Calendar of Events

Jun
13
Sat
Viva Peru Film Series | Cooking Up Dreams (De ollas y sueños) | CANCELED
Jun 13 @ 4:30 pm
Viva Peru Film Series | Cooking Up Dreams (De ollas y sueños) | CANCELED

This film 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.

Free screening presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru (Consulado General Del Perú) and producer Carla Salinas.

From the most humble family kitchens to the poshest restaurants, from stories of pioneering Peruvian chefs abroad to those who preserve ancient recipes at home, this documentary explores Peruvian cuisine.

Film and dinner: $60; $55 members. Film only: free.

2009. Peru|Brazil. 75 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Ernesto Cabellos. Starring Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adrià, Juan María Arzak.

Jun
21
Sun
Jazz Brunch | Father’s Day: Artists Collective CANCELED
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am
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. 

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.

Jun
25
Thu
Guided Austin House Visit | CANCELED
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm

Austin House

This tour is canceled. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Austin House tours 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.

Located two miles from the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford’s West End, the Austin House, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest object in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection and is the former home of A. Everett “Chick” Austin, Jr., the museum’s director from 1927–1944. Click here for a complete description and photos of the house.

With a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund, guests are invited to visit the Austin House and also receive same-day admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Advance reservations are required, and groups are limited to 12 visitors. Guests will meet their docent at the Austin House, located at 130 Scarborough Street, Hartford.

Parking:
Parking is available in the driveway in front of the house. Restroom facilities are not available at the Austin House, and guests are encouraged to plan in advance for their comfort.

Accessibility:
Due to its unusual architecture, the house is not wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator service to the second floor. Verbally-descriptive tours of non-accessible areas of the house are available with a reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Reserve Your Visit:
Austin House visits are arranged on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 3pm, and on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3pm.

Thursdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 24 hours in advance.

Saturdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 48 hours in advance.

If available, “day-of” reservations may be made in-person at the Wadsworth.

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.