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July 2015

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Marie Howe

July 12

In the historic Sunken Garden on the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead, one of America’s most important poetry events has delighted audiences since 1992. Come join us and experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of an exquisite natural setting. Tonight’s featured poet is Marie Howe, the 2012-2014 Poet Laureate of New York State. [Read more]

Poetry Festival Open House

July 12, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a special Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Open House before the poetry festival. From 1 to 4 pm you can tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours. [Read more]

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Vijay Seshadri

July 22

In the historic Sunken Garden on the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead, one of America’s most important poetry events has delighted audiences since 1992. Come join us and experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of an exquisite natural setting. [Read more]

August 2015

First Sunday Open House

August 2, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 1 to 4pm, for Hill-Stead Museum’s First Sunday Open House. Tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours. [Read more]

First Sunday Activity for Kids

August 2, 1:00 pm

A nature walk. Please check back for details. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Gallery Talk: Annual Basement Tour

August 2, 1:00 pm

A perennial crowd-pleaser, venture below stairs to explore the Secrets of the Cellar at Hill-Stead. Free with museum membership or admission.  [Read more]

Free

Asian-American discussion/recitation of poetry workshop with Tina Chang

August 8, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop will explore a wide range of Asian and Asian American poetry, examining culture, influence, dual-nationality, language, and heritage.  [Read more]

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Celebration of Asian Poetry Weekend

August 9

In the historic Sunken Garden on the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead, one of America’s most important poetry events has delighted audiences since 1992. Come join us and experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of an exquisite natural setting.  Li-Young Lee & Tina Chang are the featured poets tonight. [Read more]

Free

Community Reading of Poetry in English and Native Languages

August 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Prominent members of Connecticut’s Asian-American community will join in Sunday’s community reading, which will showcase the contrast between ancient and modern poetry.  [Read more]

Poetry Festival Open House

August 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a special Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Open House before the poetry festival. From 1 to 4 pm you can tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours. [Read more]

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