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Highlights Tours | Thursdays–Sundays, 12:30 & 2pm
Family Tour: Eyes on Art | Every Second Saturday, 12:15pm
When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, The Rembrandt is a visually stunning, theatrical tour-de-force that movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty. Show times vary, visit twhartford.org for tickets.
Wadsworth members can purchase tickets for The Rembrandt for $35. Keep an eye on your inbox for a link to tickets and discount code.
TheaterWorks ticket holders can show their ticket stub from The Rembrandt at the Wadsworth for free admission and 10 percent discount on purchases made in the Museum Shop on the day of their visit. Ticket stub must be presented at check-in and in the Shop to qualify. Promotion runs April 21–May 28.
In conjunction with the exhibition Chasing Rembrandt: The Wadsworth’s Quest for a Rembrandt, opening April 20.
Taxile Maximin Doat (1851–1938) was one of the most important French ceramicists working at the turn of the twentieth century. Doat’s works are celebrated for his experimental glazes and technical achievements with pâte-sur-pâte (paste on paste) ornamentation. Linda Roth, curator of European decorative arts, explores the Wadsworth’s collection of ceramic works by Doat, including two recently acquired porcelain plates. Free with admission.
Taxile Doat, Plate, 1901. Porcelain. The European Decorative Arts Purchase Fund, 2019.16.2
This program is sold out. Click here for more ways to engage with Chasing Rembrandt.
Rembrandt and the Dutch painters of the seventeenth century are celebrated for their use of rich color and dramatic light. Tour Chasing Rembrandt with curator Oliver Tostmann before a brunch inspired by tables set in the Dutch still life tradition. During the meal, Wadsworth paintings conservator and artist Allen Kosanovich demonstrates painting techniques of the period and discusses the conservation practices that preserve these works today. $65; $55 The Rembrandt ticket holders, Wadsworth members, and students with ID. Must be age 21+ to attend. Space is limited and registration is required.
Presented in partnership with TheaterWorks in conjunction with its staging of the play The Rembrandt. Support for this program is provided by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Willem Claesz Heda, Still Life with Goblet (detail), 1631. Oil on panel. Bequest of Mrs. Gurdon W. Russell, 1921.350
Tour the exhibition Alexander Calder: Collaborative Creations with a docent and learn how artists’ combined efforts produce unique textiles. Be sure to lend your ﬁnishing touch to our community rug. Design a card using a variety of textures to give to someone you love. Sign up for an Eyes on Art Family Tour at 12:15pm. Admission is free noon–2pm.