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Feb
21
Tue
Museum Closed
Feb 21 all-day

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information about hours and admission is available here.

Feb
22
Wed
Tour: Highlights
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm
Shaping Social Change: The Birth of a Nation

Film Series: Shaping Social Change
6:30pm Talk
7pm Film Screening

Presented in partnership with The Mark Twain House & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

The Birth of a Nation
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

2016. USA. 120 min. Rated R. Directed by Nate Parker. Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, and Penelope Ann Miller. Click to watch the trailer.

Guest Speaker:
Patricia Thomas Camp began her career as a public school teacher, and has continued to teach throughout her life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and a Master’s in Education from the University of Houston. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, she served as executive director of the Cook County Bar Association’s pro bono legal aid program, providing free legal representation to residents of 135 municipalities including Chicago. Ms. Thomas Camp practiced law for 19 years, including criminal, family and corporate law, and also served as a juvenile court magistrate. Her work in Connecticut has focused on the homeless, legal services, and the concerns of Hartford’s North End.  She was appointed to the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles as a part-time member in October 2014 and as a full-time member in 2016.

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Full Series:
Wednesday, February 22: The Birth of a Nation
Wednesday, March 15: Moonlight
Wednesday, April 12: Loving
Sunday, April 16: The Loving Story

 

Feb
23
Thu
Tour: Highlights
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Reservation Required: Austin House Visit
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Located two miles from the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford’s West End, the Austin House, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest object in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection and is the former home of A. Everett “Chick” Austin, Jr., the museum’s director from 1927–1944. Click here for a complete description and photos of the house.

With a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin Memorial Fund, guests are invited to visit the Austin House and also receive same-day admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Advance reservations are required, and groups are limited to 12 visitors. Guests will meet their docent at the Austin House, located at 130 Scarborough Street, Hartford.

Parking:
Parking is available in the driveway in front of the house. Restroom facilities are not available at the Austin House, and guests are encouraged to plan in advance for their comfort.

Accessibility:
To protect the carpeting and floor, guests will be provided with flexible shoe covers, or may remove their shoes at the front door. Due to its unusual architecture, the house is not wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator service to the second floor. Verbally-descriptive tours of non-accessible areas of the house are available with a reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Reserve Your Visit:
Austin House visits are arranged on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm, and on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3:00 pm.

Thursdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 24 hours in advance.

Saturdays: Call (860) 838-4046 at least 48 hours in advance.

If available, “day-of” reservations may be made in-person at the Wadsworth.

 

Art Talk: With Hammer and Tongs: The Hammerslough Collection
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm
Art Talk: With Hammer and Tongs: The Hammerslough Collection

The Philip Hammerslough Collection of American silver has been a treasure of the Atheneum since its arrival. Guest curator Jeannine Falino will introduce the collection and some exciting recent discoveries, as well as the plans for the collection’s dazzling installation.

Jeannine Falino is an independent curator and museum consultant. Falino is co-curator of the current Museum of the City of New York exhibition Gilded New York: Design, Fashion & Society, and her new exhibition L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters recently opened at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Decorative Arts Council.

 

Feb
24
Fri
Tour: Highlights
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Feb
25
Sat
Tour: Highlights
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Tour: Highlights
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

Film: Creepy
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
Film: Creepy

Part of The Lure of Japan film series, presenting Japanese cinema in celebration of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan.

Creepy
(Kurîpî: Itsuwari No Rinjin)
A former detective, who is now a university lecturer on crime, begins to suspect his neighbor is a murderer.

2016. Japan. 130 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Click to watch the trailer.

All Showtimes:
Saturday, February 25 at 2pm
Sunday, February 26 at 2pm

Film Tickets:
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
$7 Members
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.