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

Due to a scheduling conflict, “An Evening with Kehinde Wiley” is rescheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

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

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

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

“An Evening with Kehinde Wiley” was originally scheduled for September 22, and will now take place on November 9.

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

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.

 

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.