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Family Programs

Jul
6
Mon
Museum Closed
Jul 6 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Jul
7
Tue
Museum Closed
Jul 7 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Jul
8
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

Jul
9
Thu
Tour: Highlights
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

Film: The Nightingale (Ye Ying: Le Promeneur D’Oiseau)
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm
Film: The Nightingale (Ye Ying: Le Promeneur D'Oiseau)

Filled with breathtaking cinematic images of China, this heartwarming tale portrays a grandfather who journeys mostly by foot with his spoiled city granddaughter to his native rural village.

2013. China. 100 min. Not rated. Subtitles. Directed by Philippe Muyl. Watch the trailer.

Additional screenings:
Saturday, July 11 at 4 p.m and 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Admission: $9
Seniors and Students w/ID: $8*
Members: $7
Insider Access (and Above) Members: Free
*Senior 62+

 

 

 

Jul
10
Fri
Member Morning: Peter Blume
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Member Morning: Peter Blume

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Museum Café, followed by a tour of Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis and Visions from Home: Surrealism in Connecticut. Join Erin Monroe, Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, for an introduction to Blume’s works and those of his peers, including Alexander Calder, Arshile Gorky, and Yves Tanguy, who also resided in Northwestern Connecticut. Monroe will explore how this artistic circle exchanged ideas and how the rural environment of Connecticut directly impacted their work.

Museum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today! Reservations are required, call 860-838-4171. Enter via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North, accessible from Prospect Street.

Image: Peter Blume, Vegetable Dinner, 1927, Oil on canvas; 25 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York

 

Tour: Highlights
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

 

Summer Sizzle: It Happened One Night
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm
Summer Sizzle: It Happened One Night

Summer Sizzle Under the Stars!
Live music and an à la carte dinner in the Gengras Courtyard, followed by a classic comedy at sundown – all starring couples possessing great onscreen chemistry. Music and dinner begin at 5 pm, followed by the movie at approximately 8:15 pm. Held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Click here to view menu options, prepared by Healthy Source Catering.

It Happened One Night
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who’s actually a reporter looking for a story.
1934. USA. 105 min. Not rated. B&W. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gabel. Watch the trailer.

Music: Dixieland with Atla & Matt DeChamplain and Kris Jensen

More Summer Sizzle:
July 17 | Libeled Lady
July 24 | To Have and Have Not
July 31 | Pat and Mike
August 14 | The Apartment

Tickets (does not include dinner purchase):
Admission: $9
Seniors and Students w/i.d.: $8*
Members: $7
Insider Access (and Above) Members: Free
*Senior 62+

 

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.

 

Tour: Highlights
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.