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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.

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. 

Jan
23
Sat
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. 

Feb
13
Sat
Virtual Second Saturdays for Families: Black Heritage Day
Feb 13 all-day
Virtual Second Saturdays for Families: Black Heritage Day

Celebrate Black heritage and culture by creating art with educator Lauren Little, listening to stories, and watching a virtual puppet theater show by artist Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins. Digital activity pack includes art-making demonstrations, visual scavenger hunts, close looking prompts, and story time in English and Spanish. Available on the second Saturday of the month and afterwards. 

 

Second Saturdays for Families is supported by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

Mar
13
Sat
Virtual Second Saturdays for Families: Women’s History Month
Mar 13 all-day

Learn about powerful women in art and history. Pay homage to their tremendous successes by creating a bookmark that highlights their stories. Digital activity pack includes art-making demonstrations, visual scavenger hunts, close looking prompts, and story time in English and Spanish. Available on the second Saturday of the month and afterwards.

 

Second Saturdays for Families is supported by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.