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Sep
26
Wed
Gallery Talk: Early American Bed Furnishings
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a gallery talk about the stunning early American bed furnishings on display with the world’s leading historic textile expert Natalie Larson in conversation with curator Brandy Culp.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Oct
4
Thu
Gallery Talk: MATRIX 180
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm

During Art After Dark, experience the epic and intricate vignettes composed from fragments of ceramics and pottery as Dutch artist Bouke de Vries opens his MATRIX 180 installation War and Pieces.

Free with Art After Dark admission ($10/$5 members).

 

 

Oct
12
Fri
Gallery Talk: Public Sculpture in Hartford
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Conrad Shawcross is celebrated for his large-scale outdoor installations.

Explore his first solo exhibition in the United States and learn more about public sculpture at the museum and in Hartford with Amanda Douberley, curator at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Oct
24
Wed
Member Morning: Monsters & Myths
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Members enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Untitled Bistro and a tour of Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930 and 1940s with curator Oliver Tostmann.

Plus—members take 20% off in the Museum Shop all day!

Reservations required, please call (860) 838-4070.

This event is open to Wadsworth Atheneum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today!

Oct
26
Fri
Gallery Talk: Monsters & Myths
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As World War II caused devastation and displacement in Europe, Surrealists produced powerfully disturbing artwork. Tour Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s—the first major exhibition to focus on the relationship between Surrealism and war—with curator Oliver Tostmann.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Oct
28
Sun
Gallery Talk: Monsters & Myths
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As World War II caused devastation and displacement in Europe, Surrealists produced powerfully disturbing artwork. Tour Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s—the first major exhibition to focus on the relationship between Surrealism and war—with curator Oliver Tostmann.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Nov
2
Fri
Gallery Talk: Surrealist Art Encounters Politics
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn about the impact of the Spanish Civil War and political discord on Surrealist art in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s with Robin Greeley, University of Connecticut professor of art history.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

 

Nov
8
Thu
Gallery Talk: War and Pieces
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Curator Linda Roth will lead a tour of the ceramic interpretations by MATRIX 180 artist Bouke de Vries of the ostentatious banquets staged to celebrate ancien-régime battles.

Free with museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Nov
11
Sun
Gallery Tour: Monsters & Myths
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Before the Sunday Serenade concert, join a tour of Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s—the first major exhibition to focus on the relationship between Surrealist art and war.

Free with museum admission for Sunday Serenades ticket. Meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Nov
16
Fri
Member Morning: Pictures, Words and Music
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Members enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Untitled Bistro and a tour of Pictures, Words and Music with Wm. Frank Mitchell, Ph.D., Executive Director and Curator at Large at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Plus—members take 20% off in the Museum Shop all day!

Reservations required, please call (860) 838-4070.

This event is open to Wadsworth Atheneum members only. Not a member? Join or renew today!