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Mar
7
Sat
SPLENDOR VIII Gala
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm
David Levinthal, Untitled, from the series Barbie, 1998/2003; Pigment Print; Unframed Size: 24 x 20 inches

David Levinthal, Untitled, from the series Barbie, 1998/2003; Pigment Print; Unframed Size: 24 x 20 inches

This event is SOLD OUT!

The museum’s eighth annual SPLENDOR Gala takes place Saturday, March 7, 6 pm at the Connecticut Convention Center and celebrates Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

 

 

 

Mar
9
Mon
Lecture Series: Art After 1945: Modern, Postmodern, Contemporary
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

contemporary1In conjunction with the recent opening of our new Post-War and Contemporary Art galleries, we are pleased to offer a series of lectures exclusively to members.

The lectures take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date March 30).

Using works from the museum’s permanent collection as examples, the lectures will introduce major themes in the development of art since 1945, examining the shifts from modern art to postmodern to contemporary. The first two lectures will focus on Modernism and Its Discontents, followed by Postmodernism, and concluding with What is Contemporary?

Frazer Ward is associate professor of art history at Smith College, where he teaches classes on the history and theory of contemporary art. He is the author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (Dartmouth University Press/University Press of New England, 2012), and his essays appear widely in collections, journals, and catalogs. Professor Ward earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Registration required. Call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Fee includes all four lectures, partial enrollment is not available.

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Mar
12
Thu
Gallery Talk: DAZE
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Daze, Coney Island Pier, 1995, Collection of the artist

Daze, Coney Island Pier, 1995, Collection of the artist

Artist Daze (Chris Daze Ellis) talks about his works on view in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Mar
14
Sat
Food & Film: Babette’s Feast
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Babette’s Feast, 1987

Our popular food and film pairings continue with a screening of Babette’s Feast (5 pm) followed by dinner in the Museum Cafe (7 pm). Tickets include film, one complimentary glass of wine, and a dinner of French cuisine inspired by the film (see below for menu). Cash bar available.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Dinner reservations required in advance. “Film-ONLY” tickets sold at the door.

Babette’s Feast: In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life with their father. After their father’s death, they take in a refugee who wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a meal for them and their friends. It proves to be a transformative experience. 1987. Denmark. 102 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gabriel Axel.

Dinner Menu

  • Wild mushroom soup infused with Madeira wine
  • French-cut chicken breast served on a bed of puff pastry with a truffled demi-glace and glazed baby carrots
  • Simple salad with a champagne vinaigrette
  • Selection of cheeses and tropical fruits with buckwheat blini
  • Baba au Rhum

 

Mar
15
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Goza Latin Jazz
Mar 15 @ 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 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.

 

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

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Eve and the Fire Horse is a charming film about spirituality that explores the lives of a multi-generational Chinese family residing in Canada. 2005. Canada. 92 min. Not Rated. Directed by Julia Kwan.

After the film stay for a discussion with Alison Zhou Alison (YuHui), a Chinese Buddhist who has worked with the Connecticut State Department of Education for over 20 years, and Jen Lin (Lin Lao Shi), a Chinese Catholic born and raised in Taiwan who currently teaches Mandarin at Glastonbury High School.

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.

Presented with the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc.

 

Mar
16
Mon
Lecture Series: Art After 1945: Modern, Postmodern, Contemporary
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

contemporary1In conjunction with the recent opening of our new Post-War and Contemporary Art galleries, we are pleased to offer a series of lectures exclusively to members.

The lectures take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date March 30).

Using works from the museum’s permanent collection as examples, the lectures will introduce major themes in the development of art since 1945, examining the shifts from modern art to postmodern to contemporary. The first two lectures will focus on Modernism and Its Discontents, followed by Postmodernism, and concluding with What is Contemporary?

Frazer Ward is associate professor of art history at Smith College, where he teaches classes on the history and theory of contemporary art. He is the author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (Dartmouth University Press/University Press of New England, 2012), and his essays appear widely in collections, journals, and catalogs. Professor Ward earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Registration required. Call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Fee includes all four lectures, partial enrollment is not available.

Not a member? Join now!

 

Mar
19
Thu
Film: Through a Lens Darkly
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Photo by Lyle Ashton Harris in collaboration with Thomas Allen Harris

Photo by Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris

Film: Through a Lens Darkly: Based on Deborah Willis’ book Reflections in Black, this documentary examines the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. 2014. USA. 92 min. Not Rated. Directed by Thomas Allen Harris.

  • 5:30 pm: Reception
  • 6:30 pm: Introduction by the film’s director Thomas Allen Harris and co-producer Deborah Willis
  • 7 pm: Film, Through a Lens Darkly

After the film stay for a Q&A session with Harris and Willis.

Presented in collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

 

Mar
22
Sun
Sunday Serenades: On Angels’ Wings: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky & Beyond
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm
Workshop of Niccolò di Buonaccorso, The Annunciation, 1370–88, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Workshop of Niccolò di Buonaccorso, The Annunciation, 1370–88, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Traffic Alert! Please note road closures for the Max’s O’Hartford 5K & Wee Mile taking place the same day. For more info visit hartfordmarathon.com.

Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as they highlight Heaven and Earth through a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 Spring, Schoenfield’s Café Music, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-244-2999.

Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

Mar
23
Mon
Lecture Series: Art After 1945: Modern, Postmodern, Contemporary
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

contemporary1In conjunction with the recent opening of our new Post-War and Contemporary Art galleries, we are pleased to offer a series of lectures exclusively to members.

The lectures take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date March 30).

Using works from the museum’s permanent collection as examples, the lectures will introduce major themes in the development of art since 1945, examining the shifts from modern art to postmodern to contemporary. The first two lectures will focus on Modernism and Its Discontents, followed by Postmodernism, and concluding with What is Contemporary?

Frazer Ward is associate professor of art history at Smith College, where he teaches classes on the history and theory of contemporary art. He is the author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (Dartmouth University Press/University Press of New England, 2012), and his essays appear widely in collections, journals, and catalogs. Professor Ward earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Registration required. Call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Fee includes all four lectures, partial enrollment is not available.

Not a member? Join now!