Calendar of Events

Oct
4
Wed
Gallery Talk: Morgan: Mind of the Collector
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Explore the rare and dazzling objects donated to the Wadsworth Atheneum by legendary art collector, financier, and Hartford native J. Pierpont Morgan in a guided tour of the exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector with senior curator Linda Roth.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Oct
5
Thu
Art After Dark: Treasure Trove
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the exhibitions Morgan: Mind of the Collector and Sam Messer/MATRIX 178 with music by The Duke’s Men of Yale as well as DJ Jon Eastman, a treasure hunt, free snacks, cash bar, and more!

Highlights
5:45pm | Waltzing lessons by Arthur Murray Dance Studios
6pm | Gallery Talk with MATRIX 178 artist Sam Messer
7pm | Tour of Morgan: Mind of the Collector
7:30pm | Waltzing lessons by Arthur Murray Dance Studios
8pm | Screening of the period comedy An Ideal Husband in the Aetna Theater

Tickets
$10/$5 members
Available for purchase at the door

 

Art After Dark: Treasure Trove is supported by the Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Connecticut.

 

Oct
7
Sat
Artful Collaborations: J. Pierpont Morgan & Mark Twain
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm

Artful Collaborations: J. Pierpont Morgan & Mark Twain
1pm | Guided Exhibition Tour
2pm | Curator Talks & Readings

Join curators from the Wadsworth Atheneum and The Mark Twain House & Museum to explore the complex friendship of financier and collector J. Pierpont Morgan and author Mark Twain, followed by a lively reading from Twain’s works.

Free with museum admission.

 

Oct
18
Wed
Art in Focus
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Spend 20 minutes exploring A Thunderstorm on Lake Chiemsee (1833) by Georg Crola in depth with a docent.

Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.

Oct
20
Fri
Gallery Talk: MATRIX 178
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In his short film Denis the Pirate, MATRIX 178 artist Sam Messer’s energetic drawings and etchings animate Dennis Johnson’s vignettes about a ruthless pirate. Join curator Patricia Hickson for a guided visit of Messer’s film and installation.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Nov
15
Wed
Art in Focus
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Spend 20 minutes exploring a c. 1560-75 Vase, collected by J. Pierpont Morgan, in depth with a docent.

Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.

Nov
19
Sun
Gallery Talk: Sublime North
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Curator Oliver Tostmann will speak about the dramatic and severe landscapes—celebrated in the exhibition Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway—that astounded and inspired European philosophers, writers, artists, and composers.

Free with museum admission or Sunday Serenades ticket; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Norwegian Films Double Feature
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Admission includes both films and a 12:30pm gallery talk in Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway.

THE KING’S CHOICE (KONGENS NEI)
2 pm

On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrives in the city of Oslo and the Norwegian King faces a choice that will forever change the fate of his country. Tense and gripping.

2016. 133 min. Not Rated. Directed by Erik Poppe.

KISSED BY WINTER (VINTERKYSS)
4:20 pm

After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy. Mystery.

2005. 84 min. Rated R. Directed by Sara Johnson.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

All Showtimes:
Saturday, December 2 at 2pm
Sunday, December 3 at 2pm

 

Dec
3
Sun
Norwegian Films Double Feature
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

Admission includes both films and a 12:30pm gallery talk in Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway.

THE KING’S CHOICE (KONGENS NEI)
2 pm

On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrives in the city of Oslo and the Norwegian King faces a choice that will forever change the fate of his country. Tense and gripping.

2016. 133 min. Not Rated. Directed by Erik Poppe.

KISSED BY WINTER (VINTERKYSS)
4:20 pm

After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy. Mystery.

2005. 84 min. Rated R. Directed by Sara Johnson.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

All Showtimes:
Saturday, December 2 at 2pm
Sunday, December 3 at 2pm

 

Dec
20
Wed
Art in Focus
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Spend 20 minutes exploring Jackson Pollock’s Number 8 (1952) in depth with a docent.

Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.