Calendar of Events

Programs take place in the museum unless otherwise specified. Click here for public tour registration.
Highlights Tours | Thursdays–Sundays, 12:30 & 2pm
Family Tour: Eyes on Art | Every Second Saturday, 12:15pm

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.
Sep
17
Fri
Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio

Celebrate the end of summer with our final lawn party of the season. Cafeteria Radio will activate the front lawn with DJs. Revisionist Films will premiere unseen Leonardo Drew footage that highlights the artist’s work and creative process. A basketball hoop on Atheneum Square North brings the party around the building. 

Cash bar, as well No Pork On Dis Fork LLC, SoulFully Vegan, and Ice Cream for a Dream food trucks on site for refreshments and snacks.

In conjunction with Leonardo Drew: Two Projects.

Nov
4
Thu
Gallery Music
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Gallery Music

Listen to live period music performed on the lute by Petra Jenkinson during your visit to By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800. Free with museum admission.

Nov
21
Sun
Gallery Music
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Gallery Music

Listen to live period music performed on the lute by Petra Jenkinson during your visit to By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800. Free with museum admission.

Dec
16
Thu
Gallery Music
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Gallery Music

Listen to live period music performed on the lute by Petra Jenkinson during your visit to By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800. Free with museum admission.

May
15
Sun
Music in the Galleries: Samuel DeCaprio
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Music in the Galleries: Samuel DeCaprio

Explore the works on view in Avery Court while you listen to an informal musical performance by classical cellist and Connecticut Original Samuel DeCaprio. Free with museum admission.

Image courtesy of Samuel DeCaprio

Jun
4
Sat
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Hartford Gay Men's Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford

Join the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus for their 10th Anniversary Concert Singing from the Heart of Hartford. For the past decade, HGMC has journeyed through songs from Broadway, popular artists, holidays music, and classics from many cultures and decades. The evening features some of the chorus’s favorite songs in a celebratory performance to remember. $30-45. For tickets and information, visit www.hgmc.org.

Jun
5
Sun
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford

Join the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus for their 10th Anniversary Concert Singing from the Heart of Hartford. For the past decade, HGMC has journeyed through songs from Broadway, popular artists, holidays music, and classics from many cultures and decades. The evening features some of the chorus’s favorite songs in a celebratory performance to remember. $30-45. For tickets and information, visit www.hgmc.org.

Jun
12
Sun
Music in the Galleries: Voce Concitato
Jun 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Music in the Galleries: Voce Concitato

Explore the works on view in Morgan Great Hall while you listen to an informal musical performance by Connecticut-based vocal ensemble Voce Concitato (Alice Matteson, soprano; Meredith Neumann, alto; Noah Hay, tenor; Matthew Cramer, bass-baritone) accompanied by harpsichordist Stephen Gamboa-Diaz. The ensemble will perform works from the late-Renaissance through the Baroque. Free with museum admission.

Images courtesy of Voce Concitato and Stephen Gamboa-Diaz