Calendar of Events

May
14
Thu
Lecture | Jed Perl on Calder POSTPONED
May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Lecture | Jed Perl on Calder POSTPONED

This event is postponed. A new date will be announced when available.

5pm reception and gallery viewing, 6pm lecture

Legendary art critic Jed Perl discusses his new book about Alexander Calder, Calder: The Conquest of Space: The Later Years 1940–1976, and Calder’s work in Hartford. Free. Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North.

Feb
4
Thu
Artist Talk: Sonya Clark's Blackened and Bleached
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Artist Sonya Clark uses the Confederate Battle Flag to examine how the symbols of white supremacy and slavery haunt us. Join a brief presentation about the concept anchoring the Wadsworth’s recent acquisition of Sonya Clark’s Blackened and Bleached (2015) to consider how Clark challenges the resonant power of the Confederate flag and how her interventions complicate history, conservation, and preservation. Co-Sponsored with the Costume and Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

May
5
Wed
Virtual Program: Plaster Casts and New Ways of Seeing the Past
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Program: Plaster Casts and New Ways of Seeing the Past

The long tradition of studying and drawing plaster cast reproductions of sculptures for artistic training is exemplified by artists such as Matisse, Rodin, Picasso, and Paul Manship, who studied plaster casts of ancient Greek sculpture while pioneering modernism. In conjunction with the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern, Fairfield University professor of art history, Katherine Schwab provides context for the importance of plaster casts as vehicles for learning.

May
27
Thu
New York in the 1920s: Art, Architecture, and the City
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New York in the 1920s: Art, Architecture, and the City

During the 1920s, New York achieved world renown as the quintessential skyscraper metropolis. Gail Fenske, professor of architecture at Roger Williams University, explores the art and architecture that infused the city with a powerful sense of place, capturing the imaginations of artists and filmmakers, among them Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Fritz Lang, and Paul Manship. In conjunction with Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern.

Jun
22
Tue
Virtual Program: Bronze, Iron, and Silk in the 1920s
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Program: Bronze, Iron, and Silk in the 1920s

Emily Orr, curator of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, explores the unexpected relationship that emerged between textiles and metalwork as the American silk industry expanded in the 1920s. In conjunction with the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern. Co-sponsored with the Wadsworth’s Costume & Textile Society.

Oct
7
Thu
Lecture: By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800: The Exhibition and Its Making with Oliver Tostmann
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lecture: By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800: The Exhibition and Its Making with Oliver Tostmann

Exhibition viewing: 5pm | In museum
Lecture: 6 pm | In theater

Curator Oliver Tostmann offers insights and reflections on curating the special exhibition and discusses its relevance today. Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.

NOTE: There will be a live stream of this program. Use this link to watch virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eJiAS9dkQxi_-pdeaovBTw

 
For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Oct
14
Thu
The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art with Leonardo Drew
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art with Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew’s installations at the Wadsworth speak to his fascination with the life cycle of material decomposition and transformation. Drew discusses his works at the Wadsworth, his practice, and how he invites audiences to engage with his compositions. Free and open to the public. Registration strongly encouraged.

5pm | Meet the Art–galleries and front lawn
6pm | Lecture—in theater

NOTE: There will be a live stream of this program with closed captioning. Use this link to watch virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__6uZWA9BTYmojQ6IjkGwBQ

 

The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund.

For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.

Image: Portrait of Leonardo Drew by Randy Dodson. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Oct
28
Thu
Lecture: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Artemisia’s Adventures
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lecture: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Artemisia's Adventures

The women artists in By Her Hand are outstanding for their persistence and their talents. Elizabeth Cropper, Dean Emerita of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, will focus on the persistence and fortitude of Artemisia Gentileschi, suggesting that we still have much to learn from her life and work despite the advances of women, and especially women artists, over the centuries. Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.

5pm exhibition viewing, 6pm lecture

NOTE: There will be a live stream of this program. Use this link to watch virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BigVzkw5TvCJAYJ4uQGdug

This lecture is supported by the Trinity College Department of Fine Arts and the James F. and Isabelle S.C. English Fund.

 
For all programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Mar
3
Thu
Docent Memorial Lecture | Milton Avery: An Introduction
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Docent Memorial Lecture | Milton Avery: An Introduction

In-person tickets are SOLD OUT. Click here to register for the live stream via Zoom.

Join Edith Devaney, managing director and curator for David Hockney Inc. and the David Hockney Foundation and the organizing curator of the retrospective exhibition Milton Avery, as she sheds light on the trajectory of Milton Avery’s career and his place in American modern art. Devaney will explore the artist’s sophisticated and profound understanding of color. Free and open to the public. 5–6pm Exhibition viewing, 6pm Lecture

This lecture is generously sponsored by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum. 
May
11
Wed
Canceled | Public Lecture: American Art Nouveau Ceramics
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canceled | Public Lecture: American Art Nouveau Ceramics

Due to unforeseen circumstances this lecture has been canceled.