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Events that educate and create an impact on culture

Upcoming Events

  • Juneteenth Gala Celebration 2024
    Juneteenth Gala Celebration 2024
    Sat, Jun 15
    Hartford
    Jun 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day and I am feeling good.” – Lyrics from I am Feeling Good sung by Nina Simone Be prepared to experience A New Day! at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s 33rd Juneteenth Gala.
  • The Pennington Lecture with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University professor and New York Times best-selling author
    The Pennington Lecture with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University professor and New York Times best-selling author
    Thu, Feb 08
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Feb 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and New York Times best-selling author, talks about his forthcoming book, We Are The Leaders We Have Been Looking For (Harvard University Press, April 2024).
  • 2024 Harmonies & Healing Concert with Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    2024 Harmonies & Healing Concert with Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    Wed, Jan 24
    Rehoboth Church of God
    Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rehoboth Church of God, 1170 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002, USA
    Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rehoboth Church of God, 1170 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002, USA
    This concert marks the 95th Anniversary of the first gallery showing of Black art in the City of Hartford and is a revival of the popular Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s winter community concert series from the early 2000s. Free Admission.
  • SNAP! Photography Student Exhibition Curator Talk: "There is Always Something Left to Love"
    SNAP! Photography Student Exhibition Curator Talk: "There is Always Something Left to Love"
    Fri, Jan 12
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Jan 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jan 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    A talk about the work from teen students in/around Hartford created in the Amistad Center’s SNAP! Photography program showing in a first-time exhibition in the Wadsworth Atheneum.
  • ANNUAL MEETING
    ANNUAL MEETING
    Wed, Nov 15
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    Nov 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Please join us for refreshments and to hear about The Amistad Center’s plans for the future.
  • Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond - Film Screening and Reception
    Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond - Film Screening and Reception
    Sat, Nov 11
    Hartford
    Nov 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    As we recognize and honor the significant sacrifices in service and contributions of veterans, please join us for the premiere of a special and powerful documentary film.
  • Gardens and Galleries: Hip Hop at 50
    Gardens and Galleries: Hip Hop at 50
    Thu, Nov 02
    600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 02, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 02, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop culture!
  • The Wiz Film Screening, Tour and Activity  - October 28 and 29 at 2 pm
    The Wiz Film Screening, Tour and Activity  - October 28 and 29 at 2 pm
    Sat, Oct 28
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Oct 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Oct 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    As part of our new Love Overflowing: Home and the Decor of Freedom exhibition, join us to watch this iconic and vibrant musical, The Wiz, is where the yellow brick road becomes a metaphorical passage to self-discovery and belonging. FREE POPCORN
  • Juneteenth Celebration
    Juneteenth Celebration
    Sat, Jun 17
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Jun 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Juneteenth 2023 - Saturday, June 17, 2023 Tickets on sale April 1, 2023.
  • Juneteenth Family Day
    Juneteenth Family Day
    Sat, Jun 10
    Hartford
    Jun 10, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 10, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Juneteenth Family Day on Saturday, June 10 from 12 to 4 pm. Gather with us outdoors for festivities, live performances, drumming, crafting and more! FREE to attend. Bring the family! Fun for all ages!
  • Exploring Mental Health & Art as Healing
    Exploring Mental Health & Art as Healing
    Wed, Jun 07
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    Jun 07, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 07, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join this FREE community conversation to explore the intersections of mental health and art, and the ability for art to serve as a channel for healing.
  • Opening Reception for My Heart is Light in the Void
    Opening Reception for My Heart is Light in the Void
    Fri, Feb 24
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us as we celebrate the opening of Merik Goma's exhibition, My Heart is Light in the Void. Registration is required. Please register today!
  • Wed, Feb 22
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
  • Evening with TV One, Comcast and NBC for Screening of TV Show, "Asking for a Friend"
    Evening with TV One, Comcast and NBC for Screening of TV Show, "Asking for a Friend"
    Thu, Feb 16
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 16, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 16, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us for an evening with TV One, Comcast and NBC CT and screening of TV One's new show, "Asking for a Friend." Event is free. Registration is required. Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Second Saturday | Black History Month
    Second Saturday | Black History Month
    Sat, Feb 11
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Feb 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    In celebration of Black History Month, pay tribute to African American artists’ contributions, triumphs, and creativity. Design a portrait highlighting Black and Brown voices with artist Marsh and delight in a performance by bassist Conway Campbell Jr.
  • SOLD OUT | The Pennington Lecture with Dr. Jelani Cobb | The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today
    SOLD OUT | The Pennington Lecture with Dr. Jelani Cobb | The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today
    Feb 09, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    This event is sold out! You can still register to watch the event virtually by registering at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-hfLylPpSQ2yKPt2_Otj4A
  • Black History Month Events - Upcoming Events
    Black History Month Events - Upcoming Events
    Wed, Feb 01
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 01, 2023, 3:17 PM – Feb 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 01, 2023, 3:17 PM – Feb 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Black History Month is here! We're busy putting the finishing touches on events for you. All events are free, but registration is required. Please check back for more information.
  • "Paint" a New Vision for 2023
    "Paint" a New Vision for 2023
    Sat, Jan 28
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Jan 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jan 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us for a multisensory visioning exercise to help you look forward to the year ahead. You will be creating a collage using photos, fabric, words and other materials to "paint" your vision for 2023. Led by life coach, motivational speaker, and founder of From Pain to Purpose, LLC. Tiffany Young.

Featured Amistad Event

Juneteenth Gala Celebration 2024
Juneteenth Gala Celebration 2024
63 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Jun 15, 2024, 7:00 PM
Hartford

Past Events & Exhibits

  • Juneteenth Gala Celebration 2024
    Juneteenth Gala Celebration 2024
    Sat, Jun 15
    Hartford
    Jun 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day and I am feeling good.” – Lyrics from I am Feeling Good sung by Nina Simone Be prepared to experience A New Day! at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s 33rd Juneteenth Gala.
  • The Pennington Lecture with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University professor and New York Times best-selling author
    The Pennington Lecture with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University professor and New York Times best-selling author
    Thu, Feb 08
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Feb 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and New York Times best-selling author, talks about his forthcoming book, We Are The Leaders We Have Been Looking For (Harvard University Press, April 2024).
  • 2024 Harmonies & Healing Concert with Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    2024 Harmonies & Healing Concert with Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    Wed, Jan 24
    Rehoboth Church of God
    Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rehoboth Church of God, 1170 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002, USA
    Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rehoboth Church of God, 1170 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002, USA
    This concert marks the 95th Anniversary of the first gallery showing of Black art in the City of Hartford and is a revival of the popular Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s winter community concert series from the early 2000s. Free Admission.
  • SNAP! Photography Student Exhibition Curator Talk: "There is Always Something Left to Love"
    SNAP! Photography Student Exhibition Curator Talk: "There is Always Something Left to Love"
    Fri, Jan 12
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Jan 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jan 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    A talk about the work from teen students in/around Hartford created in the Amistad Center’s SNAP! Photography program showing in a first-time exhibition in the Wadsworth Atheneum.
  • ANNUAL MEETING
    ANNUAL MEETING
    Wed, Nov 15
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    Nov 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Please join us for refreshments and to hear about The Amistad Center’s plans for the future.
  • Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond - Film Screening and Reception
    Voices of Veterans: Buffalo Soldiers and Beyond - Film Screening and Reception
    Sat, Nov 11
    Hartford
    Nov 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    As we recognize and honor the significant sacrifices in service and contributions of veterans, please join us for the premiere of a special and powerful documentary film.
  • Gardens and Galleries: Hip Hop at 50
    Gardens and Galleries: Hip Hop at 50
    Thu, Nov 02
    600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 02, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Nov 02, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop culture!
  • The Wiz Film Screening, Tour and Activity  - October 28 and 29 at 2 pm
    The Wiz Film Screening, Tour and Activity  - October 28 and 29 at 2 pm
    Sat, Oct 28
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Oct 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Oct 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    As part of our new Love Overflowing: Home and the Decor of Freedom exhibition, join us to watch this iconic and vibrant musical, The Wiz, is where the yellow brick road becomes a metaphorical passage to self-discovery and belonging. FREE POPCORN
  • Juneteenth Celebration
    Juneteenth Celebration
    Sat, Jun 17
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Jun 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Juneteenth 2023 - Saturday, June 17, 2023 Tickets on sale April 1, 2023.
  • Juneteenth Family Day
    Juneteenth Family Day
    Sat, Jun 10
    Hartford
    Jun 10, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 10, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Juneteenth Family Day on Saturday, June 10 from 12 to 4 pm. Gather with us outdoors for festivities, live performances, drumming, crafting and more! FREE to attend. Bring the family! Fun for all ages!
  • Exploring Mental Health & Art as Healing
    Exploring Mental Health & Art as Healing
    Wed, Jun 07
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    Jun 07, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jun 07, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join this FREE community conversation to explore the intersections of mental health and art, and the ability for art to serve as a channel for healing.
  • Opening Reception for My Heart is Light in the Void
    Opening Reception for My Heart is Light in the Void
    Fri, Feb 24
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us as we celebrate the opening of Merik Goma's exhibition, My Heart is Light in the Void. Registration is required. Please register today!
  • Wed, Feb 22
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
  • Evening with TV One, Comcast and NBC for Screening of TV Show, "Asking for a Friend"
    Evening with TV One, Comcast and NBC for Screening of TV Show, "Asking for a Friend"
    Thu, Feb 16
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 16, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 16, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us for an evening with TV One, Comcast and NBC CT and screening of TV One's new show, "Asking for a Friend." Event is free. Registration is required. Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Second Saturday | Black History Month
    Second Saturday | Black History Month
    Sat, Feb 11
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Feb 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    In celebration of Black History Month, pay tribute to African American artists’ contributions, triumphs, and creativity. Design a portrait highlighting Black and Brown voices with artist Marsh and delight in a performance by bassist Conway Campbell Jr.
  • SOLD OUT | The Pennington Lecture with Dr. Jelani Cobb | The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today
    SOLD OUT | The Pennington Lecture with Dr. Jelani Cobb | The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today
    Feb 09, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    This event is sold out! You can still register to watch the event virtually by registering at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-hfLylPpSQ2yKPt2_Otj4A
  • Black History Month Events - Upcoming Events
    Black History Month Events - Upcoming Events
    Wed, Feb 01
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Feb 01, 2023, 3:17 PM – Feb 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Feb 01, 2023, 3:17 PM – Feb 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Black History Month is here! We're busy putting the finishing touches on events for you. All events are free, but registration is required. Please check back for more information.
  • "Paint" a New Vision for 2023
    "Paint" a New Vision for 2023
    Sat, Jan 28
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Jan 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Jan 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Amistad Center @ the Wadsworth Atheneum , 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us for a multisensory visioning exercise to help you look forward to the year ahead. You will be creating a collage using photos, fabric, words and other materials to "paint" your vision for 2023. Led by life coach, motivational speaker, and founder of From Pain to Purpose, LLC. Tiffany Young.
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