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.
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!
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.
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
Gallery Talk: Curatorial Eye: Join Oliver Tostmann, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, for a new look at European Masterworks from the Permanent Collection. Free with museum admission.
View upcoming Gallery Talks.
Simsbury Day: Free Admission for Simsbury Residents: Residents of Simsbury receive free general admission from 10 am – 5 pm with proof of residency (driver’s license or an envelope sent to home address), and/or Phelps Chapter members proof of membership.
In 2002 the museum purchased John Kensett’s Niagara Falls (right) from the town of Simsbury. As part of our thanks we decided to offer a free day once a year until 2015 to Simsbury residents.