Calendar of Events

Programs take place in the museum unless otherwise specified. Click here for public tour registration.
Highlights Tours | Thursdays–Sundays, 12:30 & 2pm
Family Tour: Eyes on Art | Every Second Saturday, 12:15pm

Feb
24
Sat
Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

This lyrical and emotionally resonant exploration of friendship, personal and cultural identity, and the evolving landscape of San Francisco introduces us to Jimmy Fails as he embarks on a quest to reclaim his childhood home in a city undergoing rapid gentrification. Through Jimmy’s story, the film paints a vivid portrait of a city in transition and captures the universal yearning for a sense of belonging and a place to call home.

Presented in conjunction with Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom.

Directed by Joe Talbot. US. 2 hours 1 minute. Rated R

Image: Still from The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

This lyrical and emotionally resonant exploration of friendship, personal and cultural identity, and the evolving landscape of San Francisco introduces us to Jimmy Fails as he embarks on a quest to reclaim his childhood home in a city undergoing rapid gentrification. Through Jimmy’s story, the film paints a vivid portrait of a city in transition and captures the universal yearning for a sense of belonging and a place to call home.

Presented in conjunction with Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom.

Directed by Joe Talbot. US. 2 hours 1 minute. Rated R

Image: Still from The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Feb
25
Sun
Concert | Sunday Serenades: Art in Song
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm
Concert | Sunday Serenades: Art in Song

Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music in the museum’s Avery Court. Ned Lazaro, associate curator of costume and textiles, and Frank Mitchell, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s curator-at large, lead a preconcert tour of the Marian Anderson: Dressed for Success exhibition, showcasing garments worn by the legendary American contralto and longtime Connecticut resident. Click a time below to reserve when you would like to attend the Gallery Talk.

1pm

1:25pm

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum; Nancy D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; and Suzanne Hopgood in memory of Frank Lord.

Mar
1
Fri
Film | “Under the Fig Trees” (2021)
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | "Under the Fig Trees" (2021)

This sensual drama set in a picturesque fig orchard in rural Tunisia unfolds over a scorching summer day as young women steal moments of freedom, older folks reminisce, and everyone navigates the watchful eye of their foreman. Moments of everyday life, where flirting, laughter, and camaraderie become acts of resistance, offer a glimpse of the intricate relationships and dreams that flourish under the protective shade of the fig trees.

Directed by Erige Sehiri. Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar (Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Not rated.

Mar
2
Sat
Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)

This sensual drama set in a picturesque fig orchard in rural Tunisia unfolds over a scorching summer day as young women steal moments of freedom, older folks reminisce, and everyone navigates the watchful eye of their foreman. Moments of everyday life, where flirting, laughter, and camaraderie become acts of resistance, offer a glimpse of the intricate relationships and dreams that flourish under the protective shade of the fig trees.

Directed by Erige Sehiri. Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar (Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Not rated.

Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)

This sensual drama set in a picturesque fig orchard in rural Tunisia unfolds over a scorching summer day as young women steal moments of freedom, older folks reminisce, and everyone navigates the watchful eye of their foreman. Moments of everyday life, where flirting, laughter, and camaraderie become acts of resistance, offer a glimpse of the intricate relationships and dreams that flourish under the protective shade of the fig trees.

Directed by Erige Sehiri. Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar (Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Not rated. 

Mar
3
Sun
Avery 90 | Curator Talk | Pablo Picasso with Oliver Tostmann
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm
Avery 90 | Curator Talk | Pablo Picasso with Oliver Tostmann

The Wadsworth’s Avery Memorial building opened in February 1934 with the first comprehensive retrospective of Pablo Picasso’s work in the United States. Oliver Tostmann, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art, recounts this landmark exhibition 90 years after its installation and examines a selection of works by Picasso in the museum’s collection.

Presented as a part of the Avery 90 series, a yearlong suite of programs celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Avery Memorial building at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Image: “Gallery view of the first-ever solo Picasso exhibition in the United States”, at the Wadsworth in 1934.

Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)

This sensual drama set in a picturesque fig orchard in rural Tunisia unfolds over a scorching summer day as young women steal moments of freedom, older folks reminisce, and everyone navigates the watchful eye of their foreman. Moments of everyday life, where flirting, laughter, and camaraderie become acts of resistance, offer a glimpse of the intricate relationships and dreams that flourish under the protective shade of the fig trees.

Directed by Erige Sehiri. Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar (Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Not rated.

Mar
7
Thu
First Thursdays
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Thursdays

Pop-up performances, drop-in drawing, cash bar, nibbles, and more

Need to take a deep breath? Come for the sounds of IN TRINE, a musical collaboration between Kate Callahan, Cynthia Wolcott, and Michelle Begley. Stay for a 7pm performance of Connecticut Made, a triple-bill production of three premier ballets by emerging choreographers Rachael Gnatowski, Stephen Blood, and Janice Rosario and performed by New England Ballet Theater. The innovative new works are fully conceptualized with custom costumes, stage and sound design, and engaging themes. All ages are welcome!

This program series is made possible with generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

 

Mar
8
Fri
Adult Art Class | Drawing in the Galleries with Stephano Espinoza Galarza
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adult Art Class | Drawing in the Galleries with Stephano Espinoza Galarza

Explore visual expression through drawing with Connecticut-based artist Stephano Espinoza Galarza. Two sessions in the museum galleries offer a progression of drawing techniques. Open to adults of all levels of artistic ability. Drawing paper and museum admission included. Participants may purchase a drawing kit from the museum or bring their own supplies.

Fridays, March 8 & 22 | Space is limited and registration is required. $70; $60 members, Hartford residents, and college students with ID.

Presented with support from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.