Calendar of Events

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.

 

Dec
30
Sun
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Joyeux Noel
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Joyeux Noel

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

JOYEUX NOEL
Based on a true story, the film is set in December of 1914, when an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of life. Uplifting.
2005. France. 116 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Christian Carion.

Watch Trailer

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

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.

May
13
Thu
Virtual Panel Discussion: Todd Gray: Euclidian Gris Gris
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Panel Discussion: Todd Gray: Euclidian Gris Gris

Zeynep Çelik Alexander, professor of art history at Columbia University and Neelika Jayawardane, professor of English at State University of New York-Oswego present research on the transatlantic slave trade, imperial gardens, classification systems, and colonial photography. Following the presentation, artist Todd Gray leads a discussion about how he examines these themes in his work, on view in MATRIX 186. Co-sponsored with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

 

Image: Todd Gray, Fair Game (Keep Your Head to the Sky), 2020. Four archival pigment prints with UV laminate in artist’s frames. Courtesy the collection of Christopher Scott and Cody Fitzsimmons.

 

 

Jun
2
Thu
Artist Talk | Naama Tsabar / MATRIX 189
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk | Naama Tsabar / MATRIX 189

5-6pm Gallery Viewing
6pm Artist Talk – In museum

Sculpture, installation, and performance intersect with sound in the works of artist Naama Tsabar. Listen in as Tsabar explores her approach to creating interactive sound sculptures and learn about her process for building site-specific performances with local communities of women and gender non-conforming performers. Free with required registration.

Sep
10
Sat
CANCELED | Performance: Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6)
Sep 10 @ 2:00 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.

Sep
11
Sun
CANCELED | Performance: Melodies of Certain Damage (Opus 6)
Sep 11 @ 2:00 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. 

Feb
2
Thu
Artist Conversation: Matt Paweski / MATRIX 191 with Matt Paweski and Jared Quinton
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm
Artist Conversation: Matt Paweski / MATRIX 191 with Matt Paweski and Jared Quinton

5pm gallery viewing, 6pm conversation

Artist Matt Paweski and curator Jared Quinton discuss the new suite of tabletop and wall-mounted works made for the artist’s MATRIX exhibition. Join us in the galleries before the program for a first look at the exhibition. Free with required registration.