Calendar of Events

Nov
16
Fri
Member Shopping Day
Nov 16 all-day

Wadsworth Atheneum members receive 20% off in the Museum Shop both in store and online.

Not a member? Join or renew today!

Member Morning: Pictures, Words and Music
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Members enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Untitled Bistro and a tour of Pictures, Words and Music with Wm. Frank Mitchell, Ph.D., Executive Director and Curator at Large at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Plus—members take 20% off in the Museum Shop all day!

Reservations required, please call (860) 838-4070.

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

Jan
23
Wed
Member Event | American Moderns in Watercolor: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm

Begin your evening with cocktails and culinary delights from Mill Restaurant Group then join Erin Monroe, Associate Curator of American Painting & Sculpture, for an in-depth tour of American Moderns in Watercolor, featuring selections from the museum’s impressive holdings of watercolor masterworks.

This event is open to Society of Daniel Wadsworth and Atheneum Associates members. If you would like to upgrade your membership, please contact Mary-Ellen Callahan at MaryEllen.Callahan@ wadsworthatheneum.org.

Feb
21
Thu
Society of Daniel Wadsworth & Atheneum Associates Preview of Sean Scully: Landline
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Be the first to preview the highly anticipated exhibition Sean Scully: Landline. Society of Daniel Wadsworth and Atheneum Associates members are invited for an intimate reception with artist Sean Scully and Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art, Patricia Hickson. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and conversation, then preview the exhibition before artist remarks at 7pm. Following artist remarks, the evening continues in Avery Court. 

Member Preview of Sean Scully: Landline
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Landline series represents a dramatic shift in the work of one of today’s most important abstract artists. Be among the first to view the exhibition and meet the artist.

Members of the Society of Daniel Wadsworth and Atheneum Associates are invited to arrive at 6pm for an intimate reception with artist Sean Scully and Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art, Patricia Hickson. At 7pm all Wadsworth members are invited hear from the artist and explore this highly anticipated exhibition. Following artist remarks at 7pm, the evening continues with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and music in Avery Court.

Please RSVP by February 14 to membership@wadsworthatheneum.org or (860) 838-4070

 

Sean Scully: Landline is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, in association with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Mar
29
Fri
Members Only | Behind the Scenes in the Art Studio
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This hands-on artmaking event is for museum members only. Spend an hour making art with the Museum’s Resident Teaching Artist, followed by a social hour with cocktails and light refreshments. Get a peek into how our education staff plans and hosts art activities for the community. Limited seating for 15. Call (860) 838-4070 or email membership@ wadsworthatheneum.org for your reservation.

Apr
11
Thu
Salon | Celebrate the Auerbach Art Library
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Auerbach Art Library in its current location and join us in thanking the Auerbach Library Associates for their ongoing support. View treasures from the library’s collections, and participate in illuminating conversations with Head of Library & Archives, Amy Kilkenny, and Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts, Brandy Culp. Cocktail reception begins at 6pm, conversation at 7pm. Enter at 600 Main Street.

This event is open to Society of Daniel Wadsworth and Atheneum Associates members. If you would like to upgrade your membership, please contact Mary-Ellen Callahan at MaryEllen.Callahan@wadsworthatheneum.org.

Jun
21
Fri
Member Opening | Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

In the 50 years since the Stonewall riots, photographers have documented the experiences of the LGBTQ community. Be among the first to view this exhibition before it opens to the public. 

Jul
12
Fri
Members Shopping Day
Jul 12 all-day

Museum members enjoy 20% off purchases in the Museum Shop.

Jul
13
Sat
Members Shopping Day
Jul 13 all-day

Museum members enjoy 20% off purchases in the Museum Shop.