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

Apr
4
Thu
Day Art Tour | Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Apr 4 all-day
Day Art Tour | Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

See The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, a highly anticipated exhibition that explores the ways Black artists depicted urban life between the 1920s and 1940s. We’ll also visit the reinstallation of more than seven hundred works from the Met’s core collection in Look Again: European Painting 1300–1800. A one-hour docent-led tour of the European painting collection have been arranged.

$143; $133 members; includes transportation, admission, tour, and gratuities. Lunch on your own at one the museum cafes. RSVP by March 22, 2024. 

Image: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632–1675 Delft), Young Woman with a Water Pitcher (ca. 1662). Oil on canvas. Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 89.15.21.

First Thursdays
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Thursdays

Escape into art with a new experience every month! Cash bar, nibbles, and more!

Harrison’s House of Styles has been an iconic barbershop in downtown Hartford for nearly two decades. See owner Harrison Lopez and his skilled barbers compete in a live Barber Battle inspired by our Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories exhibition. Volunteer for a chance  to get your hair styled during the competition. Listen to live music with Lorena Garay & Surcari and have some light fare from BMUSE Café. Then go Ask about Art in Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories from 5:30-7pm.  Stay for a screening of Hair in the theater at 7pm and re-experience the tumultuous 1960s fueled by the revolutionary music of the time. All ages are welcome!

Registration encouraged.

Film directed by Milos Forman. US. 1979. 2 hours 1 minute. Rated PG.

This program series is made possible with generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

Apr
5
Fri
Film | Occupied City (2023)
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Film | Occupied City (2023)

Based on Bianca Stigter’s book Atlas of an Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940–1945, the film follows daily life under Nazi occupation and reveals the contrast between past atrocities and the bustling modern city. As stories of ordinary lives conclude in suicide or murder, Occupied City explores the realities faced by Amsterdam’s 140,000 Jews, highlighting the irony of the country’s wartime distinction for both resistance and persecution. Despite its length, this compelling cinematic experience maintains viewer interest and offers a timeless exploration of the impact of war. Free with museum admission.

Directed by Steve McQueen. UK, Netherlands, US. 4 hours 6 minutes with intermission. Rated PG-13.

Apr
6
Sat
Curator Talk | Against the Grain with Philippe Halbert
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm
Curator Talk | Against the Grain with Philippe Halbert

Tastes change, but “brown furniture” has never gone completely out of style. Join Philippe Halbert, associate curator of American decorative arts, for a close look at highlights from the permanent collection that showcase wood in all its glory. Halbert reflects on wood as an artistic material and a timeless, thought-provoking source of inspiration from the colonial period to the contemporary. Free with museum admission, meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Image: Attributed to Daniel White Jr. (1671–1726), Chest with drawers, c. 1715. Hatfield, Massachusetts. Maple, pine, and cherry. Wallace Nutting Collection. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange and The Evelyn Bonar Storrs Trust Fund, 1991.18.

Film | Occupied City (2023)
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Film | Occupied City (2023)

Based on Bianca Stigter’s book Atlas of an Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940–1945, the film follows daily life under Nazi occupation and reveals the contrast between past atrocities and the bustling modern city. As stories of ordinary lives conclude in suicide or murder, Occupied City explores the realities faced by Amsterdam’s 140,000 Jews, highlighting the irony of the country’s wartime distinction for both resistance and persecution. Despite its length, this compelling cinematic experience maintains viewer interest and offers a timeless exploration of the impact of war. Free with museum admission.

Directed by Steve McQueen. UK, Netherlands, US. 4 hours 6 minutes with intermission. Rated PG-13.

Apr
7
Sun
Demonstration | Hair Braiding with Lorie Deka Wise
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Demonstration | Hair Braiding with Lorie Deka Wise

Meet us in Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories for a braiding demonstration with Lorie Deka Wise of Lorie’s African Hair Braiding.

Film | Occupied City (2023)
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Film | Occupied City (2023)

Based on Bianca Stigter’s book Atlas of an Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940–1945, the film follows daily life under Nazi occupation and reveals the contrast between past atrocities and the bustling modern city. As stories of ordinary lives conclude in suicide or murder, Occupied City explores the realities faced by Amsterdam’s 140,000 Jews, highlighting the irony of the country’s wartime distinction for both resistance and persecution. Despite its length, this compelling cinematic experience maintains viewer interest and offers a timeless exploration of the impact of war. Free with museum admission.

Directed by Steve McQueen. UK, Netherlands, US. 4 hours 6 minutes with intermission. Rated PG-13.

Apr
11
Thu
Public Lecture | Hair to There with Sonya Clark
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
Public Lecture | Hair to There with Sonya Clark

Multidisciplinary artist and educator Sonya Clark (MATRIX 184) returns to the Wadsworth to discuss her career and her exploration of hair as a symbol and medium. Clark often incorporates human hair, depictions of hair, and hair-styling tools to discuss race, identity, and visibility within her practice. See Clark’s Bubble Gum and Double Dutch (2022), recently acquired by the museum and on view in Styling Identities. Free with reservations recommended. 

Apr
12
Fri
Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave

Program 1 | 2pm Friday & 7pm Saturday
Program 2 | 7pm Friday & 2pm Sunday
Program 3 | 2pm Saturday & 7pm Sunday

See a selection of captivating shorts from iconic New Wave auteurs including François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnès Varda. All films in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see the list of films

 

Program 1 (2 hours 3 minutes)

All the World’s Memory | Toute la mémoire du monde
Directed by Alain Resnais. 1956. 21 minutes.

Fool’s Mate | Le Coup du Berger
Directed by Jacques Rivette. 1956. 27 minutes.

The Marines
Directed by François Reichenbach. 1957. 21 minutes.

All the Boys Are Called Patrick
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, written by Éric Rohmer. 1959. 20 minutes.

The Song of Styrene | Le chant du Styrène
Directed by Alain Resnais. 1958. 13 minutes.

Ô saisons ô châteaux
Directed by Agnès Varda. 1958. 21 minutes.

Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave

Program 1 | 2pm Friday & 7pm Saturday
Program 2 | 7pm Friday & 2pm Sunday
Program 3 | 2pm Saturday & 7pm Sunday

See a selection of captivating shorts from iconic New Wave auteurs including François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnès Varda. All films in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see the list of films

 

Program 2 (1 hour 48 minutes)

The Overworked
Directed by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, co-written by François Truffaut. 1958. 25 minutes.

A Story of Water
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. 1958. 12 minutes.

Charlotte and Her Boyfriend
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. 1958. 13 minutes.

Love Exists
Directed by Maurice Pialat. 1961. 19 minutes.

Janine
Directed by Maurice Pialat. 1962. 17 minutes.

500 Francs
Directed by Melvin Van Peebles. 1961. 12 minutes.

Paris, a Winter’s Day
Directed by Guy Gilles. 1962. 10 minutes.