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Apr
18
Sat
Judy Dworin Performance Project: Lighthouse
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
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Photo by Miceli Productions

Hartford-based performance ensemble Judy Dworin Performance Project performs Lighthouse, exploring why lighthouses still hold a fascination in a world that is increasingly dominated by technology, and addresses the need for human connection in a modern world.

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 527-9800.

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

Additional Performance
Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

 

May
8
Fri
Teen Night & Open Mic
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

may-8---teen-night-and-open-mic-flyerJoin us for Teen Night and Open Mic and make art, play games, eat free food, and enjoy performances by teen musicians, poets, actors and more!

Explore our reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries and Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

Admission is FREE for all high school students with ID.

Want to perform?
Register here or sign up at the door!

 

May
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: A Coney Island Carnival
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Marie Roberts, A Congress of Curious Peoples, 2005, acrylic on unstretched canvas, Collection of Liz and Marc Hartzman

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of Coney Island depicted in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland as you meet magicians, fortune-tellers, glass-eaters and muscle men! Make a banner to take him with Coney Island’s artist-in-residence Marie Roberts.

Film screening in Aetna Theater: This Side of Dreamland (2014, 14 min.), co-directed by Josh Glick and Patrick Reagan. An evocative portrait of Coney Island banner painter Marie Roberts. The film follows Marie as she shares her unique artistic craft, her deep familial ties to the area, and her unceasing love for the cultural landscape.

Visit our neighbors at the Hartford Public Library to see more performers and pick up a FREE children’s book!

The Wadsworth Atheneum thanks the Ella Burr McManus Trust for the use of the Alfred E. Burr Mall as a location for today’s program. Presented with the Hartford Public Library.

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.

 

May
10
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Brad Rickert Trio with Theresa Wright
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Brad Rickert Trio with Theresa Wright! 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.

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

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.

 

 

May
15
Fri
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents Men on Broadway 2
May 15 @ 8:00 pm

Back for its third season, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus joyfully sings a review of Broadway melodies in Men on Broadway 2.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Additional Performance
Saturday, May 16 at 8 pm

 

May
16
Sat
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents Men on Broadway 2
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Back for its third season, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus joyfully sings a review of Broadway melodies in Men on Broadway 2.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Additional Performance
Friday, May 15 at 8 pm

 

May
17
Sun
Sunday Serenades: Copland & Coney Island
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as they perform a musical counterpart to Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, including Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Copland’s Two Pieces and Dohnanyi’s Sextet, Op. 37. Featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-987-5900.

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

May
31
Sun
Hartford Opera Theater: An Embarrassing Position & The Old Maid and the Thief
May 31 @ 3:00 pm

Hartford Opera Theater performs two American operas in our theater: An Embarrassing Position and The Old Maid and the Thief.

For tickets and more info call (860) 578-4393 or visit hartfordoperatheater.com.

 

 

Jun
4
Thu
First Thursday: ¡Viva Peru!
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an homage to the rich culture of Peru with folk music and dance by Inca Son, Peruvian-inspired food, and more!

Stay for an 8 pm film, El Elefante Desaparecido (The Vanished Elephant).

Presented in collaboration with APAPRO (Association of Peruvian American Professionals).

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

 

Jun
6
Sat
Echoes of Sinatra: A Celebration of a Man & His Music
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm

This exciting and entertaining production celebrates the life of American icon, Francis Albert Sinatra.

For tickets and more information call (860) 721-0182 or click here.

Additional Performance
Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm