Calendar of Events

Oct
27
Fri
Film: Ragtime
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice.

RAGTIME

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

1981. USA. 155 min. Rated PG. Directed by Milos Forman.

Arrive early in your most dapper tweeds and beads to enjoy our Gilded Age Happy Hour from 5-8pm.

Free admission.

 

Nov
3
Fri
Art Talk & Performance: Alchemy and Faith
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm

Art Talk & Performance: Alchemy and Faith
5:30pm | Presentations
6:30pm | Reception
7pm | Performance

Tara Nummedal of Brown University and Donna Bilak of Columbia University will present the work of alchemists—mystics who alleged an ability to create gold—followed by a concert of early modern music based on alchemical symbols by the choral ensemble Les Canards Chanants.

Free and open to the public.

Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Nov
11
Sat
Second Saturdays: Stories & Ships
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Listen to seafaring stories with educators from Mystic Seaport, then look for ships, islands, and explorers in works of art. Create your own tale of daring and adventure on the high seas!

As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

Free Family Tours:
ABCs: Art, Books, Connections, 10:30–11am
Ask About Art, 11am–noon
Eyes on Art Family Tour, 11:30am–noon

 

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Nov
16
Thu
Member Morning: Morgan: Mind of the Collector
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast followed by a tour of Morgan: Mind of the Collector with senior curator Linda Roth. Plus, members take 20% off in the Museum Shop November 16-19! Reservations required, call (860) 838-4171.

This event is open to Wadsworth Atheneum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today!

 

Dec
1
Fri
World AIDS Day Concert
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

World AIDS Day Concert
6:30pm | Reception
7:30pm | Performance

Commemorate World AIDS Day with a concert by the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus. Free admission.

 

Co-sponsored by Community Health Services, CRT, Walgreens, and the City of Hartford.

Dec
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: Sounds of the Season
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate the sounds of the season during Festival of Trees & Traditions! Learn about seasonal customs from around the world and enjoy live musical performances.

As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

 

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Jan
13
Sat
Second Saturdays: Mirror, Mirror
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families:
Mirror, Mirror

Explore mirrors in art! Enjoy the sounds of Benjamin Tint Guitar and Studio while you create your own reflective masterpiece. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Free Family Tours:
ABCs: Art, Books, Connections, 10:30–11am
Ask About Art, 11am–noon
Eyes on Art Family Tour, 11:30am–noon

 

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Jan
15
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day
Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Dr. King said that “hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Join us to express love, celebrate community, and practice empathy for others through art-making, performances, tours, and more. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Free admission!

 

 

MUSIC, MOVEMENT & DIALOGUE

Empathy & Movement Workshop | 11am & 1pm
Participate in a movement workshop with the CT Center for Nonviolence and discover new ways to practice empathy in your own world (3o min).

Listening to Our Hearts | 11:30am
The Judy Dworin Performance Project presents live spoken word, dance and song, a tribute to strength, resilience, and possibility (30 min).

Hartt School Community Division | 12pm
Enjoy a live music performance by students of the Hartt School’s Community Division (30 min).

Dialogue: “The Other America” | 2pm
Participate in a collaborative reading of Dr. King’s 1967 speech “The Other America.” Then, join The Discover Center for a facilitated discussion about how the speech connects with our lives on the present day.

Dialogue: “I Have a Dream” | 3pm
Watch a recording of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, then join The Discover Center for a discussion.

Hartford’s Proud Drill, Drum & Dance Corp | 3pm
Move to the sounds of HPDDD and watch a unique dance and music performance outdoors (15 min). Then warm up with a free cup of hot chocolate or tea!

ART MAKING & MORE

Ask About Art | 50th Anniversary
Did you know that the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum has been introducing visitors to the museum for 50 years? To celebrate, find a docent next to one of 50 artworks in the galleries and Ask About Art!

Building the Beloved Community
Learn about art and urban spaces with the CT Center for Nonviolence, then design a building, home, or artwork to add to a collaborative cityscape display.

Share Your Warmth with the World
Decorate a coffee sleeve with a message of love and hope to share with a stranger. The sleeves will be handed out along with free hot chocolate and tea at 3pm on the Main Street Lawn.

Dr. King in Words
Create a unique collage with images and words of Dr. King and build a narrative of his life and legacy.

Artistic Inventions
How can you use art to change the world? Pick a problem you’d like to solve in your community, then use a mix of different materials to invent a solution.

Portrait of a Shoe
What would it be like to walk in your shoes? Write and illustrate a story about where your shoes take you.

 

Sponsored by United Health.

Feb
5
Mon
UConn Ensemble in Residence Program
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm

UConn Ensemble in Residence Program presents Philip Setzer with the UConn Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Harvey Felder
Featuring Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin

This performance is part of the Ensemble in Residence Program, established by UConn’s School of Fine Arts and Department of Music with an Academic Plan Grant from the Office of the Provost. Free and open to the public.

Feb
9
Fri
Member Preview: Gorey’s Worlds
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Museum members are invited to an exclusive first glimpse of the special exhibition Gorey’s Worlds, delving into the artistic inspiration of famed American author and illustrator Edward Gorey.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP by February 5 to (860) 838-4147 or membership@wadsworthatheneum.org.

This event is open to museum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today!