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Jun
11
Sat
Juneteenth Family Day 2016: Power & Identity
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Juneteenth Family Day 2016
Power & Identity

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Join us on June 11 for a free Juneteenth Family Day, and experience the transforming art of MATRIX 174 artist Vanessa German. Share a moment with the artist in Eye Contact is an Act of Love, followed by a procession of poetry, music, and dance. Museum admission is free during Juneteenth Family Day activities.

Performances & Music:
Eye Contact is an Act of Love | 11 am–1 pm | The Amistad Center, Pryor Gallery
Poetry Open Mic Hour | 1pm–2 pm | Avery Court
Power & Identity Procession | 3 pm–4 pm | Gengras Court

Snacks & More:
Freedom Trail Mix | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Avery Court
Ice Cream for a Dream | Noon – 3 pm | Prospect Street (outside Avery entrance)

All-Day Family Activities:
Various hands-on art activities, workshops, and face painting take place all day!

Docent-Guided Tours:
Arts, Books, Connections (ABC) Tour | 10:30 am–11:30 am
Eyes on Art Family Tour | 11:30 am – noon
Collection Highlights Tour | 1 pm – 2 pm
Special Exhibition Tour: Gothic to Goth | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

All tours meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Jul
9
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Make a Scene
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Museums are full of action and drama! Look at decorative arts, paintings and sculptures of people who might belong on stage, then put yourself into the scene. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

econd Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

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

 

Aug
13
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Gladiators & Gods
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Gladiators & Gods

During the summer Olympics, journey back to ancient Greece and Rome where the games began. Look at images of ancient gods and warriors, and create your own illustrated modern myth inspired by what you see. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

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

Image: Psiax, Hydria, c. 525-510 BCE, Terracotta. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1961.8

 

Sep
10
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Human Nature
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What do portraits say about a person’s character and life? Take a look at the people represented in the special exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, and make a multimedia portrait that describes you. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Free Family Tours
10:30 – 11 am, ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
11 am – noon, Ask About Art
11:30 am – noon, Eyes on Art Family Tour

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

 

Sep
17
Sat
Envisionfest Community Day 2016
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Envisionfest Community Day 2016

Envisionfest Community Day 2016: Light & Dark
Free admission all day!

Join us for a free, family-friendly Community Day and explore the dark side—and light side—of art! Go stargazing in the galleries, create your own cyanotype print, watch a dance performance, and discover the art and science of photography.

Presented in partnership with Envisionfest Hartford.

Image: Henri Paul Motte, The Trojan Horse, 1874, Oil on canvas, Bequest of Samuel P. Avery Jr., by exchange, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merrill, by exchange, and Gift in honor of Mark Eisner, Sr. and Helene O. Eisner, by exchange, 2011.13.1