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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Artist Talk: Talia Chetrit / MATRIX 193 with Talia Chetrit and Nuar Alsadir 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Talia Chetrit / MATRIX 193 with Talia Chetrit and Nuar Alsadir
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Talia Chetrit / MATRIX 193 with Talia Chetrit and Nuar Alsadir
5pm gallery viewing, 6pm artist talk Artist Talia Chetrit explores the relationship between photographer and subject, investigating themes of agency, authorship, intimacy, and the passage of time. In her MATRIX exhibition, she mixes recent works[...]
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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
October 6 | 2pm  7pm October 7 | 2pm  7pm With simultaneous screenings in more than 400 cities across six continents, this prestigious annual event showcases a curated selection of exceptional works spanning genres. Manhattan[...]
Manhattan Short Film Festival 7:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
October 6 | 2pm  7pm October 7 | 2pm  7pm With simultaneous screenings in more than 400 cities across six continents, this prestigious annual event showcases a curated selection of exceptional works spanning genres. Manhattan[...]
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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
October 6 | 2pm  7pm October 7 | 2pm  7pm With simultaneous screenings in more than 400 cities across six continents, this prestigious annual event showcases a curated selection of exceptional works spanning genres. Manhattan Short’s commitment to diversity[...]
Manhattan Short Film Festival 7:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival
October 6 | 2pm  7pm October 7 | 2pm  7pm With simultaneous screenings in more than 400 cities across six continents, this prestigious annual event showcases a curated selection of exceptional works spanning genres. Manhattan Short’s commitment to diversity[...]
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Sunday Serenades: Myths & Legends with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra 2:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: Myths & Legends with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: Myths & Legends with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
1pm gallery talk, 2pm concert Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra perform a concert of chamber music inspired by myths and legends featuring Karol Szymanowski’s Mythes, op. 30 (1915), for violin and piano and Franz[...]
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Artful Conversations for Members with Jennifer Tonkovich and Linda Roth 12:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members with Jennifer Tonkovich and Linda Roth
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artful Conversations for Members with Jennifer Tonkovich and Linda Roth
Special guest Jennifer Tonkovich, curator of drawings and prints at the Morgan Library & Museum, joins Linda Roth, Wadsworth curator of European decorative arts, in a conversation about the new book Morgan the Collector (2023).[...]
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Spirited Social 6:00 pm
Spirited Social
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirited Social
After dark, the boundaries between art and the supernatural blur. Jumpstart the Halloween season at this costumed event. Pick your poison from the night’s lineup of spooktacular activities: • Special-effects makeup demonstrations by Tyler Green[...]
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Second Saturdays for Families: Latine Heritage Month 12:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Latine Heritage Month
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Latine Heritage Month
Celebrate Latine heritage and culture with art making, music, and performances. Work alongside teaching artists from Bomba De Aqui in a vejigante mask-making workshop. Watch Mexican folkloric dancer Tere Luna perform in collaboration with Mariachi[...]
Out Film CT’s LGBTQ Film Festival: Glitter & Doom (2023) 7:00 pm
Out Film CT’s LGBTQ Film Festival: Glitter & Doom (2023)
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
Out Film CT's LGBTQ Film Festival: Glitter & Doom (2023)
7pm film, 9:30pm–midnight after party This heartwarming indie musical seamlessly weaves a captivating queer romance with soulful melodies from the Indigo Girls. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Mexico City, the film follows Glitter (Alex[...]
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Film: The Red Shoes (1948) 2:00 pm
Film: The Red Shoes (1948)
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm
Film: The Red Shoes (1948)
This timeless classic takes viewers on an enchanting journey into the world of Victoria Page, a talented young ballerina with unlimited passion for dance. With captivating dance sequences, visionary filmmaking techniques, and a haunting score,[...]
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Day Art Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Day Art Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct 17 all-day
Day Art Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Visit the MET with us to see two major exhibitions exploring relationships between famed French painters Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, and Henri Matisse and André Derain. Each exhibition examines how the artists’ methods defined[...]
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Member Curator Talk: Mattatuck Museum 3:30 pm
Member Curator Talk: Mattatuck Museum
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Member Curator Talk: Mattatuck Museum
Join us at the Mattatuck Museum for an exclusive tour and conversation about the exhibition Uprooted: Afghanistan to Connecticut led by curatorial fellow Hamid Hemat, and exhibiting artists Alibaba Awrang and Matin Malikzada. Through their[...]
