Calendar of Events

Jun
26
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jun 26 @ 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.

Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Jun
28
Fri
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn more about the Park’s historic stone walls during special guided hikes throughout the 2019 season. Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historic Site to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.
No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

 

Jul
3
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Jul
7
Sun
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 7 @ 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
10
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery, Featured Program – Practice with Art: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Galleries @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us this summer for drop-in, art-inspired mindfulness sessions facilitated by Anne Dutton, MA, LCSW (Yale Stress Center) and Danielle Casioppo, MS, CAPP, RYT (Being Well at Yale). Each session includes discussion of an artwork from the Gallery’s collection, mindfulness meditation, and/or mindful movement. Mindful movement consists of gentle stretching, breathing practices, and a few basic standing yoga poses, all correlated with the selected work of art. Chairs will be provided; no yoga mats or special clothing needed. Suitable for all levels.

Please come to one or all sessions. Space is limited. Not suitable for children under 13.

Open to:
General Public
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Jul
12
Fri
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn more about the Park’s historic stone walls during special guided hikes throughout the 2019 season. Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historic Site to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.
No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

 

Jul
14
Sun
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On the second Sunday of each month, we invite families to join us for folktales, myths, and exciting stories from around the world that highlight unique features of objects in the collection and inspire children of all ages to view art in new ways.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Open to:
General Public
Jul
17
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery, Featured Program – Practice with Art: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Galleries @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us this summer for drop-in, art-inspired mindfulness sessions facilitated by Anne Dutton, MA, LCSW (Yale Stress Center) and Danielle Casioppo, MS, CAPP, RYT (Being Well at Yale). Each session includes discussion of an artwork from the Gallery’s collection, mindfulness meditation, and/or mindful movement. Mindful movement consists of gentle stretching, breathing practices, and a few basic standing yoga poses, all correlated with the selected work of art. Chairs will be provided; no yoga mats or special clothing needed. Suitable for all levels.

Please come to one or all sessions. Space is limited. Not suitable for children under 13.

Open to:
General Public