Film & Discussion: The Butler: As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events not only affect American Society but Gaines’ own life and family. 2013. USA. 132 min. Rated PG13. Directed by Lee Daniels. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey.
The screening is followed by a discussion with John Motley, former Board President of the museum and The Amistad Center.
Admission: $9; $8 Seniors(62+) and Students; $7 Members; Free for Insider Access Members and above.
February 13, 6:30 pm: Wil Haygood, author of The Butler, will speak at Renbrook School - RSVP here.
Presented in collaboration with Renbrook School and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
- Music by Goodnight Blue Moon
- 6 pm: Listen to artist Allison Schulnik discuss her work.
- Get your fortune told by a palm or tarot card reader in the Café.
- Participate in a Stop-Motion Film Workshop led by students from the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in the Hartford Courant Room.
- 7 pm: Sneak peak of Full Force Dance Theatre’s upcoming performance
- 8 pm: Watch short animated & claymation films including Wallace & Gromit.
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, live music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film and more!
Film: Animation Shorts: To celebrate our latest MATRIX exhibition Allison Schulnik / MATRIX 168 we’re screening a variety of short animated and claymation films including Wallace & Gromit and more.
Free with admission to First Thursday: Allison Schulnik / MATRIX 168.
Presented By Data-Mail, Inc. And The Mandell Family
*Gallery Talk: Behind the Seen: Have you ever wondered how art is installed and who actually handles our priceless objects? Go behind the “seen” with Cecil Adams, Head of Museum Design, and Steve Winot, Chief Preparator, and hear about the movement of art, from the most fragile ancient glass and 17th century tapestries to 3-ton contemporary outdoor sculpture. Ask them about other museum mysteries! Free with admission.
*This gallery talk was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, January 31, but has been rescheduled to Friday, February 7, 12 pm.