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.

The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Featuring Chicago-based artist Joseph Ivacic, co-founder of Mobile Glassblowing Studios Phil Vinson; and Moshe Bursuker, head of the Hartford Art School glassblowing program

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.

The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Featuring Chicago-based artist Joseph Ivacic, co-founder of Mobile Glassblowing Studios Phil Vinson; and Moshe Bursuker, head of the Hartford Art School glassblowing program

Sep
18
Sun
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Featuring Chicago-based artist Joseph Ivacic, co-founder of Mobile Glassblowing Studios Phil Vinson; and Moshe Bursuker, head of the Hartford Art School glassblowing program

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