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

Mar
30
Thu
Highlights Tour
Mar 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Highlights Tour
Mar 30 @ 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 recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Open House for Educators: Womens History Month
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open House for Educators: Womens History Month

3–6pm | gallery hours and reception
6pm | free public lecture

Unwind at the Wadsworth as we honor teachers and their guests. Celebrate Women’s History Month with focused tours and time in the galleries. There will be a space reserved for teachers with snacks, tea and coffee, artmaking, and opportunities to learn and socialize. Museum staff from the Learning and Engagement department will be present to answer questions about future visits, curriculum, and school-museum partnership. The Museum Shop will be open, too! At 6pm head down to the theater for the Docent Memorial Lecture: Lee Krasner in Context with Helen A. Harrison

Registration is required. All attendees must register separately here.

Docent Memorial Lecture | Lee Krasner in Context with Helen A. Harrison
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm
Docent Memorial Lecture | Lee Krasner in Context with Helen A. Harrison

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) was a leading figure among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists who re-defined painting in the mid-twentieth century. Art historian, author, and director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Helen A. Harrison illuminates Krasner’s innovative career and evolving practice. Images from the Wadsworth’s collections help trace Krasner’s shift from early representational imagery to abstract collages, gestural action paintings, and large-scale color field paintings. Harrison positions Krasner’s work among other female abstractionists working in Eastern Long Island during the mid-twentieth century, including Perle Fine, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Betty Parsons. Free with required registration.

This lecture is generously supported by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum. Additional support for this program is provided by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Image: Lee Krasner, Self-Portrait, c. 1931-33. Oil on canvas. 18 x 16 in. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 2021.12.1 © 2022 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Mar
31
Fri
Highlights Tour
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Highlights Tour
Mar 31 @ 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 recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Apr
1
Sat
Highlights Tour
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Gallery Talk | Alexander Calder: Collaborative Creations
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk | Alexander Calder: Collaborative Creations

Exhibition cocurators Erin Monroe and Laura Leonard explore how Alexander Calder’s vibrant and dynamic designs for textiles came to life through the hands of others. Explore connections between Calder’s textiles and other examples of his work on display. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Image: Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Untitled (detail), 1965, hooked by Leslie and Rufus Stillman after a design by Calder. Orange, yellow, blue, and black wool, 64 x 81 in. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, Gift of Leslie and Rufus Stillman, 2002.29.1. © 2023 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Highlights Tour
Apr 1 @ 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 recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Apr
2
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket.