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Click here to view a PDF of our Summer Film Calendar.
Click here to view a PDF of our Summer Events Calendar.

 

Jul
28
Thu
Reservation Required: Austin House Visit
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Located two miles from the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford’s West End, the Austin House, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest object in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection and is the former home of A. Everett “Chick” Austin, Jr., the museum’s director from 1927–1944. Click here for a complete description and photos of the house.

With a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund, guests are invited to visit the Austin House and also receive same-day admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Advance reservations are required, and groups are limited to 12 visitors. Guests will meet their docent at the Austin House, located at 130 Scarborough Street, Hartford.

Parking:
Parking is available in the driveway in front of the house. Restroom facilities are not available at the Austin House, and guests are encouraged to plan in advance for their comfort.

Accessibility:
To protect the carpeting and floor, guests will be provided with flexible shoe covers, or may remove their shoes at the front door. Due to its unusual architecture, the house is not wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator service to the second floor. Verbally-descriptive tours of non-accessible areas of the house are available with a reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Reserve Your Visit:
Austin House visits are arranged on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm, and on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3:00 pm. Visits are currently being scheduled through July, 2016, click here for available dates.

Thursdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 24 hours in advance.

Saturdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 48 hours in advance.

If available, “day-of” reservations may be made in-person at the Wadsworth.

 

¡Fiestas Patrias Celebration!
Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to celebrate Fiestas Patrias, the Peruvian Independence Day! Inside the museum, explore Peruvian artworks in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection with a docent. Outside in Gengras Court, enjoy festive live music including guitarists Carlos Revolledo and Oscar Silva, traditional Peruvian dancers, complimentary Peruvian snacks, and a cash bar. Free and open to the public.

Fiestas Patrias Celebration is organized in association with the Consulate General of Peru in Hartford.

 

2 for 1 Films: In Harmony & The Measure of a Man
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

Part of The Human Touch Film Series, presenting films from around the world exploring the human condition in celebration of the exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection.

In Harmony
(En équilibre)
A sought-after and talented horse stuntman in films has a bad fall, becoming paraplegic. The insurance company sends a seductive woman to “encourage” him to settle for a small sum of money, but they begin to fall for each other.

2015. France. 95 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Denis Dercourt.

Followed immediately by:

The Measure of a Man
(La loi du marché)

An unemployed factory worker tries to make ends meet in working-class France.

2016. France. 93 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Stéphane Brizé.

All Showtimes (films are screened back-to-back):
Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm
Saturday, July 30 at 7 pm
Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Jul
29
Fri
Tour: Highlights
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Free with museum admission.

 

Summer Sizzle: The Lady Vanishes
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

Summer Sizzle Under the Stars: Imposters
Enjoy an outdoor screening of an American classic comedy or drama from the 1930’s in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s outdoor courtyard. Live music and à la carte dinner service prepared by the Museum Café begin at 5 pm, and the movies begin at sundown (approximately 8:15 pm). Please note that portable chairs and coolers are prohibited.

The Lady Vanishes
While traveling in Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

1938. 96 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave.

Film Tickets:
Summer Sizzle film tickets are FREE for Hartford residents!
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$5 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Jul
30
Sat
Tour: Highlights
Jul 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour: Highlights
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour: The Human Touch
Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join a docent for a tour of the special exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

2 for 1 Films: In Harmony & The Measure of a Man
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

Part of The Human Touch Film Series, presenting films from around the world exploring the human condition in celebration of the exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection.

In Harmony
(En équilibre)
A sought-after and talented horse stuntman in films has a bad fall, becoming paraplegic. The insurance company sends a seductive woman to “encourage” him to settle for a small sum of money, but they begin to fall for each other.

2015. France. 95 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Denis Dercourt.

Followed immediately by:

The Measure of a Man
(La loi du marché)

An unemployed factory worker tries to make ends meet in working-class France.

2016. France. 93 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Stéphane Brizé.

All Showtimes (films are screened back-to-back):
Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm
Saturday, July 30 at 7 pm
Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Jul
31
Sun
Tour: Highlights
Jul 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Free with museum admission.