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
- 8 pm screening of Philomena
$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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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