October 2014 – February 2015
PLEASE NOTE: In observance of the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, October 11, Second Saturdays programming will take place in the afternoon from 1 – 4 pm. MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE ALL DAY, 10 AM – 5 PM.
Second Saturdays: Adventures & Expeditions: Join us in the Connections Gallery to look at Walton Ford’s painting in Novaya Zemlya that recalls an expedition to the North Pole and find other works of art that take you to new territory! Imagine a destination and make an illustrated map to get you there and a journal to document your journey.
Free Family Tours:
- 1 pm, Museum Highlights
- 1:30 pm, Eyes on Art Family Tour
- 2 – 3 pm, Ask About Art
- 2:30 pm, Theme Tour: Looking at Landscapes
The program features Henry Purcell’s Golden Sonata, François Couperin’s Les Nations: L’Impériale, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452. Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.
Purchase tickets online or call (860) 244-2999.
Second Saturdays: Stories by Frohawk Two Feathers: Jump into the fictional narrative of world domination created by MATRIX 170 artist Frohawk Two Feathers. Meet the artist, make your own artifact, and trace its origins in an epic story. Free admission 10am – 1pm.
Free Family Tours:
- 10:30 – 11am – ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
- 11:30am – noon – Eyes on Art Family Tour
SALE: Stop by the Museum Shop and get 20% off HOLIDAY CARDS!
Concert: William Parker + In Order to Survive: The great William Parker — American free jazz double bassist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and composer — performs live in the Aetna Theater with his band In Order to Survive. $15; $12 Real Art Ways, Hartford Jazz Society & museum members.
Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 between 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Doors open 7 pm. Enter the museum via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.
Facebook event here.
IN THE NEWS
October 31, 2014 | CTNow, Bassist William Parker At Atheneum by Michael Hamad
The performance of William Parker and In Order to Survive, presented by Real Art Ways, Inc. in collaboration with Hallwalls, Inc. and Kerrytown Concert House, Inc., is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Festival of Trees & Traditions: Join us for the 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions and delight in dozens of holiday trees and festive music in the galleries.
Please note: As a museum fundraiser a $3 surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.
The 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions is presented by the Women’s Committee.
Concert: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Winter Wonderland featuring Nutcracker: Men in Tights: The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its holiday concert, Winter Wonderland featuring Nutcracker: Men in Tights!
Visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org for tickets and more information.
Saturday, December 6 at 8pm
Second Saturdays: Festive Days: Celebrate world holiday traditions during the 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Make ornaments inspired by Kwanzaa, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Three Kings Day.
FREE ADMISSION 10 AM – 1 PM.
Facebook event here.
View photos from last year’s Second Saturdays program during Festival of Trees & Traditions!
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Holiday 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 Holiday Swing! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.
First Night Hartford: Create your own colorful work of art at First Night Hartford 2015 and celebrate the New Year with us!
First Night ticket required; visit firstnighthartford.org or purchase at the door.
Second Saturdays: Quest Stories: Escape into the Greek myth of Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece as shown on the Jason Tapestries. Hartford professional storyteller Tom Lee brings the story to life! Free admission during program.
Jazz Brunch: Sylvia Mims 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 Sylvia Mims Trio! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day: Spread the Word: Spread the word! Join us in celebrating the powerful message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this free, family-friendly event. Dream big and receive an ice cream from Ice Cream for a Dream, explore the power of poetry at a spoken word jam, create your own work of art to send in the mail, and much more!
FREE ALL DAY ADMISSION, 10 AM – 5 PM!
Check back soon for a complete schedule of activities and performances!
Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.