Calendar of Events

Jun
21
Sun
Jazz Brunch | Father’s Day: Artists Collective CANCELED
Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm
Jazz Brunch | Father's Day: Artists Collective CANCELED

This program  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.

Celebrate Father’s Day with a buffet brunch in the Untitled Bistro and enjoy live jazz by the Artists Collective. Tickets include museum admission, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

There are two seatings, one at 10:30am & one at 12:30pm. 

$39; $29 members. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance.

Jul
2
Fri
POSTPONED: Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POSTPONED: Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio

This event is postponed due to rain and will take place Friday, July 9.

Kick off Hartford Bonanza weekend at the Wadsworth. In collaboration with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, the front lawn is activated by DJs provided by Cafeteria. Hairstylist and salon owner Carmen Veal Conway leads a discussion and demo of textured hair styling at 5:30pm. Tours at 6pm and 7pm offer the opportunity to learn more about Leonardo Drew’s work. A basketball hoop on Atheneum Square North brings the party around the building. Free ice cream provided by the Ice Cream for a Dream truck while supplies last. In the case of inclement weather the Lawn Party will take place on Friday, July 9; 5-8pm.

Free. Cash bar and food trucks on site for refreshments and snacks. 

In conjunction with Leonardo Drew: Two Projects.

Jul
30
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz

Curated by artist Leonardo Drew, King Kong kicks off this summer film series. A film crew and cast making a movie on a tropical island discover a gigantic ape who takes a liking to the female star. The ape is captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1933. USA. 100 min. Not Rated. Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

Aug
6
Fri
Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out

Recording artist Tang Sauce’s United Outkast presents a Hip Hop experience with live DJ, dancers, and rap performances. New Haven’s experimental soul ensemble Phat A$tronaut takes the stage to perform meticulously crafted arrangements. The Lost Tribe, a drum-centered Afro-funk fusion ensemble, led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant closes out the lawn party jam session from 7–8pm.

Free. Cash bar and food trucks on site for refreshments and snacks.

In conjunction with Leonardo Drew: Two Projects.

Live Music and Summer Film Series | A Raisin in the Sun Preceded by the Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out
Aug 6 @ 8:15 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | A Raisin in the Sun Preceded by the Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out

This summer film series is curated by artist Leonardo Drew. A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a working-class Black family living in Chicago who learns they will be receiving a substantial insurance check. Each member of the family begins to dream about what to do with the money. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

5-8pm: Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out; 8:15pm: Film screening

1961. USA. 132 min. Not Rated. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee. Directed by Daniel Petrie.

This screening is supported by My People Community Services & BSL Educational Foundation Inc.
Aug
13
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Gloria Preceded by Music Performed by Nekita Waller
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Gloria Preceded by Music Performed by Nekita Waller

This film series is curated by artist Leonardo Drew. Gloria tells the story of a young boy who’s family is killed by the Mob. A neighbor becomes his reluctant guardian, and the two go on the run with a notebook that the mobsters are desperate to retrieve. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1980. USA. 122 min. Rated PG. Starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames. Directed by John Cassavetes.

Aug
20
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Beasts of the Southern Wild Preceded by Blues by Acute Inflections
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Beasts of the Southern Wild Preceded by Blues by Acute Inflections

This film series is curated by artist Leonardo Drew. The exceptionally lensed fantastical drama Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a six-year-old girl who must learn the ways of courage and love while facing both her father’s fading health and melting ice caps that flood her bayou community. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

2012. USA. 93 min. Rated PG-13. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry. Directed by Benh Zeitlin (Wesleyan University graduate).

Supported by My People Community Services & BSL Educational Foundation Inc.
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.