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

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Curator Talk: “I Am Seen… Therefore, I Am” with Director Matthew Hargraves 1:00 pm
Curator Talk: “I Am Seen… Therefore, I Am” with Director Matthew Hargraves
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk: "I Am Seen... Therefore, I Am" with Director Matthew Hargraves
Marking the 180th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s first visit to Hartford, I Am Seen… Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass is a meditation on Douglass’s life and legacy. Wadsworth Director Matthew Hargraves provides[...]
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Second Saturdays for Families: Storied Objects 12:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Storied Objects
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Storied Objects
Did you know the museum’s collections reveal stories, including details about an individual, a particular location, and a specific time? Tour the reinstallation of our second-floor Avery gallery with a docent and learn how decorative[...]
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SOLD OUT | Tintype Workshop with Maureen Feeley and Dave Caramello 10:00 am
SOLD OUT | Tintype Workshop with Maureen Feeley and Dave Caramello
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT | Tintype Workshop with Maureen Feeley and Dave Caramello
This workshop is SOLD OUT. Photographers Maureen Feeley and Dave Caramello from Evoke Tintypes in Revere, Massachusetts, guide students through the step-by-step process of making a tintype. Developed in the nineteenth century, this historic photographic[...]
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Day Art Tour: Olana and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Day Art Tour: Olana and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Sep 12 all-day
Day Art Tour: Olana and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Day trip with us to the beautiful Hudson River Valley to Olana and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the homes of Hudson River School artists Frederic Edwin Church and Thomas Cole. Take in the[...]
Virtual Artful Conversations for Members | Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color 12:00 pm
Virtual Artful Conversations for Members | Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Artful Conversations for Members | Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color
Get an inside look at the Wadsworth’s newest Spotlight exhibition featuring an 1855 bureau on loan from the Columbia (SC) Museum of Art. Join Glenna Barlow, curator of education, for an introduction to Thomas Day,[...]
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Curator Talk: Sally Inman’s Mourning Ring with Philippe Halbert 1:00 pm
Curator Talk: Sally Inman’s Mourning Ring with Philippe Halbert
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk: Sally Inman's Mourning Ring with Philippe Halbert
Sally Inman died at the age of fifteen on September 14, 1773, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a symbol of her family’s grief, a gold mourning ring  was crafted featuring fifteen garnets that encircle strands of[...]
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Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995) 2:00 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
This powerful tribute to the life and work of the renowned anti-colonial theorist Frantz Fanon interweaves archival footage, interviews with family and friends, and dramatizations of pivotal moments in his life to offer a comprehensive[...]
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Behind then Scenes for Members | Architectural History of the Wadsworth, Inside and Out with Cecil Adams 1:00 pm
Behind then Scenes for Members | Architectural History of the Wadsworth, Inside and Out with Cecil Adams
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Behind then Scenes for Members | Architectural History of the Wadsworth, Inside and Out with Cecil Adams
Join Cecil Adams, director of facilities and capital projects and longest-serving employee of the Wadsworth on an architectural walk in and around the museum. Adams explains how the current configuration of buildings came to be[...]
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995) 2:00 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
This powerful tribute to the life and work of the renowned anti-colonial theorist Frantz Fanon interweaves archival footage, interviews with family and friends, and dramatizations of pivotal moments in his life to offer a comprehensive[...]
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995) 7:00 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
This powerful tribute to the life and work of the renowned anti-colonial theorist Frantz Fanon interweaves archival footage, interviews with family and friends, and dramatizations of pivotal moments in his life to offer a comprehensive[...]
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Music in the Galleries with Duo Alterity 1:30 pm
Music in the Galleries with Duo Alterity
Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Music in the Galleries with Duo Alterity
Drop in for an informal performance by Hartford area Duo Alterity with flutist Allison Hughes and guitarist Joseph Van Doran. As you listen, view artworks from the museum’s European decorative arts collection including an eighteenth-century[...]
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995) 2:00 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)
This powerful tribute to the life and work of the renowned anti-colonial theorist Frantz Fanon interweaves archival footage, interviews with family and friends, and dramatizations of pivotal moments in his life to offer a comprehensive[...]
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Member Mornings | A last look at “I Am Seen… Therefore, I Am: Isaac Julien and Frederick Douglass” 11:00 am
Public Lecture: The Life and Times of Anna Murray Douglass with Daina Ramey Berry 2:00 pm
Public Lecture: The Life and Times of Anna Murray Douglass with Daina Ramey Berry
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Public Lecture: The Life and Times of Anna Murray Douglass with Daina Ramey Berry
Anna Murray Douglass, wife of the legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass, was the backbone of their family and the catalyst for his freedom. Much of what we know about her is through Frederick’s biographies and passing[...]
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Curator Talk | Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color with Erin Monroe 1:00 pm
Curator Talk | Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color with Erin Monroe
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator Talk | Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color with Erin Monroe
Meet Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture for a gallery talk in Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color. Hear the story of entrepreneur, master craftsman, and free person of[...]
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