Calendar of Events

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POSTPONED: Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio 5:00 pm
POSTPONED: Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POSTPONED: Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio
This event is postponed due to rain and will take place Friday, July 9. Kick off Hartford Bonanza weekend at the Wadsworth. In collaboration with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, the front lawn is activated by[...]
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Virtual Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour
Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.
Nathan Hale Unveiling Celebration 5:00 pm
Nathan Hale Unveiling Celebration
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nathan Hale Unveiling Celebration
The Wadsworth’s bronze statue of Nathan Hale on the Main Street lawn has been buffed and cleaned and is ready to welcome you! Installed at the museum in 1893, the sculpture recently underwent major conservation.[...]
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Highlights Tour 11:00 am
Highlights Tour
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour
A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of[...]
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler 11:00 am
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler
A docent guided tour of this summer’s special exhibitions. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with[...]
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Highlights Tour 11:00 am
Highlights Tour
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour
A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of[...]
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler 11:00 am
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler
A docent guided tour of this summer’s special exhibitions. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with[...]
Family Tour | Eyes on Art 11:15 am
Family Tour | Eyes on Art
Jul 10 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Family Tour | Eyes on Art
Eyes on Art Family Tours take place every second and fourth Saturday and are reserved for families and adults with children. Little ones, strollers, and intergenerational bonding expected! Availability is limited to 8 participants and[...]
Second Saturdays for Families | Weathered Materials 12:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families | Weathered Materials
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families | Weathered Materials
Join Lego enthusiasts from ConnLUG on the museum’s front lawn and explore Leonardo Drew’s outdoor, interactive sculptural landscape. Make some noise with performer Maxx Meether, as he leads a bucket drumming activity. Afterward, design your[...]
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Highlights Tour 11:00 am
Highlights Tour
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Highlights Tour
A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of[...]
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler 11:00 am
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Theme Tour: Summer Exhibition Sampler
A docent guided tour of this summer’s special exhibitions. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with[...]
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Highlights Tour 11:30 am
Highlights Tour
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Highlights Tour
A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of[...]
Special Theme Tour | Summer Exhibition Sampler 1:00 pm
Special Theme Tour | Summer Exhibition Sampler
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Theme Tour | Summer Exhibition Sampler
A docent guided tour of this summer’s special exhibitions. Availability is limited to 8 participants and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with[...]
Highlights Tour 2:30 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Highlights Tour
A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited, and advance registration is required. Museum entry is limited at this time to guided groups only and visitors must remain with the group for the duration of[...]
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Virtual program: Arakawa Thieves in Discussion 12:00 pm
Virtual program: Arakawa Thieves in Discussion
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual program: Arakawa Thieves in Discussion
In 1969, five art students conspired to carry out the request that artist Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010) stenciled into his painting Untitled (1969): “IF POSSIBLE STEAL ANY ONE OF THESE DRAWINGS INCLUDING THIS SENTENCE.” The performative[...]
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Virtual program: Pierre Matisse and an Ancient Figurine from Mexico 12:00 pm
Virtual program: Pierre Matisse and an Ancient Figurine from Mexico
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual program: Pierre Matisse and an Ancient Figurine from Mexico
In the 1930s, Pierre Matisse developed his art business, which included overseeing the works of his father, Henri, and the trade of African, Oceanic, and Indigenous art of the Americas. Megan O’Neil, curator and professor[...]
Virtual Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour
Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.
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Virtual Conservation Talk: Restoring a Nineteenth-Century Folio 12:00 pm
Virtual Conservation Talk: Restoring a Nineteenth-Century Folio
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Conservation Talk: Restoring a Nineteenth-Century Folio
The War between the United States and Mexico, Illustrated, an 1851 account of the war featuring twelve detailed hand-colored prints, is one of the treasures in the Wadsworth’s Auerbach Art Library. With the generous support[...]
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Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz
Curated by artist Leonardo Drew, King Kong kicks off this summer film series. A film crew and cast making a movie on a tropical island discover a gigantic ape who takes a liking to the female[...]
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