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Apr
7
Tue
Docent Memorial Lecture | Joseph Wright of Derby’s The Old Man and Death POSTPONED
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm
Docent Memorial Lecture | Joseph Wright of Derby's The Old Man and Death POSTPONED

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

5pm reception and gallery viewing, 6pm lecture

A visit from the skeletal image of death is the subject of the Wadsworth’s celebrated painting The Old Man and Death. Elizabeth Barker, director of the Frick Collection in Pittsburgh, will contextualize the allegorical subject by the British artist Joseph Wright of Derby. Free. Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North.

 

Generously sponsored by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum

Apr
16
Thu
Lecture | The Cathedral of Notre Dame POSTPONED
Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm
Lecture | The Cathedral of Notre Dame POSTPONED

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

5pm reception and tour of Medieval French sculpture, 6pm lecture

One year after a fire tore through the iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, reflect on the building’s history and future with specialist and professor emerita of art history at Duke University Caroline Bruzelius. Free. Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North. 

 

Co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Hartford 

May
7
Thu
Lecture: Ice Cream in the Age of Enlightenment POSTPONED
May 7 @ 5:45 pm
Lecture: Ice Cream in the Age of Enlightenment POSTPONED

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

5:45pm reception and exhibition viewing, 6:30pm lecture

The engaging food historian Ivan Day plots the evolution of ice cream, once an Enlightenment party trick turned luxury treat served to empresses. The earliest recipe book devoted entirely to ice cream, published in Paris before electrical refrigeration and on view in Savor, offers over one hundred different varieties, including ices of wine, jasmine, truffles, and a host of other extraordinary flavors. Free. Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North.

May
14
Thu
Lecture | Jed Perl on Calder
May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Lecture | Jed Perl on Calder

5pm reception and gallery viewing, 6pm lecture

Legendary art critic Jed Perl discusses his new book about Alexander Calder, Calder: The Conquest of Space: The Later Years 1940–1976, and Calder’s work in Hartford. Free. Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North.