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Admission: $9
Seniors (62+) & Students with ID: $8
Members: $7
Insider Access Members: Free

Apr
2
Thu
First Thursday: Call of the Wild
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
John Denison Crocker, Home in the Wilderness, 1853, Oil on canvas, American Paintings Purchase Fund, The Krieble Family Fund for American Art, and The Dorothy Clark Archibald and Thomas L. Archibald Fund, 2002.22.1, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

John Denison Crocker, Home in the Wilderness, 1853, Oil on canvas, 2002.22.1

Get back to your roots and join us for a celebration of the natural world. Enjoy live music by The Kenn Morr Band, a 3 in 30 tour of artworks that depict nature, a reading of poems by filmmaker John Sayles from Daniel Wolff’s The Names of Birds, and more! Stay for an 8 pm screening of the 2014 film Wild.

Wear the color GREEN for FREE ADMISSION!

Facebook event here.

This program is presented with Riverwood Poetry.

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!

 

Film: Wild
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Wild, 2014

Wild: The true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike, undertaken as a way to take back her life. 2014. USA. 115 min. Rated R. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Reese Witherspoon.

Free with admission to First Thursday: Call of the Wild!

Additional Screening
Sunday, April 5 at 2 pm

 

Apr
5
Sun
Film: Wild
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

wildWild: The true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike, undertaken as a way to take back her life. 2014. USA. 115 min. Rated R. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Reese Witherspoon.

Additional Screening
Thursday, April 2 at 8 pm

 

Apr
12
Sun
Film: Annie Hall
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Annie Hall, 1977

Annie Hall: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Romantic Comedy. 1977. USA. 97 min. Rated PG. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Diane Keaton, Woody Allen.

Joshua Glick, Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

 

Film: Sophie’s Choice
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Sophie’s Choice, 1982

Sophie’s Choice: In 1947, narrator Stingo, a young writer from the American South, travels to post-WWII Brooklyn. He is befriended by Sophie, a beautiful Polish immigrant, and her lover, Nathan. Based on the bestselling novel by William Styron. 1982. USA. 150 min. Rated R. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

 

Apr
16
Thu
Talk, Sideshow & Film: Freaks
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Henry Koerner, The Barker’s Booth, 1948–49, oil on Masonite, Collection of Alice A. Grossman

Henry Koerner, The Barker’s Booth, 1948–49, oil on Masonite, Collection of Alice A. Grossman

In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, listen to an onstage conversation between Rachel Adams, Columbia University Professor of English and American Studies and author of Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, and Jennifer Miller, Professor of Performance at Pratt Institute, Coney Island Circus Sideshow’s Bearded Lady, and Director of Circus Amok. After a knife juggling performance, Adams and Miller will introduce the 1932 film Freaks.

Arrive early between 5 and 6 pm to view the Coney Island exhibition galleries and attend a reception in Loctite Lobby.

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Apr
19
Sun
Film: Enemies: A Love Story
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Enemies: A Love Story, 1989

Enemies: A Love Story: Set in 1949 New York City, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi finds himself involved with three women. 1989. USA. 119 min. Rated R. Directed by Paul Mazursky. Starring Angelica Huston, Ron Silver, Lena Olin.

Speaker: Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

 

Apr
26
Sun
Film: Imitation of Life
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
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Imitation of Life, 1959

Imitation of Life: An aspiring actress meets a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood. 1959. USA. 125 min. Not Rated. Directed by Douglas Sirk. Starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee, John Gavin.

Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Professor; Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Connecticut, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

 

May
7
Thu
First Thursday Block Party: Dreamland
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

coney-island-Circus-Sideshow_webTake a trip to Coney Island! Tour Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland and enjoy performances by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow – direct from Coney Island USA – live music, boardwalk snacks, and more. Film at 8 pm: Water for Elephants.

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
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

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 a banner to take him with Coney Island’s artist-in-residence, Marie Roberts.

Film screening 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.

Visit our neighbors at the Hartford Public Library to see more performers and pick up a FREE children’s book!

This program is presented 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.