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Art After Dark: Rock the Kasbah
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the exhibition Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage at Art After Dark.


  • Belly dancing demos and lessons by Arthur Murray Dance Centers
  • Live music by Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble
  • Exhibition tour with curator Erin Monroe at 6pm
  • Docent-led exhibition tour at 7pm
  • An art activity exploring the intricate shapes and patterns Church might have encountered during his travels
  • Bazaar filled with items for sale, such as olive oil, za’atar seasoning, oya necklaces, Turkish towels, and olive oil soap
  • A screening of Caramel at 8pm


Tickets $10/$5 members; purchase at the door.


Juneteenth Family Day: Strength in Community
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore what makes a house a home, what makes a neighborhood beautiful, and what makes a community strong. Enjoy family-friendly performances, art-making, tours, and more! Free admission.

Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.


Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: Saints and Sinners
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series:
Saints and Sinners

The Four Nations Ensemble embraces the Wadsworth Atheneum’s pioneering exhibitions of Counter-Reformation and Baroque Art with passages from 17th- and 18th-century oratorios. Renowned American vocalists Pascale Beaudin, Eric Jurenas, Thomas Cooley and David Newman will join the ensemble in a dramatic program about St. John, Salome, Saul, David, St. Cecelia and Mary Magdalene that complements the museum’s Baroque art collection.

Preceded by a Gallery Talk at 1pm.

Free with museum admission.


Generously supported by the Ellie Warburg Residency Concert Series at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.


An Evening with Shemekia Copeland
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening with Shemekia Copeland

6:30pm | Doors open, cash bar
7:30pm | Concert

The incomparable Shemekia Copeland returns to the Wadsworth Atheneum! With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.

“Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity.” –USA Today


Image: Shemekia Copeland © Photo Suzanne Foschino

Father’s Day Jazz Brunch
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Treat dad to a delicious brunch in the Untitled Bistro, set to the sounds of the Orice Jenkins Trio. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm; tickets are $38/$28 members.

Seasonal Frittata
Challah French Toast
Bagels, Hummus and Cream Cheese
Breakfast Potatoes
Assorted Pastries
Bacon & Sausage
Fresh Fruit Platter

Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone. Tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service.


Make Music Hartford
Jun 21 all-day

Free. Music. Everywhere.

Hartford will join hundreds of cities worldwide on the longest day of the year to celebrate Make Music Day, coordinated by the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Musicians of all kinds will put on free concerts throughout the city, including the front lawn of the Wadsworth Atheneum and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Stop by to listen and enjoy! Visit for more information.

World Music Concert: East of the River
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5pm |  Happy Hour
7pm |  Concert

The acclaimed East of the River chamber group will perform a program of Middle Eastern music in conjunction with the special exhibition Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage.

Arrive early for a Middle Eastern-themed happy hour in the Untitled Bistro and outdoor courtyard.

Free admission; happy hour concessions available for purchase.


Art After Dark: Caribbean Celebration
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art After Dark: Caribbean Celebration

Enjoy an energetic performance by FriendZWorldMusic, plus tours, art activities, body art, and a screening of Black Panther at 8pm. Complimentary snacks and cash bar.

Tickets $10/$5 members; purchase at the door.


Art After Dark: Caribbean Celebration is supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Presented in collaboration with the Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival.