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
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.

Apr
13
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families | Hair Tales
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families | Hair Tales

Tour Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories with a docent and learn how each strand tells a unique story of identity, community, and the art of self-expression. Multidisciplinary artist Ashante Kindle conducts an abstract painting workshop using found materials. Design a hair accessory showcasing your individual style with teaching artist Jacqueline Bright. Activities noon-2pm, free admission all day.

Demonstration | Hair Texture with Carmen Veal Conway
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Demonstration | Hair Texture with Carmen Veal Conway

Meet us in Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories for a texture demonstration with Carmen Veal Conway of Brown Skin Women Studio. Conway is a member of the exhibition’s Community Advisory Board. Admission is free during Second Saturdays for Families. 

Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave
Apr 13 @ 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 3 (1 hour 53 minutes)

In Memory of Rock
Directed by François Reichenbach with Johnny Hallyday, Les Chaussettes Noires. 1962. 11 minutes.

The Little Café
Directed by François Reichenbach. 1962. 12 minutes.

The Goumbé of the Young Revelers
Directed by Jean Rouch. 1965. 28 minutes.

The Botanical Avatar of Mademoiselle Flora
Directed by Jeanne Barbillon. 1965. 15 minutes.

The Fifteen Year Old Widows
Directed by Jean Rouch. 1964. 25 minutes.

Directing Actors by Jean Renoir
Directed by Gisèle Braunberger. 1969. 22 minutes.

Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave
Apr 13 @ 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 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.

Apr
14
Sun
Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Film | Early Short Films of the French New Wave
Apr 14 @ 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 3 (1 hour 53 minutes)

In Memory of Rock
Directed by François Reichenbach with Johnny Hallyday, Les Chaussettes Noires. 1962. 11 minutes.

The Little Café
Directed by François Reichenbach. 1962. 12 minutes.

The Goumbé of the Young Revelers
Directed by Jean Rouch. 1965. 28 minutes.

The Botanical Avatar of Mademoiselle Flora
Directed by Jeanne Barbillon. 1965. 15 minutes.

The Fifteen Year Old Widows
Directed by Jean Rouch. 1964. 25 minutes.

Directing Actors by Jean Renoir
Directed by Gisèle Braunberger. 1969. 22 minutes.

Apr
16
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members | Gershwin’s Eye with Olivia Mattis
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members | Gershwin’s Eye with Olivia Mattis

The legendary composer of An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, The Man I Love, Porgy and Bess, and so much more had a refined musical ear. But did you know that George Gershwin also had an eye as a collector and artist? Several works of modern art from the composer’s personal collection are in the Wadsworth’s collection and are featured in the exhibition George Gershwin and Modern Art at the Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, through June 14, 2024. Join musicologist Dr. Olivia Mattis for this multimedia tour of Gershwin’s visual dimension to answer the question, How blue is the Rhapsody?

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and registration link.