The Wadsworth is welcoming visitors Thursday-Sunday, noon-5pm. Advance registration is suggested but not required. Face masks must be worn at all times inside the museum. For the most up-to-date safety guidelines, check thewadsworth.org.
Thursday, November 4 & Sunday, November 21
1:30-2:30pm | In museum
Listen to live period music performed on the lute and lute hybrid instruments by Petra Jenkinson during your visit to By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800. Free with museum admission.
ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI: CONSERVATION NOTES
Saturday, November 6
1pm | In museum
Paintings conservator Allen Kosanovich leads a discussion of the techniques, materials, and creative processes that were revealed when studying Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as a Lute Player in the conservation lab. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.
CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA
LA LIBERAZIONE DI RUGGIERO BY FRANCESCA CACCINI
Sunday, November 7
Tour of By Her Hand: 1pm
Opera: 2pm | In theater
Presented in celebration of the exhibition By Her Hand this marvelous musical action-romance features intriguing characters and a fascinating scenario. Written by Italian composer, singer, and poet Francesca Caccini in 1625, it was the first Italian opera to be presented abroad. Staged by Alan Mann and conducted by Adrian Sylveen. For information and tickets, visit ctlyricopera.org. Advance registration via thewadsworth.org is strongly encouraged for the 1pm tour as space is limited.
For all programs in the theater proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. Learn more.
CHRISTINA FORRER AND SABRINA ORAH MARK IN CONVERSATION
Thursday, November 11
6pm | Virtual
Eavesdrop on Christina Forrer in conversation with contemporary poet and fairy tale writer Sabrina Orah Mark, whose imaginative tales describe our fears, much like the visual narratives Forrer depicts in her tapestries. Free and open to the public. Register online at thewadsworth.org.
SECOND SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES
Saturday, November 13
Noon-2pm | In museum
Put your spin on a paper sampler designed by MATRIX artist Christina Forrer. Then help us complete our turnip mural based on The Enormous Turnip, a classic folktale that has inspired the artist’s work. Join one of our family-friendly tours: Eyes on Art at 12:15pm, or ABCs: Art, Books, Connections at 1:30pm. Museum admission is free on Second Saturdays.
Saturday, November 13 & Friday, November 19
1pm | In museum
Find one of our conservators at work in a gallery and ask about their processes for taking care of art. Check for a gallery location at the Information Desk on your way in. Free with museum admission.
BY HER HAND: WOMEN IN ART AND MUSIC
Sunday, November 14
1pm gallery talk, 2pm concert | In museum
This performance by the Hartford Symphony chamber musicians takes inspiration from two artists, Artemisia Gentileschi and Alice Neel, who were making art four hundred years apart. See the art by both women currently on view, and hear musical works by female composers spanning four centuries, including Isabella Leonarda, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, and Kaija Saariaho. Preceded by a gallery talk with curator Oliver Tostmann. $30; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members. For tickets and information, visit hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.
NOBLE AND VIRTUOUS: WOMEN & THE TEXTILE ARTS IN EARLY MODERN ITALY
Wednesday, November 17
Noon | Virtual
Katherine Tycz, scholar of early modern material culture, examines women as artists and artisans of textiles in early modern Italy. Through objects, images, and primary sources, Tycz explores women’s roles in the craft and creation of textiles as well as the cultural connotations of women’s talents in the textile arts. In conjunction with By Her Hand and co-sponsored by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Free. Register at thewadsworth.org.
ALICE NEEL GALLERY TALK WITH PATRICIA HICKSON
Thursday, November 18
1pm | In museum
Join curator Patricia Hickson for the inside story of how the identity of Rose Fried’s nephew was discovered and how the painting’s narrative unfolded. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.
Member Shopping Days
Friday–Sunday, November 19-21
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an extra 10% discount for Wadsworth members. Not a member yet? Join today!
Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, November 28
THE day to shop and support museum stores worldwide. Special discounts and promotions throughout the day. Plus free shipping on online orders!
Shop in the museum or online anytime via wadsworthshop.org. Members receive 10% off in store and online. The Museum Shop is open during all regular museum hours.