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
1
Sat
Artist Talk | “The Dauntless Bureau” with Rachel Portesi
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm
Artist Talk | "The Dauntless Bureau" with Rachel Portesi

Artist Rachel Portesi discusses her work The Dauntless Bureau, an installation commissioned for the Styling Identities exhibition. Seventeen sculptural works incorporating photographic processes and human hair were created to fit in a bureau (c. 1860s) originally from the cabin of the ship Dauntless. Portesi drew inspiration from the life of Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt for a work that looks across time to illuminate a universally shared female history of strength, motherhood, grooming, and hair. Free with museum admission.

Image: Rachel Portesi, Looking Forward and Looking Back, from The Dauntless Bureau, 2023. Tintypes, antique silver hairbrush handles, human hair, silver armatures on steel base with antique silver casings. 

Jun
2
Sun
Demonstration | Turban Tying with Gurmeet Kaur Singh and Prabhjit Singh Mutneja
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Demonstration | Turban Tying with Gurmeet Kaur Singh and Prabhjit Singh Mutneja

Meet us in Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories to learn about Sikh hair traditions and experience a turban-tying demonstration with Gurmeet Kaur Singh and Prabhjit Singh Mutneja, members of the exhibition’s Community Advisory Board. They will be joined by others from the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, a Sikh temple in Southington, Connecticut. Free with admission.

Image: Courtesy of Gurmeet Kaur Singh and Prabhjit Singh Mutneja.

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.