In conjunction with the recent opening of our new Post-War and Contemporary Art galleries, we are pleased to offer a series of lectures exclusively to members.
The lectures take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date March 30).
Using works from the museum’s permanent collection as examples, the lectures will introduce major themes in the development of art since 1945, examining the shifts from modern art to postmodern to contemporary. The first two lectures will focus on Modernism and Its Discontents, followed by Postmodernism, and concluding with What is Contemporary?
Frazer Ward is associate professor of art history at Smith College, where he teaches classes on the history and theory of contemporary art. He is the author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (Dartmouth University Press/University Press of New England, 2012), and his essays appear widely in collections, journals, and catalogs. Professor Ward earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Registration required. Call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Fee includes all four lectures, partial enrollment is not available.
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Join us to celebrate the TV period drama Downton Abbey and come dressed as your favorite character! Enjoy a 3 in 30 tour of the permanent collection, parlor games, cigars with The Tobacco Shop of Hartford, a sherry and brandy tasking, complimentary snacks, cash bar and more!
At 8 pm view and vote on the Feature Film Project (regular film admission applies).
Facebook event here.
First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!
From March 5 to March 8, Patrick’s Day will debut in cinemas across the United States in the 3rd Annual Feature Film Project. After its debut, filmgoers at each participating venue must vote to determine if the film is worthy of additional screenings.
Patrick’s Day: When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
Watch the official trailer for Patrick’s Day below.
The Feature Film Project is organized by the Manhattan Short Film Festival. For more information visit thefeaturefilmproject.com.
Weegee’s New York: This documentary captures the daily rituals and practices of Coney Island’s summer masses while at the same time turns everyday landmarks and city views into colorful abstract compositions. 1948. USA. 20 min. Not Rated. Directed by Weegee (Arthur Felig).
Coney Island at Night: Taken at night, this panorama of Coney Island dramatically captures the illuminated architectural landscape of Dreamland and Luna Park. 1905. USA. 4 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Edwin S. Porter.
Guest Speaker: Charles Musser, Professor of Film and American Studies at Yale University.
These films are screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008.