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Dec
11
Wed
Corporate Members Shopping Days
Dec 11 – Dec 15 all-day

Corporate member employees receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Shop.

Gallery Talk | Thrill of the Chase
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm

Historian and sailor John Rousmaniere speaks about the history of yachting and the importance of silver trophies in connection with the exhibition Sport and Leisure: Sailing on the Sound.

Tour | Highlights
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Dec
12
Thu
Tour | Highlights
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Guided Visit of the Austin House | Reservation Required
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm

Located two miles from the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford’s West End, the Austin House, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest object in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection and is the former home of A. Everett “Chick” Austin, Jr., the museum’s director from 1927–1944. Click here for a complete description and photos of the house.

With a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund, guests are invited to visit the Austin House and also receive same-day admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Advance reservations are required, and groups are limited to 12 visitors. Guests will meet their docent at the Austin House, located at 130 Scarborough Street, Hartford.

Parking:
Parking is available in the driveway in front of the house. Restroom facilities are not available at the Austin House, and guests are encouraged to plan in advance for their comfort.

Accessibility:
Due to its unusual architecture, the house is not wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator service to the second floor. Verbally-descriptive tours of non-accessible areas of the house are available with a reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Reserve Your Visit:
Austin House visits are arranged on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 3pm, and on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3pm.

Thursdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 24 hours in advance.

Saturdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 48 hours in advance.

If available, “day-of” reservations may be made in-person at the Wadsworth.

Dec
13
Fri
Tour | Highlights
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Film | Nutcracker Suite and Spicy: Ten Years
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Film | Nutcracker Suite and Spicy: Ten Years

6pm: Cash Bar
7pm: Film

This documentary follows the evolution of creative process surrounding Nutcracker Suite and Spicy from its genesis to its 10th year on the Wadsworth theater’s stage and examines the cultural relevance of rebooting the holiday classic for a contemporary audience.

Don’t miss the live performances of Nutcracker Suite and Spicy on December 20, 21, & 22.

Dec
14
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families | Winter Celebrations
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A day of winter fun. Learn about seasonal customs from around the world and enjoy live music performances. Admission is free during Second Saturdays Activities.

Tour | Highlights
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour | Highlights
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.