The Ghostlight Project

January 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

“To send a light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Robert Schumann

Join the Wadsworth Atheneum and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture for The Ghostlight Project.

Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, The Ghostlight Project is a nationwide event pledging to protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Honoring the great tradition of performance at our own Aetna Theater, we will gather outside the museum to create a “light” for dark times ahead.

Gather on the museum’s front steps (600 Main Street) at 5pm to enjoy good company, hot chocolate, and performances by Nzinga’s Daughters, CONNetic Dance, and Mimi Lines, followed by remarks. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight!

At 5:30pm everyone will shine their lights together, in tribute to those who have fought for social justice and equity, and in renewed commitment to opening minds and changing lives through art and culture. The lights will keep shining as the group processes up Main Street, joining other groups from TheaterWorks and Hartford Stage at Sea Tea Improv on Asylum Street.