HARTFORD — The Wadsworth is temporarily closed and will reopen the interior galleries early in September.
The following virtual and outdoor programs are for your calendars and event listings. Please note: some programs require preregistration or have limited capacity; please include this information with any mentions of such programs.
All programs below are free and open to the public. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and observe a safe social distance of 6 feet from others while on the grounds of the Wadsworth. No restroom facilities will be available in July and August and visitors are advised to plan ahead for their comfort.
For more information, visit www.thewadsworth.org.
Thursday, July 23; 6 p.m.
Photographer Pablo Delano has focused his lens on Hartford’s vibrant and complex urban landscape, documenting the layers of evidence created as the city changes. The result is a richly described book of photographs, Hartford Seen. Tune in for an online panel discussion between Delano and his collaborators, designer Richard Hollant, literature professor Guillermo Irizarry, and American studies professor, Laura Wexler to explore the experience of recording Hartford and celebrate the publication of Hartford Seen. Access link available via thewadsworth.org. This Zoom program is hosted by Trinity College and limited to the first 300 participants.
Hartford Seen has just been released by Wesleyan University Press and is available for online purchase via www.wadsworthshop.org.
Wednesday, July 29; 5 p.m.
Outdoor Art Talk: Conserving Bronze
Objects conservator Casey Mallinckrodt leads a discussion about conservation practices outdoors, focused on the Wadsworth’s project to clean and restore the statue of Revolutionary War martyr Nathan Hale that has stood on the museum’s Main Street lawn since 1894. Availability is limited to 20 participants and advance registration is required. Sign up via www.thewadsworth.org.
Thursday, August 6; noon
Outdoor Art Talk: American Sculpture Outdoors
Curator Erin Monroe brings to life the large works of sculpture on the grounds of the Wadsworth, exploring the commissions and importance of public art. Availability is limited to 20 participants and advance registration is required via www.thewadsworth.org.
Saturday, August 8
Virtual Second Saturdays for Families: Color Combinations
What makes some colors standout and others fade in the background? Explore how artists use color to convey atmosphere and mood, then create a colorful artwork that shows off your personality. Digital activity packs include art-making demonstrations, visual scavenger hunts, close looking prompts, and story time in English and Spanish. Available on the second Saturday of the month and afterwards via www.thewadsworth.org.
Thursday, August 13; 6 p.m.
Virtual Poetry Reading & Performance by Jerome Ellis
Polymath composer, writer, and stutterer, Jerome Ellis reads new work, including pieces inspired by objects in the collections of the Wadsworth and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Co-Sponsored with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Access link available via www.thewadsworth.org.
Thursday, August 20; noon
Explore how modern sculptors use nature as inspiration for their abstractions with Angela Parker, Docent and Tour Programs Manager. Consider how modern outdoor sculptures interact with the nature that surrounds them. Availability is limited to 20 participants and advance registration is required via www.thewadsworth.org.
The Wadsworth Atheneum’s five connected buildings—representing architectural styles including Gothic Revival, modern International Style, and 1960s Brutalism—are located at 600 Main Street in Hartford, Conn. Public phone: (860) 278-2670; website: www.thewadsworth.org.