Calendar of Events

Nov
3
Sat
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

PAN’S LABYRINTH (EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO)
In the Francoist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Over 200 film award nominations and wins.
2006. Spain. 118 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Nov
4
Sun
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Nosferatu (Silent Film with Live Music)
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Nosferatu (Silent Film with Live Music)

A screening of the silent film Nosferatu (1922) accompanied by live music performed by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton.

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

In this seminal German Expressionist horror film, the mysterious vampire Count Orlok summons a man to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains.
1922. Germany. 81 min. Not Rated. Silent. B&W. Directed by F. W. Murnau.

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Admission: $20; $15 members.

Nov
8
Thu
Monsters & Myths Film Series: The Interpreter
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

THE INTERPRETER
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia and realizes his parents were executed by the man. He sets out to seek revenge against the officer, but finds instead his 70-year-old son. The two set off together on a bittersweet journey of discovery.
2016. Slovakia. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Martin Sulik.

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All Showtimes
November 8, 7pm
November 10, 2pm
November 11, 2pm

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Nov
10
Sat
Monsters & Myths Film Series: The Interpreter
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

THE INTERPRETER
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia and realizes his parents were executed by the man. He sets out to seek revenge against the officer, but finds instead his 70-year-old son. The two set off together on a bittersweet journey of discovery.
2016. Slovakia. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Martin Sulik.

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All Showtimes
November 8, 7pm
November 10, 2pm
November 11, 2pm

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Nov
11
Sun
Gallery Tour: Monsters & Myths
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Before the Sunday Serenade concert, join a tour of Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s—the first major exhibition to focus on the relationship between Surrealist art and war.

Free with museum admission for Sunday Serenades ticket. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Monsters & Myths Film Series: The Interpreter
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

THE INTERPRETER
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia and realizes his parents were executed by the man. He sets out to seek revenge against the officer, but finds instead his 70-year-old son. The two set off together on a bittersweet journey of discovery.
2016. Slovakia. 113 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Martin Sulik.

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All Showtimes
November 8, 7pm
November 10, 2pm
November 11, 2pm

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Nov
14
Wed
Lecture: Wallace Stevens & Surrealism
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm

Lecture: Wallace Stevens & Surrealism

Located at the UConn-Hartford campus, The Hartford Times Building, Room 145.
The first book by Hartford poet Wallace Stevens, Harmonium (1923), records the spirit of New York Dada, a precursor of Surrealism. During the 1930s, Stevens developed a new kind of poetry in response to the Surrealist art he saw at the Wadsworth Atheneum. His breakthrough poem, “The Man with the Blue Guitar” (1937), was inspired by a painting by Picasso. Learn more about the influence of Surrealist art on Stevens in this lecture by University of Connecticut professor, Glen Macleod. In conjunction with the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s.

Free admission.

This lecture is part of the series UConn Celebrates Wallace Stevens in Hartford. It includes a lecture on October 10, 2018 about Wallace Stevens by the critic Marjorie Perloff with the poet Susan Howe; and a reading on October 24, 2018 by Dennis Barone and James Finnegan from their anthology Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens.

 

Dec
13
Thu
Gallery Talk: Surrealism in Exile
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join curator Oliver Tostmann and Yale University Art Gallery curator Frauke Josenhans for an exploration of loss and disruption when tenuous political situations threatened the homelands, lifestyles, and culture of the Surrealist artists. In conjunction with the special exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Dec
16
Sun
Monsters & Myths by Haven String Quartet
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths by Haven String Quartet

This program focuses on Bela Bartok’s Sixth String Quartet, written in 1939. In addition to his mother’s ill health, Bartok was at the time coping with feelings of betrayal resulting in part from Hungary signing a non-aggression agreement with Nazi Germany in 1937. As part of the pact, Hungary annexed parts of Czechoslovakia in 1938 following the German invasion.

The Sixth Quartet is centered on a recurring theme marked “Mesto,” which means “melancholy, or “sad,” juxtaposed with fragmented parodies of traditional Hungarian music. Music of Bartok’s contemporaries—those who used elements of Surrealism as well as folkflorist and other related techniques—will also be featured.

Tickets are $38/$28 members.

 

Dec
30
Sun
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Joyeux Noel
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths Film Series: Joyeux Noel

The six films in this series highlight some of the themes found in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, which is on view from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Tours of the exhibition will precede indicated screenings at 1:15 pm.
These tours are included with film admission.

JOYEUX NOEL
Based on a true story, the film is set in December of 1914, when an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of life. Uplifting.
2005. France. 116 min. Rated PG-13. Directed by Christian Carion.

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Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.