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

Mar
16
Thu
Highlights Tour
Mar 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Highlights Tour
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Mar
17
Fri
Highlights Tour
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

For Members | Behind the Seams: Meeting the Wadsworth’s Costume & Textile Teams
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
For Members | Behind the Seams: Meeting the Wadsworth's Costume & Textile Teams

Meet Ned Lazaro, our new Associate Curator of Costume & Textiles, and Kat Sarris, Costume & Textile Technical Assistant as they embark on a three-year project to catalogue, research, photograph and assess the museum’s extensive collection of costumes and textiles. Ned and Kat will give an in-depth look at a few special items from their preliminary research, as well as answer questions about the collection and their project goals. Their work has been generously funded by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Museum of Art.

Highlights Tour
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Mar
18
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Highlights Tour
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Mar
19
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Highlights Tour
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. A face mask/covering is encouraged. Same-day admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. 

Mar
22
Wed
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s with Stephen Harrison
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s with Stephen Harrison

Stephen Harrison, deputy director at the MunsonWilliams-Proctor Arts Institute and former curator of decorative art and design at the Cleveland Museum of Art, leads an exhilarating look at Art Deco design in 1920s America, using jazz as its unifying metaphor. This flourishing decade marked a rebirth of aesthetic innovation that was cultivated to a great extent by American talent and patronage. Harrison reveals how developments in design, art, architecture, and technology during the 1920s and early 30s placed new emphasis on the United States as a vital part of the emerging marketplace for Art Deco luxury goods and how transatlantic dialogue helped establish this new visual representation of modernity. Free with required reservation.

The program is co-sponsored by the Costume & Textile Society and the Design and Decorative Arts Council at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Image: Dress, 1928. Unidentified maker, probably American. Chiffon with rhinestones. Gift of Mrs. M.B. O’Connell.