Stop by the museum after hours to enjoy music by the XY Eli Band, art activities, food, a cash bar, and more! June’s Art After Dark marks the opening of the Mika Tajima/MATRIX 177 installation “After Life,” and celebrates the museum’s Wadsworth Welcome initiative, which offers free museum admission to Hartford residents.
Highlights will include:
Gallery Talk, 5:30pm
Simply Splendid: Rediscovering American Design, with curator Brandy Culp
Wadsworth Welcome Remarks, 6pm
Director & CEO Thomas J. Loughman
Gallery Talk, 6:30pm
MATRIX 177 with artist Mika Tajima
Tickets will be available at the door and are $10, $5 for members, and free for Wadsworth Welcome cardholders.
Join Rebecca Taber-Conover of Connecticut’s Old State House for a 90-minute walking tour of Hartford’s rich colonial and revolutionary history.
Beginning in the exhibition John Trumbull: Visualizing American Independence at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the group will visit the Connecticut Old State House—site of the Amistad trials—before a trip to important monuments in Bushnell Park. After the tour, return with us to the Wadsworth Atheneum for a closer look at the exhibition.
Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.
Co-organized with Connecticut’s Old State House.
Hartford Opera Theater performs The Tender Land, with music by Aaron Copland and libretto by Horace Everett.
For more information and tickets visit hartfordoperatheater.com or call (860) 578-4393.
Friday, June 2 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 4 at 3 PM
Hartford Opera Theater: The Tender Land is presented by Data-Mail, Inc. and the Mandell Family.
Spend 20 minutes exploring Frederic Church’s Mountains of Ecuador (1855) in depth with a docent.
Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.