The Wadsworth Atheneum is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Wadsworth Atheneum will open one hour early—at 10 am—on Friday, November 27.
Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our special Billie Holiday Jazz Brunch with John Brighenti and Sylvia Mims! 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. Followed at 2 pm by a screening of Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams.
There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.
The brunch buffet features the Chef’s egg dish of the day, homefries, thick cut bacon, sausage, and ham, NY bagels and lox, stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles with fixins’, assorted breakfast pastries, seasonal fruit, freshly brewed coffee and tea, and complimentary Mimosas and Bloody Mary bar.
Please call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours for tickets.
12:30 pm | Jazz Brunch
Featuring John Brighenti and Sylvia Mims performing Billie Holiday music.
2 pm | Screening of Lady Sings the Blues
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Billie Holiday.
1972. USA. 144 min. Rated R. Directed by Sidney R. Furie. Starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.
Film screening is free when paired with the 12:30 pm Jazz Brunch. Jazz Brunch reservations are required; call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours. Regular film admission applies for those not attending the Jazz Brunch.