Calendar of Events

Oct
28
Thu
Lecture: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Artemisia’s Adventures
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lecture: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Artemisia's Adventures

The women artists in By Her Hand are outstanding for their persistence and their talents. Elizabeth Cropper, Dean Emerita of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, will focus on the persistence and fortitude of Artemisia Gentileschi, suggesting that we still have much to learn from her life and work despite the advances of women, and especially women artists, over the centuries. Free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged.

5pm exhibition viewing, 6pm lecture

NOTE: There will be a live stream of this program. Use this link to watch virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BigVzkw5TvCJAYJ4uQGdug

This lecture is supported by the Trinity College Department of Fine Arts and the James F. and Isabelle S.C. English Fund.

 
For all programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
Nov
11
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

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

Virtual Program: Christina Forrer and Sabrina Orah Mark in Conversation
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Program: Christina Forrer and Sabrina Orah Mark in Conversation

Eavesdrop on Christina Forrer in conversation with contemporary poet and fairy tale writer Sabrina Orah Mark, whose imaginative tales describe our fears, much like Forrer’s visual narratives in her tapestries. Free virtual program. 

 

Image: Christina Forrer, Sepulcher, 2021. Wool, cotton and linen. 97 in. x 162 in. © Christina Forrer; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York, and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago. Photo: Joshua White

Nov
13
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Turnip Tales
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Turnip Tales

Put your spin on a paper sampler designed by MATRIX artist Christina Forrer. Then, help us complete our turnip mural based on the Enormous Turnip, a classic folktale that has inspired the artist’s work. Museum admission is free on Second Saturdays. 

 

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. 
Nov
17
Wed
Virtual Program | Noble and Virtuous: Women & the Textile Arts in Early Modern Italy
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Program | Noble and Virtuous: Women & the Textile Arts in Early Modern Italy

Katherine Tycz, scholar of early modern material culture, examines women as artists and artisans of textiles in early modern Italy. Through objects, images, and primary sources, Tycz explores women’s roles in the craft and creation of textiles as well as the cultural connotations of women’s talents in the textile arts. In conjunction with By Her Hand and co-sponsored by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Free. 

Dec
1
Wed
World AIDS Day Poetry Reading and Performance
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Poet laureate of Hartford and HIV/AIDS activist Frederick Douglass Knowles II reads his works in collaboration with Hartford artists. Held in conjunction with Discovering Rose Fried’s Nephew by Alice Neel. Free and open to the public.

Dec
9
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Dec 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.

Dec
11
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Season’s Greetings
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Welcome the changing of the seasons with a day of winter fun. Enjoy a special performance by the New England Ballet Theatre of Connecticut and then create your own wintery artworks to take home or give as a gift to a friend. Museum admission is free on Second Saturdays.

 

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. 
Dec
23
Thu
Virtual Highlights Tour
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual Highlights Tour

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