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Jan
12
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Furnishing Finds
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Don’t want to make the bed? You’ll feel differently after viewing the exhibition Bed Furnishings in Early America with a docent. Learn how important beds were in a household, and then create an artwork to take home inspired by bedding textiles and accessories. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities. 

Tours:

10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connection
11am-Noon | Ask About Art
11:30am-Noon | Eyes on Art Family Tour

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Feb
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: Artist Hands
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What can you do with your hands? Learn how craftsmen and painters used their hands to design the American home and create a handcrafted work of your own. See how puppeteers used their hands to tell stories from the African American puppetry tradition. Watch a puppet show and join a puppet workshop in The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Program presented in collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

Mar
9
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Layered Landscape
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What’s outside your window? Explore the exhibition Sean Scully: Landline with a docent and find out how other artists in the Wadsworth’s collection depict scenes of nature. Then create your own abstract-inspired landscape to take home. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.