Calendar of Events

Feb
10
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Feb
24
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Mar
10
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Mar
24
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Apr
28
Thu
Virtual Program | MATRIX Past and Present: Nevine Mahmoud and Pipilotti Rist in Conversation
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Program | MATRIX Past and Present: Nevine Mahmoud and Pipilotti Rist in Conversation

The works of Nevine Mahmoud (MATRIX 188) and Pipilotti Rist (MATRIX 136) converge in their feminist approaches to examining gender, sexuality, and the body through the lens of contemporary media culture. Drop in on Mahmoud and Rist as they discuss their respective practices, gravitation towards rigorous mediums, and blending of humor and intimacy in their work. 

May
17
Tue
Virtual Program: In Milton’s Footsteps
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Program: In Milton's Footsteps

Did you know that Milton Avery spent his formative years in the Hartford area? Join curator Erin Monroe for a virtual talk In Milton’s Footsteps, showcasing the downtown art scene at the turn of the 20th century. Richly illustrated with archival documents and historic photographs, Monroe will highlight the locations that helped shaped one of the 20th century’s preeminent painters, from art student to emerging modern artist. 

This event is presented in partnership with the Auerbach Library Associates and the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. 
Aug
4
Thu
MATRIX Past and Present: Naama Tsabar and Laurie Anderson in Conversation
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MATRIX Past and Present: Naama Tsabar and Laurie Anderson in Conversation

Naama Tsabar (MATRIX 189) and Laurie Anderson (MATRIX 46) engage performance and sound as pivotal components in their creative practices. Listen in as Tsabar and Anderson discuss how they use sound as a medium for artmaking, challenge the stereotypes of musical genres through experimentation, and reveal the feminist dialogues at play in their work. Free virtual program. 

Oct
4
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members: Van Gogh’s Biography Through His Self-Portraits 
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members: Van Gogh’s Biography Through His Self-Portraits 

Vincent van Gogh’s 1887 Self-Portrait recently returned to the Wadsworth after joining fifteen of the artist’s self-portraits from collections around the world in a landmark exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London. For more than a century, these works have played a key role in our perception of the famous post-impressionist, his life, and his art. This special lunchtime presentation by Dr. Karen Serres, Curator of Paintings at the Courtauld, gives Wadsworth members the chance to look anew at this beloved painting in our collection. Virtual program. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

Nov
1
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members: Discoveries in Early Photography at the Wadsworth
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members: Discoveries in Early Photography at the Wadsworth

Hear about newly discovered early photographs from the collection from the 1840s through the 1940s in a conversation between Allen Phillips, Collection Imaging and Publications Manager, and Director Dr. Matthew Hargraves. Virtual program. Email invitations will be sent with registration links.

Nov
10
Thu
MATRIX Past and Present: Stephanie Syjuco and Byron Kim in Conversation 
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MATRIX Past and Present: Stephanie Syjuco and Byron Kim in Conversation 

Artists Stephanie Syjuco (MATRIX 190) and Byron Kim (MATRIX 125) discuss their respective MATRIX exhibitions, their creative practices, and how they approach themes of identity, representation, and history in their work. MATRIX Past and Present is an ongoing series of conversations leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the MATRIX exhibitions program at the Wadsworth in 2025. Virtual program. Free with required registration.