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Apr
21
Tue
Day Art Tour: Cooper Hewitt & Guggenheim Museum
Apr 21 all-day

Join the Women’s Committee on a Day Art Tour to New York City to visit the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum.

Learn more about this trip by downloading the Spring 2015 Day Art Tours Newsletter.

 

 

Apr
24
Fri
American Fine Craft Show presented by American Art Marketing
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

WAD15_Card_NonMailer_4x6_bJoin us at the XL Center for the American Fine Craft Show presented by American Art Marketing. 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 and Smithsonian Craft Shows, as well as a selection of local artisans, and enjoy live demonstrations and music.

Show Schedule
Friday, April 24, 6 – 9 pm, Preview PartyGet tickets!
Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 7 pm, Public Hours
Sunday, April 26, 11 am – 5 pm, Public Hours

Admission
General admission tickets sold at the door – cash only!

  • Adult $14
  • Senior $13 (over 65 with valid ID)
  • Student $6 (with valid ID)
  • Weekend Pass $15
  • Children under 10 FREE

Facebook event here.

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

 

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 wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a $20 Gift Certificate redeemable on a purchase of $100 or more that evening.

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
1
Fri
Fine Art & Flowers
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Fine Art & Flowers, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873

Celebrate spring at the 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! View floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by artworks in the collection showcased throughout the galleries. In addition to the arrangements, enjoy special programs and events, including a marketplace with local vendors.

Please note: a $3 fundraising surcharge is added to all admission prices during Fine Art & Flowers.

The 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. All proceeds from this event help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.

 

 

Coney Island Café
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

faf_web-graphicKick off the 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers with a cocktail reception inspired by Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, featuring Onyx Moonshine, NoRA Cupcakes, Bear’s BBQ Smokehouse, City Steam Brewery and Two Roads Brewing Company, complimentary tastings of fine Scottish ales by Olde Burnside Brewing Company, plus treats from Coney Island!

Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Advanced ticket sales end April 30. Tickets also sold at the door.

 

May
7
Thu
First Thursday Block Party: Dreamland
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FTAH-APR-MAY-2015[1]-2In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, join us outside on the Alfred E. Burr Memorial (aka Burr Mall) and enjoy live music by Howard Fishman and Biting Fish Brass Band, performances by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow—direct from Coney Island USA including a fire eater, snake charmer and sword swallower—boardwalk snacks, and more!

At 7 pm listen to a reading of the memoir All That and So Much More, by West Hartford native Bernice Schaefer, who grew up in Brooklyn.

Films:

Facebook event here.

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
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
12
Tue
Day Art Tour: Harvard Art & Natural History Museum
May 12 all-day

Join the Women’s Committee on a Day Art Tour to Cambridge, Massachusetts to visit the Harvard University Art Museums and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Learn more about this trip by downloading the Spring 2015 Day Art Tours Newsletter.

 

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