Norwegian Film Weekend
Join us for a weekend of Norwegian cinema celebrating the special exhibition Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway.
Includes the full weekend of films, tours, and Saturday night’s dinner in the Museum Café. Full weekend packages are available for purchase online now. $60/$55 members.
Saturday Single Films
Regular film admission applies for individual Saturday films; purchase at the door. $9/$8 seniors and students/$7 members.
Admission to one Sunday film includes the second film as well as the exhibition tour; purchase at the door. $9/$8 seniors and students/$7 members.
Saturday, September 23
11am | Insomnia
In a northern Norwegian city, a Swedish murder investigator struggles with sleeplessness as he tries to solve a murder. Crime thriller.
1997. 96 min. Not Rated. Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg. Starring Stellan Skarsgård.
12:40pm | Headhunters (HODEJEGERNE)
An accomplished headhunter moonlights as an art thief. Crime thrilled—some graphic violence.
2011. 100 min. Rated R. Directed by Morten Tyldum.
2:30pm | Kitchen Stories (SALMER FRA KJØKKENET)
In this quirky comedy, a scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with the homeowner.
2003. 95 min. Rated PG. Directed by Bent Hamer.
4:10pm | Tour of Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway
5:15pm | Dinner in the Museum Café—click here to view the menu!
Sunday, September 24
12:30pm | Tour of Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway
2pm | Elling
Two institutionalized men are given a chance to live independently as roommates in an Oslo apartment. Quirky comedy.
2001. 89 min. Rated R. Directed by Petter Næss.
3:30pm | Monster Thursday (MONSTERTORSDAG)
Set in remote coastal Norway, this quirky film takes us on a tumultuous ride through extreme weather and the love lives of a group of friends.
2004. 99 min. Not Rated. Directed by Arild Østin Ommundsen.
Come back the weekend of December 2-3 for even more Norwegian films!
Join a docent for a tour of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist highlights at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Free with museum admission, meet by the Museum Shop.
Join a docent for a 3-in-30 Highlights Tour—that’s three works of art to explore in 30 minutes!
Museum admission is free after 4pm. Meet by the Museum Shop.
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.
Art Talk: An Evening with Kellie Jones
5pm | Gallery Viewing and Public Reception
6pm | Lecture
Kellie Jones, MacArthur Fellow and professor of art history at Columbia University, has been rewriting the history of art to include artists traditionally excluded. Join a discussion of her research and curatorial work about contemporary African-American and African Diaspora artists and racial justice.
Free admission. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Admission is free thanks to generous support from the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.
Image: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation