Think green as we anticipate the changing season and St. Patrick’s Day! Look for green in art and make festive headgear to wear to the parade out of “green” recycled materials.
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., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.
5 pm | Public Reception & European Gallery Viewing
6 pm | Lecture
Dr. Hilliard T. Goldfarb, Senior Curator, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, discusses aspects of 17th-century Roman culture, the passion for archaeological rediscovery of early Church history, and the broader religious climate in which Nicolas Poussin worked. The artist’s personal religious affiliations will be explored in light of the breadth of subjects he painted, especially his The Crucifixion, 1644-46, in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Free and open to the public.
Image: Nicolas Poussin, The Crucifixion, 1644–46, Oil on canvas, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1935.422