA. 100 min.

Screening preceded by short film Nomansland.

$10, $7 seniors (62+) & students

Purchase tickets here.

 

 

Presented by Out Film CT as part of the 27th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. 

LGBT film fest

Reception & Film: Tru Love
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

truloveReception & Film: Tru Love: Screening preceded by short film Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny followed by the Closing Night Party for the 27th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival.

Co-Directors Kate Johnston & Shauna MacDonald will be present for the screening.

Tru Love: Tru, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long. Restless by nature and wounded by the past, she seems to live from pillar to post, from mattress to mattress, bobbing along through life with no anchor to ground her. She gets by on her wits, her considerable good looks and charm — but at her age, it is all starting to wear a little thin. Then she meets Alice, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last minute to visit her daughter Suzanne, a too-busy corporate lawyer. Suzanne, 35, is Tru’s friend. When Tru meets Alice, sparks fly and Alice and Tru begin forging an unlikely friendship… and more. Directed by Kate Johnston & Shauna MacDonald. 2013. Canada. 94 min.

$20; $15 seniors (62+) & students

Purchase tickets here.

 

Presented by Out Film CT as part of the 27th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival.

LGBT film fest

Jun
8
Sun
Film: American Hustle
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

american hustle 2Film: American Hustle: A con man — along with his seductive partner/lover — is forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia. 10 Academy Award nominations! 2013. USA. 138 min. Rated R. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper.

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

Jun
14
Sat
CANCELED: Taormina Film Festival Trip
Jun 14 – Jun 22 all-day
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Thomas Cole, Mount Etna from Taormina, 1843

CANCELED: Taormina Film Festival Trip: Join Curator of Film and Theater Deborah Gaudet and Film and Theater Committee Chair Jay Morton for an excursion to Sicily for the 60th Taormina Film Festival.

Experience the art, architecture, food, and wine of the region, and take in the landscape just as Thomas Cole did when he painted Mount Etna from Taormina, 1843.

Email debbie.gaudet@wadsworthatheneum.org for more information or download the trip itinerary.

JUNETEENTH FAMILY DAY: Fresh Faces of Freedom
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Free admission & family art activities from 10am – 5pm.

JUNETEENTH FAMILY DAY: Fresh Faces of Freedom: Join us to celebrate African American art and culture and to commemorate Juneteenth, an important date in history that marks the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the enslaved in Galveston, Texas, first learned of their freedom – two and a half years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Explore artwork of African American artists in the collection and The Amistad Center‘s traveling display, Fresh Faces of Youth. Create a fresh face of your own using kente cloth patterns, pose for a picture, explore faces in art with a docent, and learn about historical figures in the abolitionist movement with performances by the Ray of Hope project. This free, fun-filled family event includes something for everyone!

A FREE shuttle bus will run between the museum, the Mark Twain House, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and ImPACT Fest in Bushnell Park.

Facebook event here.

WHERE TO PARK
We’re offering FREE parking all day at Front Street North Garage located at 105 Columbus Blvd – validate your parking stub at one of our activity stations (museum visitors only). On street parking is also free on Saturdays & Sundays. View a map of all downtown parking options.

Presented by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture in partnership with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Juneteenth Family Day is sponsored by The Hartford.

ABOVE: Robert Tomlin, Bazooka Bubble Gum, 1998. Tempera on board. Collection of Joyce Willis.

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Jun
15
Sun
Father’s Day Jazz Brunch: June Bisantz with Alex Nakhimovsky & Norman Johnson
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Father’s Day Jazz Brunch: June Bisantz with Alex Nakhimovsky & Norman Johnson: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Father’s Day Jazz Brunch with June Bisantz with Alex Nakhimovsky and Norman Johnson! Seatings at 11 am and 12:30 pm. Afterwards, take a tour with a docent or explore the galleries on your own.

$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

Jun
25
Wed
Concert: Approaching the Garden
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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William Hooker

Concert: Approaching the GardenApproaching the Garden is a multimedia musical work by American jazz drummer and composer William Hooker that fuses percussion, spoken word, electronics, alto sax, piano, and 3D animation.

This performance features guitarist Ed Kasparek and alto sax player Richard McGhee III. Stay for a Q&A session with the musicians after the show.

