Calendar of Events

Jun
1
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Jun 1 – Aug 19 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.

 

 

Jun
15
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Jun 15 – Sep 2 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.

 

 

Jun
24
Sun
Small Screen, Big Ideas: An Animated Afternoon at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the launch of the Museum’s new Main Street Video program, a 12-week series featuring short video works by four artists in the Museum’s historic Old Hundred building. Watch the first video in this four-part series, Marina Zurkow’s thought-provoking The Thirsty Bird, then participate in a workshop in The Studio. Explore animation—both low and high tech! Create your own hand-drawn flipbook in a creative session led by Museum educators, and make a stop-motion video inspired by the exhibitions on view with the guidance of an expert from Jacob Burns Film Center. Grab some deliciousness-for-purchase from Twins BBQ food truck and enjoy the melodic sounds of local favorites, Blue Yodels.

Jun
27
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead.  Create an art project to bring home.  Then, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.

$8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.

Jun
29
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Jun 29 – Sep 16 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.

 

 

Jul
1
Sun
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities!

  • Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 p.m.  Free self-serve crafts for all ages and Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October.
  • Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 p.m.  Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.
  • Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.
  • Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more.
Jul
2
Mon
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On the first Monday of every month, from 11 am – 1 pm, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum alongside a guest artist.  Bring your own supplies, pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop).  Stools and drawing boards will be provided.

$5 museum members and students, $15 non-members.

Hill-Stead is noted for its 1901 33,000-square-foot house filled with art and antiques. Pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle designed the Colonial Revival-style house, set on 152 hilltop acres, to showcase the Impressionist masterpieces amassed by her father, Cleveland iron industrialist Alfred A. Pope. Collections in 19 intact rooms include original furnishings, paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, James M. Whistler and Mary Cassatt, as well as numerous works on paper and Japanese woodblock prints. Stately trees, seasonal gardens, over three miles of stone walls and woodland trails accent the grounds. A centerpiece of the property is the c. 1920 sunken garden designed by landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand, today the site of the acclaimed summerlong Sunken Garden Poetry and Music Festival.

Jul
13
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Jul 13 – Sep 30 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.

 

 

Jul
25
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead.  Create an art project to bring home.  Then, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.

$8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.

Jul
27
Fri
Vacation Time @ University of Saint Joseph
Jul 27 – Oct 14 all-day

Vacation Time

June 1 – August 19

Drawn primarily from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition is the ultimate staycation. Visit the cathedrals of France, the canals of Venice, and the markets of Morocco without ever leaving Connecticut.

Image: Edward Dufner (1872-1957). Vacation Time. Watercolor. Bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley, 1966.