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

Juneteenth Family Day
17 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Jun 11, 12:00 PM
Burr Mall- Between Wadsworth & City Hall

Past Events & Exhibits

  • 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
    Feb 16, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Free Virtual Event
    Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The Mark Twain House & Museum present ZORA NEALE HURSTON: YOU DON’T KNOW US NEGROES AND OTHER ESSAYS with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dr. Genevieve West, and Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar
  • Fatherhood Manologues
    Thu, Feb 10
    Free Online Event via Facebook
    Feb 10, 5:00 PM
    Free Online Event via Facebook
    The Fatherhood Manologues is an exhilarating collection of short stories about fatherhood. Each story provides a unique perspective on being a father or being fathered. All the stories will take you on an emotional roller coaster that reminds us of the important role of fathers.
  • BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Conversation with Charles Person, an Original Freedom Rider
    Feb 01, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Free Online Event
    The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture are proud to present a conversation with Charles Person, a Civil Rights Movement pioneer and author of the new memoir Buses Are a Comin’.
  • Storytime with Santa: A Sharing of the Principles of Kwanzaa
    Dec 15, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Online Event
  • Curatorial Coffee Hour: Daguerreotypes
    Dec 07, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Webinar
  • Annual Meeting
    Tue, Nov 16
    Online Event
    Nov 16, 2021, 5:30 PM
    Online Event
    Join us for our 2021 Annual Meeting.
  • Exclusive Tour - Through the Looking Glass
    Sep 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Hartford, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
    Join Gallery & Collections Manager Moriah Peoples for an exclusive tour of the current Amistad exhibit, Through the Looking Glass.
  • Curatorial Coffee Hour with Collections Manager Moriah Peoples
    Jul 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Via Zoom
    Ellis Ruley and The Amistad Center's Fine Art Collection
  • The 1619 Project: A Close Reading with Dr. Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi
    Jul 22, 2021, 6:30 PM
    Via Zoom