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  • Highlights Tour

    A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

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  • Highlights Tour

    A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

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  • The Pennington Lecture with Dr. Jelani Cobb | The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today

    In-person tickets have SOLD OUT. Register for the live stream to attend the lecture via Zoom. 5pm reception, 6pm lecture—In museum & virtual  Jelani Cobb, PhD, is an expert on how race, politics, history, and popular culture intersect in America. Author of the highly acclaimed book The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, Cobb also writes about police brutality, voter access, racial discord, and partisan polarization and eloquently explores how the past looms in our contemporary societal landscape and how we can collectively push toward a more equitable America. Jelani Cobb discusses the complex dynamics of race and racism in America, to clarify them and inspire his audience to collective activism with the goal of achieving equity in the form of genuine democracy. He shows us that not only are the levers of justice in our hands, but we can move them in the direction we see fit.  The Pennington Lecture is presented in honor of the Rev. Dr. James W. C. Pennington and is part of Capital Community College's Black Heritage Project. The project aims to surface the remarkable history of the first Black church and school for Black children in Hartford through an exhibition on Hartford's Black community formation (now on view at the college), curriculum in a variety of courses, and programs such as this.   This lecture is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Capital Community College Foundation and presented as a collaboration between Capital Community College, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. 

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  • Highlights Tour

    A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

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