May
30
Fri
Film: Beneath the Harvest Sky
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
Saturday, May 31 at 2 pm
Saturday, May 31 at 7 pm
Sunday, June 1 at 2 pm

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

May
31
Sat
Film: Beneath the Harvest Sky
May 31 @ 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.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
Saturday, May 31 at 7 pm
Sunday, June 1 at 2pm

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

Film: Beneath the Harvest Sky
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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.

ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Sunday, June 1 at 2 pm

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

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
Member Shopping Days
Jun 5 – Jun 8 all-day

Member Shopping Days: Museum members receive 20% off in The Museum Shop in store and online!

Not a member? Learn more about membership benefits.

SOLD OUT: Day Art Tour: Brooklyn Museum & Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Jun 5 all-day

SOLD OUT: Day Art Tour: Brooklyn Museum & Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Join the Women’s Committee for a day trip to the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. $95; 85 Members, includes transportation, admission, tour and gratuities.

Learn more about this trip by viewing the Day Art Tours newsletter.

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.

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
24
Tue
SOLD OUT: Day Art Tour: Woodstock and Quechee Vermont
Jun 24 all-day

SOLD OUT: Day Art Tour: Woodstock and Quechee Vermont: Join the Women’s Committee on a day trip to Woodstock and Quechee Vermont and visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion, The Loft at Simon Pearce, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. $133; $122 Members, includes transportation, admission, tours, lunch and gratuities.

Learn more about this trip by viewing the Day Art Tours newsletter.

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.

From Our Collection

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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