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Feb
23
Thu
Art Talk: With Hammer and Tongs: The Hammerslough Collection
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm
Art Talk: With Hammer and Tongs: The Hammerslough Collection

The Philip Hammerslough Collection of American silver has been a treasure of the Atheneum since its arrival. Guest curator Jeannine Falino will introduce the collection and some exciting recent discoveries, as well as the plans for the collection’s dazzling installation.

Jeannine Falino is an independent curator and museum consultant. Falino is co-curator of the current Museum of the City of New York exhibition Gilded New York: Design, Fashion & Society, and her new exhibition L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters recently opened at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Decorative Arts Council.

 

Mar
11
Sat
Second Saturdays: Warrior Women!
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about powerful women in art and history. Create a warrior accessory to wear to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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.

 

Mar
31
Fri
Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: The Cabinet
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: The Cabinet

6pm | Exhibition Viewing and Public Reception
7pm | Concert in Morgan Great Hall

The Four Nations Ensemble presents a program of music from the 17th and 18th centuries to celebrate the Cabinet of Art and Curiosity at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Featuring works by Brescianello, Biber, Marini, and Couperin.

 

Apr
5
Wed
Art Talk: Light, Heat, and Water in the Ancien Régime
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm

Light, Heat, and Water in the Ancien Régime
5pm Public Reception | 6pm Lecture

Join Stéphane Castelluccio, Director of Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, for a talk about the inventive uses of the decorative arts to facilitate lighting, heating, and plumbing in pre-modern domestic spaces.

Free admission.

Co-sponsored by the Decorative Arts Council at the Wadsworth Atheneum and Trinity College.

Apr
7
Fri
Member Morning: Three Neons/Three Decades
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Museum Café, then join Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art Patricia Hickson for a tour of Keith Sonnier: Three Neons/Three Decades. Reservations required, call (860) 838-4171.

Don’t forget to visit the Museum Shop after the tour—members will receive 20% off their purchase on this date.

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

 

Apr
8
Sat
Second Saturdays: Explore History
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Presented jointly with The Amistad Center for Art and Culture in honor of its 30 for 30 exhibition, this family-friendly day explores important moments in African American history.

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.

Apr
26
Wed
A Revolution in Color
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm

Docent Memorial Lecture: A Revolution in Color
5pm Gallery Viewing & Public Reception
6pm Lecture

Investigate painting and politics in the age of the American Revolution with Jane Kamensky, Professor of History and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.

Free admission.

Docent Memorial Lecture: A Revolution in Color is supported by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

May
13
Sat
Second Saturdays: Creature Feature
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about creatures big and small, and see how many you can spot in works of art.

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.

 

May
24
Wed
Art Talk: John Trumbull’s American Revolution
May 24 @ 6:00 pm

John Trumbull’s American Revolution
5pm Exhibition Viewing & Public Reception
6pm Lecture

Paul Staiti, Professor of Art History at Mt. Holyoke College, will present new research about early American painting as he delves into the history of Trumbull’s painted scenes of the American Revolution.

Free admission.

Jun
7
Wed
Art Talk: Self-Portrait as a Lute Player
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as a Lute Player
5pm Gallery Viewing & Public Reception
6pm Lecture

Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art Oliver Tostmann will discuss the rich history of Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, by the singular Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.

Free admission.