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August 2015
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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: Outspoken Celebration of Asian Poetry

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]

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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]

Outspoken Children’s Activity

August 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

While adults join the Poetry Prelude Conversation with Li-Young Lee in the MST at 2:00pm, children are invited to look at examples of Asian art in the Museum.  [Read more]

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: CT Young Poet’s Day

August 19

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. The season concludes with Young Poet’s Day, with readings by the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition winners, as well as other student poets, and featuring poets Natalie Diaz and Aja Monet. [Read more]

Hill-Stead’s Summer Photo Contest

August 31
Hill-Stead Museum,
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Photographers of all ages are invited to enter Hill-Stead’s Summer Photo Contest. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead—and discover new perspectives using your camera. [Read more]

September 2015

First Sunday Open House

September 6, 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 Gallery Talk: Eugène Carrière

September 6, 1:00 pm

Eugène Carrière was a symbolist artist whose works are characteristically dark, sepia toned portraits. Alfred Pope was collecting works by this artist  hand in hand while he was collecting the Impressionist works. Come see, and learn in depth, about this other artist in Hill-Stead’s collection. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Activity for Kids

September 6, 1:00 pm

Eugene Carriere’s favorite thing to paint was portraits, especially of his very own family.  Learn how to draw a face and practice a simple drawing, then try making your own portrait.  RSVP required, as supplies are limited.   Meet in the Carriage Porch at 1 pm. Free with museum membership or admission. Please note: Most… [Read more]

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