Calendar of Events

Apr
12
Mon
Sunday Serenades: Sculpture and the Symphony: From Prometheus to Piazzolla
Apr 12 – Jun 10 all-day

Paul Manship, "Fire" (from The Four Elements),

Sunday Serenades, a concert series in partnership with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, goes virtual! A thrilling program of chamber music curated by HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal is performed from the Wadsworth in the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern. Music includes selections by Samuel Barber, Astor Piazzolla, Richard Strauss, and Ludwig van Beethoven. This concert will be available for viewing from April 12–June 10, 2021. $15; $10 members.

 

Image: Paul Manship, Fire (from The Four Elements), commissioned in 1914, installed 1921 in the American Telephone and Telegraph Building, 195 Broadway, New York (designed by Wm Welles Bosworth). Parcel-gilt bronze relief. Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery. Private collection. © Estate of Paul Manship
May
7
Fri
Member Shopping Days
May 7 – May 9 all-day

Members enjoy an additional 10% off purchases at The Museum Shop. Shop in the museum or online via wadsworthshop.org.

May Flowers | Kate Coley and Helene Brown, Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – May 9 @ 5:00 pm
May Flowers | Kate Coley and Helene Brown, Women's Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum

While our annual Fine Art & Flowers will not take place this year, a selection of floral displays bloom in the galleries during the first four weekends in May. Vote for your favorite design in person or virtually. More information will be available at the end of the month via thewadsworth.org. Catch live music on Sundays, May 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 2pm. Supported by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum. 

May
8
Sat
Virtual Second Saturdays for Families: Maker’s Mode
May 8 all-day
Virtual Second Saturdays for Families: Maker's Mode

Learn how celebrated American artist Paul Manship transformed sketches into dramatic bronze sculptures. Then create a relief that highlights a hero in your life. Stop by the museum to pick up a free postcard and add to the Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern interpretive activity, Today’s Heroes—a community postcard wall. 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.

 

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.

Highlights Tour
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

Family Tour | Eyes on Art
May 8 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Family Tour | Eyes on Art

Eyes on Art Family Tours take place every second and fourth Saturday and are reserved for families and adults with children. Little ones, strollers, and intergenerational bonding expected! Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. This tour is recommended for ages 12 and under. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

May
9
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

Special Theme Tour | Paul Manship
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Theme Tour | Paul Manship

A docent guided tour of the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.

May Flowers Music | Debbie Vinick
May 9 @ 2:00 pm

Debbie Vinick (harp) performs live music in the galleries. Museum ticket required. No seating will be available and visitors will be required to observe gallery capacity limits. 

May
12
Wed
Highlights Tour
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit.