August – November 2014
Movies & Music: Desire: An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief. 1936. USA. 95 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Frank Borgaze. Starring Marlena Dietrich and Gary Cooper.
Members receive FREE admission and one free drink. Regular film admission prices apply to non-members.
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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!
Presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.
First Thursday: Sing the Blues: End the summer on a high note! Enjoy live music by XY Eli Blues Band, a 3 in 30 tour of artworks with the color blue, a pop up shop by Hartford Denim Company, a landscape painting demo and workshop, performances by Hartford-based improv and sketch comedy group Tick Tick BOOM!, cash bar, and more! Stay for an 8pm screening of Le Week-End.
$5, free for members. Wear the color BLUE for free admission!
Facebook event here
Presented with support from the Connecticut Office of Tourism.
Envisionfest Community Day: The View from Here: Explore a new point of view at the third annual Envisionfest Hartford – a citywide family-friendly festival that showcases Hartford’s abundance of history, the arts, and culture. Free museum admission 10 am – 5 pm.
All Day! 10 am – 5 pm
Art Activity: Zentangles
Join Charter Oak Cultural Center and teaching artist Cheryl Cianci in a Zentangle workshop for all ages. Create your own relaxing doodle using beautiful pen-and-ink patterns.
Art Activity: A Street-Eye View
Imagine walking down your street, what do you see? Learn about one-point perspective while creating your own imaginary Hartford street inspired by images from around the city and works from our collection.
10 – 10:30 am
Hartford All-City Youth Orchestra
Enjoy the sounds of Charter Oak Cultural Center’s youth orchestra in an outdoor performance featuring an ensemble of young musicians.
noon – 12:30 pm
Colonel Pope and the Hartford Hot Several
Move to the rhythm of the Hartford Hot Several, a Hartford-based brass band specializing in surprise performances and general ruckus.
1 – 3:30 pm
Let’s Move! with CONNetic Dance
Pick up a Let’s Move! Family Guide and explore art and movement with interactive activities led by dancers from CONNetic Dance. Share your experience by participating in the Let’s Move! social media challenge!
Explore art from a new point of view! Speakers with different areas of expertise give 15-minute, informal talks about artworks in our permanent collection.
All talks begin in Gray Court, just inside the museum’s Main Street entrance.
Out to Sea
Tommy Seda, Captain of the Quinnipiack in New Haven, brings his knowledge of life at sea to explore seascapes by three different artists in our European collection.
All About Kids
A young art enthusiast from the Boys & Girls Club at West Middle describes art from a kid’s perspective, focusing on depictions of children in American art.
He Said, She Said
Jama Holchin, a museum professional, and John Holchin, an engineer, talk about couples in art through the lens of their own experience as a married pair.
Back in Time
Director of American Studies at Trinity College Scott Gac discusses tough topics of masculinity, race, and violence in relation to early American art in the collection.
Poet Bessy Reyna talks about the ways that art can inspire poetry, starting with one of her favorite paintings in the collection: Georgia O’Keeffe’s The Lawrence Tree.
Making Art Happen
David Borawski, art handler, artist, and curator of Atom Space gallery, talks about how his experience in various art-world roles has shaped his perspective on art in the collection.
MUSEUM SHOP SAVINGS: Children’s books are 20% off in The Museum Shop through September 30! Stop in the during your visit or shop online.
Envisionfest Community Day is presented in partnership with The iQuilt Plan.
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with Sting to Swing! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.
The buffet brunch features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.
$35, $25 members. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
First Thursday: Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170: Join us for the opening of Frohawk Two Feathers / MATRIX 170, featuring an Artist Talk at 6pm, a satirical hip-hop performance by SUPERDELUXE (Frohawk Two Feathers & Micah James) at 7pm, complimentary food and cash bar, an art-making activity sponsored by The Hartford Courant and Trashion Fashion, and more! Stay for an 8pm screening of the Manhattan Short Film Festival (regular film admission applies).
Members receive 20% off in The Museum Shop during Member Shopping Days!
Facebook event here.
First Thursday After Hours: Visit us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!
Manhattan Short Film Festival: Back by popular demand! Unite with film lovers throughout the world to view and vote on your favorite short film during the 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.
For more information and this year’s lineup of shorts visit The Manhattan Short website at ManhattanShort.com.
$9; $8 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access Members.
Talk & Book Signing: Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film: Robert Sitton, Adjunct Professor of Media and Culture at Marylhurst University, discusses his book, Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film, which chronicles the friendships and professional networks developed by pivotal modernist figures Iris Barry and Chick Austin, and the enduring impact such relationships had on their lives and careers. Book signing and cash bar reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.
Lady in the Dark is available for purchase for $40 in The Museum Shop.
Please note: due to a major event at the XL Center on October 8 it is recommended you leave ample time for travel and parking if you plan to attend this lecture. The Front Street South garage offers $5 parking after 5pm. Additional museum parking options available here.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 1pm | Classic Film Screening (FOUR films for the price of ONE!)
Sponsored by the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund.
Jazz Brunch: Deborah Wang Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Deborah Wang Trio! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.
Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm.
$30; $25 members & HSO subscribers. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 244-2999.
$5; free for members and students with ID.
This event is presented with The Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Free with admission to First Thursday: Fashion Frenzy!
Sunday, Nov 9 at 2pm
$25 advance, $30 at the door (cash or check only).
Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Tickets: $15; $12 Real Art Ways, Hartford Jazz Society & museum members.
Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Enter the museum via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.
Jazz Brunch: Sam Vinci Swing & Jazz Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Sam Vinci Swing & Jazz Trio! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.
Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.