Calendar of Events

Oct
6
Thu
Artist Talk: Stephanie Syjuco / MATRIX 190
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
Artist Talk: Stephanie Syjuco / MATRIX 190

Artist Stephanie Syjuco uses photography as a means of reframing the museum collection and exploring America’s colonial history in her MATRIX exhibition. Syjuco will discuss her process of working with the museum’s registration, photography, and conservation departments, bringing to light the complexities of collection stewardship and the role art plays in shaping our view of history. Join us in the galleries before the program for a first look at the exhibition. Free with required reservation.

5pm gallery viewing, 6pm artist talk

Oct
8
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Latinx Heritage Day
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Latinx Heritage Day

Join us at the museum to celebrate Latinx heritage and culture with art making, storytelling, and performances. Admission is free noon-2 pm on Second Saturdays.

  • Design a Carnival mask with Multi-Cultural Learning Center Bomba de Aquí
  • Participate in an interactive dance presentation by Proyecto Cimarron, a Puerto Rican Bomba Performance Group based in New Haven.
  • Watch students from Marinera Dance Academy demonstrate traditional Peruvian dance. 

Please note: Due to The Hartford Marathon, parking bans and road closures will be in effect throughout the day on Saturday, October 8, 2022. 

Únase a nosotros en el museo para celebrar el patrimonio y la cultura latinx con la creación de arte, la narración de cuentos y las actuaciones.
 
  • Diseña una máscara de Carnaval con el Centro de Aprendizaje Multicultural Bomba de Aquí. 
  • Participe en una presentación de danza interactiva a cargo del Proyecto Cimarrón, un grupo puertorriqueño de interpretación de la bomba con sede en New Haven.
  • Vea a los alumnos de la Academia de Danza Marinera realizar una demostración de danza tradicional peruana.
Tenga en cuenta: Debido al Maratón de Hartford, el estacionamiento estará prohibido y las calles estarán cerradas todo el día del sábado 8 de octubre de 2022.
Oct
14
Fri
Conversation with an Artist: Amber Cowan
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm
Conversation with an Artist: Amber Cowan

From the dustbin of American design, Amber Cowan creates glass sculptures that tell stories of self-discovery, escapism, and loneliness. Come meet this internationally acclaimed glass artist and see how she uses recycled, upcycled, and second-life American pressed glass to create her diorama-style sculptures through various techniques such as flameworking, hot-sculpting, and glassblowing. Free with required reservation. 

5pm gallery viewing, 6pm artist talk

This program is sponsored by the Trinity College Fine Arts Department (James and Isabelle English Endowment).

Oct
15
Sat
Lawn Party: Glass Rodeo
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lawn Party: Glass Rodeo

Glass artists come together for a rodeo-style Hot Shop glass fest! Take part in an afternoon full of demonstrations by local glassblowers who master nature’s most volatile medium. Bring your crew for artmaking, live music, and a chance to step close to the fire (but not too close!) as we celebrate makers during this free lawn party. 

Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Nov
1
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members: Discoveries in Early Photography at the Wadsworth
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hear about newly discovered early photographs from the collection from the 1840s through the 1940s in a conversation between Allen Phillips, Collection Imaging and Publications Manager, and Director Dr. Matthew Hargraves. Virtual program. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

Nov
10
Thu
MATRIX Past and Present: Stephanie Syjuco and Byron Kim in Conversation 
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Artists Stephanie Syjuco (MATRIX 190) and Byron Kim (MATRIX 125) discuss their respective MATRIX exhibitions, their creative practices, and how they approach themes of identity, representation, and history in their work. MATRIX Past and Present is an ongoing series of conversations leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the MATRIX exhibitions program at the Wadsworth in 2025. Virtual program. Free with required registration. 
 

Nov
12
Sat
Curator Tour for Members | The Silver Vault with Brandy Culp
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Curator Brandy Culp shows off the glorious new installation of historic silver objects in our brand new Silver Vault. Domestic silver objects from the 19th and 19th centuries reveal their secrets! Availability is limited. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

Second Saturdays for Families: Glass Reflections
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour Fired Up: Glass Today with one of our knowledgeable docents and learn how artists transform humble materials into striking works of art in the exhibition. Design your own glassmaking pattern inspired by the changing season. Join our colleagues from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center for a workshop honoring the Pequot Tribal Nation’s history and culture. Admission is free from noon-2pm on Second Saturdays.

Nov
18
Fri
Curator Tour for Members | Fired Up: Glass Today with Brandy Culp
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Glass is a medium full of magic and possibility, especially in the hands of artists pushing themselves to innovate with technique, material, and inspiration. See the exhibition with curator Brandy Culp for a closer look at the art form and the stories glass objects can tell. Availability is limited. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.