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Click here to download the January-March Programs and Events Calendar.
Click here to download the 2017 Winter-Spring Film Calendar.

 

Feb
19
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Atla & Matt DeChamplain Trio
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Jazz Brunch: Atla & Matt DeChamplain Trio

Enjoy a delicious brunch in the Museum Café, set to the music of the Atla & Matt DeChamplain Trio. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets will be available online soon, and include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm.

 

 

Brunch Menu:
The brunch buffet features the Chef’s egg dish of the day, homefries, root vegetable hash, bacon, sausage, bagels and assorted cream cheeses, Belgian waffles with fixins’, and assorted breakfast pastries.

Please note that tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service.

 

Tour: Highlights
Feb 19 @ 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.

 

Gallery Dance Performance
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm
Gallery Dance Performance

DancEnlight performs a dance, inspired by Utamaro and the Lure of Japan and choreographed by Lorelei Chang and Mai Nakanishi, in the museum galleries.

Performances are at 1pm and 3pm. Free with museum admission.

Photo by Ron Compton.

 

Tour: Highlights
Feb 19 @ 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.

 

Gallery Dance Performance
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm
Gallery Dance Performance

DancEnlight performs a dance, inspired by Utamaro and the Lure of Japan and choreographed by Lorelei Chang and Mai Nakanishi, in the museum galleries.

Performances are at 1pm and 3pm. Free with museum admission.

Photo by Ron Compton.

 

Tour: Utamaro and the Lure of Japan
Feb 19 @ 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Join a docent for a tour of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Feb
20
Mon
Museum Closed
Feb 20 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Feb
21
Tue
Museum Closed
Feb 21 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Feb
22
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Feb 22 @ 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.

 

Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm
Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation

Film Series: Shaping Social Change
6:30pm Talk
7pm Film Screening

Presented in partnership with The Mark Twain House & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

The Birth of a Nation
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

2016. USA. 120 min. Rated R. Directed by Nate Parker. Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, and Penelope Ann Miller. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speaker:
Patricia Thomas Camp began her career as a public school teacher, and has continued to teach throughout her life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and a Master’s in Education from the University of Houston. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, she served as executive director of the Cook County Bar Association’s pro bono legal aid program, providing free legal representation to residents of 135 municipalities including Chicago. Ms. Thomas Camp practiced law for 19 years, including criminal, family and corporate law, and also served as a juvenile court magistrate. Her work in Connecticut has focused on the homeless, legal services, and the concerns of Hartford’s North End.  She was appointed to the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles as a part-time member in October 2014 and as a full-time member in 2016.

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.

Full Series:
Wednesday, February 22: The Birth of a Nation
Wednesday, March 15: Moonlight
Wednesday, April 12: Loving
Sunday, April 16: The Loving Story