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May
8
Sun
Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch: Deborah Wang Trio
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious brunch set to the music of the Deborah Wang Trio. Afterwards, 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.

Brunch Menu:
The brunch buffet features the Chef’s egg dish of the day, homefries, thick cut bacon, sausage, and ham, NY bagels and lox, stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles with fixins’, assorted breakfast pastries, seasonal fruit, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.

Tickets are available online only; click here to purchase. Please note that tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service.

 

May
12
Thu
Art & Film: Lamb
May 12 @ 7:00 pm
Art & Film: Lamb

This beautiful and poetic film tells the story of a motherless Ethiopian boy who is forced to move in with distant relatives. He takes his pet sheep with him, but upcoming holidays and stern treatment spell danger for the boy and his beloved “friend.”

2015. 94 min. Not Rated (suitable for all ages). Subtitles. Directed by Yared Zeleke.

 

 

All Showtimes:
Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm
Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

May
15
Sun
Art & Film: Lamb
May 15 @ 2:00 pm
Art & Film: Lamb

This beautiful and poetic film tells the story of a motherless Ethiopian boy who is forced to move in with distant relatives. He takes his pet sheep with him, but upcoming holidays and stern treatment spell danger for the boy and his beloved “friend.”

2015. 94 min. Not Rated (suitable for all ages). Subtitles. Directed by Yared Zeleke.

 

 

All Showtimes:
Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm
Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

May
22
Sun
Sunday Serenades: Romantic Realms
May 22 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday Serenades Chamber Concert Series
Romantic Realms

1 pm | Gothic to Goth Gallery Talk with curator Lynne Bassett
2 pm | Concert in Morgan Great Hall

Explore the Romantic era in music, including William Bolcom’s Introduzione e Rondo: Haydn Go Seek, and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. Presented in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

Concert tickets required; $30/$25 for Wadsworth Atheneum members and Hartford Symphony Orchestra subscribers. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling (860) 987-5900.

Gallery talk is included with concert tickets or museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

Jun
8
Wed
MATRIX 174 Opening Reception & Performance
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm
MATRIX 174 Opening Reception & Performance

Vanessa German/MATRIX 174
Opening Reception & Performance

5 pm | Exhibition Viewing & Cash Bar Reception
6 pm | Performance
7 pm | Meet the Artist

Celebrate the opening of Vanessa German’s MATRIX 174 exhibition i come to do a violence to the lie. German, a sculptor, actress, playwright, and educator, will perform her unique style of Spoken Word Opera, a vibrant hybrid of spoken word poetry combining the theatrical elements of Hip Hop, African Storytelling, and Opera.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for museum members, click here to purchase.

Image: Vanessa German, photo by Brian Cohen.

 

Jun
9
Thu
Art & Film: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturalist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art. But other great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro, and Matisse also saw the garden as a powerful subject. These artists, along with many others, are the focus of an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London, which is captured in this film. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Claude Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is featured in the documentary (the painting is not currently on view).

2016. 93 min. UK. Not Rated. English.

All Showtimes:
Thursday, June 9 at 7 pm
Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Jun
12
Sun
Art & Film: Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturalist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art. But other great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro, and Matisse also saw the garden as a powerful subject. These artists, along with many others, are the focus of an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London, which is captured in this film. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Claude Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is featured in the documentary (the painting is not currently on view).

2016. 93 min. UK. Not Rated. English.

All Showtimes:
Thursday, June 9 at 7 pm
Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

 

Jun
17
Fri
Art & Film: Asbury Shorts Film Program
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
Art & Film: Asbury Shorts Film Program

Asbury Shorts USA, New York City’s longest running non-competitive short film exhibition and touring showcase, is celebrating 35 years of presenting global, award-winning short films.

Host: Doug LeClaire. 2015. 120 min. Not Rated. English and Subtitles.

Regular film admission applies, purchase your tickets online here.

 

Jun
19
Sun
Father’s Day Jazz Brunch: June Bisantz & Friends
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious Father’s Day brunch set to the music of June Bisantz & Friends. Afterwards, 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.

Brunch Menu:
The brunch buffet features the Chef’s egg dish of the day, homefries, thick cut bacon, sausage, and ham, NY bagels and lox, stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles with fixins’, assorted breakfast pastries, seasonal fruit, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.

Tickets are available online only; click here to purchase. Please note that tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service.

 

Jun
24
Fri
Film: Barcelona Christmas Night
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

Part of The Human Touch Film Series, presenting films from around the world exploring the human condition in celebration of the exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection.

Barcelona Christmas Night
(Barcelona, nit d’hivern)
In this modern comedy, multiple love stories unfold in Barcelona on Christmas Eve.

2015. Spain. 95 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Dani de la Orden.

All Showtimes:
Friday, June 24 at 7 pm – preceded by a Opening Night Reception at 6 pm
Saturday, June 25 at 7 pm
Sunday, June 26 at 2 pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.