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Aug
6
Thu
Gallery Talk: The Dictator as a Monstrous Toy
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm
Gallery Talk: The Dictator as a Monstrous Toy

Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, will discuss Peter Blume’s politically charged 1936 painting The Eternal City and make visual and thematic comparisons to other works in the collection, from surrealism to contemporary art.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

Image: Peter Blume, The Eternal City, 1934‑37, Oil on composition board, 34 x 47 7/8 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1942, Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York

 

Aug
27
Thu
Gallery Talk: Analyzing Abstraction
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Analyzing Abstraction

Johanna Miller, former Kress Interpretive Fellow and current School & Teacher Programs Specialist, will explore the different ways artists use abstraction in their work, from the minimalism of Mondrian, to the stylized portraits of Colonial America.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree, 1929, Oil on canvas, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1981.23

 

 

Sep
2
Wed
Contemporary Art Series: MATRIX Artists in Conversation
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of MATRIX, join us for a conversation with MATRIX 172 artist Mark Bradford and MATRIX 169 artist Ruben Ochoa.

Arrive early between 5 – 6 pm to view the Contemporary and MATRIX galleries, and attend a public reception.

This program is generously sponsored by the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

 

Sep
10
Thu
Gallery Talk: A Curatorial Conversation
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Gallery Talk: A Curatorial Conversation

Curators Erin Monroe and Oliver Tostmann will discuss the ways in which Peter Blume’s interest in Italian art and culture impacted his work.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

Image: Peter Blume, The Italian Straw Hat, 1952, Oil on paper on board, 22 1/4 x 30 3/8 in. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, 
The Schnakenberg Fund, 1955.32 Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York

 

Sep
24
Thu
Gallery Talk: Portrait Photography: Faces, Stories and Symbols
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm

Look at different approaches to photographic portraiture with Director and CEO Susan Talbott. From the classical portraits of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Timothy Greenfield Sanders, to symbolic portraits by Patti Smith and John Coplans, and those that tell stories by Adrian Peper and Carrie Mae Weems, Aspects of Portraiture: Photographs from the Wadsworth Atheneum examines social history, identity and race, and nostalgia for the traditional portraits that once defined photography.

Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.