Join a virtual discussion about the relevancy of the women’s vote throughout the twentieth century and its impact on contemporary politics. Short readings provided in advance and a viewing of the digital Hartford History Center exhibition October 1920, featuring Hartford women who registered to vote for the very first time, fuel small group discussions. Advance registration required.
Hosted by the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. Co-sponsored with the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Old State House, and the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute.
Celebrated ceramic artist Kate Malone, MBE is inspired by the miraculous workings of nature and historical ceramic objects. Malone’s forms and crystalline glazes that ooze over their surfaces bridge the stories conveyed by historical artefacts and decorative objects into contemporary life. Visit Malone’s exquisite ceramics in Savor and join her online for a virtual discussion of her work, inspiration, and methods. Tune in with a drink to toast this artist and her devotion to clay! Free.
After the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, five women were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly that year. The number of women serving in elected office has risen steadily, but why is the number of elected women still low? How does gender balance impact legislative decisions? A virtual discussion centered on these questions will raise important points to consider as new generations of women seek to enter political life. Advance registration required via cga.ct.gov/osh/.
Hosted by the Old State House. Co-sponsored with the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute.
Artist Mark Dion draws on the early modern tradition of assembling artifacts and objects into theatrical dioramas that make statements about contemporary collecting habits, our relationship to history, and the future of the environment. In a virtual conversation with curator Patricia Hickson, Dion discusses his artistic practices and his local New England roots. In conjunction with the exhibition Made in Connecticut. Free. Co-sponsored with the Hartford Art School.