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

Jun
22
Sat
Concert | Arazzo Music Festival
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Concert | Arazzo Music Festival

The Arazzo Music Festival, an initiative to build community through musical performance in Connecticut, returns to the Wadsworth for its annual season finale. Cellist and festival director Samuel DeCaprio is joined by musicians from across the Northeast for an exhilarating evening of classical chamber music in the Morgan Great Hall. Hear Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Quintet in F-sharp minor for Clarinet and Strings, op. 10 (1895), Guillaume Connesson’s Disco-Toccata (2002), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (1789).

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

Jun
30
Sun
Demonstration | Wig Styling with Dalia Kulek
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Demonstration | Wig Styling with Dalia Kulek

Meet us in Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories to learn about Orthodox Jewish hair traditions. Watch a wig-styling demonstration with Dalia Kulek from Chabad Chevra at the University of Hartford. Kulek is a member of the exhibition’s Community Advisory Board. Free with museum admission.

Jul
12
Fri
Artist Talk | “My Hair Helps Me Remember” with Pedro Bermudez
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm
Artist Talk | "My Hair Helps Me Remember" with Pedro Bermudez

Award-winning filmmaker Pedro Bermudez created two videos in partnership with the Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories curatorial team. Join Bermudez, co-founder of Revisionist Films production company, as he discusses My Hair Helps Me Remember (2023–24), reflecting personal commentary from members of the Greater Hartford community, and Elevated Seats (2023–24), with interiors of several local beauty salons and barbershops. Free with museum admission, meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Image: Pedro Bermudez films My Hair Helps Me Remember at Hartford Pride.

Jul
13
Sat
Demonstration | Hair Cutting with Harry Bates
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Demonstration | Hair Cutting with Harry Bates

Meet us in Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories for a drop-in hair cutting demonstration with Harry Bates of INDAKUT Barbershop. Free admission all day during Second Saturdays for Families.

Image: Harry Bates at INDAKUT Barbershop in Hartford. Image still from Pedro Bermudez’s Elevated Seats (2023–24)