Discover how MATRIX artist Lisa Alvarado creates meditative, patterned works that echo non-Western traditions of abstraction. Use sand to design a colorful geometric configuration. Work alongside artist and graphic designer Lindaluz Carrillo to develop a large-scale background that emphasizes community. Enjoy a dance performance from Spectrum in Motion. Find the Ice Cream for a Dream truck, parked outside the museum from noon to 2pm, for free ice cream while supplies last.
Did you know the museum’s collections reveal stories, including details about an individual, a particular location, and a specific time? Tour the reinstallation of our second-floor Avery gallery with a docent and learn how decorative arts can present multiple narratives. Then, visit our friends at the nearby Ancient Burying Ground to learn about individuals remembered at Hartford’s oldest historic site. Afterward, join illustrator Bonnie Rose Sullivan to create an undersea world inspired by local marine life and the unique ecosystems in the Long Island Sound. Find the Ice Cream for a Dream truck, parked outside the museum from noon to 2pm, for free ice cream while supplies last.