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Gallery Talk: Art and Grief with Melinda Bottone and Lindsey Fyfe 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Art and Grief with Melinda Bottone and Lindsey Fyfe
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Art and Grief with Melinda Bottone and Lindsey Fyfe
When confronted with the loss of a loved one, art can be a powerful tool to help us acknowledge and work through our grief. Join Melinda Bottone, bereavement coordinator at Masonicare Home Health, Hospice &[...]
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Performance | New England Ballet Theatre presents “The Red Shoes” 7:00 pm
Performance | New England Ballet Theatre presents “The Red Shoes”
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Performance | New England Ballet Theatre presents "The Red Shoes"
New England Ballet Theatre’s contemporary interpretation of the story inspired by the 1948 film is set in Hartford in 1954 where young dancers yearn to become prima ballerinas amidst a flourishing arts scene. A pair[...]
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Performance: New England Ballet Theatre presents “The Red Shoes” 2:00 pm
Performance: New England Ballet Theatre presents “The Red Shoes”
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Performance: New England Ballet Theatre presents "The Red Shoes"
New England Ballet Theatre’s contemporary interpretation of the story inspired by the 1948 film is set in Hartford in 1954 where young dancers yearn to become prima ballerinas amidst a flourishing arts scene. A pair[...]
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Member Morning: Rules & Repetition Preview 11:00 am
Member Morning: Rules & Repetition Preview
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am
Member Morning: Rules & Repetition Preview
11am curator talk with Jared Quinton, noon–5pm gallery viewing Rules & Repetition: Conceptual Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum highlights an underrecognized legacy within the museum’s contemporary art program. Join curator Jared Quinton for a first[...]
Wadsworth Atheneum’s First Century: Collections and Patrons with William Hosley 5:45 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum’s First Century: Collections and Patrons with William Hosley
Oct 26 @ 5:45 pm
The final stop on the Hartford’s Hidden Treasures Public Lecture Series & Tour. Like no other museum its size in America, the Wadsworth’s collections and identity were shaped by fascinating donors and patrons whose tastes[...]
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Earth Mama (1991) 2:00 pm
Earth Mama (1991)
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Earth Mama (1991)
Friday, October 27 | 2pm & 7pm  Saturday, October 28 | 7pm Beer and wine available for purchase during the 7pm screening. Through its profound storytelling and meticulous camerawork, this compassionate exploration of Black motherhood captures the essence[...]
Earth Mama (1991) 7:00 pm
Earth Mama (1991)
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Earth Mama (1991)
Friday, October 27 | 2pm & 7pm  Saturday, October 28 | 7pm Beer and wine available for purchase during the 7pm screening. Through its profound storytelling and meticulous camerawork, this compassionate exploration of Black motherhood captures the essence[...]
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Walking Tour for Members: Founders, Patrons, and Art Makers of the Wadsworth Atheneum 10:00 am
Walking Tour for Members: Founders, Patrons, and Art Makers of the Wadsworth Atheneum
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Walking Tour for Members: Founders, Patrons, and Art Makers of the Wadsworth Atheneum
Old North Cemetery, Hartford Join former Wadsworth curator William Hosley for a walk through Hartford’s Old North and Spring Grove Cemeteries, veritable museums without walls, filled with statuary, folk art, and local history. This tour[...]
The Wiz (1978) 2:00 pm
The Wiz (1978)
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Wiz (1978)
This joyous film reinvents the classic Wizard of Oz with a modern and urban twist that follows the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl from Harlem, as she is whisked away to the magical land.[...]
Earth Mama (1991) 7:00 pm
Earth Mama (1991)
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Earth Mama (1991)
Friday, October 27 | 2pm & 7pm  Saturday, October 28 | 7pm Beer and wine available for purchase during the 7pm screening. Through its profound storytelling and meticulous camerawork, this compassionate exploration of Black motherhood captures the essence[...]
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Gallery Talk: Between Life & Death with Director Matthew Hargraves, Vanessa Sigalas, and Carlos Hernandez Chavez 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Between Life & Death with Director Matthew Hargraves, Vanessa Sigalas, and Carlos Hernandez Chavez
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Between Life & Death with Director Matthew Hargraves, Vanessa Sigalas, and Carlos Hernandez Chavez
Between Life & Death: Art and the Afterlife offers a glimpse into this mysterious passage through American, European, and Mexican works of art from the collection. Join Wadsworth director Matthew Hargraves, curator Vanessa Sigalas, and[...]
The Wiz (1978) 2:00 pm
The Wiz (1978)
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
The Wiz (1978)
This joyous film reinvents the classic Wizard of Oz with a modern and urban twist that follows the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl from Harlem, as she is whisked away to the magical land.[...]
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