Sneak Peek, Talk & Film: Artemisia: To celebrate our recent acquisition of the Italian Baroque masterwork Self-Portrait as a Lute Player by Artemisia Gentileschi, join Oliver Tostmann, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art, for a talk about the artist and her painting at 2pm, followed by a screening of the 1997 film Artemisia.
Self-Portrait as a Lute Player will not be on public view until Fall 2015 – don’t miss this special opportunity!
First Thursday: Fashion Frenzy: Join us for an homage to fashion and the Costume & Textile collection! The evening includes a fashion show, art activity, live music, free food, cash bar and more. Film at 8pm: Yves Saint Laurent.
$5; free for members
First Thursday After Hours: Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!
This event is presented with The Costume & Textile Society and Stackpole Moore Tryon Tuesday’s.
Film: Yves St. Laurent: The life of iconic French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is celebrated in this glossy biopic. 2014. France. 106 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Jalil Lespert. Starring Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne.
Free with admission to First Thursday: Fashion Frenzy!
Sunday, Nov 9 at 2pm
Gallery Talk: Frohawk Two Feathers: Learn about the fabricated saga of Frengland from MATRIX 170 artist Frohawk Two Feathers.
Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
POSH Premiere Night: Be the first to peruse The POSH Sale while enjoying a party atmosphere! Tickets include access to the preview sale, music, small bites and a cash bar.
Tickets: $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.
Free parking available across the street from the The Design Center. Entrance to the building located on Bartholomew Avenue.
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
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.
The POSH Sale: Back for one weekend only, The POSH Sale offers couture, designer and vintage items at resale including pieces by Armani, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Hermés, Karl Lagerfeld, and more!
Free parking is available across the street from The Design Center. Entrance to the building is located on Bartholomew Avenue.
For more information about The POSH Sale email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 243-3033.
Concert: In Order to Survive with William Parker: The great William Parker—American free jazz double bassist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and composer—performs live in the Aetna Theater.
Tickets: $15; $12 Real Art Ways, Hartford Jazz Society & museum members. To purchase tickets call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.