Producer Sandra Warren and Tom Reney, music consultant on the film, will be present!
In collaboration with the Hartford Jazz Society.
Admission: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members; free for Film Stars.
An exploration of the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white teen-age harmonica player from Chicago’s south side, Paul learned from the original Black masters who performed nightly in his neighborhood. Muddy Waters, who was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, shared his wisdom and expertise with the young protégé. No blues lover should miss this documentary!
2017. USA. 104 min. Not Rated. Directed by John Anderson.
Image: Still from Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story.
1:30pm: Tea Party
2:30pm: Tea with the Dames
Tea Party and film: $20; $17 members. Advance reservations are required. Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone.
Admission to film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ ID; $7 members. Film only tickets are sold at the door.
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dames Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight.
2018. UK. 84 min. Not Rated. Directed by Roger Michel. Starring Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith.
Image: Still from Tea with the Dames.
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 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.
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.
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.