Calendar of Events

Dec
21
Fri
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, close at 5 pm and will not be on view during this event.

 

 

Dec
22
Sat
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, close at 5 pm and will not be on view during this event.

 

Dec
23
Sun
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, is not included with your ticket to this event.

 

Jul
27
Sat
Peruvian Fiestas Patrias
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Peruvian Independence day celebrationCelebrate Fiestas Patrias—Peru’s Independence Day—at the Wadsworth. A docent-guided tour highlights Peruvian artworks in the museum’s collection, and the fiesta includes live music, Peruvian dancers, complimentary snacks, and cash bar. Free.

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Peru in Hartford.

Oct
12
Sat
Film | Munch in Hell (Munch i helvete)
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Munch in Hell (Munch i helvete)
Preceded each day by a 1:15pm focus tour of Munch’s works Landscape at Hvitsten and Aasgaardstrand.

Despite the fact that his work The Scream has become one of the most iconic images of world art, the artist Edvard Munch still suffers from a lack of appreciation in his home country of Norway. Munch left extensive notes, letters, literary works, and even drafts for an autobiography, all of which give insight into his private thoughts and reactions to the public scandals and bureaucratic harassments he suffered. This documentary allows the painter to tell his own story and reveals another side of his life and character–he was witty, practical, and determined.

2018. Norway. 72 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Stig Anderson.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Oct
13
Sun
Film | Munch in Hell (Munch i helvete)
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Munch in Hell (Munch i helvete)
Preceded each day by a 1:15pm focus tour of Munch’s works Landscape at Hvitsten and Aasgaardstrand.

Despite the fact that his work The Scream has become one of the most iconic images of world art, the artist Edvard Munch still suffers from a lack of appreciation in his home country of Norway. Munch left extensive notes, letters, literary works, and even drafts for an autobiography, all of which give insight into his private thoughts and reactions to the public scandals and bureaucratic harassments he suffered. This documentary allows the painter to tell his own story and reveals another side of his life and character–he was witty, practical, and determined.

2018. Norway. 72 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Stig Anderson.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Oct
25
Fri
Film | Sprinter
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Film | Sprinter

Black Film Weekend opening night! Screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

6pm: Cash bar opens
7pm: Film
9pm: Reception with director Storm Saulter

This riveting film tells of a Jamaican teenage sprinter who struggles to find himself while grappling with the fact that his mother left home and migrated to the US to help support the family. Left behind are his alcoholic father and a brother who once was a champion runner, but who has since turned to crime as a way to make a living. The screening will be followed by a reception with director Storm Saulter and actor Dale Elliott. 

2018. Jamaica/US. 114 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Storm Saulter. Starring Lorraine Toussaint, David Alan Grier, Dale Elliott.

Film and Reception: $28; $25 members; free for Film Stars. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Regular film admission applies if attending film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

Oct
27
Sun
Film | Reggae Boyz
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Reggae Boyz

Black Film Weekend screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

Preceded at 1:15pm by a tour of Afrocosmologies. Free with film admission.
Producer Sara Nodjoumi will be present for the screening. 

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to inspire its people by qualifying their national soccer team—the “Reggae Boyz”—for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, a colorful German coach enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with legendary reggae musicians and a Rastafarian factory worker to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. 

2019. Germany. 75 min. Not Rated. Directed by Till Schauder.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

May
16
Sat
New England Ballet Theatre | The Carnival of the Animals and Contemporary Works CANCELED
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
New England Ballet Theatre | The Carnival of the Animals and Contemporary Works CANCELED

This performance is canceled. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all programs are canceled until further notice. The museum is actively reviewing our public programming schedule in line with state and local guidance. Learn more about the Wadsworth response to COVID-19.

An original production of The Carnival of the Animals debuts alongside new works by choreographers Nathan Crewe-Kluge, Calvin Bittner, and Rachael Gnatowski. This family friendly ballet will include New England Ballet Theatre company artists, local guest artists, and student performers. For information and tickets visit neballettheatre.com.

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.