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Jul
28
Thu
¡Fiestas Patrias Celebration!
Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to celebrate Fiestas Patrias, the Peruvian Independence Day! Inside the museum, explore Peruvian artworks in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection with a docent. Outside in Gengras Court, enjoy festive live music including guitarists Carlos Revolledo and Oscar Silva, traditional Peruvian dancers, complimentary Peruvian snacks, and a cash bar. Free and open to the public.

¡Fiestas Patrias Celebration! is supported by the Consulate General of Peru in Hartford.

 

Aug
13
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Gladiators & Gods
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Gladiators & Gods

During the summer Olympics, journey back to ancient Greece and Rome where the games began. Look at images of ancient gods and warriors, and create your own illustrated modern myth inspired by what you see. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

ALSO this month – celebrate the hard work and creativity of the 2016 SNAP! Photography Studio at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council‘s Neighborhood Studios Program. A gallery of inspiring work created and installed by the student artists will be on view for all to enjoy.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

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

Image: Psiax, Hydria, c. 525-510 BCE, Terracotta. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1961.8

 

SNAP! Photography Studio Celebration
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
SNAP! Photography Studio Celebration

Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture in celebrating the hard work and creativity of the 2016 SNAP! Photography Studio, part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s award-winning, nationally recognized Neighborhood Studios summer arts apprenticeship program. These local high school students spent the summer learning photographic history and practice, fundamental photography techniques and skills, gallery design and installation, and professional portfolio preparation while exploring themes of urban and rural art, as well as land and agriculture. An exhibition of their work will be on view.

Free and open to the public. Admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum and The Amistad Center is also free during this event, as part of August’s Second Saturdays for Families.

 

Aug
19
Fri
Member Morning: The Human Touch
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Museum Café, followed by a discussion of The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection with Marsted Fellow in Contemporary Art Eileen Doyle. Reservations required, call (860) 838-4171.

This event is open to Wadsworth Atheneum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today!

 

Sep
7
Wed
Art Talk: 18th Century Prints & Porcelain in Dialogue
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Art Talk: 18th Century Prints & Porcelain in Dialogue

Art Talk: Eighteenth-Century Prints & Porcelain in Dialogue
5 pm | Exhibition Viewing & Public Reception
6 pm | Talk

Vanessa Sigalas, former Dangremond Research Fellow for European Art and Decorative Arts, and curator of the exhibition Miniature World in White Gold: Meissen Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kaendler, investigates the relationship between prints and porcelain through the work of Kaendler and printmaker William Hogarth. Free and open to the public.

Presented in collaboration with The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Image: Meissen Porcelain Factory, Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler, Writing cavalier, c. 1740, Hard-paste porcelain, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917.143

 

Sep
10
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Human Nature
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What do portraits say about a person’s character and life? Take a look at the people represented in the special exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, and make a multimedia portrait that describes you. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

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

 

Sep
17
Sat
Envisionfest Community Day 2016
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Envisionfest Community Day 2016

Envisionfest Community Day 2016: Light & Dark
Free admission all day!

Join us for a free, family-friendly Community Day and explore the dark side—and light side—of art! Go stargazing in the galleries, create your own cyanotype print, watch a dance performance, and discover the art and science of photography.

Presented in partnership with Envisionfest Hartford.

Image: Henri Paul Motte, The Trojan Horse, 1874, Oil on canvas, Bequest of Samuel P. Avery Jr., by exchange, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merrill, by exchange, and Gift in honor of Mark Eisner, Sr. and Helene O. Eisner, by exchange, 2011.13.1

 

Sep
22
Thu
An Evening with Kehinde Wiley
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art
An Evening with Kehinde Wiley
5 pm | Exhibition Viewing & Public Reception
6 pm | Talk

Among today’s most innovative and successful painters, Kehinde Wiley is known throughout the world for his vivid portraits of African American men and women that use the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The portraits raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation. Join Wiley for a multimedia talk exploring the scope and meaning of his work to date, with a focus on the museum’s recent acquisition, Portrait of Toks Adewetan (The King of Glory). Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Tremaine Foundation with additional support from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund.

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Image: Kehinde Wiley, Portrait of Toks Adewetan (The King of Glory), 2016, Oil on canvas, Gift of Anonymous Donor, 2016.6.1