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Apr
11
Sat
Second Saturdays: City Silhouettes
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Michael C. McMillen, Lighthouse (Hotel New Empire), 2010, Mixed media with digital motion picture, 97 x 132 x 144 in., Courtesy of the artist and LA Louver, Venice, CA

Michael C. McMillen, Lighthouse (Hotel New Empire), 2010, Mixed media with digital motion picture, 97 x 132 x 144 in., Courtesy of the artist and LA Louver, Venice, CA

Get inspired by MATRIX 171 artist Michael C. McMillen, then use parchment paper to construct your own imaginary cities…and light them up!

Free admission 10 am to 1 pm.

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

Facebook event here.

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!

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.

May
1
Fri
Fine Art & Flowers
May 1 – May 3 all-day

FAF-10-#2Celebrate spring at the 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! During this three-day museum fundraiser floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks in the permanent collection are showcased throughout the galleries, in addition to special programs and events.

A $3 fundraiser 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.

 

 

May
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: A Coney Island Carnival
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Marie Roberts, A Congress of Curious Peoples, 2005, acrylic on unstretched canvas, Collection of Liz and Marc Hartzman

Second Saturdays: A Coney Island Carnival: Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of Coney Island, depicted in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, as you meet magicians, fortune-tellers, glass-eaters and muscle men! Make your own banner with Coney Island’s own artist, Marie Roberts. Extend your visit at the Hartford Public Library to see more performers, and pick up a FREE children’s book!

Film screening during Second Saturdays in Aetna Theater: This Side of Dreamland (2014, 14 min.), co-directed by Josh Glick and Patrick Reagan. An evocative portrait of Coney Island banner painter Marie Roberts. The film follows Marie as she shares her unique artistic craft, her deep familial ties to the area, and her unceasing love for the cultural landscape.

Program held in collaboration with the Hartford Public Library.

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!

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.

 

Jun
13
Sat
Juneteenth Family Day: Stories & Songs of Freedom
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate African American art and culture and to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth with free, family-friendly performances, art-making, tours, and more!

Free admission 10 am to 4 pm.

Presented with the Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

 

 

Jul
11
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Jul 11 @ 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.

Aug
8
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Aug 8 @ 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.

Sep
12
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Sep 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.

Oct
10
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Oct 10 @ 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.

Nov
14
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Nov 14 @ 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.

Dec
12
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families
Dec 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.