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Jan
18
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day: Messages of Hope
Jan 18 all-day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day: Messages of Hope

Embrace the power of art and storytelling as we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Stop by the museum and pick up a free art pack to design a mixed-media collage from home that presents your hopeful vision for the future. From noon – 2pm King’s celebrated ‘I Have A Dream’ speech will be playing on loop in the Hartford Courant Room. Free admission noon–5pm with timed ticket reservation. Highlights tour at 11am, Family tour at 11:15am. Virtual activities will will be available January 18 and include a reading by children’s book author Abdul-Razak Zachariah, dance performance by Jakar Hankerson, and discussion of Jayne Cortez’s poetry

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

Highlights Tour
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

Family Tour | Eyes on Art
Jan 18 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Family Tour | Eyes on Art

Eyes on Art Family Tours are reserved for families and adults with children. Little ones, strollers, and intergenerational bonding expected! Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. This tour is recommended for ages 12 and under. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Online Discussion: Jayne Cortez
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Discussion: Jayne Cortez

Participate in a discussion about the lyricism in the poetry of Jayne Cortez  and her work to advance the causes of the Black Arts Movement with Tobias Wofford, professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Jan
20
Wed
Highlights Tour
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

Special Theme Tour: Protest & Promise
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Theme Tour: Protest & Promise

A docent guided tour of the exhibition Protest & Promise. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

 

*Due to construction logistics, half of the exhibition is currently only accessible by stairs. The Wadsworth is actively working to restore full accessibility. Visitors who are able to climb a short set of steps will be able to access the entire exhibition.

Highlights Tour
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

Jan
21
Thu
Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya & Ruben Cordova
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya & Ruben Cordova

Artist Enrique Chagoya draws on a range of media, including the conventions of cartoons and pre-Columbian codices, to craft powerful and vibrant political, social, and economic commentary. In conversation with art historian and critic Ruben Cordova, Chagoya will discuss his work and the way he uses visual language as a weapon of critique, centering on his work Histoire Naturelle des Espécies: Illegal Alien’s Manuscript (2008) in the exhibition Protest and Promise.

 

Image: Enrique Chagoya (American, born Mexico, 1953), Histoire Naturelle des Espécies (Natural History of the Species): Illegal Alien’s Manuscript, 2008. Color lithograph. Gift of Linda Cheverton Wick and Walter Wick

Jan
23
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

Family Tour | Eyes on Art
Jan 23 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Family Tour | Eyes on Art

Eyes on Art Family Tours take place every second and fourth Saturday and are reserved for families and adults with children. Little ones, strollers, and intergenerational bonding expected! Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. This tour is recommended for ages 12 and under. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.