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Feb
5
Mon
UConn Ensemble in Residence Program
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm

UConn Ensemble in Residence Program presents Philip Setzer with the UConn Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Harvey Felder
Featuring Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin

This performance is part of the Ensemble in Residence Program, established by UConn’s School of Fine Arts and Department of Music with an Academic Plan Grant from the Office of the Provost. Free and open to the public.

Feb
9
Fri
Member Preview: Gorey’s Worlds
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Museum members are invited to an exclusive first glimpse of the special exhibition Gorey’s Worlds, delving into the artistic inspiration of famed American author and illustrator Edward Gorey.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP by February 5 to (860) 838-4147 or membership@wadsworthatheneum.org.

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

 

Feb
10
Sat
Second Saturdays: Imaginary Animals
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families:
Imaginary Animals

Look for real and imaginary creatures in the galleries. Then move like your favorite animal in an interactive dance workshop led by Moxie Dance Center. 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 Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Feb
21
Wed
Edward Gorey: Theater & Dance Enthusiast
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Art Talk
Edward Gorey: Theater & Dance Enthusiast
5pm Public Reception & Exhibition Viewing
6pm Onstage Conversation

Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage artistic director Darko Tresnjak, dance critic Robert Greskovic, and curator Erin Monroe take the stage for a conversation about Edward Gorey’s passion for the arts. Free admission.

 

 

Feb
28
Wed
An Evening with James Prosek
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

Art Talk
An Evening with James Prosek
5pm Public Reception & Gallery Viewing
6pm Discussion

Renowned artist, naturalist, and writer James Prosek has transformed the way we think about the world. In conjunction with the exhibitions Museum Menagerie and Gorey’s Worlds, join Prosek for a discussion of art and nature. Free admission.

 

Mar
2
Fri
Member Morning: Gorey’s Worlds
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Members enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Untitled (2017) Café, followed by a tour of Gorey’s Worlds with curator Erin Monroe. Plus, members take 20% off in the Museum Shop November 16-19! Reservations required, call (860) 838-4171.

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

 

Mar
3
Sat
Encounters Series: Gorey’s Worlds
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore the writing and artistic practices of illustrator, artist, and author Edward Gorey in the special exhibition Gorey’s Worlds.

Free admission. RSVP to faculty@wadsworthatheneum.org to reserve lunch.

Encounters Series
The Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute have formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives. The aim is to strengthen our ability to know ourselves, and to develop a forum for respectful and challenging dialogue.

 

Gorey: A Film by Christopher Seufert
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Filmmaker, producer, and photographer Christopher Seufert has been directing a documentary about Edward Gorey. At this special film event, Seufert will share some of his never-before-seen footage, and solicit audience feedback for the final phase of the film editing process.

Free admission.

 

Mar
10
Sat
Second Saturdays: Words & Pictures
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for Families:
Words & Pictures

How do words and pictures work together to tell a story? Explore stories from history and add your own illustrations. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

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 Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Mar
29
Thu
Art Talk: Sol LeWitt at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm

Docent Council 50th Anniversary Lecture Series
Sol LeWitt at the Wadsworth Atheneum
5pm Public Reception & Gallery Viewing
6pm Lecture

Please note that this is a change of date from the January–March member calendar.

James Meyer, curator at the National Gallery of Art, will survey the work of Hartford-trained conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. Free admission.