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Apr
2
Thu
First Thursday: Call of the Wild
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
John Denison Crocker, Home in the Wilderness, 1853, Oil on canvas, American Paintings Purchase Fund, The Krieble Family Fund for American Art, and The Dorothy Clark Archibald and Thomas L. Archibald Fund, 2002.22.1, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

John Denison Crocker, Home in the Wilderness, 1853, Oil on canvas, 2002.22.1

Get back to your roots and join us for a celebration of the natural world. Enjoy live music by The Kenn Morr Band, a 3 in 30 tour of artworks that depict nature, a reading of poems by filmmaker John Sayles from Daniel Wolff’s The Names of Birds, and more! Stay for an 8 pm screening of the 2014 film Wild.

Wear the color GREEN for FREE ADMISSION!

Facebook event here.

This program is presented with Riverwood Poetry.

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!

 

Apr
4
Sat
James Rich in Concert
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
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James Rich

Following a sold-out performance at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, Hartford’s own James Rich brings his romantic concert, When I Think About Love, home.

Tickets and more information.

Doors open 6 pm. Music starts 7 pm.

 

Apr
5
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Carol Daggs Trio
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bob Thompson, Garden of Music, 1960, oil on canvas, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1987.4

Bob Thompson, Garden of Music [detail], 1960, oil on canvas, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1987.4

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Carol Daggs 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.

 

Apr
12
Sun
Coney Island Jazz Brunch: Carol Lipnik & Spookarama
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Carol Lipnik by Stefan Killen

Join us for a special Coney Island themed Jazz Brunch buffet with Carol Lipnik and Spookarama, straight from Coney Island! 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.

About Carol Lipnik and Spookarama
Coney Island born Carol Lipnik’s music does more than evoke a shadow world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures, from sideshow freaks and B-movie monsters to love’s obsessive victims. It creates that world, bringing it into audible being through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her live shows draw audiences in with an intimacy and intensity that is both theatrical and deeply musical.

Performing as a duo with longtime pianist/musical director Dred Scott, the repertoire – ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to dramatic Bowie-esque rock and intricate, semi-acoustic art songs – is unified by the singer’s visionary commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the strangeness of beauty.

Carol is the recipient of the 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for music and has six recordings available on her Mermaid Alley Music label. Visit mermaidalley.com for more info.

 

Apr
17
Fri
Judy Dworin Performance Project: Lighthouse
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Rehearsal -February 17, 2015-Canon EOS 5D Mark III-331

Photo by Miceli Productions

The 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.

Before the performance at 6:30 pm, join curator Erin Monroe for a Gallery Talk on Edward Hopper’s Captain Strout’s House, Portland Head.

For tickets and more info call (860) 527-9800 or click here.

Additional Performance
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Apr
18
Sat
Judy Dworin Performance Project: Lighthouse
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Rehearsal -February 17, 2015-Canon EOS 5D Mark III-331

Photo by Miceli Productions

The 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.

For tickets and more info call (860) 527-9800 or click here.

Additional Performance
Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

 

Apr
24
Fri
American Fine Art Craft Show Preview Party
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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This event takes place at the XL Center. Directions and parking.

Join us for the opening Preview Party for the American Fine Craft Show presented by American Art Marketing. Preview Party tickets include live music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.

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

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 & Smithsonian Craft Shows, as well as a selection of local artisans.

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

 

May
7
Thu
First Thursday Block Party: Dreamland
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

coney-island-Circus-Sideshow_webTake a trip to Coney Island! Tour Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland and enjoy performances by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow – direct from Coney Island USA – live music, boardwalk snacks, and more. Film at 8 pm: Water for Elephants.

Presented with Yelp Hartford and Kinetic Dreams.

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!

 

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
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.