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Art in Motion
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Her Magnum Opus

5:30pm: Exhibition opens
6pm: Cash bar opens
7pm: Performance and film screening followed by Q&A with Marta Renzi and Aileen Passloff

Acclaimed choreographer, dancer, director, actor, and teacher Aileen Passloff is joined by award-winning filmmaker and choreographer Marta Renzi for an evening that celebrates dance. A Ballets Russes-inspired dance performed by Charlotte Hendrickson and choreographed by Passloff is followed by a screening of Renzi’s film Her Magnum Opus (which stars Passloff), after which Renzi and Passloff have an onstage discussion. $15; $10 members and students w/ID. 

Her Magnum Opus | Enacted almost entirely through movement and music, the film tells of a group of friends who gather at a cottage by the lake to pay homage to their mentor. 2017. US. 62 min. Not Rated. Directed by Marta Renzi. Starring Aileen Passloff, Arthur Aviles, and Aislinn MacMaster.


Speak Up | Still Life: Stories of Stopping and Slowing Down
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm
Speak Up | Still Life: Stories of Stopping and Slowing Down

6pm: Cash Bar Opens
7pm: Speak Up Performance

Seven amateur and professional storytellers share true stories based on the still life theme.

Tickets: $20; $15 members.
Please note: Tickets must be purchased online.

A collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum and Speak Up. Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and foster and support a community of storytellers throughout Connecticut.

Image: Johann Wilhelm Preyer, Still Life (detail), c. 1850. Oil on canvas. The Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt Collection. 1905.28.

Food & Film | Downton Abbey
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm

Still from Downton Abbey film2pm: Tea Party in Morgan Great Hall
3pm: Film screening

Excitement levels are high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy, and the rest of the servants find out that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants—setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans. 

$40; $38 members. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Regular film admission applies to those only attending film: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $8 members; free for Film Stars.

2019. UK. 126 min. Rated PG. Directed by Michael Engler. Starring Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery.