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Nov
24
Sat
Film: Degas: Passion for Perfection
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Preceded on both days by a 1:15 pm Focus Tour of Edgar Degas’ Double Portrait – The Cousins of the Painter.

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION*
With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Edgar Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons he learned from studying past masters.
2018. UK. 85 min. Not Rated. Directed by David Bickerstaff.

Trailer

All Showtimes:
Saturday, November 24 at 2pm
Sunday, November 25 at 2pm

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Nov
25
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Michael Nix
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious brunch in the Untitled Bistro featuring live jazz and world music by Michael Nix on his 7-string “banjar.” 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.

Menu:
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.

Film: Degas: Passion for Perfection
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Preceded on both days by a 1:15 pm Focus Tour of Edgar Degas’ Double Portrait – The Cousins of the Painter.

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION*
With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Edgar Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons he learned from studying past masters.
2018. UK. 85 min. Not Rated. Directed by David Bickerstaff.

Trailer

All Showtimes:
Saturday, November 24 at 2pm
Sunday, November 25 at 2pm

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Nov
29
Thu
Art After Dark: Night of Illumination
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art After Dark: Night of Illumination

Kick off the 45th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions during Art After Dark! Joyful music, free snacks, cash bar, a holiday movie, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite decoration or tree!

Special Events

5:30 pm: The Hartford Saengerbund in Avery Court
6 pm: Dance performance by Natyakshetram in Avery Court
6:30 pm: Moniuszko Choir in MGH
7 pm: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus in MGH
7:15 pm – 7:45 pm: CT Ballet in Aetna Theater performing excerpts from Nutcracker

Tickets are $15/$10 members and will be available for purchase at the door.

Supported by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Special Screening: Love Actually
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm
Special Screening: Love Actually

ART AFTER DARK
Arrive early and enjoy live music, cocktails, complimentary food, art activities and gallery talks.

LOVE ACTUALLY
Back by popular demand! Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Comedy.
2003. UK. 135 min. Rated R. Directed by Richard Curtis. Starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightly, Liam Neeson.

Watch Trailer

Film Tickets:
$10 Regular Admission
$9 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Dec
16
Sun
Monsters & Myths by Haven String Quartet
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Monsters & Myths by Haven String Quartet

This program focuses on Bela Bartok’s Sixth String Quartet, written in 1939. In addition to his mother’s ill health, Bartok was at the time coping with feelings of betrayal resulting in part from Hungary signing a non-aggression agreement with Nazi Germany in 1937. As part of the pact, Hungary annexed parts of Czechoslovakia in 1938 following the German invasion.

The Sixth Quartet is centered on a recurring theme marked “Mesto,” which means “melancholy, or “sad,” juztaposed with fragmented parodies of traditional Hungarian music. Music of Bartok’s contemporaries—those who used elements of Surrealism as well as folkflorist and other related techniques—will also be featured.

Tickets are $38/$28 members.

 

Dec
21
Fri
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, close at 5 pm and will not be on view during this event.

 

 

Dec
22
Sat
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, close at 5 pm and will not be on view during this event.

 

Dec
23
Sun
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm

CONNetic Dance puts a contemporary twist on this holiday classic, featuring a fusion of athletic dance forms including tap, jazz, and hip hop, and a sense of humor!

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

Nutcracker-Suite-Spicy

For information and tickets, visit www.conneticdance.com or call (860) 251-9194.

This event is presented by CONNetic Dance. Please note that admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, is not included with your ticket to this event.

 

Dec
30
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Sarah Hanahan Quartet
Dec 30 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious brunch in the Untitled Bistro featuring live music by the Sarah Hanahan Quartet. 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.

Menu:
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.