Celebrate the Wadsworth Virtual Gala

Presented by the Mandell-Braunstein Family

The museum’s first virtual gala, held Saturday, September 26, 2020, is available to all to watch from the comfort of your home.


Click here to tune in live, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://vimeo.com/461856043

The event is also available to view on the Wadsworth’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

This exciting hour-long program celebrates the museum’s impact in the community, its rich history of ground-breaking exhibitions and provide a sneak preview of what we have planned for the coming year. Special guests include Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III, Director of the National Gallery, London Dr. Gabriele Finaldi, and artists Ali Banisadr, Todd Gray, Ed Johnetta Miller, and James Prosek. Pre-show presentation music by Acute Inflections. Cocktail demonstration presented by Mill Restaurant Group mixologist Justin Gavry.

All donations support the general operations of the museum.

ART-tini Recipe
 2.5 oz. Breckenridge Pear Vodka
.75 oz. Lavender Chamomile Honey Syrup
Fresh lemon juice

Fill a shaker with ice, pour in vodka, syrup and squeeze fresh lemon into the shaker.
Shake well, strain and enjoy!

To make the Chamomile syrup
1 cup water
1 cup of sugar
1/4 honey
1 cup dried chamomile blossoms or pure loose leaf chamomile tea
3 tablespoons of lavender flowers, loose or fresh

Heat water in a pot, add ingredients & simmer until reduced by half. Let cool and strain. Once bottled, it will store in the fridge for a few weeks.


Celebrate the Wadsworth Sponsors


Mandell-Braunstein Family


Tiger Iron Capital


Avangrid Foundation

Lynn Beaulieu and Gerard Lupacchino

Emilie and Raul de Brigard

The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation

Rick and Susan Copeland

Mrs. John M. Gibbons, Jr.

Laura R. Harris

The Hartford

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Buz and Carol Kohn

Marcia Reid Marsted and Jeffrey G. Marsted

Drs. Timothy McLaughlin and Marian Kellner

Agnes and Billy Peelle

Dr. Samuel R. and Martha Peterson

SouthOcean Capital Partners



Barnes Group Inc.

Capital Counsel Investment Advisers

Income Research + Management

Dave and Sharon Jepson

Michael and Cindy Klein

Sharon and Frank Travis and The Travis Foundation

Barbara and Tom Ward


The Amistad Center for Art and Culture

Dr. Duffield Ashmead IV and Mr. Eric Ort

Carol and Tim Covello

Mr. and Mrs. Jared I. Edwards

Mr. Lee G. Kuckro

Dr. Leena Langeland

Mark and Emma Pennington

Mr. and Mrs. Hy Schwartz

Robert H. and Sharon W. Smith