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Oct
8
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Space Adventure
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Space Adventure

Explore the wondrous world of pilots, astronauts, and scientists through ink drawings by MATRIX 175 artist Dulce Chacón. Meet the artist and create your own outer-space invention out of recycled materials. Please note: activity times are different this month to accommodate the Hartford Marathon, but admission will be free all day long!

 

Free Family Tours:
Eyes on Art Family Tour, 1:30–2pm
Ask About Art, 2–3pm

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Oct
12
Wed
Wagstaff’s Eye for Photography
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm

5pm Exhibition Viewing & Public Reception | 6pm Talk

Explore Sam Wagstaff’s influence on the advancement of photography as an art form and market force in a panel discussion with Paul Martineau (exhibition curator and Associate Curator of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum), Denise Bethel (former Chairman of Photographs, Sotheby’s), and Gerald Incandela (artist), moderated by James Meyer (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation).

Wagstaff’s Eye for Photography is supported by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund.

 

Nov
6
Sun
Film: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The Great Beyond Film Series:
MATRIX 175 artist Dulce Chacón chose three films to complement her exhibition Fallen Angels, which explores the frontiers of air and space, the wondrous realm of pilots, astronauts, daredevils, scientists, and engineers.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
This classic film features an insane general who triggers a path to nuclear holocaust despite the frantic efforts of a war room full of politicians and generals.

1964. USA/UK. 95 min. Rated PG. Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Free film admission!

 

 

Nov
9
Wed
An Evening with Kehinde Wiley
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art
An Evening with Kehinde Wiley
5 pm | Artwork 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.

This lecture was originally scheduled to coincide with The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, which features an earlier Kehinde Wiley work. Please note that this exhibition closes September 25, and will not be on view at the time of the rescheduled November 9 lecture.

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

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Nov
12
Sat
Second Saturdays: The Photographer’s Eye
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Look at images of nature, cities, and people in the special exhibition The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Explore and experiment with different methods of photography that artists used to capture the world around them and create a “cameraless” work to take home.

As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

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

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Nov
13
Sun
Film: The Man Who Fell to Earth
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm
Film: The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Great Beyond Film Series:
MATRIX 175 artist Dulce Chacón chose three films to complement her exhibition Fallen Angels, which explores the frontiers of air and space, the wondrous realm of pilots, astronauts, daredevils, scientists, and engineers.

The Man Who Fell to Earth
A humanoid alien comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high tech company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft.

1976. UK. 139 min. Rated R. Starring David Bowie and Rip Torn. Directed by Nicolas Roeg.

Free film admission!

 

Nov
16
Wed
Art Talk: The Photographic Object
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm
Art Talk: The Photographic Object
5pm | Exhibition Viewing & Public Reception
6pm | Talk
Explore the materiality of photography with Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian at the George Eastman Museum. Through the lens of images from The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, learn how chemical images become physical objects: how they are made, the materials used, and the impact of technological progress.
Free and open to the public.
Nov
20
Sun
Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm
Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Great Beyond Film Series:
MATRIX 175 artist Dulce Chacón chose three films to complement her exhibition Fallen Angels, which explores the frontiers of air and space, the wondrous realm of pilots, astronauts, daredevils, scientists, and engineers.

The Day the Earth Stood Still
An alien and his robot land their spacecraft on Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that the alien wishes to share with representatives of all nations.

1951. USA. 92 min. Not rated. Starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. Directed by Robert Wise.

Free film admission!

 

Nov
27
Sun
Film: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Two very different men, who are forced to travel together, struggle to get home for Thanksgiving.

1987. USA. 93 min. Rated R. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Directed by John Hughes.

Free film admission.

In memory of Lucy “Downtown Lucy” Marsters.

 

Dec
10
Sat
Second Saturdays: Light Up the World
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate world holiday traditions during the Festival of Trees & Traditions. Enjoy festive music while you create your own ornaments and decorations to take home. As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

Note: There are no family tours this month, due to Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.