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

Nov
24
Fri
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)

Friday, November 24: 2pm
Saturday, November 25: 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 26: 2pm

Based on Paolo Cognetti’s acclaimed novel, this visually stunning and intimately epic tale follows Pietro and Bruno, whose lives intertwine amid the majestic landscapes of the Italian Alps. Through meticulous detail and breathtaking cinematography, the film navigates their evolving relationship from childhood to adulthood as they face the complexities of family, ambition, and the transformative power of nature. The Eight Mountains captures the essence of human connection and the pursuit of dreams, love, loss, and the enduring power of shared purpose.

Nov
25
Sat
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)

Friday, November 24: 2pm
Saturday, November 25: 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 26: 2pm

Based on Paolo Cognetti’s acclaimed novel, this visually stunning and intimately epic tale follows Pietro and Bruno, whose lives intertwine amid the majestic landscapes of the Italian Alps. Through meticulous detail and breathtaking cinematography, the film navigates their evolving relationship from childhood to adulthood as they face the complexities of family, ambition, and the transformative power of nature. The Eight Mountains captures the essence of human connection and the pursuit of dreams, love, loss, and the enduring power of shared purpose.

Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)

Friday, November 24: 2pm
Saturday, November 25: 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 26: 2pm

Based on Paolo Cognetti’s acclaimed novel, this visually stunning and intimately epic tale follows Pietro and Bruno, whose lives intertwine amid the majestic landscapes of the Italian Alps. Through meticulous detail and breathtaking cinematography, the film navigates their evolving relationship from childhood to adulthood as they face the complexities of family, ambition, and the transformative power of nature. The Eight Mountains captures the essence of human connection and the pursuit of dreams, love, loss, and the enduring power of shared purpose.

Nov
26
Sun
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm
Film | The Eight Mountains (2022)

Friday, November 24: 2pm
Saturday, November 25: 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 26: 2pm

Based on Paolo Cognetti’s acclaimed novel, this visually stunning and intimately epic tale follows Pietro and Bruno, whose lives intertwine amid the majestic landscapes of the Italian Alps. Through meticulous detail and breathtaking cinematography, the film navigates their evolving relationship from childhood to adulthood as they face the complexities of family, ambition, and the transformative power of nature. The Eight Mountains captures the essence of human connection and the pursuit of dreams, love, loss, and the enduring power of shared purpose.

Nov
30
Thu
Member Morning
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Morning

Experience the Festival of Trees & Traditions first, before crowds fill the galleries. Not a member yet? Learn about the perks and join today!

Mar
12
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm

Join Philippe Halbert, Richard Koopman Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts, as he shares new discoveries in the Wetmore Parlor, a paneled room from a house in Middletown, Connecticut. Acquired by the Wadsworth in 1986 and carefully reassembled at the museum, the parlor is considered one of the most elaborate domestic interiors created in New England before 1776. Hear about the people, free and enslaved, who inhabited the parlor, and learn about ongoing scientific analysis and conservation of its exuberant painted decoration. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and registration link.

Mar
24
Sun
Member Morning | Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Member Morning | Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories

Style your hair and join us to celebrate the opening of Styling Identities: Hair’s Tangled Histories at this special member’s brunch. Meet the team of curators who made this exhibition a truly unique experience. Styling Identities explores what hair means to us—to our individual staff, to our museum, and to our Hartford communities. It draws chiefly on the museum’s collection and that of our partner organization The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Featured works are global in scope and range in time from the ancient to the modern worlds–everything from ancient hair pins to contemporary art made for this exhibition.

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
7
Sun
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
13
Sat
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.