5:30 pm | Public Reception & Gothic to Goth Exhibition Viewing
6:30 pm | Talk
Dr. Valerie Steele, author of Gothic: Dark Glamour and director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), will speak about Gothic themes in high fashion and in sub cultural style, charting their relationship with art, film, literature, and music. Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by The Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.
Find your own Steampunk style after viewing Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy. Create artwork inspired by the Romantics and the Industrial Age, and take part in a hands-on Steampunk Makers’ Session with Joey Marsocci of Grymm Studios during a morning of Gothic proportions. 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., 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.
In honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors‘ annual Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day each year, enjoy FREE museum admission from 11 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Juneteenth Family Day 2016
Power & Identity
Experience the transforming art of MATRIX 174 artist Vanessa German. Share a moment with the artist in Eye Contact is an Act of Love, followed by a procession of poetry, music, and dance. Museum admission is free during Juneteenth Family Day activities.
The Evolution of Wonder
5 pm | Public Reception & European Gallery Viewing
6 pm | Talk
What is “wonder”? And has our experience of wonder changed over time? Join Dartmouth Art History professor Joy Kenseth, curator of The Age of the Marvelous at the Hood Museum of Art*, and Harvard English professor Philip Fisher, author of Wonder, the Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences, for a discussion of the aesthetic and intellectual dimensions of “wonder” in encountering marvelous objects in art and nature, past and present.
*The Age of the Marvelous exhibition began at the Hood, then traveled to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Museum of Fine Art Arts, Houston and the High Museum in Atlanta.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.