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Sep
30
Wed
MATRIX Fundraising Event
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join MATRIX 173 artist Mark Dion and Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art, for a sneak peek and rare interactive experience celebrating Dion’s site-specific MATRIX project, The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Great Chain of Being.

Enjoy exclusive remarks from the artist, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet-style dinner, an exhibition tour, and a one-of-a-kind treasure hunt complete with prizes!

Tickets are $125, and the event benefits the MATRIX program. RSVP by Friday, September 18 to Karen Simpson, via email or by phone at (860)-838-4077.

 

Oct
10
Sat
Food & Film: The Hundred-Foot Journey
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm

5 pm | Screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery. Watch the trailer.

Comedic Drama. 2014. India. 122 min. Rated PG. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri.

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7:05 pm | Dinner and Live Music

Reservations are required. Call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours.

Admission*:
$48 Regular Admission
$47 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID
$45 Members
$38 for Insider Access Members (and above)

*Admission includes the film, one complimentary cocktail, live music, and dinner. Regular film admission applies for guests not attending dinner.

Oct
18
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Ross Novgrad Trio
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Ross Novgrad 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 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

Nov
14
Sat
Food & Film: Eat Drink Man Woman
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm

5 pm | Screening of Eat Drink Man Woman

Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate Sunday dinner each week, and the love lives of all the family members. Watch the trailer.

Dramatic Comedy. 1994. Taiwan. 124 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Ang Lee.

7:05 pm | Dinner and Live Music

Reservations are required. Call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours.

Admission*:
$48 Regular Admission
$47 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID
$45 Members
$38 for Insider Access Members (and above)

*Admission includes the film, one complimentary cocktail, live music, and dinner. Regular film admission applies for guests not attending dinner.

Nov
22
Sun
Sunday Serenades: Portraits in Sight & Sound
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Concert: Portraits in Sight & Sound
Celebrating 10 Years of Sunday Serenades

1 pm | Gallery Talk in Aspects of Portraiture with Director and CEO Susan Talbott
2 pm | Concert in Avery Court

Richard Avedon, Escudero, c. 1950, Black and white photograph, Gift of Janet and Simeon Braguin, 1990.47

Richard Avedon, Escudero, c. 1950, Black and white photograph, Gift of Janet and Simeon Braguin, 1990.47

Inspired by Aspects of Portraiture: Photographs from the Wadsworth Atheneum and a selection of European works on paper, Artistic Director Leonid Sigal has chosen repertoire by John Adams and Robert Schumann to complement portraits that capture the core of human character from the 16th century to today.

Tickets are required, and are $30/$25 for Members and HSO Subscribers. Experience all three concerts for $67. For tickets, visit www.hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.

Presented in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

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

Nov
29
Sun
Jazz Brunch: “Billie Holiday”
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our special Billie Holiday Jazz Brunch with John Brighenti and Linda Ransom! 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. Followed at 2 pm by a screening of Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams.

There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

Food & Film: Lady Sings the Blues
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

12:30 pm | Jazz Brunch

Featuring John Brighenti and Linda Ransom performing Billie Holiday music.

2 pm | Screening of Lady Sings the Blues

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Billie Holiday.

1972. USA. 144 min. Rated R. Directed by Sidney R. Furie. Starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.

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Admission:
Film screening is free when paired with the 12:30 pm Jazz Brunch. Jazz Brunch reservations are required; call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours. Regular film admission applies for those not attending the Jazz Brunch.

Dec
4
Fri
Home for the Holidays
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual holiday concert! For information and tickets, visit www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Dec
5
Sat
Home for the Holidays
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual holiday concert! For information and tickets, visit www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Dec
11
Fri
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Dec 11 @ 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!

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