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Jul
11
Sat
Second Saturdays: Paper Play
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Saturdays: Paper Play

Look at MATRIX 172 artist Mark Bradford’s works using paper in imaginative ways. Make a pulp paper sculpture and think about paper’s endless possibilities!

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Aug
8
Sat
Second Saturdays: Be Abstract
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Saturdays: Be Abstract

Abstract art is hard to define, but it’s imaginative, radical, and free! Get your inspiration from Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollack, Helen Frankenthaler, and Willem de Kooning, and make your own abstract and expressive work.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Image: Helen Frankenthaler, Sea Picture with Black, 1959, Oil on canvas, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gift of Susan Morse Hilles, 1961.7

 

Sep
12
Sat
Second Saturdays: Fractured Landscapes
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Saturdays: Fractured Landscapes

Explore the exhibition Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis to see how artists play with space, color, and light in landscapes. Experiment with the elements of art by making a monochromatic landscape to take home.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

 

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Image: Peter Blume, Landscape with Poppies, 1939, Oil on canvas, 18 x 25 1/8 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1941, Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York

 

Sep
19
Sat
Grand Reopening!
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grand Reopening!

Celebrate the grand unveiling of newly renovated European art galleries!

Step back in time and explore the museum’s amazing history through immersive theatrical performances, live music, art-making, and more. Admission is free all day!

Presented in partnership with Envisionfest Hartford.

Image: James Welling, Morgan Great Hall, 2015, Inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London

 

Oct
10
Sat
Second Saturdays: The Great Chain of Being
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

MATRIX 173 artist Mark Dion uses art to make a chain of living things from amphibians and reptiles to monsters and deities. Put it all together in a wild diorama!

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Nov
14
Sat
Second Saturdays: Objects of Wonder
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Did you know we have ostrich eggs, nautilus shells, and amber at the museum? Find your way to our forthcoming Cabinet of Art and Curiosities (opening September 19) and see how natural forms are transformed into wondrous works of art. Watch demonstrations of goldsmithing and carving and stay for a performance by the Hartt School of Music.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Dec
12
Sat
Second Saturdays: Art Holiday
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate world holiday traditions at the Wadsworth Atheneum during our annual Festival of Trees and Traditions. Make ornaments inspired by the collections that celebrate Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Three Kings Day.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Jan
9
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Feb
13
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Mar
12
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.