Calendar of Events

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Highlights Tours | Thursdays–Sundays, 12:30 & 2pm
Family Tour: Eyes on Art | Every Second Saturday, 12:15pm

Jul
14
Fri
Film Under the Stars: Summer of Soul (2021)
Jul 14 @ 8:30 pm
Film Under the Stars: Summer of Soul (2021)

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. US. 1 hour 58 minutes. Rated PG-13. 

“Summer of Soul” (…Or, “When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised”) is a breathtaking documentary that captures the magic and cultural significance of the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969. The Academy Award–winning film (Best Documentary Feature 2021) showcases electrifying performances by some of the biggest names in music history including Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Sly and the Family Stone. Come celebrate the power of music to unite people and create positive change by seeing the film outdoors under the stars. Don’t miss your chance to be transported back to the summer of ’69. A must-see documentary for anyone who loves music and history or wants to be inspired by the power of human connection.

$10; $8 seniors and students with ID; $7 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included.

Image: © 2021 20th Century Studios. All rights reserved.

Jul
20
Thu
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)

Directed by Julia Marchesi. US. 58 minutes. Rated TV-MA.

Frederick Douglas: In Five Speeches explores the life and legacy of the prominent African American abolitionist, orator, and statesman. The film features five of Frederick Douglass’s notable speeches, each one revealing a different aspect of his activism and intellectual prowess. Archival footage, interviews with scholars, and dramatic readings of Douglass’s speeches by actors present a vivid portrait of one of America’s most inspiring and influential figures and sheds light on his enduring relevance to the fight for racial justice today.

Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., a renowned historian and scholar of African American history, hosts the documentary and provides historical context and commentary on each of the speeches, highlighting their significance, impact on the abolitionist movement, and the struggle for civil rights. Free with museum admission.

Jul
21
Fri
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)

Directed by Julia Marchesi. US. 58 minutes. Rated TV-MA.

Frederick Douglas: In Five Speeches explores the life and legacy of the prominent African American abolitionist, orator, and statesman. The film features five of Frederick Douglass’s notable speeches, each one revealing a different aspect of his activism and intellectual prowess. Archival footage, interviews with scholars, and dramatic readings of Douglass’s speeches by actors present a vivid portrait of one of America’s most inspiring and influential figures and sheds light on his enduring relevance to the fight for racial justice today.

Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., a renowned historian and scholar of African American history, hosts the documentary and provides historical context and commentary on each of the speeches, highlighting their significance, impact on the abolitionist movement, and the struggle for civil rights. Free with museum admission.

Jul
22
Sat
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)

Directed by Julia Marchesi. US. 58 minutes. Rated TV-MA.

Frederick Douglas: In Five Speeches explores the life and legacy of the prominent African American abolitionist, orator, and statesman. The film features five of Frederick Douglass’s notable speeches, each one revealing a different aspect of his activism and intellectual prowess. Archival footage, interviews with scholars, and dramatic readings of Douglass’s speeches by actors present a vivid portrait of one of America’s most inspiring and influential figures and sheds light on his enduring relevance to the fight for racial justice today.

Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., a renowned historian and scholar of African American history, hosts the documentary and provides historical context and commentary on each of the speeches, highlighting their significance, impact on the abolitionist movement, and the struggle for civil rights. Free with museum admission.

Jul
23
Sun
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)

Directed by Julia Marchesi. US. 58 minutes. Rated TV-MA.

Frederick Douglas: In Five Speeches explores the life and legacy of the prominent African American abolitionist, orator, and statesman. The film features five of Frederick Douglass’s notable speeches, each one revealing a different aspect of his activism and intellectual prowess. Archival footage, interviews with scholars, and dramatic readings of Douglass’s speeches by actors present a vivid portrait of one of America’s most inspiring and influential figures and sheds light on his enduring relevance to the fight for racial justice today.

Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., a renowned historian and scholar of African American history, hosts the documentary and provides historical context and commentary on each of the speeches, highlighting their significance, impact on the abolitionist movement, and the struggle for civil rights. Free with museum admission.

Jul
28
Fri
Film: Showing Up (2022)
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Showing Up (2022)

Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Reichardt. US. 1 hour 48 minutes. Rated R 

Showing Up is a delightful and introspective drama-comedy that offers a refreshing and nuanced take on the creative process. The film centers around the life of a sculptor, played brilliantly by Michelle Williams, as she struggles to find a balance between her passion for art and her personal life. With an ensemble cast that includes Hong Chau, Maryann Plunkett, John Magaro, André Benjamin, James Le Gros, and Judd Hirsch, Showing Up is a poignant and insightful exploration of the universal themes of self-discovery and personal growth.

$10; $8 seniors and students with ID; $7 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included.

Jul
29
Sat
Film: Showing Up (2022)
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Showing Up (2022)

Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Reichardt. US. 1 hour 48 minutes. Rated R 

Showing Up is a delightful and introspective drama-comedy that offers a refreshing and nuanced take on the creative process. The film centers around the life of a sculptor, played brilliantly by Michelle Williams, as she struggles to find a balance between her passion for art and her personal life. With an ensemble cast that includes Hong Chau, Maryann Plunkett, John Magaro, André Benjamin, James Le Gros, and Judd Hirsch, Showing Up is a poignant and insightful exploration of the universal themes of self-discovery and personal growth.

$10; $8 seniors and students with ID; $7 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included.

Film: Showing Up (2022)
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
Film: Showing Up (2022)

Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Reichardt. US. 1 hour 48 minutes. Rated R 

Showing Up is a delightful and introspective drama-comedy that offers a refreshing and nuanced take on the creative process. The film centers around the life of a sculptor, played brilliantly by Michelle Williams, as she struggles to find a balance between her passion for art and her personal life. With an ensemble cast that includes Hong Chau, Maryann Plunkett, John Magaro, André Benjamin, James Le Gros, and Judd Hirsch, Showing Up is a poignant and insightful exploration of the universal themes of self-discovery and personal growth.

Special guest Katherine Lahti, sister of Cynthia Lahti (the artist featured in the film), will be introducing this screening of Showing Up.

$10; $8 seniors and students with ID; $7 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included.

Jul
30
Sun
Film: Showing Up (2022)
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Showing Up (2022)

Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Reichardt. US. 1 hour 48 minutes. Rated R 

Showing Up is a delightful and introspective drama-comedy that offers a refreshing and nuanced take on the creative process. The film centers around the life of a sculptor, played brilliantly by Michelle Williams, as she struggles to find a balance between her passion for art and her personal life. With an ensemble cast that includes Hong Chau, Maryann Plunkett, John Magaro, André Benjamin, James Le Gros, and Judd Hirsch, Showing Up is a poignant and insightful exploration of the universal themes of self-discovery and personal growth.

$10; $8 seniors and students with ID; $7 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included.

Aug
4
Fri
Film: Saint Omer (2022)
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Saint Omer (2022)

This captivating French legal drama explores the real-life case of Laurence Coly (Guslagie Malanda), an immigrant woman charged with the murder of her child. Through the eyes of Rama (Kayije Kagame), a novelist and professor attending the trial, the film delves into issues of motherhood, race, gender, and immigration, painting a nuanced and thought-provoking portrait of the case. Long takes and powerful emotional impact create an unforgettable viewing experience made complex by the ambiguity surrounding Coly’s guilt. Saint Omer is a haunting and deeply moving exploration of the human experience and a must-see for fans of legal dramas and social justice films. 

Directed by Alice Diop. France (French with English subtitles). 2 hours 2 minutes. Rated PG-13. 

$10; $8 seniors and students with ID; $7 members and Wadsworth Welcome. Museum admission not included.