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Sep
20
Fri
Mindfulness in the Museum
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Amanda Votto of Copper Beech Institute

Elevate your enjoyment of the everyday and embark on a sensory experience in the Hudson River School galleries with a meditation practice led by Amanda Votto of Copper Beech Institute. Free, but RSVP to faculty@wadsworthatheneum.org

Oct
10
Thu
Lecture | Samuel and Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt: Uniting Art and Commerce
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm

5pm: Reception
6pm: Lecture

During his rise as an international arms manufacturer, Samuel Colt continuously collected art. Elizabeth Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the development of Colt’s art collection and his widow Elizabeth’s quest to form one of the finest picture galleries in the United States before she donated the Colt collection to the Wadsworth. Free. 

Oct
12
Sat
Encounters | The Black Church and Social Justice
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Encounters | The Black Church and Social Justice @ Old State House

Mediated discussions focus on the Faith/Talcott Congregational Church in Hartford and the Amistad trials of 1839-41. Short readings will be posted in advance. This event takes place at the Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford. Free.

Second Saturdays for Families | Community Connections
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families | Community Connections

Create alongside Afrocosmologies featured artist Maren Hassinger in a collaborative art-making experience and discover what can be accomplished when we work together. Live music and performances throughout the afternoon celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Please note: Activity times are different this month due to the Hartford Marathon and museum admission is free all day.

Oct
16
Wed
Celebrate History! Collections, Preservation, and Projects for the Future
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Throughout our 175-year history, the Wadsworth has been home to a number of important educational and cultural institutions. Learn how various organizations—including the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, the University of Hartford Archives and Special Collections, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the University of Connecticut Archives & Special Collections—preserve their historical collections and make them accessible to current and future generations. Light refreshments included. Free with RSVP to archives@wadsworthatheneum.org.
 
Sponsored by the Auerbach Library Associates.
Oct
31
Thu
Performance by Adama Delphine Fawundu
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

5pm: Reception and Afrocosmologies exhibition viewing
6pm: Performance

Nature and ritual come together in the visual and performance art of Adama Delphine Fawundu as she explores geography and history. Fawundu’s performance will be accompanied by a viewing of her film the cleanse. Free. 

Nov
6
Wed
Artist Panel moderated by Kimberly Drew
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

 

Radcliffe Bailey, Shinique Smith, Carl Joe Williams

5pm: Reception
6pm: Discussion

Artists Radcliffe Bailey, Shinique Smith, and Carl Joe Williams discuss how history, nature, music, and spirituality take visual form in their work. Moderated by Kimberly Drew, author of the Tumblr blog “Black Contemporary Art,” as well as the forthcoming book Black Futures which investigates how creativity relates to black cultural identity. Free.

Co-sponsored by the Petrucci Family Foundation.

Nov
9
Sat
Encounters | Afrocosmologies: American Reflections
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Encounters | Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

Explore Afrocosmologies and related themes about african-based religion and practice in the diaspora. Short readings will be posted in advance. Refreshments and lunch provided. Free with RSVP to faculty@wadsworthatheneum.org.

Second Saturdays for Families: Guiding Light
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Guiding Light

Explore the exhibition Afrocosmologies with a docent and learn how black artists incorporate nature and faith into their art. Then create a work of art to showcase your connection to the environment. Additional activities include tours and performances. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.