NEWS AND EVENTS
College Night Out: Nightlight
Thursday, April 11th: 5-8pm
$5 for students, faculty, and staff. Free for university institutional members (see below). University ID required.
Step into the nightlight during this after-hours party thrown in your honor. Mingle with students across the state as you explore our current special exhibitions, Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy, through docent-guided tours and audio tours, music with DJ Jon Eastman, live performances by Sea Tea Improv, art-making activities, and a playful round of seventeenth-century Twister, and complimentary edibles. Nonalcoholic beverages, including “mocktails,” will be available for purchase.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Summer Diversity Internship 2013
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Summer Diversity Internship invites undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students from diverse backgrounds to take part in an intensive field experience during the summer of 2013 at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Designed to broaden opportunities for those underrepresented in the museum field, this scholarship provides one student with the chance to work amidst a world-class art collection and to be advised by seasoned museum professionals.
One stipend of $3,000 is available. Housing arrangements must be managed by selected intern. Academic credit offered upon request. 280 hours on task must be completed (35 hours/week for 8 weeks).
The program encourages applications from African-American, Alaskan, Asian-American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander candidates. This internship is open to United States citizens only.
Job Description and Application Guidelines
Download a full description of this internship opportunity for information regarding the position’s job description and application guidelines.
All applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 26, 2013.
For more information, call (860) 838-4170 or email@example.com.
We encourage visits by college and university classes and groups. Request a docent-guided visit or set your own pace by self-guiding through the galleries. Contact our Group Visit Associate at (860) 838-4046 to book a visit today. Faculty can also browse and schedule tours online.
Curriculum-structured tours are tailored to amplify and enhance the content of a specific academic course or topic. Work with museum staff to plan an appropriate museum experience. Call (860) 838-4047 or e-mail to discuss the possibilities at least one month in advance.
Faculty Mailing List
Join our faculty mailing list to receive reminders of upcoming special exhibitions, lectures, internship application deadlines, and university events via e-mail. It’s easy! Just send us an e-mail with your name, university/college affiliation, address, and telephone number.
Book a docent-guided visit for your students and receive a Discovery Pass. This one-time free pass allows professors to explore our permanent collection and special exhibitions as they prepare for their students’ upcoming tour and plan connections to their classroom teaching. This pass expires at the time of the class visit.
Discounted museum memberships are available for faculty at the Select Individual ($35) and Select Household ($50) levels. Benefits include the following: free general admission to the museum; invitations to members-only events; discounted admission to films and other events; the quarterly Members Calendar; and a ten percent discount at The Museum Shop and in the Museum Cafe. For more information, call our Membership Office at (860) 838-4171 or visit our membership page.
Individuals from a variety of academic backgrounds and employment experiences are invited to apply for an internship. With your choice of assignment in nearly every museum department, the opportunities for professional growth are endless. No matter which avenue you pursue, you’ll find yourself amidst world-class art collections and advised by knowledgeable museum professionals. Working on various assignments, you’ll take part in furthering our mission to bring the best in art and culture to the Hartford community and beyond. To apply to become an intern, visit our internship page.
Discounted museum memberships are available for students at individual ($35) and household ($50) levels. Benefits include the following: free admission to the museum; invitations to members-only events; discounted admission to films and other events; the quarterly Members Calendar; and a ten percent discount at The Museum Shop and in the Museum Café. Students must provide a valid college or university e-mail address. Become a member today using our online membership form or by calling (860) 838-4171.
Auerbach Art Library
Our 43,000-volume library is one of the most comprehensive museum libraries in New England. The library is currently open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-5pm.
Students and faculty of universities and colleges that are institutional members of the museum receive free admission with a valid student ID and are not charged for guided or self-guided visits. Current Institutional Members include the following:
Capital Community College
Manchester Community College
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of Saint Joseph
Interested in becoming an institutional member? Call (860) 838-4171 for more information.