Calendar of Events

Sep
26
Sat
Celebrate the Wadsworth
Sep 26 @ 6:45 pm
Celebrate the Wadsworth

You are invited to attend the museum’s first virtual gala from the comfort of your home. Director & CEO Thomas J. Loughman and Board President William R. Peelle, Jr. will be joined by Wadsworth curators, artists, and special guests.

Presented by the Mandell-Braunstein Family

Click here to register.

Dec
11
Fri
CONNetic Dance: Nutcracker Suite and Spicy
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CONNetic Dance: Nutcracker Suite and Spicy

December wouldn’t be the same without this unique and totally entertaining twist on the classical ballet. After the performance, don your ugly holiday sweater and have a cocktail in hand to join the cast and crew for a virtual reception. Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine. Available to watch until December 31, 2020.

Watch here

 
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Talkback & Afterparty

Bring your questions and mirth to a Talkback session after enjoying the Nutcracker Suite & Spicy. Stay for the afterparty! The link will be active as soon as the Nutcracker Suite & Spicy performance ends. Click here to register.
 

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Signature Nutcracker Suite and Spicy cocktail: Sugar Rum Cherry

Craft a delicious cocktail to enhance your evening!

1 oz Wild Moon Rose
1 oz Gold Rum
1 bar spoon Luxardo Cherry Juice and 1 Cherry
 
Shake over ice
Add 2.5 oz ginger ale
Mix thoroughly. Strain into a coupe glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.
 

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Nutcracker Suite and Spicy documentary

For more CONNetic Dance, watch the Nutcracker Suite and Spicy documentary to follow the evolution of the creative process surrounding the ballet from its genesis in 2009 to its 10th year anniversary in 2019.

Apr
12
Mon
Sunday Serenades: Sculpture and the Symphony: From Prometheus to Piazzolla
Apr 12 – Jun 10 all-day

Paul Manship, "Fire" (from The Four Elements),

Sunday Serenades, a concert series in partnership with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, goes virtual! A thrilling program of chamber music curated by HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal is performed from the Wadsworth in the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern. Music includes selections by Samuel Barber, Astor Piazzolla, Richard Strauss, and Ludwig van Beethoven. This concert will be available for viewing from April 12–June 10, 2021. $15; $10 members.

 

Image: Paul Manship, Fire (from The Four Elements), commissioned in 1914, installed 1921 in the American Telephone and Telegraph Building, 195 Broadway, New York (designed by Wm Welles Bosworth). Parcel-gilt bronze relief. Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery. Private collection. © Estate of Paul Manship
May
20
Thu
Outdoor Pop-Up Concert | Hartford Symphony Orchestra
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Concert | Hartford Symphony Orchestra

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s jazz quartet performs on Burr Mall, the plaza next to the museum that boasts Alexander Calder’s majestic Stegosaurus as its centerpiece. Fill your lunchtime with an uplifting musical interlude inspired by the works of art around the museum. Free and open to the public. No restroom facilities will be available at the museum and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead for their comfort. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to May 21 at noon.

 

Co-Sponsored with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and generously supported by the Ella Burr McManus Trust.

Jul
10
Sat
Voices of Concinnity Chamber Ensemble
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Voices of Concinnity Chamber Ensemble

Voices of the vibrant musicians in the regional choral group Voices of Concinnity resonate through the museum as they perform in our open-air courtyard. Free with museum admission.

Nov
7
Sun
CT Lyric Opera: La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm
CT Lyric Opera: La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini

Presented in celebration of the exhibition By Her Hand, this comic opera in four scenes tells the story of two sorceresses and their competition to own the body and soul of the warrior Ruggiero. Written by Italian composer, singer, and poet Francesca Caccini (1587–1640), a contemporary of Artemisia Gentileschi. For information and tickets, visit ctlyricopera.org.

*Opera is preceded at 1pm by a docent-led tour of By Her Hand. The tour is free with admission to either the opera or the museum. Tour attendees will be asked to present their opera or general admission tickets. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged.

Nov
14
Sun
Sunday Serenades: By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music

1pm Gallery talk with curator Oliver Tostmann
2pm Sunday Serenades Concert with Hartford Symphony

This performance by the Hartford Symphony chamber musicians takes inspiration from two artists on view, Artemisia Gentileschi and Alice Neel, who were making art four hundred years apart. Hear musical works by female composers spanning four centuries, including Isabella Leonarda, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, and Kaija Saariaho.

Tickets: $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members. For tickets and information, visit hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.

Image: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, 1620-25. Oil on canvas. Venice Fondazione Musei Civici, Palazzo Ducale on long-term loan from a private collection. Photo by Dominique Provost Art Photography – Bruges, Belgium

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum and Nancy D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, Concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Jan
17
Mon
Postponed | Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day: Art and Activism
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In an effort to maintain a safe environment for staff and visitors amidst changing COVID-19 circumstances this program is postponed and the museum will be closed on Monday, January 17. 

For an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, join us for February’s Second Saturdays for Families program on February 12, 2022, noon–2pm.

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.