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The Wadsworth is open and welcoming visitors noon-8pm on Fridays and noon-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Advance registration is recommended via but not required. Face masks are required to enter the museum and must be worn at all times inside the museum. For the most up-to-date guidelines, check


The following 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. If you have any questions or would like to request a related publicity image, please contact Marion Endsley at (860) 838-4081 or


Second Saturdays for Families | Carving a Story
Saturday, September 11; 12-2pm | In museum
Discover how artists carve ivory, boxwood, and a variety of materials to tell a story. Then, use Model Magic to sculpt your own tale. Find the Ice Cream for a Dream truck, parked outside the museum from noon–2pm, for a free ice cream while supplies last.

Finding Beauty through the Lens
Sunday, September 12; 4-5:30pm | Part 1: Outdoor Photography Session
Study the scenery and architecture of Hartford with fresh eyes and a new perspective as you learn about how to capture light and stage a photo outdoors. Meet in front of the museum shop. Part 2: Online Lightroom & Photography Editing Workshop will take place September 19 from 10-11:30am. $50; $35 members. Register at

Summer Lawn Party: Featuring Cafeteria Radio
Friday, September 17; 5-8pm | Outdoors
Celebrate the end of summer with our final lawn party of the season. Join Cafeteria Radio as they activate the front lawn with DJs. Revisionist Films will premiere unseen Leonardo Drew footage that highlights the artist’s work and creative process. A basketball hoop on Atheneum Square North brings the party around the building. Free. Cash bar and food trucks on-site for refreshments and snacks. In conjunction with Leonardo Drew: Two Projects.

Curator Talk: Goya, Posada, Chagoya
Saturday, September 18; 1-2pm | In museum
Artist Enrique Chagoya has cited the biting social and political critique visualized in prints created by Francisco Goya and José Guadalupe Posada as vital inspirations for his depictions of political subjugation, corruption, and injustice. Curator Patricia Hickson untangles the absurd and often astonishing imagery that Chagoya devises in his printed work to explain his assessment of contemporary political, economic, and social life. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.

Finding Beauty through the Lens
Sunday, September 19; 10-11:30am | Part 2: Online Lightroom & Photoshop Editing
Study the scenery and architecture of Hartford with fresh eyes and a new perspective as you learn about how to capture light and stage a photo outdoors. $50; $35 members. Register at

Curator Talk: Master Ivory Carvers
Friday, September 24; 1-2pm | In museum
Fraught with environmental, economic, and ecological consequences, the ivory market flourished in early modern Europe as explorers and hunters brought tusks poached from elephants across Africa to Europe for artisans to carve lavish and delicate luxury and ritual objects. Curator Linda Roth explores the ivories in Stories in Ivory and Wood Told by Master Carvers. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.




Docent guided tours for individuals and small groups are available by reservation only via Museum entry is limited at these times to guided groups only and visitors are required to remain with the group for the duration of the tour. Groups of 8 or more interested in a private tour should email


Highlights Tours

Wednesdays, 11:30am & 2:30pm

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 11am


Virtual Highlights Tours

Every second and fourth Thursday, 1pm

Enjoy a docent guided tour of collection highlights from the comfort of your own home. Visit for details.


Special Theme Tours

Wednesdays, 1pm

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 11am


Family Tours

Every second and fourth Saturday, 11:15am

Reserved for families and adults with children. Little ones, strollers, and intergenerational bonding expected! Recommended for ages 12 and under.



Discovering Rose Fried’s Nephew by Alice Neel

Opening September 10, 2021


By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800

Opening September 30, 2021


Milton Avery: The Connecticut Years

Through October 17, 2021


Stories in Ivory and Wood Told by Master Carvers

Through October 21, 2021


Goya, Posada, Chagoya: Three Generations of Satirists

Through November 7, 2021


Leonardo Drew: Two Projects

Front Lawn: through November 14, 2021

Main Street lobby: through January 2, 2022


Christina Forrer / MATRIX 187

Through January 2, 2022


Jackson Pollock & Tony Smith

Through June 2023


Design in the American Home