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Jan
18
Mon
Online Discussion: Jayne Cortez
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Discussion: Jayne Cortez

Participate in a discussion about the lyricism in the poetry of Jayne Cortez  and her work to advance the causes of the Black Arts Movement with Tobias Wofford, professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Jan
21
Thu
Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya & Ruben Cordova
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya & Ruben Cordova

Artist Enrique Chagoya draws on a range of media, including the conventions of cartoons and pre-Columbian codices, to craft powerful and vibrant political, social, and economic commentary. In conversation with art historian and critic Ruben Cordova, Chagoya will discuss his work and the way he uses visual language as a weapon of critique, centering on his work Histoire Naturelle des Espécies: Illegal Alien’s Manuscript (2008) in the exhibition Protest and Promise.

 

Image: Enrique Chagoya (American, born Mexico, 1953), Histoire Naturelle des Espécies (Natural History of the Species): Illegal Alien’s Manuscript, 2008. Color lithograph. Gift of Linda Cheverton Wick and Walter Wick

Jan
24
Sun
Adult Learning | Art History through the Wadsworth
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Learning | Art History through the Wadsworth

Learn about important moments that have been enshrined or underrepresented in the history of art through specific works of art in the collections of the Wadsworth with Janna Israel, Adult and Academic Programs Manager. Virtual program. Advance registration required. $10; $5 members. 

Virtual series takes place over five Sundays, January 10 through February 7. Registration payment covers all five sessions. Participants will be emailed a link prior to January 10 to attend the series.

Jan
28
Thu
Daniel Salazar: Guitar in the Galleries
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Daniel Salazar: Guitar in the Galleries

Virtuoso guitarist Daniel Salazar has cultivated a repertoire of classical, Latin American, and Spanish guitar music that thrills local and international audiences. Join Salazar for a musical interlude performed virtually from the galleries of the Wadsworth Atheneum as he finds inspiration in collection highlights.

Jan
31
Sun
Adult Learning | Art History through the Wadsworth
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Learning | Art History through the Wadsworth

Learn about important moments that have been enshrined or underrepresented in the history of art through specific works of art in the collections of the Wadsworth with Janna Israel, Adult and Academic Programs Manager. Virtual program. Advance registration required. $10; $5 members. 

Virtual series takes place over five Sundays, January 10 through February 7. Registration payment covers all five sessions. Participants will be emailed a link prior to January 10 to attend the series.

Feb
4
Thu
Artist Talk: Sonya Clark’s Blackened and Bleached
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Artist Talk: Sonya Clark's Blackened and Bleached

Artist Sonya Clark uses the Confederate Battle Flag to examine how the symbols of white supremacy and slavery haunt us. Join a brief presentation about the concept anchoring the Wadsworth’s recent acquisition of Sonya Clark’s Blackened and Bleached (2015) to consider how Clark challenges the resonant power of the Confederate flag and how her interventions complicate history, conservation, and preservation. Co-Sponsored with the Costume and Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Feb
7
Sun
Adult Learning | Art History through the Wadsworth
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Learning | Art History through the Wadsworth

Learn about important moments that have been enshrined or underrepresented in the history of art through specific works of art in the collections of the Wadsworth with Janna Israel, Adult and Academic Programs Manager. Virtual program. Advance registration required. $10; $5 members. 

Virtual series takes place over five Sundays, January 10 through February 7. Registration payment covers all five sessions. Participants will be emailed a link prior to January 10 to attend the series.

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.

Feb
17
Wed
Black Biographies and Portraits
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Black Biographies and Portraits

Gretchen Gerzina, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, excavates biographical details to capture the Black experience in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Britain. Join Gerzina for a fascinating discussion about narratives and portraits to shed light on the definitions of freedom and enslavement when slavery was institutionalized, touching on the Wadsworth’s eighteenth-century painting Portrait of Two Women by Stephen Slaughter.

 

Image: Stephen Slaughter, Portrait of Two Women, 1700s. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Feb
25
Thu
Left on the Shelves: The Book Collection at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Left on the Shelves: The Book Collection at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

The Amistad Center possesses a dynamic collection of books that range from first editions to manuscripts, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, Abolitionist tracts, and volumes that represent the Civil Rights Movement. Explore the collection with Daniel Broyld, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, to understand how the Amistad book collections connect the Black experiences of the past to the present. Co-Sponsored with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth Atheneum.