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

Apr
20
Thu
Member Morning | Coffee with a Curator
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Morning | Coffee with a Curator

Meet Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, at Berkins on Main café for coffee and pastries followed by a gallery talk in Alexander Calder: Collaborative Creations. Hear the stories behind two exceptional hooked rugs designed by Alexander Calder and about his creative influences, ranging from early New England textiles to Latin and South American designs. Explore connections between Calder’s textiles and other examples of his work on display.

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and registration link. Not a member? Join today!

Apr
22
Sat
Member Morning: Coffee with a Curator
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Morning: Coffee with a Curator

Meet Laura Leonard, Art Bridges Project Coordinator + Curatorial Researcher American Paintings and Sculpture, at Berkins on Main café for coffee and pastries followed by a gallery talk in Alexander Calder: Collaborative Creations. Hear the stories behind two exceptional hooked rugs designed by Alexander Calder and about his creative influences, ranging from early New England textiles to Latin and South American designs. Explore connections between Calder’s textiles and other examples of his work on display.

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and registration link. Not a member? Join today!

Apr
28
Fri
Member Morning | Fine Art & Flowers
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members see the flowers at their freshest, before the fundraiser opens to the public. Not a member? Join today!

May
9
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members with Merik Goma
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members with Merik Goma

Hear from Merik Goma, the Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, as he discusses his latest photographic series My Heart is Light in the Void, now on view in The Amistad Center. Keep an eye on your inbox for and email invitation and registration link.

May
18
Thu
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen…
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen...

See the exhibition I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass before it opens to the public. Keep an eye on your email for an invitation to register for a tour with Wadsworth Director Matthew Hargraves.

George Kendall Warren, Frederick Douglass, 1879. Albumen print on Cabinet Card. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

May
19
Fri
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen…
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen...

See the exhibition I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass before it opens to the public. Keep an eye on your email for an invitation to register for a tour with Wadsworth Director Matthew Hargraves.

George Kendall Warren, Frederick Douglass, 1879. Albumen print on Cabinet Card. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

May
20
Sat
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen…
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen...

See the exhibition I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass before it opens to the public. Keep an eye on your email for an invitation to register for a tour with Wadsworth Director Matthew Hargraves.

George Kendall Warren, Frederick Douglass, 1879. Albumen print on Cabinet Card. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

May
21
Sun
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen…
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Preview Morning | I Am Seen...

See the exhibition I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass before it opens to the public. Keep an eye on your email for an invitation to register for a tour with Wadsworth Director Matthew Hargraves.

George Kendall Warren, Frederick Douglass, 1879. Albumen print on Cabinet Card. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Jun
6
Tue
Artful Conversations for Members with Jared Quinton
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members with Jared Quinton

Join Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jared Quinton for a discussion about Justine Kurland’s iconic photographic series, Girl Pictures (1997–2002), recently acquired by the Wadsworth and currently on view in Avery Court. Quinton discusses the work’s Connecticut origins and artful interweaving of cinematic narratives and feminist politics. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and link to register.

Justine Kurland, Toys R Us, 1998, from Girl Pictures, printed 1997–2002. 69 unique C-prints. Purchased through the gift of Robinson A. and Nancy D. Grover and the Alexander A. Goldfarb Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund, 2022.2.5

Jun
10
Sat
Walking Tour for Members: In the Footsteps of Frederick Douglass
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Walking Tour for Members: In the Footsteps of Frederick Douglass

Meet outside 600 Main Street entrance

When the great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass first came to Hartford in 1843, he inspired his listeners with a frank condemnation of slavery and its supporters. The city was already a center of Black resistance, uniting enslaved and free people in bold, defiant acts against the vast immoral system. Join this interactive tour led by Steve Thornton from The Shoeleather History Project, beginning at the museum and stopping at the very places Douglass and his local contemporaries struggled for liberation and full equality. The tour will last no longer than 90 minutes and is limited to twenty participants. Walking distance is approximately one-half mile and includes eight stops between 600 and 942 Main Street. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email invitation and registration link.