Calendar of Events

Jun
9
Sat
Juneteenth Family Day: Strength in Community
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore what makes a house a home, what makes a neighborhood beautiful, and what makes a community strong. Enjoy family-friendly performances, art-making, tours, and more! Free admission.

Click here to view the full schedule.

Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

 

Jun
21
Thu
Make Music Hartford
Jun 21 all-day

Free. Music. Everywhere.

Hartford will join hundreds of cities worldwide on the longest day of the year to celebrate Make Music Day, coordinated by the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Musicians of all kinds will put on free concerts throughout the city, including the front lawn of the Wadsworth Atheneum and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Stop by to listen and enjoy! Visit makemusicday.org/hartford for more information.

Aug
2
Thu
Art After Dark: Caribbean Celebration
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art After Dark: Caribbean Celebration

Enjoy an energetic performance by FriendZWorldMusic, plus tours, art activities, body art, and a screening of Black Panther at 8pm. Complimentary snacks and cash bar.

Tickets $10/$5 members; purchase at the door.

 

Art After Dark: Caribbean Celebration is supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Presented in collaboration with the Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival.

Dec
21
Fri
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, close at 5 pm and will not be on view during this event.

 

 

Dec
22
Sat
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, close at 5 pm and will not be on view during this event.

 

Dec
23
Sun
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, is not included with your ticket to this event.

 

Jan
6
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Nekita Waller Trio
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy à la carte brunch in the Untitled Bistro featuring live music by the Nekita Waller Trio. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm; tickets are $38/$28 members.

Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone. Tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service. 

Jan
27
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Atla and Matt DeChamplain Trio
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy à la carte brunch in the Untitled Bistro featuring live jazz by the Atla and Matt DeChamplain Trio. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm; tickets are $38/$28 members.

Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone. Tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service. 

Feb
17
Sun
Jazz Brunch: John Brighenti and Orice Jenkins in a Tribute to Nat King Cole
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy à la carte brunch in the Untitled Bistro featuring live jazz by John Brighenti and Orice Jenkins in a Tribute to Nat King Cole. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm; tickets are $38/$28 members.

Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone. Tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service. 

Feb
24
Sun
Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series: Land Sea Sky
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

A delightful and elegant soundscape of music complements the exhibition Sean Scully: LandlineMozart’s eerily elegant Adagio and Rondo, K. 617 features a prominent keyboard part originally performed on glass harmonica, which will be performed on Celesta.  German composer Louis Spohr was enamored with Mozart, and this infatuation is apparent in his Septet in A minor, Op. 147 which interweaves delightfully intricate piano lines with expertly balanced wind and string writing, creating a playful and sophisticated soundscape. Sergei Prokofiev’s Quintet, Op. 39 complements the program with its fiery and mysterious tone.

$30; $25 members and Hartford Symphony Orchestra subscribers. Call (860) 987-5900 or visit hartfordsymphony.org to purchase tickets.

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.