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
16
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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. 

Film | When Time Got Louder (2022)
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm
Film | When Time Got Louder (2022)

2pm film (Connecticut Premiere)
4pm virtual Q&A with Director and Writer Connie Cocchia

$9; $7 seniors and students with ID; $6 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included. 

Our theater is springing back into action! Don’t miss this coming-of-age drama following Abbie (Willow Shields) as she departs for college, leaving her parents, Mark (Lochlyn Munro) and Tish (Elizabeth Mitchell), and her brother, Kayden (Jonathan Simao), who has autism and is nonverbal. As she explores her independence, Abbie is torn between her new life and the guilt of leaving her brother, as her family struggles to care for him in her absence. When Time Got Louder is a story of a family’s resilience and unconditional love. Directed and written by Connie Cocchia. 1 hour 54 minutes. Not rated.

Co-presented by Out Film CT. Image courtesy of Cocchia Productions.

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

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. 

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.

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Highlights Tour
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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.

Remembering a Dance: Yvonne Rainer and Emily Coates in Conversation
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
Remembering a Dance: Yvonne Rainer and Emily Coates in Conversation

In 1965, choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer premiered Parts of Some Sextets at the Wadsworth Atheneum with a cast of ten performers and twelve mattresses. The work marked a pivotal aesthetic shift in the artist’s approach to movement and helped usher in a radical shift in contemporary dance. Nearly six decades after its presentation here and a subsequent presentation at Judson Dance Theater, the work’s impact continues to be felt through a recent revival and continued scholarship. To celebrate the publication of Remembering a Dance: Parts of Some Sextets, 1965/2019 (Performa / Lenz Press / Wadsworth Atheneum, 2023), Rainer returns to the Wadsworth in conversation with dancer, choreographer, and longtime collaborator Emily Coates. The artists reflect on Rainer’s pioneering career, discuss the process of reconstructing Parts of Some Sextets for the Performa 19 Biennial in New York, and consider the landscape of contemporary dance.

Free with required reservation. A book signing follows the conversation.

Presented in partnership with Performa and sponsored by the Auerbach Library Associates at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Additional support is provided by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Image: Yvonne Rainer, Parts of Some Sextets, 1965/2019. Performa 19 Biennial. Photo by Paula Court, 2019. Courtesy Performa

Apr
21
Fri
Highlights Tour
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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.

At TheaterWorks | The Rembrandt
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – May 14 @ 8:00 pm
At TheaterWorks | The Rembrandt

When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, The Rembrandt is a visually stunning, theatrical tour-de-force that movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty. Show times vary, visit twhartford.org for tickets. 

MEMBER PERK!
Wadsworth members can purchase tickets for The Rembrandt for $35. Keep an eye on your inbox for a link to tickets and discount code.

TheaterWorks ticket holders can show their ticket stub from The Rembrandt at the Wadsworth for free admission and 10 percent discount on purchases made in the Museum Shop on the day of their visit. Ticket stub must be presented at check-in and in the Shop to qualify. Promotion runs April 21–May 28.

In conjunction with the exhibition Chasing Rembrandt: The Wadsworth’s Quest for a Rembrandt, opening April 20.