Calendar of Events

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.

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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.
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.

Feb
19
Sat
Conservator Talk | Maria Martins and Germaine Richier
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conservator Talk | Maria Martins and Germaine Richier

Objects conservator Casey Mallinckrodt discusses the study and conservation treatments of bronze sculptures by two women artists from the twentieth century: Ma Chanson (1943) by Brazilian artist Maria Martins and The Bat (1956) by French artist Germaine Richier. The Wadsworth is grateful for support from the Bank of America Conservation Project Grant in funding the conservation of these two important sculptures. Free with admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop. 

Mar
13
Sun
Curator Talk: Nevine Mahmoud / MATRIX 188
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk: Nevine Mahmoud / MATRIX 188

Nevine Mahmoud’s sculptural works invite a feminist exploration of nature and the body through dark humor, dramatic textures, vibrant colors, and surprising materials. Join curator Patricia Hickson on a walk-through of Mahmoud’s MATRIX exhibition for an inside look at the artist’s playful exploration of organic forms and purposeful choice of rigorous materials. Free with admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop. 

Aug
5
Fri
Conservator Talk with Allen Kosanovich: Ribalta’s “The Ecstasy of Saint Francis: The Vision of the Musical Angel”
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conservator Talk with Allen Kosanovich: Ribalta’s "The Ecstasy of Saint Francis: The Vision of the Musical Angel"

Catalan painter Francisco Ribalta vividly captured religious images at the turn of the seventeenth century, positioning himself as one of the major figures of the early Baroque. Paintings conservator Allen Kosanovich examines an in-process treatment of Ribalta’s The Ecstasy of Saint Francis: The Vision of the Musical Angel (c. 1620–1625), discussing how these efforts address the results of four hundred years of aging and numerous restoration attempts. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Jan
14
Sat
Film | Lino Tagliapietra: The Making of a Maestro (2020, 60 minutes)
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Lino Tagliapietra: The Making of a Maestro (2020, 60 minutes)

Lino Tagliapietra is one of the greatest glassblowers in history. Bridging the divide between Italian and American glassblowing, Tagliapietra‘s career has crossed continents and inspired a new generation of glassblowers. Now in his eighties, he is a mentor, motivator, and visionary who continues to push the boundaries of the medium. Don’t miss Tagliapietra’s work on view in Fired Up: Glass Today. $9; $7 seniors and students with ID; $6 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included. 

Jan
15
Sun
Film | Lino Tagliapietra: The Making of a Maestro (2020, 60 minutes)
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Lino Tagliapietra: The Making of a Maestro (2020, 60 minutes)

Lino Tagliapietra is one of the greatest glassblowers in history. Bridging the divide between Italian and American glassblowing, Tagliapietra‘s career has crossed continents and inspired a new generation of glassblowers. Now in his eighties, he is a mentor, motivator, and visionary who continues to push the boundaries of the medium. Don’t miss Tagliapietra’s work on view in Fired Up: Glass Today. $9; $7 seniors and students with ID; $6 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included. This screening is preceded by a 1pm tour of Fired Up: Glass Today. Docent tour is free with registration.

Jan
21
Sat
Film | Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire (2015, 75 minutes)
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire (2015, 75 minutes)

Since 1971, the Pilchuck Glass School has pushed the limits of glass, a medium that can last centuries or shatter in an instant. Through the story of this small but highly influential school in the Pacific Northwest, Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire reveals the remarkable convergence of visionary individuals like Dale Chihuly, regional culture, and good timing to explain how and why Pilchuck and the studio glass movement blossomed. Tour Fired Up: Glass Today before the film. $9; $7 seniors and students with ID; $6 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included. Docent tour is free with advance registration. 

Jan
22
Sun
Film | Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire (2015, 75 minutes)
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire (2015, 75 minutes)

Since 1971, the Pilchuck Glass School has pushed the limits of glass, a medium that can last centuries or shatter in an instant. Through the story of this small but highly influential school in the Pacific Northwest, Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire reveals the remarkable convergence of visionary individuals like Dale Chihuly, regional culture, and good timing to explain how and why Pilchuck and the studio glass movement blossomed. Tour Fired Up: Glass Today before the film. $9; $7 seniors and students with ID; $6 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included. Docent tour is free with advance registration.