Calendar of Events

Dec
11
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
14
Sat
Family Day: Jewelry-making @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Smart Classroom
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, December 14th from 1-4 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall and Smart Classroom, for Family Day: Jewelry-making. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10.

Session 1: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Please register number of children only.

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

Dec
18
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
21
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In The Studio:Snow Studies

10 am to 12 noon and 1 to 3 pm

What does winter mean to you? Weather it’s cozying up by the fire or building a snowman, everyone enjoys winter in their own unique ways. To celebrate all things snowy, join artist Adam Handler to decorate your own melt-proof snowball! Be inspired by the artists in Weather Reportand their representations of snow in artwork and use paint, collage materials, and unexpected objects to create a one-of-a-kind snow sculpture of your own.

Gallery Tour:3 to 4 pm

Museum educator Cecilia Moy Fradet will lead an introductory tour of the exhibitions on view. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, stopping at key works of art, and invite conversation and observations.

Dec
23
Mon
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Reflecting on the stark beauty of nature in our surrounding landscape this time of year, The Studio will host a workshop to create woodcut prints on paper inspired by Weather Report artist Bryan Nash Gill.

Dec
25
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Dec 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.

Dec
27
Fri
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Inspired by exhibiting artist Eva LeWitt, join Aldrich educators to experiment with unusual materials for art making as a collaborative installation in the Studio.

Jan
5
Sun
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jan 5 @ 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.
Jan
17
Fri
Moko – Maori Tattoo: Photographs by Hans Neleman @ Art Museum, USJ
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm

Large-format portraits by Dutch-born artist Hans Neleman depict contemporary Maori men and women whose facial or body tattoos express individual, family, and tribal identity. The traditional art of Maori tattooing, once suppressed under colonial rule, has undergone a resurgence as New Zealand’s Maori reassert their cultural traditions.

Image Caption: Hans Neleman (Dutch, b. 1960). Parangi Hillman (Iwi: Ngai Tuhoe) “This ta moko represents my Maori identiy and my Christian faith,” 1999. Digital print, satin finish K-3 on aluminum. Gift of Hans Neleman, 2017.

Jan
29
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jan 29 @ 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.