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Jan
30
Fri
Member Preview & Reception: Coney Island & Contemporary Art
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

marsh_wooden horses_2013.1.1_WEBBe the first to experience Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland and our reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries with live entertainment, food, drinks, and more!

  • 5 – 7:30 pm
    Coney Bites & Cash Bar
    The Lady Aye, Sweetheart of the Sideshow
    Psychic Ellen, Crystal Ball & Tarot
    CONNetic Dance
  • 5:30 pm
    Welcome & Remarks
    “Mermaid Parade”
  • 5:45 pm
    Ribbon Cutting
    Coney Island galleries open
    Contemporary galleries open

This event is for members only. RSVP to 860-838-4171 or membership@wadsworthatheneum.org.

Not a member? Join now and get 10% off your new membership! Applies to new members only.

 

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.

After the film stay for a discussion with Rabbi Michael Pincus, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, and Ms. Heba Eljafarawi, an American of Palestinian origin.

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!

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
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
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.

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.

 

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. 

Combo Ticket Discount
Purchase a combination ticket for the Coney Island Circus Sideshow and the Symposium and SAVE!