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Jan
24
Thu
Gallery Talk: Early America, in Bed
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm

From birth to death, the bed has played a significant role in life’s daily cycles. Brandy Culp, Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts, explores the history of sexuality in connection with the exhibition Bed Furnishings in Early America, An Intimate Look.
Please note: Due to a family emergency our guest speaker Greta LaFleur, assistant professor of American Studies at Yale University, will not be able to join us.

Free with museum admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Feb
1
Fri
Gallery Talk: American Moderns in Watercolor
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm

The Wadsworth Atheneum was at the forefront of collecting and exhibiting modern American watercolors, especially the work of Edward Hopper. Join curator Erin Monroe for an exhibition tour highlighting the Museum’s early interest in Hopper watercolors.

Free with museum admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Feb
7
Thu
Gallery Talk: Emily Mae Smith / MATRIX 181
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Emily Mae Smith discusses her current work during Art After Dark. Smith is a painter whose work explores the inner lives of women through a rich visual language that references Disney animation, M.C. Escher, and graphic design. Art After Dark admission: $10;$5 members. Meet at the MATRIX Gallery.

Feb
24
Sun
Gallery Talk: Sean Scully
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

Ponder gestural brushstrokes that evoke the energy and beauty of the natural world in Sean Scully: Landline with curator Patricia Hickson.

Free with museum admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Feb
27
Wed
Gallery Talk: American Moderns in Watercolor
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm

Go back in time with American artists as they portrayed modern life in watercolor. Jenny Parsons, assistant curator at the Florence Griswold Museum, discusses the Wadsworth’s installation of early twentieth century watercolors.

Free with museum admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Mar
15
Fri
Gallery Talk: American Moderns in Watercolor
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm

In the early twentieth century, American artists experimented with the medium of watercolor in unprecedented ways. Becca Pollak, senior research associate at Scientific Analysis of Art, LLC, reveals some of the technical innovations of Edward Hopper and his contemporaries.

Free with museum admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.

Mar
21
Thu
Gallery Talk: Emily Mae Smith / MATRIX 181
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm

Curator Patricia Hickson leads a tour of MATRIX 181 discussing painter Emily Mae Smith’s flat, graphic imagery that visualizes issues like gender inequality, capitalism, and violence.

Free with museum admission. Meet at the Museum Shop.