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Aug
12
Wed
Outdoor Pop-Up Concert: Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Concert: Hartford Symphony Orchestra

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s string trio and jazz quartet will fill the Main Street lawn of the Wadsworth with an uplifting musical interlude inspired by the works of art around the museum. Don’t miss this special opportunity to celebrate music and art in a beautiful setting. Free and open to the public.

Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe safe social distance of 6 feet from others while on the grounds of the Wadsworth. No restroom facilities will be available in August and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead for their comfort.

Aug
13
Thu
Virtual Poetry Reading and Performance by Jerome Ellis
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading and Performance by Jerome Ellis

Polymath composer, writer, and stutterer, Jerome Ellis reads new work, including pieces inspired by objects in the collections of the Wadsworth and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Co-Sponsored with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

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Aug
20
Thu
Outdoor Art Talk: Abstract Nature
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
Outdoor Art Talk: Abstract Nature

Explore how modern sculptors use nature as inspiration for their abstractions with Angela Parker, Docent and Tour Programs Manager. Consider how modern outdoor sculptures interact with the nature that surrounds them. Free. Availability is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required. 

Talk begins outside the museum’s 600 Main Street Entrance. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while on the grounds of the Wadsworth. No restroom facilities will be available in July and August and visitors are advised to plan ahead for their comfort.

Sep
9
Wed
Outdoor Art Talk: The Facades of the Wadsworth Atheneum
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm
Outdoor Art Talk: The Facades of the Wadsworth Atheneum

A tour of the museum grounds highlights the history of the Wadsworth and sites significant to the development of the museum and its most renowned patrons. Janna Israel, adult and academic programs manager, shares more about the Wadsworth’s architecture. Availability is limited and advance registration is required. Registration link available soon.

Talk begins outside the museum’s 600 Main Street Entrance. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while on the grounds of the Wadsworth. No restroom facilities will be available in July and August and visitors are advised to plan ahead for their comfort.

Sep
19
Sat
Outdoor Art Talk: Conserving Bronze
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm
Outdoor Art Talk: Conserving Bronze

Objects conservator Casey Mallinckrodt leads a discussion about conservation practices outdoors focused on the Wadsworth’s project to clean and restore the statue of Nathan Hale that has stood on the museum’s Main Street lawn since 1894. Availability is limited and advance registration is required. Resistration link available soon.

Talk begins outside the museum’s 600 Main Street Entrance. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while on the grounds of the Wadsworth. No restroom facilities will be available in July and August and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead for their comfort.

Major support for the restoration of Nathan Hale was provided by a grant from the Avangrid Foundation.  Additional support provided by a grant from the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut.

Sep
21
Mon
Online Lecture: Ice Cream in the Age of Enlightenment
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm
Online Lecture: Ice Cream in the Age of Enlightenment
Engaging food historian Ivan Day plots the evolution of ice cream from an Enlightenment party trick to a luxury treat for empresses. The earliest recipe book devoted entirely to ice cream was published in Paris before electrical refrigeration and is featured in the exhibition Savor, offering over one hundred different flavors, including ices of wine, jasmine, and truffles. Access link available soon.
 
Co-sponsored with Design and Decorative Arts Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum