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Feb
5
Thu
First Thursday: Coney Island: Tunnel of Love
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Homer Page, Coney Island (Couple on Beach), c. 1949, gelatin silver print, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.2112. Photo: John Lamberton; © Homer Page

Homer Page, Coney Island (Couple on Beach), c. 1949, gelatin silver print, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.2112. Photo: John Lamberton; © Homer Page

First Thursday: Coney Island: Tunnel of Love: Join us to celebrate the romantic allure of Coney Island and enjoy:

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First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film, and more!

Feb
7
Sat
CONNetic Dance’s Coney Island: Love Under the Boardwalk
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

connectic_carouselIn conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008, Hartford-based professional contemporary ballet company CONNetic Dance presents Coney Island: Love Under the Boardwalk, a performance inspired by Coney Island love stories.

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets also available at the door.

Doors open 1 pm.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 7 at 8 pm

CONNetic Dance’s Coney Island: Love Under the Boardwalk
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

connectic_carouselIn conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008, Hartford-based professional contemporary ballet company CONNetic Dance presents Coney Island: Love Under the Boardwalk, a performance inspired by Coney Island love stories.

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets also available at the door.

Doors open 1 pm.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm

Feb
15
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Mary Corso Trio
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jazz Brunch: Mary Corso Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Mary Corso Trio! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Feb
27
Fri
Coney Island USA presents the Coney Island Circus Sideshow
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

coney-island-Circus-Sideshow_webConey Island USA presents the Coney Island Circus Sideshow: Join Coney Island USA Artistic Director Dick Zigun for the Coney Island Circus Sideshow! Straight from Coney Island, get set for a hair-raising performance including a live Burmese python, an electric chair, a bed of nails, a sword swallower, and more! (For mature audiences; contains adult material.)

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Continue your exploration Saturday morning, February 28, at Coney Island Symposium: An Intersection of Art & Identity, with panel discussions by artists, filmmakers, and social historians. 

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Feb
28
Sat
Coney Island Symposium: An Intersection of Art & Identity
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Red Grooms, Weegee 1940, 1998–99, acrylic on paper, Private Collection. Image Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York; © 2013 Red Grooms/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Red Grooms, Weegee 1940, 1998–99, acrylic on paper, Private Collection. Image Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York; © 2013 Red Grooms/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Coney Island Symposium: An Intersection of Art & Identity: This interdisciplinary symposium will investigate major themes and questions central to the exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland. Continental breakfast and lunch included.

The day begins with a keynote address by Robin Jaffee Frank, Exhibition Curator and Chief Curator, followed by a series of intriguing panel discussions including:

  • Nightmares and Fantasies: Painting Coney Island, a conversation among artists represented in the exhibition
  • Race and Identity at Coney Island, held in collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
  • Coney Island on the Silver Screen, exploring Coney Island’s starring role in cinema

Panelists include: DAZE, Arnold Mesches, Marie Roberts, Frederick Brosen, Joseph Koerner, Olivia White, Robert E. Steele, Sarah Lewis, Davarian Baldwin, Robyn Autry, Charles Denson, Joshua Glick, Nick Carr, and Charles Musser.

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.
(Does NOT include admission to Coney Island Circus Sideshow on February 27.)

Combo Ticket Discount
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Mar
1
Sun
Music & Movies with Alloy Orchestra
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Film still, Speedy

Music & Movies with Alloy Orchestra: View the classic Coney Island silent films Lonesome and Speedy complemented by live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. Tickets include admission to Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Lonesome: Two lonely people meet and enjoy the thrills of Coney Island. 1928. USA. 69 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Pal Fajos. Starring Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon.

Speedy: After losing his job, Speedy spends the day with his girlfriend at Coney Island. 1928. USA. 85 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Ted Wilde. Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

Theater doors open at 1 pm. Open seating.

Mar
7
Sat
SPLENDOR Gala
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm

Our annual SPLENDOR Gala takes place on Saturday, March 7 at 6 pm at the Connecticut Convention Center, located at 100 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford. This year we celebrate the museum’s special exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008.

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Mar
14
Sat
Second Saturdays: Circus Dreams
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Charles Carmel, Carousel Horse with Raised Head, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, c. 1914, paint on wood, jewels, glass eyes, horsehair tail, Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, Gift of Laura Harding, 1978.18.2

Charles Carmel, Carousel Horse with Raised Head, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, c. 1914, paint on wood, jewels, glass eyes, horsehair tail, Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, Gift of Laura Harding, 1978.18.2

Second Saturdays: Circus Dreams: Inspired by Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, step right up and take a “ride” on a carousel animal and decorate your own!

Listen to hand-cranked organs playing authentic Coney tunes, catch the short film Rube and Mandy at Coney Island in the theater, enjoy a magic show by Professor Phineas Feelgood’s World of Magic, and a Balloonathon!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

This program is presented in collaboration with the New England Carousel Museum.

Second Saturdays for Families
Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Mar
15
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Goza Latin Jazz
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with Goza Latin Jazz! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.