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May 2016

May Market

May 6 - May 7
MAY MARKET
May 6 & 7
Celebrate the arrival of Spring at our annual garden, home and gourmet event.

Hill-Stead Museum celebrates the arrival of spring with May Market, its signature home, garden and gourmet benefit event featuring more than 65 artisan exhibitors and specialty plant vendors, as well as a Museum Open House  [Read more]

Alexa Hampton at May Market

May 7
ALEXA HAMPTON AT MAY MARKET
Saturday, May 7
Be inspired by one of America's leading designers.

Alexa Hampton will be May Market’s featured speaker on Saturday, May 7th. A perennial member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as a member of Elle Décor’s A-list, Ms. Hampton’s work is classic and eclectic.  [Read more]

Sharing Our Heritage or Other Multicultural Experiences through Poetry, with Luisa Caycedo-Kimura

May 14, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hill-Stead Museum and Hartford Public Library announce a partnership to present poetry writing workshops on April 30, May 14 and June 4. [Read more]

Story Time @ Theo’s

May 25, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

At Hill-Stead’s new Story Time, your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature, and much more.  Each session includes music, movement, and an art project to take home—all in Hill-Stead’s historic setting. Afterward, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.  Recommended for children ages 2 to… [Read more]

$150

The Countess of Carnarvon and the Real Downton Abbey

May 25, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Countess of Carnarvon and the Real Downton Abbey
May 25, 2016

For this special event, to be held under the grand tent on Hill-Stead’s West Lawn, Lady Carnarvon will share the history of Highclere and the fascinating Carnarvon family stories which provide real-life inspiration for the show. Photograph &copy Highclere Castle. [Read more]

“The Grand Tour” Benefit Dinner Auction

May 26, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hill-Stead’s 24th annual benefit event takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine for event patrons. [Read more]

$100

The Countess of Carnarvon: Entertaining at Highclere

May 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lord and Lady Carnarvon

Lady Carnarvon will share stories on entertaining at Highclere, and the Castle’s decor and ongoing restoration. A book signing will follow the event, with copies of Lady Carnarvon’s best-selling books available for purchase. [Read more]

June 2016

The Mosaics of Alhambra and Europe on the Grand Tour

June 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join Hill-Stead’s Decorative Arts Study Group as Debora Aldo uses the colorful, framed fragment from the palace in Hill-Stead’s collection to introduce her presentation on Herculaneum and Pompeii Mosaics. The program will usher guests from Greece, where mosaics originated, to Rome where they became an ingrained part of the culture used on both civic and religious buildings, and conclude with Byzantine works. Ms. Aldo will also discuss Unesco sites prevalent in Ravenna, Italy, where she has studied. [Read more]

Art on a Mission: Creating Poems for Social Change, with Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang

June 4, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center,
500 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT United States
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hill-Stead Museum and Hartford Public Library announce a partnership to present poetry writing workshops on April 30, May 15 and June 4. All workshops are located at Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center, 500 Main Street, on the 3rd Floor. This month: Art on a Mission: Creating Poems for Social Change, with Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang [Read more]

Art of the Grand Tour: The Popes in Paris

June 5, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grainstacks, White Frost Effect, Claude Monet

Join Dr. Anna Swinbourne as she brings alive the vibrant art scene in France at the time of the Pope family’s Grand Tour of 1888-1889.
Please note the new date for this lecture [Read more]

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