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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

 

Oct
8
Sat
Second Saturdays for Families: Space Adventure
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the wondrous world of pilots, astronauts, and scientists through ink drawings by MATRIX 175 artist Dulce Chacón. Meet the artist and create your own outer-space invention out of recycled materials.

Please note: activity times are different this month to accommodate the Hartford Marathon, but admission will be free all day long!

Free Family Tours:
Eyes on Art Family Tour, 1:30–2pm
Ask About Art, 2–3pm

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Nov
12
Sat
Second Saturdays: The Photographer’s Eye
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Look at images of nature, cities, and people in the special exhibition The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Explore and experiment with different methods of photography that artists used to capture the world around them and create a “cameraless” work to take home.

As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

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

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

Dec
10
Sat
Second Saturdays: Light Up the World
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate world holiday traditions during the Festival of Trees & Traditions. Enjoy festive music while you create your own ornaments and decorations to take home. As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

Note: There are no family tours this month, due to Festival of Trees & Traditions.

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.