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
11
Sat
Film and Panel Discussion | Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film and Panel Discussion | Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond

2pm reception, 3–5pm film and panel

Join us for the premiere of Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond, a film produced by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture that highlights the legacy of the US Army regiment comprised mainly of Black Americans. The film examines objects from The Amistad’s permanent collection and surveys the contributions of African American military members though guided interviews with veterans. A reception to celebrate veterans living in Hartford precedes the film and a panel discussion with speakers including oral historian Nild Sansone follows. Free.

Image: Still from Voices of Veterans during interview with Deacon Arthur Miller.

Nov
18
Sat
Performance | (Hartford) Memory Space
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Performance | (Hartford) Memory Space

Drop in as regional musicians create a sound map of our city throughout the galleries with a special recreation of the 1970 musical composition (Hartford) Memory Space by Alvin Lucier (1931–2021), one of the most influential American composers of the last hundred years, best known for his works that explore the properties of sound and how we perceive them. (Hartford) Memory Space premiered at Hartford Art School, inviting musicians to recreate the sounds they heard while out in the city. In conjunction with the exhibition Rules & Repetition. Free with admission.

Performances by Joan La Barbara, The Daxophone Consort (Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom), Tongue Depressor (Henry Birdsey and Zach Rowden), Trevor Saint, Ronald Kuivila, Emerson Jenisch, and Sam Boston.

Presented in partnership with Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Hartford Art School at University of Hartford with support from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Image: Contact sheet from the Museum Archives Photograph Collection documenting Alvin Lucier’s performance of Music for Solo Performer (1965) at the Wadsworth Atheneum on April 23, 1996, part of an “Evening Lecture Series” on performance art.

Nov
30
Thu
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
1
Fri
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
2
Sat
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
3
Sun
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
7
Thu
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
8
Fri
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
9
Sat
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Dec
10
Sun
Festival of Trees & Traditions
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Festival of Trees & Traditions

Celebrate the season and support the Wadsworth during this major holiday fundraiser, our 49th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Each year, community members, artists, and volunteers from local organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths, turning the galleries into a winter wonderland. All items are for sale and profits support the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and operating expenses. Bring home the holiday cheer or donate your purchase to a local charity. A $5 fundraising surcharge is added to all museum admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.