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

Sep
16
Fri
Member Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today with Brandy Culp
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today with Brandy Culp

Wadsworth members enjoy a special look at Fired Up: Glass Today with curator Brandy Culp. Availability is limited. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

Sep
17
Sat
Member Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today with Brandy Culp
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today with Brandy Culp

Wadsworth members enjoy a special look at Fired Up: Glass Today with curator Brandy Culp. Availability is limited. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

Sep
23
Fri
Highlights Tour
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is required. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others. Same-day general admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Sep
24
Sat
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today

An inside look at the works of art and stories presented in the special exhibition. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Sep
30
Fri
Curator Talk with Brandy Culp | Fired Up: Glass Today
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk with Brandy Culp | Fired Up: Glass Today

Glass is a medium full of magic and possibility, championed by artists who are innovating through techniques, materials, and personal inspirations. Follow Brandy Culp, curator of Fired Up: Glass Today, as she sheds light on the ways contemporary glass artists are pushing boundaries, forging new paths, and encouraging viewers to take a closer look at the art form. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop

Oct
4
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members: Van Gogh’s Biography Through His Self-Portraits 
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members: Van Gogh’s Biography Through His Self-Portraits 

Vincent van Gogh’s 1887 Self-Portrait recently returned to the Wadsworth after joining fifteen of the artist’s self-portraits from collections around the world in a landmark exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London. For more than a century, these works have played a key role in our perception of the famous post-impressionist, his life, and his art. This special lunchtime presentation by Dr. Karen Serres, Curator of Paintings at the Courtauld, gives Wadsworth members the chance to look anew at this beloved painting in our collection. Virtual program. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

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 AquíParticipate 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. 

Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide. We acknowledge the permission of the Trustees of the Ella Burr McManus Trust for the use of the Alfred E. Burr Memorial.

Glass Demonstrations on Burr Mall, noon-4pm
Led by glass artists Charles Wells, Danny Marder, and Phil Vinson.
 
Art making, noon-4pm
Create a unique piece of jewelry alongside designer Jackie Bright.
Design a festive mask inspired by objects in Fired Up: Glass Today
 
Performances
Noon-2pm | DJ Ch’Varda brings the hits.
2-3pm | Live music by The Dwayne Keith Project.
3-4pm | Traditional African drumming by FriendZWorldMusic.
3-4pm | Anne Cubberly’s legendary giant puppets join the party.
 
Food Trucks
Enjoy tasty treats from Brazilian Gula Grill and The Rolling Roti

Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios.