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May 2016

Harford Art School Sculpture Trail at Hill-Stead

May 15 - October 30
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Hill-Stead Museum is thrilled to present a new Sculpture Trail on the grounds of the museum featuring the work of seven graduating seniors from The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. Each outdoor sculpture was inspired by the history of Hill-Stead Museum, its collections and surroundings.  [Read more]

June 2016

The Mosaics of Alhambra and Europe on the Grand Tour-Rescheduled

June 3
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This event will be rescheduled. The new date is coming soon. [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]

First Sundays for Families

June 5, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Storytime

On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. [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]

First Sunday Estate Walk: Connecticut Trails Weekend

June 5, 2:00 pm
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In May, June, July, September and October guided walks of the grounds are held at 2 pm on the first Sunday of the month. [Read more]

Opening Reception for the Sculpture Trail

June 5, 3:00 pm
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Come celebrate the opening of the Harford Art School Sculpture Trail! The trail on the grounds of the museum features the work of seven graduating seniors from The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. Each outdoor sculpture was inspired by the history of Hill-Stead Museum, its collections and surroundings.      

Sketch-a-Still-Life

June 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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On the first Monday of every month, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum. Bring your own supplies—pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided. [Read more]

Heather McHugh at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

June 22, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of the exquisite natural setting of the historic Sunken Garden. Today, hear a reading by poet Heather McHugh and music by The Meadows Brothers. [Read more]

Poetry Writing Workshop with Heather McHugh

June 23, 10:00 am
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A special poetry-writing workshop with Heather McHugh.  [Read more]

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