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July 2017

Afternoon Tea on the Veranda @Hill-Stead

July 30

Culteavo and Hill-Stead are now accepting reservations for a lovely Afternoon Tea on the Veranda at Hill-Stead.  [Read more]

August 2017

Mark Doty Poetry Writing Workshop – Poems from Non-Traditional Relationships

August 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Mark Doty Poetry Writing Workshop: I and You, Me and Him, I and She: Writing Poems from Non-Traditional Relationships. [Read more]

Eileen Myles Poetry Writing Workshop – How to Write a Poem, A Workshop For All

August 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this poetry workshop, Eileen Myles will look at poems by John Wieners, CA Conrad, Fred Moten, Lucille Clifton and Judy Grahn, “tear off a piece of their process and make something new.” All levels welcome. [Read more]

First Sundays for Families

August 6, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. Museum-led art projects for children are offered at 1 pm, and self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm.  [Read more]

First Sunday Estate Walk

August 6, 2:00 pm

Join us for a guided estate walk at 2 pm.

In May, June, July, August, September and October, a guided estate walk is held on the first Sunday of the month. [Read more]

Boundless Panel Discussion

August 6, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Carole Kunstadt, artist and guest curator of Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, along with fellow artist Chris Perry for a panel discussion about transforming found books into works of art. [Read more]

Mark Doty & Eileen Myles – Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

August 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for readings by Mark Doty and Eileen Myles and musical guest The Girls from Ruby Falls. [Read more]

Lunch, Listen & Learn – For Hill-Stead Volunteers

August 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Guitar Player, by Edouard Manet

Every first Monday at 1 pm, Hill-Stead Museum’s Volunteers (from guides to gardeners) enjoy learning something new about Hill-Stead Museum’s collection and history during the monthly series Lunch, Listen & Learn. This month, Julianne Brown will discuss the role of the parrot in Manet’s Guitar Player.

This program is offered exclusively to museum Volunteers. To find out more about supporting the museum as a volunteer, see Volunteer, or contact us at 860.677.4787 x181. [Read more]

The Annual Basement Tour

August 13, 1:00 pm
Hill-Stead wine cellar and basement

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]

Ocean Vuong & Young Poets Day – Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

August 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Young Poets Day featuring Ocean Vuong and the winners of the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition. [Read more]

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