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Apr
9
Thu
Gallery Talk | Delectable Art POSTPONED
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk | Delectable Art POSTPONED

This event is postponed. A new date will be announced when available. 

Explore the eighteenth-century objects and works of art in Savor crafted to delight the senses and fuel a passion for French cooking with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator emeritus, Jeff Munger. Free with admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Apr
23
Thu
Gallery Talk | Titus as a Monk CANCELED
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk | Titus as a Monk CANCELED

This gallery talk is canceled. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all gallery talks are canceled until further notice. The museum is actively reviewing our public programming schedule in line with state and local guidance. Learn more about the Wadsworth response to COVID-19.

Curator Oliver Tostmann investigates Rembrandt’s contemplative portrait of his only surviving son, Titus, before it returns to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Free with admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

May
3
Sun
Gallery Talk: A Feast for the Senses
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk: A Feast for the Senses

A tour of Savor with curator Linda Roth illuminates eighteenth-century dining conventions, ranging from the grand formality of a lavish banquet to an intimate meal, before the Sunday Serenades concert Savory Sounds. Free with admission.

 

Image: Boy and girl shelling peas, England, Chelsea, c. 1759–1770. Soft-paste porcelain, enamels, and gilding. Photograph © 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Richard C. Paine.

May
8
Fri
Gallery Talk: Salivating over Art POSTPONED
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This event is postponed. A new date will be announced when available. 

Culinary expert Ivan Day shares insights about his favorite artworks on view in Savor during this personalized tour of the exhibition. Free with admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

May
20
Wed
Gallery Talk | Confronting Mortality
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk | Confronting Mortality

Curator Oliver Tostmann leads a focused discussion of the painting The Old Man and Death, Joseph Wright of Derby’s dramatic retelling of a dreaded encounter with the Grim Reaper.

Jun
4
Thu
Gallery Talk | Freedom and Fragility
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk | Freedom and Fragility

Discover the ways in which visual culture records the pursuit of equality in The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s exhibition Freedom and Fragility with guest curator Amy Sailor.

 

Jun
5
Fri
Gallery Talk | Sailing on the Sound
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk | Sailing on the Sound

Take an excursion through highlights of the Wadsworth’s maritime collection on view in Sport and Leisure with curator Brandy Culp. Learn about the artifacts and works of art that capture the drama, importance, and pleasure of sailing. Free with admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Jun
10
Wed
Stroller Tour
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour the galleries with other adults, parents, and childcare givers. Fussy babies and breastfeeding are always welcome in the museum. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted. Meet in Avery Lobby. Free with admission.

Jun
18
Thu
Gallery Talk | I Love My Baby
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk | I Love My Baby

Sculptor Chaim Gross played a key role in shaping postwar American art. In conjunction with the installation of his sculpture I Love My Baby (1948), a recent addition to the Wadsworth’s collection, curator Patricia Hickson joins artist Mimi Gross for a discussion of her father’s work.

 

Chaim Gross (American, born Ukraine, 1904-1991), I Love My Baby, 1948, Lignum vitae. 2019.6.1.