Calendar of Events

Aug
27
Sat
Gallery Talk with Adam Lenz: Sound Walk
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Adam Lenz: Sound Walk

Join composer, sound artist, and museum educator Adam Lenz for an inside look at artworks in the Wadsworth’s collection that engage with music, sound, and auditory histories. The talk will end in Naama Tsabar / MATRIX 189 where visitors will have a chance to experience a large-scale sound installation. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop. 

Sep
9
Fri
Conservator Talk with Casey Mallinckrodt and Kat Sarris: Dighton’s Silver Punch Bowl
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conservator Talk with Casey Mallinckrodt and Kat Sarris: Dighton’s Silver Punch Bowl

English silversmith Isaac Dighton fashioned silver objects for London’s well-to-do at the end of the seventeenth century, including an ornately decorated punch bowl housed in the Wadsworth’s collection. Objects conservator Casey Mallinckrodt and conservation assistant Kat Sarris discuss the steps taken to prepare the Wadsworth’s silver collection for the new Silver Vault installation and the processes involved in helping Dighton’s punch bowl shine for the occasion. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Sep
10
Sat
CANCELED | Performance: Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6)
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6) performances are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Ticket purchases will be refunded automatically. Ticket-holders may present their original email confirmation for complementary same-day admission.

Tsabar’s Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6) performances are realized in a landscape of smashed guitars. The shattered remains evoke the destructive actions popularized in male-dominated rock and roll, but here they become instruments of communal performance that offer a feminist narrative. Join Tsabar and an ensemble of women and gender non-conforming performers from across the region as they activate Tsabar’s installation through site-specific performance. Free with admission. Masks are required for visitors attending this performance. Musicians not required to wear a mask. Tickets are limited, reservations required. Registration link will be available soon. 

Sep
11
Sun
CANCELED | Performance: Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6)
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6) performances are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Ticket purchases will be refunded automatically. Ticket-holders may present their original email confirmation for complementary same-day admission.

Tsabar’s Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6) performances are realized in a landscape of smashed guitars. The shattered remains evoke the destructive actions popularized in male-dominated rock and roll, but here they become instruments of communal performance that offer a feminist narrative. Join Tsabar and an ensemble of women and gender non-conforming performers from across the region as they activate Tsabar’s installation through site-specific performance. Free with admission. Masks are required for visitors attending this performance. Musicians not required to wear a mask. Tickets are limited, reservations required. Registration link will be available soon. 

Sep
16
Fri
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Featuring Chicago-based artist Joseph Ivacic, co-founder of Mobile Glassblowing Studios Phil Vinson; and Moshe Bursuker, head of the Hartford Art School glassblowing program

Sep
17
Sat
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Featuring Chicago-based artist Joseph Ivacic, co-founder of Mobile Glassblowing Studios Phil Vinson; and Moshe Bursuker, head of the Hartford Art School glassblowing program

Sep
18
Sun
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Joseph Ivacic, Phil Vinson, and Moshe Bursuker

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Featuring Chicago-based artist Joseph Ivacic, co-founder of Mobile Glassblowing Studios Phil Vinson; and Moshe Bursuker, head of the Hartford Art School glassblowing program

Sep
23
Fri
Highlights Tour
Sep 23 @ 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 required. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others. Same-day general admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Sep
24
Sat
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today

An inside look at the works of art and stories presented in the special exhibition. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Sep
30
Fri
Curator Talk with Brandy Culp | Fired Up: Glass Today
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk with Brandy Culp | Fired Up: Glass Today

Glass is a medium full of magic and possibility, championed by artists who are innovating through techniques, materials, and personal inspirations. Follow Brandy Culp, curator of Fired Up: Glass Today, as she sheds light on the ways contemporary glass artists are pushing boundaries, forging new paths, and encouraging viewers to take a closer look at the art form. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop