Wadsworth Atheneum announces January programs

The Wadsworth is open and welcomes visitors Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for its January programs for children, families and adults.

Prior registration via thewadsworth.org is recommended but not required. Face masks are mandatory to enter the museum and must be worn at all times inside. Some programs require pre-registration or have limited capacity; for the most recent guidelines, see thewadsworth.org or call 860-838-4081.

Second Saturdays for families: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., January 8. Admission is free all day on second Saturdays. Learn how artists use the elements of art to get your attention. Create with illustrator Bonnie Sullivan Rose to design a superhero cape with an eye-catching focal point. Be sure to pick up a free copy of Susan Mangiero’s book, The Big Squeeze: Hugs & Inspirations For Every Grown-Up Who Loves Teddy Bears. While stocks last.

Interview with Jennifer Bartlett, 1 p.m., January 15. Bartlett’s ‘The Island’ and ‘Pink Fence’ come together for the first time since 1985, placing Bartlett’s monumental marine painting alongside an empty wooden boat, miniature house, and chain fence. link. Follow Chief Curator Matthew Hargraves as he explores the imagery beneath the surface of Bartlett’s work and examines the painful difference between representations and realities. Free with entry. Meet in front of the museum shop.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day, “Art and Activism,” noon to 4 pm, January 17th. Free admission, noon to 5 p.m. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through artistic creation, performances and tours for all ages. Explore the Changing Lanes: Mobility in Connecticut exhibit at the Amistad Center for Art & Culture and learn how community activists have pushed for equality. Then make your mark in a collaborative wall activity and find out what can be accomplished when we work together. Presented in partnership with the Amistad Center for Art and Culture.


By his hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and women artists in Italy, 1500-1800, until January 9.

Discovering Rose Fried’s nephew by Alice Neel, until January 23

Jennifer Bartlett: The Island and the Pink Fence, until January 23

Stories in Ivory and Wood Told by Master Carvers, Design in the American Home, until January 23

In progress: Changed lanes: Mobility in Connecticut; The Amistad Center for Art and Culture, until April 3.

Guided Tours: Guided tours by guides for individuals and small groups are available by reservation only through thewadsworth.org

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