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Jan
31
Sat
PUBLIC OPENING: Coney Island & Contemporary Art
Jan 31 all-day
Henry Koerner, The Barker’s Booth, 1948–49, oil on Masonite, Collection of Alice A. Grossman

Henry Koerner, The Barker’s Booth, 1948–49, oil on Masonite, Collection of Alice A. Grossman

Celebrate the opening of our newly restored galleries, featuring Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland and the first reinstallation of our Post-War and Contemporary Art collections in nearly 20 years!

Enjoy special tours, films, art-making activities, and more!

FREE ADMISSION for Hartford residents with valid ID thanks to The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation. Regular admission prices apply for non-Hartford residents.

SCHEDULE
ALL DAY: Audio tours for Coney Island and Post-War & Contemporary Art

  • 10:30 am: Tour, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Pop Up at Coney Island! Art-making Activity with Nina Goodale-Salazar
  • 11 am – 3 pm: Films: Coney Island & Rube and Mandy at Coney Island - FREE POPCORN!
  • 11:30 am: Tour, Eyes on Art
  • Noon: Gallery Talk, MATRIX 171 artist Michael C. McMillen
  • 1 pm: Tour, Contemporary Art
  • 2:30 pm: Tour, Coney Island

Facebook event here.

Learn more about the museum’s new galleries.

 

 

 

 

Films: Coney Island & Rube and Mandy at Coney Island
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Coney Island, 1917

As part of the day’s public opening celebrations we’re screening two films on loop from 11 am to 3 pm:

  • Coney Island, 1917. 25 min. Starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
  • Rube and Mandy at Coney Island, 1903. 12 min.

FREE popcorn!

 

 

Feb
1
Sun
Film: The Other Son
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

the other son_winter film stills 2015Film: The Other Son: Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. 2012. France. 105 min. Rated PG-13. Subtitles. Directed by Lorraine Lévy.

Interfaith Film Series
Join us for the 2nd Annual Interfaith Film Series and view three films that provoke interreligious discussions. A guest speaker will talk before each screening and will lead a post-movie Q&A.

February 8 at 2 pm, Kinyarwanda
February 15 at 2 pm, Eve and the Fire Horse

Presented with the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc.

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:

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, and more!

Film: The Gilded Lily
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:20 pm

Gilded_Lily_1935_9_WEB_film stills winter 2015Film: The Gilded Lily: In this romantic comedy a woman is courted by an English aristocrat and an American newspaper reporter. 1935. USA. 80 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland.

FREE with admission to First Thursday: Coney Island: Tunnel of Love!

Feb
8
Sun
Film: Kinyarwanda
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm

kinyarwanda_film stills winter 2015Film: Kinyarwanda: Three stories are interwoven: a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. 2011. USA. 100 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Alrick Brown.

Interfaith Film Series
Join us for 2nd Annual Interfaith Film Series and view three films that provoke interreligious discussions. A guest speaker will talk before each screening and will lead a post-movie Q&A.

February 1 at 2 pm, The Other Son
February 15 at 2 pm, Eve and the Fire Horse

Presented with the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc.

Feb
15
Sun
Film: Eve and the Fire Horse
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

eve and the fire horse_film stills winter 2015Film: Eve and the Fire Horse: This charming film about spirituality explores the lives of a multi-generational Chinese family residing in Canada. 2005. Canada. 92 min. Not Rated. Directed by Julia Kwan.

Interfaith Film Series
Join us for 2nd Annual Interfaith Film Series and view three films that provoke interreligious discussions. A guest speaker will talk before each screening and will lead a post-movie Q&A.

February 1 at 2 pm, The Other Son
February 8 at 2 pm, Kinyarwanda

Presented with the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc.

Feb
19
Thu
Guess Who’s Coming to the Atheneum: A Celebration of Sidney Poitier
Feb 19 – Feb 22 all-day
In the Heat of the Night, 1967

In the Heat of the Night, 1967

Celebrate the legacy of actor Sidney Poitier during this three-day film series!

Opening Night – Thursday, February 19

  • 5:30 pm, Reception & Book Signing: Poitier Revisited: Reconsidering a Black Icon in the Obama Age, edited by Ian Gregory Strachan and Mia Mask.
  • 6:30 pm, Discussion: Join us for a discussion about the extraordinary life and work of Sidney Poitier with Mia Mask, Associate Professor of Film at Vassar College; Ian Gregory Strachan, Vice President of Advancement and Professor of English at The College of The Bahamas; and Film and Theater Curator Deborah Gaudet, followed by a screening of In the Head of the Night.
  • 7 pm, In the Heat of the Night: While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a Black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent white businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it. 1967. USA. 109 min. Not Rated. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger.

Opening Night admission is $15/$10 members, Insider Access and above. Regular film admission prices apply to single films on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase a series ticket and SAVE (includes Opening Night and all films on Saturday/Sunday): $40/$30 members/$10 Insider Access and above.

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

Saturday, February 21
Regular film admission prices apply to single films

  • 11 am, Edge of the City: Two New York City longshoremen’s growing friendship is threatened by a notably repellent punk. 1957. USA. 85 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Martin Ritt. Starring Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes.
  • 12:30 pm, The Defiant Ones: Two escaped convicts chained together – one Black and the other white — must learn to get along in order to elude capture. 1958. USA. 96 min. Rated PG. B&W. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Starring Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis.
  • 2:15 pm, A Raisin in the Sun: Based on Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking award-winning play, this socially conscious drama tells of a struggling African American family, raised on the South Side of Chicago by a strong, proud matriarch. 1961. USA. 128 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Daniel Petrie. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee.
  • 4:30 pm, Lilies of the Field: In this comedic drama, a traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. 1963. USA. 94 min. Not Rated. Directed by Ralph Nelson. Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala.
  • 7 pm, Patch of Blue: A blind, uneducated young woman is befriended by a man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life. 1965. USA. 105 min. Not Rated. Directed by Guy Green. Starring Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters.

Sunday, February 22
Regular film admission prices apply to single films

  • 2 pm, To Sir with Love: An idealistic engineer decides to take a teaching position until he is able to get an engineering job and ends up with a class of rough students from the slums of London. 1967. UK. 105 min. Not Rated. Directed by James Clavell. Starring Sidney Poitier, Lulu.
  • 4 pm, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A couple’s racial attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is Black. 1967. USA. 108 min. Not Rated. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.

Guess Who’s Coming to the Atheneum: A Celebration of Sidney Poitier is presented with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

 

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
5
Thu
First Thursday: Wadsworth Abbey
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Thomas Wilmer Dewing, The Days, 1884-86, Oil on canvas.

First Thursday: Wadsworth Abbey: Join us as we celebrate the period drama Downton Abbey! Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy a 3 in 30 tour of the collection, parlor games, cigars, a sherry and brandy tasking, complimentary snacks and cash bar, and more!

At 8 pm view and vote on the Feature Film Project (regular film admission applies).

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