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Juneteenth Community Day: Hacking History

When:
June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019-06-08T10:00:00-04:00
2019-06-08T17:00:00-04:00

Challenge yourself to reinterpret and reimagine objects from the Wadsworth’s collection. Enjoy family-friendly performances, art making, and tours. Free.

Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Sponsored by The Hartford.

 

Art Making (10am–4pm)

Music Makers (Avery Court): Make some noise and decorate a musical instrument. Then bring your instrument to our Call and Response Celebration. 

Missing Sculpture (Morgan Great Hall): The Stegosaurus has walked off Burr Mall! Use Model Magic to create a new outdoor sculpture to take its place. Then add it to our community display.

Portraits! (Hartford Courant Room): Explore portrait painting with a docent. Then use different colors, shapes and textures to create your own expressive self-portrait to take home. 

Façade Remix (Wadsworth 2): Did you know the Wadsworth Atheneum is made up of 5 different buildings? Use a collection of materials to redesign the museum’s outdoor appearance.

Tours

10:30am | ABCs: Art Books and Connections 
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.

11am | Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about what you see.

11:30am | Eyes on Art Family Tour 
Discover artwork from the collection and more during this docent-led tour for all ages.

Noon | ABCs: Art Books and Connections 
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.

Additional Public tours at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, & 4pm

Performances

12–12:45pm | Call and Response Celebration: Join local artists April Lindsay, Blessings Divine, Alycia Jenkins, and Savana Jones for a dance and poetry performance in Morgan Great Hall.

1–2pm | Poetry Slam and Workshop: Express yourself and create poetry in this collaborative workshop lead by Poets April Lindsay, Alycia Jenkins, and Blessings Divine in Motley Study.

2:30–3pm | Dance Performance: Watch a unique dance performance from Mud Cloth. Then join them for an interactive dance session in Morgan Great Hall.

Snacks!

3:00–3:30pm | Freedom Trail Mix: Grab a snack to eat in Avery Court or save for later.

11:30am–1pm | Ice Cream for A Dream Truck: Enjoy a free ice-cream treat outside of the Avery building.

 

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