Doors open 6:30pm; music starts 7:30pm.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wed. through Sun., 10am – 4:30pm. Online sales end June 24. Tickets also available at the door.

MUSICIAN BIOS

William Hooker: A native of New Britain, CT, William Hooker is one of the most innovative composers and drummers of his generation. His disciplined, visionary, and energetic approach to his work distinguishes him as an important contemporary musician.

Ed Kasparek: Ed Kasparek is a multi-instrumentalist and experimental composer with an interest in exploring the inner self and mystical aspects of creativity through music, sound, and integrated digital media. His work is diverse and includes the utilization of unconventional systemic graphic notation, interactive video scores, the use of performance art and installation within musical contexts, and most recently 3D animation, “with music and as music, which establishes a new dimension in creative experience and the realization of a new hybrid art music for the 21st century.”

Richard McGhee III: With over 30 years experience, Richard McGhee III has worked with many world class musicians including Anthony Braxton, Jay Hoggard, and Sabir Mateen. He has performed in the Pork Pie Hat concert series, the Hartford Jazz Society’s Monday Night Jazz series, and the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz. In 2010 the U.S. Department of State sponsored Richard to travel as a musical ambassador to Capetown, South Africa.

IN THE NEWS
CTNow, June 16, Sounds in Bloom: Drummer William Hooker At The Atheneum by Mike Hamad

Approaching the Garden premiered at the 2013 Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Jun
26
Thu
Film: Love and Lemons
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Of Love and Lemons 2Film: Love and Lemons: A comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams. Based on the hit novel by author Kajsa Ingemarsson about a young female chef. 2013. Sweden. 99 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Teresa Fabik. Hartford Premiere.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, June 28 at 5:30pm (film & dinner)
Sunday, June 29 at 2pm

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

Jun
28
Sat
Film & Dinner: Love and Lemons
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Of Love and Lemons 2Film & Dinner: Love and Lemons: Screening followed by a themed dinner in The Museum Cafe.

The meal begins with a rocket salad dressed with a fresh lemon vinaigrette, followed by Maud’s Fish Special, an exquisite seafood stew with mussels, salmon and Maud’s secret ingredient. For the entree enjoy a roast game hen accompanied by colorful baby carrots and potatoes. Finally, finish the evening with a piece of perfect Lemon Pie. Meal includes a glass of red or white wine. Full cash bar also available.

5:30 pm  Screening of Love and Lemons
7:15 pm  Dinner in The Museum Cafe

Love and Lemons: A comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams; based on the hit novel with the same title by author Kajsa Ingemarsson about a young female chef. 2013. Sweden. 99 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Teresa Fabik.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm by June 27. Tickets to FILM ONLY sold at the door.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS (FILM ONLY)
Thursday, June 26 at 7pm
Sunday, June 29 at 2pm

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

Jun
29
Sun
Film: Love and Lemons
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Of Love and Lemons 2Film: Love and Lemons: A comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams; based on the hit novel with the same title by author Kajsa Ingemarsson about a young female chef. 2013. Sweden. 99 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Teresa Fabik. Hartford Premire.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Thursday, June 26 at 7pm
Saturday, June 28 at 5:30pm (film & dinner)

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

Jul
10
Thu
Film: The Lunchbox
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

the lunchboxFilm: The Lunchbox: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man and they begin to communicate to each other through notes in the lunchbox. 2013. India. 104 min. Rated PG. English and Subtitles. Directed by Ritesh Batra.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, July 12 at 7pm
Sunday, July 13 at 2pm

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

Jul
11
Fri
Movies & Music: The Thin Man Goes Home
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Thin_Man_Goes_Home_1944_23_webMovies & Music: The Thin Man Goes Home: Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder. 1945. USA. 100 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Richard Thorpe. Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

5:30 pm   Dinner and music by Melanie Chirignan Trio
8:15 pm   Film, The Thin Man Goes Home 

Members receive FREE admission and one free drink.
Regular film admission prices apply to non-members.

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MOVIES & MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: On Friday evenings in July and August join us for live music, food, and a classic film under the stars outside in Gengras Court!

July 18Song of the Thin Man
July 25 – Ninotchka
August 1Bombshell
August 15Ecstasy
August 22Desire

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

From Our Collection

1650, Sweerts 1868, Degas 1828, Cole LeWitt, 1974
 

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