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Jan
21
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day | Mountaintop Vision: Soaring to New Heights
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Map your vision for the future and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through art-making, performances, and tours for all ages. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Free admission all day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day is supported by an anonymous funder. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Activities + Performances

11am-Noon
Yoga: Begin your day with an hour of calming yoga.  

1-2pm
Sing Along:
Enjoy a musical performance by teens from the community.  Then participate in a sing along led by musicians Orice Jenkins and Susan Mazer. Presented with Charter Oak Cultural Center. 

2-3pm
Vocalist Nekita Waller:
Watch Connecticut State Troubadour Nekita Waller sing songs in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

3-4pm
Museum Mandala:
Practice a moment of mindfulness and add to our community Mandala. Presented with The CT Center for Nonviolence.

3:30-4pm
Dance Along: 
View a unique dance performance by The Dance Collective’s Jillian Foley and Rosanna Karabetsos. Then join them for an interactive dance session!

Art Making: 10am-4pm

Vision Quilt: Join our community quilt display as you listen to Dr. King’s speeches. Create an image or write a message that presents your hopeful vision for the future.

 Winged Messages: Did you know birds can symbolize peace and freedom? Decorate a paper bird using a variety of colors, shapes and textures. Then add it to our museum mountain top display!

 Mixed Media Mountainscape: Use a collection of materials to create your own mountain landscape. Then write one positive action you can do to help improve your surroundings, community and the world.

Self(ie) Expressions: Explore the Amistad Center’s Picture, Words and Music exhibition and learn how impactful a photograph can be. Then strike a pose that showcases how you want the world to see you.

Tours

10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.

11am-Noon | Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about what you see.

11:30am-Noon | Eyes on Art Family Tour
Discover artwork from the collection and more during this docent-led tour for all ages.

Day of Service

The Amistad Center is also partnering with the Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill to make this a day of service. Please bring new or gently used handbags and travel-size toiletries to donate to local women’s shelters. GHJJ will be collecting donations in the John H. Motley Study from 10 am-12pm. For more information, please email: greaterhartfordjackandjill@gmail.com

Feb
9
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Artist Hands
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What can you do with your hands? Learn how craftsmen and painters used their hands to design the American home and create a handcrafted work of your own. See how puppeteers used their hands to tell stories from the African American puppetry tradition. Watch a puppet show and join a puppet workshop in The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Program presented in collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Tours:
10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connection
11am-Noon | Ask About Art
11:30am-Noon | Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Mar
9
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Layered Landscape
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What’s outside your window? Explore the exhibition Sean Scully: Landline with a docent and find out how other artists in the Wadsworth’s collection depict scenes of nature. Then create your own abstract-inspired landscape to take home. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Tours:
10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connection
11am-Noon | Ask About Art
11:30am-Noon | Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Mar
11
Mon
Art Talk: Sean Scully and Patricia Hickson in Conversation
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

5pm Reception
6pm Art Talk

Expressive and unconstrained bands of color reach beyond abstraction and into the sublime in Sean Scully’s Landline series. Join the artist in conversation with curator Patricia Hickson as they discuss his career and body of work.

Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North. Free.