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

Feb
16
Fri
Member Morning | Coffee with a Curator
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am
Member Morning | Coffee with a Curator

Enjoy coffee and conversation with the cocurators of Dusti Bongé: Mississippi Modernist, Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Laura Leonard, Art Bridges Project Coordinator and Curatorial Researcher. Learn about the exciting rediscovery of Mississippi’s first modernist painter and explore connections between Bongé’s art and the wider circle of Abstract Expressionists in the collection including Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, and Clyfford Still. Members are invited to stay for a free screening of the documentary Lifeline/Clyfford Still.

Image: Dusti Bongé, Untitled (Four Musicians) (detail), c. 1952. Watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper. Mobile Museum of Art, Gift from the Dusti Bongé Foundation, G2005.32.19. Courtesy of the Mobile Museum of Art

Member Film | Lifeline/Clyfford Still (2019)
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm
Member Film | Lifeline/Clyfford Still (2019)

The life and art of Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still unfolds via a trove of archival material and interviews with Still’s daughters, friends, art experts, and contemporaries. The comprehensive portrait of this long-unsung artistic figure with uncompromising principles sheds light on his approach to art and his enduring influence.

Feb
17
Sat
Curator Talk | “Marian Anderson: Dressed for Success” with Ned Lazaro
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm
Curator Talk | "Marian Anderson: Dressed for Success" with Ned Lazaro

Opera singer and longtime Connecticut resident Marian Anderson (1897–1993) left an indelible mark on American culture and the world stage. Join Ned Lazaro, associate curator of costume and textiles, as he leads a tour of the Marian Anderson: Dressed for Success exhibition. Along with two of Anderson’s gowns worn in the 1930s and 1950s, Lazaro highlights a complementary “audience” display featuring formalwear from the era in the museum’s costume and textiles collection.

Image: Marian Anderson wearing a concert gown attributed to Edward Molyneux. Anderson wore this gown, which is on view in the exhibition, during her debut at the Paris Opera in 1935. 

Feb
23
Fri
Curator Talk | “Maks Levin: The Final Photographs” with Director Matthew Hargraves
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm
Curator Talk | "Maks Levin: The Final Photographs" with Director Matthew Hargraves

Photojournalist Maksym “Maks” Yevhenovych Levin (1981–2022) devoted nearly a decade to chronicling the unfolding history of Ukraine with his camera. Wadsworth Director Matthew Hargraves explores the exhibition Maks Levin: The Final Photographs, shedding light on Levin’s last body of work before his murder that captures the early weeks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Image: Maks Levin, Clouds of smoke over oil warehouse on an air base that was shelled at night by Russian forces; Vasylkiv, Kiev province, February 2022. Courtesy of the Center for Persecuted Arts, Solingen.

Film | “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (2019)
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Film | "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" (2019)

This lyrical and emotionally resonant exploration of friendship, personal and cultural identity, and the evolving landscape of San Francisco introduces us to Jimmy Fails as he embarks on a quest to reclaim his childhood home in a city undergoing rapid gentrification. Through Jimmy’s story, the film paints a vivid portrait of a city in transition and captures the universal yearning for a sense of belonging and a place to call home.

Presented in conjunction with Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom.

Directed by Joe Talbot. US. 2 hours 1 minute. Rated R

Image: Still from The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Feb
24
Sat
Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

This lyrical and emotionally resonant exploration of friendship, personal and cultural identity, and the evolving landscape of San Francisco introduces us to Jimmy Fails as he embarks on a quest to reclaim his childhood home in a city undergoing rapid gentrification. Through Jimmy’s story, the film paints a vivid portrait of a city in transition and captures the universal yearning for a sense of belonging and a place to call home.

Presented in conjunction with Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom.

Directed by Joe Talbot. US. 2 hours 1 minute. Rated R

Image: Still from The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film | The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

This lyrical and emotionally resonant exploration of friendship, personal and cultural identity, and the evolving landscape of San Francisco introduces us to Jimmy Fails as he embarks on a quest to reclaim his childhood home in a city undergoing rapid gentrification. Through Jimmy’s story, the film paints a vivid portrait of a city in transition and captures the universal yearning for a sense of belonging and a place to call home.

Presented in conjunction with Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom.

Directed by Joe Talbot. US. 2 hours 1 minute. Rated R

Image: Still from The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Feb
25
Sun
Concert | Sunday Serenades: Art in Song
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm
Concert | Sunday Serenades: Art in Song

Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music in the museum’s Avery Court. Ned Lazaro, associate curator of costume and textiles, and Frank Mitchell, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s curator-at large, lead a preconcert tour of the Marian Anderson: Dressed for Success exhibition, showcasing garments worn by the legendary American contralto and longtime Connecticut resident. Click a time below to reserve when you would like to attend the Gallery Talk.

1pm

1:25pm

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum; Nancy D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; and Suzanne Hopgood in memory of Frank Lord.

Mar
1
Fri
Film | “Under the Fig Trees” (2021)
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | "Under the Fig Trees" (2021)

This sensual drama set in a picturesque fig orchard in rural Tunisia unfolds over a scorching summer day as young women steal moments of freedom, older folks reminisce, and everyone navigates the watchful eye of their foreman. Moments of everyday life, where flirting, laughter, and camaraderie become acts of resistance, offer a glimpse of the intricate relationships and dreams that flourish under the protective shade of the fig trees.

Directed by Erige Sehiri. Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar (Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Not rated.

Mar
2
Sat
Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | Under the Fig Trees (2021)

This sensual drama set in a picturesque fig orchard in rural Tunisia unfolds over a scorching summer day as young women steal moments of freedom, older folks reminisce, and everyone navigates the watchful eye of their foreman. Moments of everyday life, where flirting, laughter, and camaraderie become acts of resistance, offer a glimpse of the intricate relationships and dreams that flourish under the protective shade of the fig trees.

Directed by Erige Sehiri. Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar (Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Not rated.