Holocaust Memorial at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford and plaster model of same sculpture. Elbert Weinberg collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.


Hartford Artisans Weaving Center: BLOCK BY DESIGN

This year, the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center presents BLOCK BY DESIGN. A block is a basic unit of design in weaving. The weaver is able to create beautiful patterns by using blocks of various sizes and textures.
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Greater Hartford’s West Indian Diaspora

Enjoy refreshments, a live presentation by Island Reflections Dance Theatre Company. and a brief talk by exhibition curator, Dr. Fiona Vernal to learn more about Greater Hartford's West Indian history in terms of people, places, and Hartford within the greater context of the diaspora.
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ArtWalk Artist Talk: Adam Viens with Gil Scullion

Join us on the ArtWalk to hear Adam Viens discuss his ArtWalk show, "Linguistics Beheld," with Gil Scullion.
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Adam Viens: Linguistics Beheld

Join us for the ArtWalk Opening Reception for our latest show: ADAM VIENS: LINGUISTICS BEHELD on Friday, May 18, 5:30pm.
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Women’s Gathering & ArtWalk Artist Talk: Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

Please join us on the ArtWalk for our Women's Gathering & ArtWalk Artist talk with Marilyn Parkinson Thrall. Hosted by Amy Barron, HPL Board Member and Cate Grady Benson, HPL Corporator. Light refreshments will be served.
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Draw a Hartford History Maker Exhibition

Enjoy a selection of community-created portraits of African American change-makers in the City of Hartford at the Albany Branch Library selected by Albany Branch staff.
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Encountering the American Gothic

Join us for small group discussions on the art and writings of Edward Gorey in the gallery of his exhibition.
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Hartford Historical Views

“Historical Hartford Views” features acrylic landscapes painted by Hartford artist TR Colletta in 1980.
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Breaking Barriers

Enjoy a selection of images and quotes of African American leaders and changemakers who've made a difference across America.
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Barnum & Bailey Circus

In anticipation of the film, The Greatest Showman, the Dwight Branch Library will display historical images of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus courtesy of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library.
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Hartford History Center, located on the third floor of the Downtown Hartford Public Library, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.