Calendar of Events

Nov
6
Sat
Artemisia Gentileschi: Conservation Notes
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Artemisia Gentileschi: Conservation Notes

Paintings conservator Allen Kosanovich leads a discussion of the techniques, materials, and creative process that became visible by studying Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as a Lute Player in the conservation lab. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Nov
7
Sun
CT Lyric Opera: La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm
CT Lyric Opera: La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini

Presented in celebration of the exhibition By Her Hand, this comic opera in four scenes tells the story of two sorceresses and their competition to own the body and soul of the warrior Ruggiero. Written by Italian composer, singer, and poet Francesca Caccini (1587–1640), a contemporary of Artemisia Gentileschi. For information and tickets, visit ctlyricopera.org.

*Opera is preceded at 1pm by a docent-led tour of By Her Hand. The tour is free with admission to either the opera or the museum. Tour attendees will be asked to present their opera or general admission tickets. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged.

Nov
14
Sun
Sunday Serenades: By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music

1pm Gallery talk with curator Oliver Tostmann
2pm Sunday Serenades Concert with Hartford Symphony

This performance by the Hartford Symphony chamber musicians takes inspiration from two artists on view, Artemisia Gentileschi and Alice Neel, who were making art four hundred years apart. Hear musical works by female composers spanning four centuries, including Isabella Leonarda, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, and Kaija Saariaho.

Tickets: $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members. For tickets and information, visit hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.

Image: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, 1620-25. Oil on canvas. Venice Fondazione Musei Civici, Palazzo Ducale on long-term loan from a private collection. Photo by Dominique Provost Art Photography – Bruges, Belgium

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum and Nancy D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, Concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Nov
18
Thu
Alice Neel Gallery Talk with Patricia Hickson
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Alice Neel Gallery Talk with Patricia Hickson

Join curator Patricia Hickson for the inside story of how Rose Fried’s nephew’s identity was discovered and how the painting’s narrative unfolded. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Feb
19
Sat
Conservator Talk | Maria Martins and Germaine Richier
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conservator Talk | Maria Martins and Germaine Richier

Objects conservator Casey Mallinckrodt discusses the study and conservation treatments of bronze sculptures by two women artists from the twentieth century: Ma Chanson (1943) by Brazilian artist Maria Martins and The Bat (1956) by French artist Germaine Richier. The Wadsworth is grateful for support from the Bank of America Conservation Project Grant in funding the conservation of these two important sculptures. Free with admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop. 

Mar
13
Sun
Curator Talk: Nevine Mahmoud / MATRIX 188
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk: Nevine Mahmoud / MATRIX 188

Nevine Mahmoud’s sculptural works invite a feminist exploration of nature and the body through dark humor, dramatic textures, vibrant colors, and surprising materials. Join curator Patricia Hickson on a walk-through of Mahmoud’s MATRIX exhibition for an inside look at the artist’s playful exploration of organic forms and purposeful choice of rigorous materials. Free with admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop. 

Mar
20
Sun
Conservator Talk | Thaxter’s Love’s First Dream
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conservator Talk | Thaxter's Love's First Dream

Discuss marble sculpture, the challenges of marble conservation, and how Edward R. Thaxter’s Love’s First Dream (1878) was prepared for installation in the Spotlight Gallery with objects conservator Casey Mallinckrodt. The talk begins in the Conservation Satellite Studios off Morgan Great Hall and progresses to the Spotlight Gallery on Avery Level 2. Free with admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Jun
2
Thu
Artist Talk | Naama Tsabar / MATRIX 189
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk | Naama Tsabar / MATRIX 189

5-6pm Gallery Viewing
6pm Artist Talk – In museum

Sculpture, installation, and performance intersect with sound in the works of artist Naama Tsabar. Listen in as Tsabar explores her approach to creating interactive sound sculptures and learn about her process for building site-specific performances with local communities of women and gender non-conforming performers. Free with required registration.

Jun
3
Fri
CANCELED | Session 1: Drawing in the Galleries with Andre Rochester
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CANCELED | Session 1: Drawing in the Galleries with Andre Rochester

Session I: Fridays, June 3, 10, 17; 3-4:30pm has been canceled. Click here to sign up for the July session

Explore visual expression through drawing in the galleries at the Wadsworth with Hartford-based artist Andre Rochester. Each session includes three classes, each progressing through new drawing techniques and focusing on a different gallery in the museum. Open to adults of all levels of artistic ability. $90 per session/$75 Members and students. Basic materials and museum admission included. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Jun
4
Sat
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Hartford Gay Men's Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford

Join the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus for their 10th Anniversary Concert Singing from the Heart of Hartford. For the past decade, HGMC has journeyed through songs from Broadway, popular artists, holidays music, and classics from many cultures and decades. The evening features some of the chorus’s favorite songs in a celebratory performance to remember. $30-45. For tickets and information, visit www.hgmc.org.