Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our special Billie Holiday Jazz Brunch with John Brighenti and Sylvia Mims! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. Followed at 2 pm by a screening of Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams.
There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.
The brunch buffet features the Chef’s egg dish of the day, homefries, thick cut bacon, sausage, and ham, NY bagels and lox, stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles with fixins’, assorted breakfast pastries, seasonal fruit, freshly brewed coffee and tea, and complimentary Mimosas and Bloody Mary bar.
Please call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours for tickets.
12:30 pm | Jazz Brunch
Featuring John Brighenti and Sylvia Mims performing Billie Holiday music.
2 pm | Screening of Lady Sings the Blues
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Billie Holiday.
1972. USA. 144 min. Rated R. Directed by Sidney R. Furie. Starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.
Film screening is free when paired with the 12:30 pm Jazz Brunch. Jazz Brunch reservations are required; call (860) 838-4100 during museum hours. Regular film admission applies for those not attending the Jazz Brunch.
Miniature World in White Gold:
Porcelain by Kaendler
A porcelain modeler at Meissen, Germany, for 44 years, Johann Joachim Kaendler revolutionized the craft in 18th century Europe. His naturalistic animals, dynamic figural groups, and elegant wares became known as independent sculptures. Vanessa Sigalas, Dangremond Research Fellow for European Art and Decorative Arts, and curator of an upcoming special exhibition devoted to Kaendler’s work, introduces this exceptional artist. Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.
Ring in the holiday season at the unveiling of this year’s Festival of Trees and Traditions!
Be the first to purchase a tree or wreath and enjoy seasonal music by DJ Jon Eastman, a holiday-inspired art activity, and a preview performance of The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy by CONNetic Dance! Tastings and treats provided by Hartford Flavor Company, NoRA Cupcakes, Olde Burnside Brewing Company, Bear’s Smokehouse, and Healthy Source Catering. Enter to win tickets to A Christmas Carol at Hartford Stage, and stay for an 8 pm screening of White Christmas. $8; $3 Members & college students with ID (includes film).