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Apr
24
Fri
American Fine Craft Show presented by American Art Marketing
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

WAD15_Card_NonMailer_4x6_bJoin us at the XL Center for the American Fine Craft Show presented by American Art Marketing. Featuring 135 jury-selected craft artists from throughout the United States, browse the finest original furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, metal, mixed media, and wood. Meet award-winning artists who have exhibited in the prestigious Philadelphia Museum and Smithsonian Craft Shows, as well as a selection of local artisans, and enjoy live demonstrations and music.

Show Schedule
Friday, April 24, 6 – 9 pm, Preview PartyGet tickets!
Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 7 pm, Public Hours
Sunday, April 26, 11 am – 5 pm, Public Hours

Admission
General admission tickets sold at the door – cash only!

  • Adult $14
  • Senior $13 (over 65 with valid ID)
  • Student $6 (with valid ID)
  • Weekend Pass $15
  • Children under 10 FREE

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The American Fine Craft Show benefits the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

 

Apr
26
Sun
Tour: Coney Island
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Tour: Highlights
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

Film: Imitation of Life
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
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Imitation of Life, 1959

Imitation of Life: An aspiring actress meets a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood. 1959. USA. 125 min. Not Rated. Directed by Douglas Sirk. Starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee, John Gavin.

Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Professor; Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Connecticut, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

Due to construction on Atheneum Square North, please enter the museum through the Avery entrance from Prospect Street. Directions and Parking.

 

Tour: Coney Island
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Apr
27
Mon
Museum Closed
Apr 27 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Apr
28
Tue
Museum Closed
Apr 28 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Apr
29
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

Apr
30
Thu
Tour: Highlights
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

May
1
Fri
Fine Art & Flowers
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Fine Art & Flowers, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873

Celebrate spring at the 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! View floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by artworks in the collection showcased throughout the galleries. In addition to the arrangements, enjoy special programs and events, including a marketplace with local vendors.

Please note: a $3 fundraising surcharge is added to all admission prices during Fine Art & Flowers.

The 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. All proceeds from this event help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.