Events Calendar

Events that educate and create an impact on culture

Upcoming Events

  • The Rev. James W.C. Pennington Lecture featuring Sarah Lewis, Harvard University, Author of The Rise
    Apr 21, 6:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    An annual lecture on race and the power of the arts and humanities. Free admission. Space is limited.
  • Book Discussion | The Rise by Sarah Lewis
    Tue, Apr 19
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Apr 19, 12:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Discussion led by Antoinette Brim-Bell | Professor at Capital Community College. Free with admission.
  • Second Saturday - Music, Poetry & Dance Performances inspired by exhibition “Changing Lanes: Mobility in Connecticut"
    Mar 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
    Hear Me, See Me, Join Me: Collaborative music, poetry & dance performances inspired by exhibition, “Changing Lanes: Mobility in Connecticut”

Featured Amistad Event

Past Events & Exhibits

  • THE GRIMKES: A LEGACY OF SLAVERY IN AN AMERICAN FAMILY with author Kerri Greenidge
    Nov 29, 7:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and The Mark Twain House & Museum present Tufts Professor Kerri K Greenidge on THE GRIMKES: A LEGACY OF SLAVERY IN AN AMERICAN FAMILY with Mark Twain House & Museum Education Program Coordinator Dr. Erin Bartram.
  • Annual Meeting
    Wed, Nov 16
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Nov 16, 5:30 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us as we welcome our newly elected trustees and congratulate our 2022 Millard H. Pryor Service Award Recipient, Greg Jones. Event will feature our annual meeting and a networking reception with light refreshments.
  • BEATRICE’S LEDGER: GROWING UP IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH with Ruth and Vivian Martin and Jeffrey Ogbar
    Nov 01, 7:00 PM
    Mark Twain House and Museum, 385 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA
    In-person event with local authors and scholars, Dr. Ruth Martin and Dr. Vivian Martin discuss Ruth’s new memoir, BEATRICE’S LEDGER: GROWING UP IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH. Discussion moderated by UConn History professor Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar. Event is $5 at the Mark Twain House & Museum.
  • Artist Talk with Ellis Echevarria
    Thu, Aug 25
    Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    Aug 25, 12:30 PM
    Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
    Ellis Echevarria shares how he created the image for the Anika Noni Rose exhibit. Hear how Ellis creates his artwork and learn about his process. Free with museum admission.
  • Juneteenth in the Park
    Sun, Jun 19
    Bushnell Park | Black Lives Matter Mural
    Jun 19, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Bushnell Park | Black Lives Matter Mural, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth 2022 in Bushnell Park. The day will include live music, fine art, food trucks and fun for kids of all ages. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Juneteenth at the New Britain Museum of American Art
    Sat, Jun 18
    New Britain Museum of American Art
    Jun 18, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052, USA
    Join the NBMAA’s 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration. The celebration will include a full schedule of events, with drumming, dance, and poetry performances outdoors. Inside, tour the special exhibition, 30 Americans, and the Museum’s permanent collection. Free admission.
  • Juneteenth Celebration
    Fri, Jun 17
    Butler-McCook House & Gardens
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Butler-McCook House & Gardens, 396 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture for an intimate outdoor Juneteenth Celebration at the Butler-McCook House & Gardens. Limited tickets are available.
  • Juneteenth Family Day
    Sat, Jun 11
    Burr Mall- Between Wadsworth & City Hall
    Jun 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Burr Mall- Between Wadsworth & City Hall, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join us for Juneteenth Family Day. Bring your family to enjoy live music from Lost Tribe, crafting, African drumming with Alvin Carter, Jr., storytelling by Andre Keitt, and Anne Cubberly's famous giant puppets. Event is free and open to the public.
  • The Rev. James W.C. Pennington Lecture featuring Sarah Lewis, Harvard University, Author of The Rise
    Apr 21, 6:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    An annual lecture on race and the power of the arts and humanities. Free admission. Space is limited.
  • Book Discussion | The Rise by Sarah Lewis
    Tue, Apr 19
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Apr 19, 12:00 PM
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Discussion led by Antoinette Brim-Bell | Professor at Capital Community College. Free with admission.
  • Education, Housing, and the Role of Sheff vs. O’Neill
    Apr 12, 6:00 PM
    Free Virtual Event
    Our esteemed panel will discuss housing, education, and the landmark desegregation case, Sheff vs. O'Neill. Panelists will review and explore the case's impact on education in Connecticut today and in the future. If you missed it, you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/699114645
  • Second Saturday - Music, Poetry & Dance Performances inspired by exhibition “Changing Lanes: Mobility in Connecticut"
    Mar 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
    Hear Me, See Me, Join Me: Collaborative music, poetry & dance performances inspired by exhibition, “Changing Lanes: Mobility in Connecticut”
  • Amistad on the Go: Children's African Drumming, Storytelling and Crafts
    Sat, Feb 26
    The 224 Ecospace (Use the West Entrance)
    Feb 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    The 224 Ecospace (Use the West Entrance), 224 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA
    Join us for an afternoon of African drumming, storytelling, and crafts. Recommended for children age 10 and under. Space is limited. Registration is required so register today to reserve your seat. Masks are required for all over 2 years old.
  • Reframing Photography and Fashion
    Fri, Feb 25
    Online Event
    Feb 25, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
  • Black History Month Community Conversation: Finance, Housing & Education |  Dismantling the Roadblocks to  Equality
    Feb 23, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Event
    Join us for a conversation with local leaders about African American mobility in Connecticut. If you missed the conversation, watch it here: https://vimeo.com/681027264/58f2e57e5d
  • ZORA NEALE HURSTON: YOU DON’T KNOW US NEGROES AND OTHER ESSAYS with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dr. Genevieve West, and