Calendar of Events

May
5
Sat
Elephant Ballet: The Swan Song of Edward Gorey
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about Edward Gorey’s artistic biography in a lively discussion of his work with Gorey expert and aficionado James Edwards, professor of art at UMass Dartmouth.

This lecture derives from the exhibition ‘E’ is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey on view in 2014 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. It explores how Edward Gorey’s art collection shaped his motivations, visual language, and the very content of his work. While Gorey’s life experiences may have been limited geographically, the personal collection he left behind is magnificent in range.

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour: Gorey’s Worlds
May 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join a docent for a tour of the special exhibition Gorey’s Worlds.

Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.

May
6
Sun
Tour: Gorey’s Worlds
May 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join a docent for a tour of the special exhibition Gorey’s Worlds.

Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.

Jun
7
Thu
Art After Dark: Rock the Kasbah
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the exhibition Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage at Art After Dark.

Featuring:

  • Belly dancing demos and lessons by Arthur Murray Dance Centers
  • Live music by Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble
  • Exhibition tour with curator Erin Monroe at 6pm
  • Docent-led exhibition tour at 7pm
  • An art activity exploring the intricate shapes and patterns Church might have encountered during his travels
  • Bazaar filled with items for sale, such as olive oil, za’atar seasoning, oya necklaces, Turkish towels, and olive oil soap
  • A screening of Caramel at 8pm

 

Tickets $10/$5 members; purchase at the door.

 

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.

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.