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Jan
31
Sat
PUBLIC OPENING: Coney Island & Contemporary Art
Jan 31 all-day
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

Celebrate the opening of our newly restored galleries, featuring Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland and the first reinstallation of our Post-War and Contemporary Art collections in nearly 20 years!

Enjoy special tours, films, art-making activities, and more!

FREE ADMISSION for Hartford residents with valid ID thanks to The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation. Regular admission prices apply for non-Hartford residents.

SCHEDULE
ALL DAY: Audio tours for Coney Island and Post-War & Contemporary Art

  • 10:30 am: Tour, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Pop Up at Coney Island! Art-making Activity with Nina Goodale-Salazar
  • 11 am – 3 pm: Films: Coney Island & Rube and Mandy at Coney Island - FREE POPCORN!
  • 11:30 am: Tour, Eyes on Art
  • Noon: Gallery Talk, MATRIX 171 artist Michael C. McMillen
  • 1 pm: Tour, Contemporary Art
  • 2:30 pm: Tour, Coney Island

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Learn more about the museum’s new galleries.

 

 

 

 

Feb
5
Thu
First Thursday: Coney Island: Tunnel of Love
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Homer Page, Coney Island (Couple on Beach), c. 1949, gelatin silver print, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.2112. Photo: John Lamberton; © Homer Page

Homer Page, Coney Island (Couple on Beach), c. 1949, gelatin silver print, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.2112. Photo: John Lamberton; © Homer Page

First Thursday: Coney Island: Tunnel of Love: Join us to celebrate the romantic allure of Coney Island and enjoy:

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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!

Feb
14
Sat
Second Saturdays: Ode to Romare Bearden
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Romare Bearden, She-ba, 1970, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Romare Bearden, She-ba, 1970, Collage on paper, cloth and synthetic polymer paint on composition board

Second Saturdays: Ode to Romare Bearden: Celebrate Romare Bearden’s love of art, music, and literature through his paintings and murals in the galleries and at the Hartford Public Library. Make a collage inspired by Bearden’s work and listen to live jazz. 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.

This program is presented with the Hartford Public Library and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

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.

Feb
15
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Mary Corso Trio
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jazz Brunch: Mary Corso Trio: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Mary Corso Trio! 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.

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.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Mar
1
Sun
Music & Movies with Alloy Orchestra
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Film still, Speedy

Music & Movies with Alloy Orchestra: View the classic Coney Island silent films Lonesome and Speedy complemented by live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. Tickets include admission to Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Lonesome: Two lonely people meet and enjoy the thrills of Coney Island. 1928. USA. 69 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Pal Fajos. Starring Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon.

Speedy: After losing his job, Speedy spends the day with his girlfriend at Coney Island. 1928. USA. 85 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Ted Wilde. Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

Theater doors open at 1 pm. Open seating.

Mar
5
Thu
First Thursday: Wadsworth Abbey
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Thomas Wilmer Dewing, The Days, 1884-86, Oil on canvas.

First Thursday: Wadsworth Abbey: Join us as we celebrate the period drama Downton Abbey! Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy a 3 in 30 tour of the collection, parlor games, cigars, a sherry and brandy tasking, complimentary snacks and cash bar, and more!

At 8 pm view and vote on the Feature Film Project (regular film admission applies).

First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!

Mar
14
Sat
Second Saturdays: Circus Dreams
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Charles Carmel, Carousel Horse with Raised Head, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, c. 1914, paint on wood, jewels, glass eyes, horsehair tail, Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, Gift of Laura Harding, 1978.18.2

Charles Carmel, Carousel Horse with Raised Head, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, c. 1914, paint on wood, jewels, glass eyes, horsehair tail, Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, Gift of Laura Harding, 1978.18.2

Second Saturdays: Circus Dreams: Inspired by Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, step right up and take a “ride” on a carousel animal and decorate your own!

Listen to hand-cranked organs playing authentic Coney tunes, catch the short film Rube and Mandy at Coney Island in the theater, enjoy a magic show by Professor Phineas Feelgood’s World of Magic, and a Balloonathon!

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

This program is presented in collaboration with the New England Carousel Museum.

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.

Mar
15
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Goza Latin Jazz
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jazz Brunch: Goza Latin Jazz: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with Goza Latin Jazz! Seating’s at 11am and 12:30pm. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent.

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.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

Mar
22
Sun
Sunday Serenades: On Angels’ Wings: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky & Beyond
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm
Workshop of Niccolò di Buonaccorso, The Annunciation, 1370–88, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Workshop of Niccolò di Buonaccorso, The Annunciation, 1370–88, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as they highlight Heaven and Earth: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection through a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 Spring, Schoenfield’s Café Music, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

For tickets and more information call 860-244-2999.

Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Apr
2
Thu
First Thursday After Hours
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Thursday After Hours: Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!