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.

Not a member? Join now!

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.

Jul
12
Sat
Second Saturdays: Make Waves
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Helen Frankenthaler, Sea Picture with Black, 1959, oil on canvas

Helen Frankenthaler, Sea Picture with Black, 1959, oil on canvas

Second Saturdays: Make Waves: Be a part of The Wave, a traveling and growing community engagement project developed by artists Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman.

Using recyclable film, we’ll create water shapes that connect to pieces from previous project sites.

Free Family Tours:

  • 10:30 – 11amABCs: Art, Books, Connections
  • 11am – noonAsk About Art
  • 11:30am – noonEyes on Art Family Tour

Facebook event here.

About Second Saturdays for Families
Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

This event is presented with additional support by Awesome Foundation. Each month this organization helps fund a worthy and awesome project that brings a smile to the Connecticut community. Learn more at make-a-wave.org.

Film: Bill Cunningham New York
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Film: Bill Cunningham New York: A funny and poignant portrait of a dedicated photographer and cultural anthropologist who has been chronicling fashion trends and high-society for decades. 2010. USA. 84 min. Not Rated. Directed by Richard Press.

Stay for a post-film discussion with author and Connecticut Humanities discussion facilitator David Garnes.

Watch the Bill Cunningham New York trailer:

CT At Work: A Connecticut Humanities Initiative: Since the fall of 2013 the Connecticut Humanities Council has led a statewide initiative to engage residents in an in-depth exploration of CT at Work.

Saturday, July 19, 2pm | Connecticut Towns: Iron and Ivory in Connecticut

Additional support provided by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.

Film: The Lunchbox
Jul 12 @ 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
Thursday, July 10 at 7pm
Sunday, July 13 at 2pm

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

Jul
13
Sun
Film: The Lunchbox
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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
Thursday, July 10 at 7pm
Saturday, July 12 at 7pm

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

Jul
17
Thu
Film: Final Recipe
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

final_recipeFilm: Final Recipe: Hao’s dying wish is to have his grandson Mark enroll in a prestigious university, but Mark’s dream is to follow his grandfather’s footsteps by becoming a chef and take over the family restaurant. 2013. South Korea. 97 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gina Kim. Hartford Premiere.

Watch Final Recipe’s official trailer.

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, July 19 at 7pm
Sunday, July 20 at 2pm

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

From Our Collection

Drexler, 1963 1892, Toulouse-Lautrec 1833, Ward 1925, Miró
 

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