Calendar of Events

Programs take place in the museum unless otherwise specified. Click here for public tour registration.
Highlights Tours | Thursdays–Sundays, 12:30 & 2pm
Family Tour: Eyes on Art | Every Second Saturday, 12:15pm

Jun
15
Sat
Film | “The Teacher’s Lounge” (2023)
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Film | "The Teacher’s Lounge" (2023)

The seemingly tranquil setting of a middle school becomes the stage for a taut exploration of societal dynamics, echoing broader issues in our contemporary world. Led by the outstanding performance of Leonie Benesch as Carla Nowak, a seventh grade teacher, this suspenseful, intimate film masterfully navigates through a labyrinth of moral ambiguity and delves into the complexities of power, manipulation, and groupthink.

Directed by Ilker Çatak. Germany. (German, Turkish, Polish, English with English subtitles.) 1 hour, 38 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Image: Still from The Teacher’s Lounge (2023)

Jun
16
Sun
Film | “The Teacher’s Lounge” (2023)
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Film | "The Teacher’s Lounge" (2023)

The seemingly tranquil setting of a middle school becomes the stage for a taut exploration of societal dynamics, echoing broader issues in our contemporary world. Led by the outstanding performance of Leonie Benesch as Carla Nowak, a seventh grade teacher, this suspenseful, intimate film masterfully navigates through a labyrinth of moral ambiguity and delves into the complexities of power, manipulation, and groupthink.

Directed by Ilker Çatak. Germany. (German, Turkish, Polish, English with English subtitles.) 1 hour, 38 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Image: Still from The Teacher’s Lounge (2023)

Jun
18
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members | “Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories”
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members | "Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories"

Join Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Laura Leonard, Art Bridges Project Coordinator + Curatorial Researcher, for a lively discussion about Yvonne Wells’s The Great American Pastime: The Negro Baseball League (2009), on loan from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The curators also explore how Wells’s story quilt connects to aspects of material culture including fiber arts and photography.

Image: Yvonne Wells (American b. 1939). The Great American Pastime: The Negro Baseball League (detail), 2009. Cotton, cotton/polyester blend, burlap, rickrack, and plastic buttons, 94 1/2 x 71 1/2 in. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase.

Presented in conjunction with the final Spotlight exhibition, a series highlighting the American collections as part of the Art Bridges Cohort Program. This Spotlight exhibition is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multiyear, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art as part of the Art Bridges Cohort Program.

Virtual. Registration required. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and registration link.

Jun
21
Fri
Day Art Tour | Rough Point and Newport Flower Show, Newport, RI
Jun 21 all-day
Day Art Tour | Rough Point and Newport Flower Show, Newport, RI

Our first stop is Rough Point, the home of heiress, collector, and philanthropist Doris Duke. A self-guided tour of the house, essentially as Duke lived in it until her death in 1993, includes paintings by Gainsborough, Van Dyck, and Renoir. Lunch is at the iconic Chinese Tea House on the grounds of Marble House above the historic Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean. The Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion is our final stop. Enjoy judged horticultural specimens and floral designs, garden exhibitions, and shopping at the Oceanside Boutiques.

RSVP by May 31, 2024.

Film | “The League” (2023)
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Film | "The League" (2023)

Sam Pollard chronicles the inspiring journey of the Negro Leagues, America’s prominent Black-owned baseball enterprise. Through archival footage and interviews with legends like Hank Aaron, Pollard showcases players’ resilience amid systemic racism. From Moses “Fleetwood” Walker to Rube Foster, the film meticulously traces the rise and fall of the leagues, offering a comprehensive portrait of Black American baseball history. Free with museum admission.

Directed by Sam Pollard. US. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Rated PG.

Presented in conjunction with Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories Spotlight Exhibition, the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Art Bridges Cohort Program.

Jun
22
Sat
Film | “The League” (2023)
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Film | "The League" (2023)

Sam Pollard chronicles the inspiring journey of the Negro Leagues, America’s prominent Black-owned baseball enterprise. Through archival footage and interviews with legends like Hank Aaron, Pollard showcases players’ resilience amid systemic racism. From Moses “Fleetwood” Walker to Rube Foster, the film meticulously traces the rise and fall of the leagues, offering a comprehensive portrait of Black American baseball history. Free with museum admission.

Directed by Sam Pollard. US. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Rated PG.

Presented in conjunction with Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories Spotlight Exhibition, the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Art Bridges Cohort Program.

Concert | Arazzo Music Festival
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Concert | Arazzo Music Festival

The Arazzo Music Festival, an initiative to build community through musical performance in Connecticut, returns to the Wadsworth for its annual season finale. Cellist and festival director Samuel DeCaprio is joined by musicians from across the Northeast for an exhilarating evening of classical chamber music in the Morgan Great Hall. Hear Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Quintet in F-sharp minor for Clarinet and Strings, op. 10 (1895), Guillaume Connesson’s Disco-Toccata (2002), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (1789).

Presented with support from The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment and the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Jun
23
Sun
Film | “The League” (2023)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Film | "The League" (2023)

Sam Pollard chronicles the inspiring journey of the Negro Leagues, America’s prominent Black-owned baseball enterprise. Through archival footage and interviews with legends like Hank Aaron, Pollard showcases players’ resilience amid systemic racism. From Moses “Fleetwood” Walker to Rube Foster, the film meticulously traces the rise and fall of the leagues, offering a comprehensive portrait of Black American baseball history. Free with museum admission.

Directed by Sam Pollard. US. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Rated PG.

Presented in conjunction with Yvonne Wells: Stitched Stories Spotlight Exhibition, the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Art Bridges Cohort Program.

Jun
28
Fri
Film | “La Chimera” (2023)
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Film | "La Chimera" (2023)

Josh O’Connor is Arthur, a lovelorn Englishman with a penchant for plundering Italy’s historical artifacts in this fantasy-comedy set against the backdrop of 1980s Tuscany. La Chimera captures the spirit of the time and place, weaving a tale of characters fighting, singing, and breaking the fourth wall to engage the audience directly.

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher. Italy. (Italian with English subtitles.) 2 hours, 10 minutes. Not rated.

Image: Still from La Chimera (2023), courtesy of NEON.

Jun
29
Sat
Film | “La Chimera” (2023)
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Film | "La Chimera" (2023)

Josh O’Connor is Arthur, a lovelorn Englishman with a penchant for plundering Italy’s historical artifacts in this fantasy-comedy set against the backdrop of 1980s Tuscany. La Chimera captures the spirit of the time and place, weaving a tale of characters fighting, singing, and breaking the fourth wall to engage the audience directly.

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher. Italy. (Italian with English subtitles.) 2 hours, 10 minutes. Not rated.

Image: Still from La Chimera (2023), courtesy of NEON.