The Global Lens Series
We’ve partnered with the Hartford Public Library to screen 10 films from around the world on Sunday afternoons. All films will be introduced by a guest speaker and followed by a discussion. More information is available here.
Modest Reception: In this comedic drama, a mysterious pair from Tehran travel the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy, but fascinating to watch, as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud or indifferent. 2012. Iran. 100 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Mani Haghighi.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day: Time Capsule: What was the world like in 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed? What has changed (and what hasn’t) in the 50 years since then? Join us for a free family-friendly celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Explore art and history through interactive gallery tours, live music from the 1960s, hands-on art-making activities, a collaborative time capsule project and much more! 11 am & 2 pm: Don’t miss the final performance of Freedom: In 3 Acts, an original production by Bated Breath Theatre Company.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Art-Making Activities: ALL DAY!
10 am – 5 pm
Pop Art Candy Paintings
Use acrylic paints to create colorful, candy-inspired pop art paintings!
Mini Vinyl Hit Singles
Design a mini vinyl album cover while listening to 60s hits played by DJs from The Deft Collective.
Community Time Capsule
Contribute to a Time Capsule that will be stored in our archives. What do you want people to remember 50 years from now?
This Little Light of Mine
Create a “Little Light” votive candle holder in preparation for the Procession at 12:30 and 3:30 pm!
Still Life Drawing
Explore still life paintings from our collection and create a still life of your own with teaching artist Jennifer Lazaroff.
11 am & 2 pm: Freedom in 3 Acts by Bated Breath Theatre Company
Experience an original theater piece created by Bated Breath Theatre Company in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate!
12:30 & 3:30 pm: This Little Light of Mine Gospel Music Procession
Join Victoria Ackerman, cantor and music teacher, in a gospel sing-along and procession around the museum galleries. Don’t forget your “Little Light”!
10:30 & 11:30 am: Eyes on Art Family Tour
Experience art that captures people and moments in time in this docent-led tour for all ages.
1 & 2:30 pm: Time Capsule Tour
Explore how people, events and history are interpreted in art in this docent-led tour of the collection and the exhibition Emancipation!
Enjoy free on street parking all day! Additional parking is available on weekdays for $3 at Trumbull-on-the-Park Garage.
Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Community Days are part of the Wadsworth’s Community Engagement Initiative, generously supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide. The Amistad Center’s educational programs and materials are supported by Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas.
An Evening with Bob Balaban & Tony Bill: Producer, filmmaker and actor Tony Bill has an onstage conversation with actor, producer and filmmaker Bob Balaban about his prolific career and favorite roles. The talk will be followed by a screening of Gosford Park.
6 pm: Reception with Bob Balaban and Tony Bill (for Insider Access Members and above). $15; to reserve a spot call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
7 pm: Onstage conversation between Bob Balaban and Tony Bill, followed by a screening of Gosford Park.
Gosford Park: Set in 1932, the multi-storyline tale of guests and servants during a party in a country house in England. 2001. USA. 137 min. Rated R. Directed by Robert Altman. Starring Bob Balaban, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas.
$15; $12 Seniors(62+) and Students; $10 Members; Free for Insider Access Members. Purchase tickets online (for the talk and film only); a $2 service charge will be added.
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