Calendar of Events

Aug
6
Fri
Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out

Recording artist Tang Sauce’s United Outkast presents a Hip Hop experience with live DJ, dancers, and rap performances. New Haven’s experimental soul ensemble Phat A$tronaut takes the stage to perform meticulously crafted arrangements. The Lost Tribe, a drum-centered Afro-funk fusion ensemble, led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant closes out the lawn party jam session from 7–8pm.

Free. Cash bar and food trucks on site for refreshments and snacks.

In conjunction with Leonardo Drew: Two Projects.

Live Music and Summer Film Series | A Raisin in the Sun Preceded by the Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | A Raisin in the Sun Preceded by the Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out

This summer film series is curated by artist Leonardo Drew. A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a working-class Black family living in Chicago who learns they will be receiving a substantial insurance check. Each member of the family begins to dream about what to do with the money. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1961. USA. 132 min. Not Rated. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee. Directed by Daniel Petrie.

Aug
12
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Aug
13
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Gloria Preceded by Music Performed by Nekita Waller
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Gloria Preceded by Music Performed by Nekita Waller

This film series is curated by artist Leonardo Drew. Gloria tells the story of a young boy who’s family is killed by the Mob. A neighbor becomes his reluctant guardian, and the two go on the run with a notebook that the mobsters are desperate to retrieve. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1980. USA. 122 min. Rated PG. Starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames. Directed by John Cassavetes.

Aug
14
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families | Sketch a Scene
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families | Sketch a Scene

Join us at the museum for a sketching challenge. With nothing more than a pencil and paper, try your best to draw each still life arrangement in our collection. After, take a tour of the exhibition Milton Avery: The Connecticut Years and learn how the artist sketched and painted local landscapes. Find the Ice Cream for a Dream truck, parked outside the museum from noon–2pm, for a free ice cream while supplies last.

Accompanying digital activity pack includes art-making demonstrations, visual scavenger hunts, close-looking prompts, and story time in English and Spanish. Available on the second Saturday of the month and afterward via thewadsworth.org.

 

Second Saturdays for Families is supported by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, the Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Aug
18
Wed
Curator Talk: Stories in Ivory and Wood
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Curator Talk: Stories in Ivory and Wood

In the mid-seventeenth century, the carver known as the Master of the Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian created dramatic and emotionally charged works of art in ivory and boxwood. Join curatorial fellow Vanessa Sigalas for a study of his distinct hand and the journey of his objects into the collections of the Wadsworth. In conjunction with Stories in Ivory and Wood Told by Master Carvers. Free. Registration link will be available soon.

Aug
20
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Beasts of the Southern Wild Preceded by Blues by the XY Eli Band
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Beasts of the Southern Wild Preceded by Blues by the XY Eli Band

This film series is curated by artist Leonardo Drew. The exceptionally lensed fantastical drama Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a six-year-old girl who must learn the ways of courage and love while facing both her father’s fading health and melting ice caps that flood her bayou community. Free. Cash bar and snacks for purchase. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Please note that chairs and food brought in from outside are not permitted.  

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

2012. USA. 93 min. Rated PG-13. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry. Directed by Benh Zeitlin (Wesleyan University graduate).

Aug
26
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Sep
9
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

Join a docent for a virtual Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Free. Registration required.

Sep
11
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families | Carving a Story
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Discover how artists carve ivory, boxwood, and a variety of materials to tell a story. Then, pick up a free art kit to illustrate your own tale. Find the Ice Cream for a Dream truck, parked outside the museum from noon–2pm, for a free ice cream while supplies last.

Accompanying digital activity pack includes art-making demonstrations, visual scavenger hunts, close-looking prompts, and story time in English and Spanish. Available on the second Saturday of the month and afterward via thewadsworth.org.

 

Second Saturdays for Families is supported by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.