Dreaming Vertically: Northern Land into Landscape
5pm | Exhibition Viewing & Public Reception
6pm | Lecture
In the 19th century, artists in Norway and Switzerland painted mountain landscapes and coastal views of extraordinary drama and technique. Join Patricia Berman, professor of art history at Wellesley College, to learn about the technical aspects of the paintings and the politics of nation building. Free and open to the public.
Program support is provided by The Royal Norwegian Consulate.
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.
Don your most dapper tweeds and beads to celebrate the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector.
Enjoy the exhibition with with docent-guided tours, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks for purchase in the Bar Car pop-up bar, and revel in entertainment by Sea Tea Improv. Prizes awarded for best dressed! Stay for a screening of the classic film Ragtime at 8pm.
Free admission, drinks available for purchase.
Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice.
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
1981. USA. 155 min. Rated PG. Directed by Milos Forman.
Arrive early in your most dapper tweeds and beads to enjoy our Gilded Age Happy Hour from 5-8pm.