Calendar of Events

Oct
1
Fri
Manhattan Short Film Festival Weekend
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival Weekend

A favorite annual tradition that the Wadsworth missed participating in last year, over 100,000 cineastes from around the world unite for one week to screen and vote on a favorite work from a lineup of international short films. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students (with school ID), $7 members. Free for film stars. 

Watch Trailer

 
For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Oct
2
Sat
Manhattan Short Film Festival Weekend
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival Weekend

A favorite annual tradition that the Wadsworth missed participating in last year, over 100,000 cineastes from around the world unite for one week to screen and vote on a favorite work from a lineup of international short films. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students (with school ID), $7 members. Free for film stars. 

*Film preceded at 1pm by a docent-led tour of works from around the world. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to purchase a Tour+Film ticket at no extra cost.

Watch Trailer

For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Oct
3
Sun
Manhattan Short Film Festival Weekend
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival Weekend

A favorite annual tradition that the Wadsworth missed participating in last year, over 100,000 cineastes from around the world unite for one week to screen and vote on a favorite work from a lineup of international short films. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students (with school ID), $7 members. Free for film stars. 

*Film preceded at 1pm by a docent-led tour of works from around the world. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to purchase a Tour+Film ticket at no extra cost.

Watch Trailer

For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Oct
17
Sun
Film: Alice Neel
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Alice Neel

Filmmaker Andrew Neel, Alice Neel’s grandson, puts together the pieces of the painter’s life using intimate one-on-one interviews and personal archival video footage. The documentary explores the artist’s personal challenges and tragedies, and Alice Neel’s legacy. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students (with school ID), $7 members. Free for film stars. 

*Film preceded at 1pm by a gallery talk with curator Patricia Hickson in Discovering Rose Fried’s Nephew by Alice Neel. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to purchase a Tour+Film ticket at no extra cost.

2007. US. 81 min. Not Rated. Directed by Andrew Neel.

For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
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.
Dec
11
Sat
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy | Virtual Production
Dec 11 – Dec 31 all-day
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy | Virtual Production

“The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy”—the rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance is returning to delight audiences. Stream the production along with the 25 minute documentary short film, “The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy: 10 Years in the Making” by CineVerite Productions, until December 31. Click here to watch.

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.