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Join us on the second Thursday of every month for an evening of art and a conversation in the galleries. Complimentary light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6 p.m. followed by a program from 6-7 p.m. Free with general admission.

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program
Free with Museum Admission

Artist Karl Lund discusses his NEW/NOW exhibition Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain
Lund’s narrative paintings depict a world where robots fight giant squids and exterminate countless enemies with powerful laser beams. Gather at this month’s Art Happy Hour and dive into the mind of this creative innovator who starts with the spark from one idea and spurs it into multiple stories about unworldly events and creatures.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

World Premiere Film Event with 217 Films: Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA
5:30 p.m. Champagne Reception
6 p.m. Remarks and Screening
$20 Member; $25 non-Member
Reservations encouraged, contact the Front Desk at (860) 229-0257, ext. 210
Connecticut filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films return for the world premiere of their latest film release, Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA (94 min.). This event will mark the sixth premiere at the NBMAA for these Connecticut filmmakers.

Enough to Live On celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project. The New Deal initiative extended the federal payroll to artists, sculptors, writers, musicians, and actors, providing work as a part of our nation’s great recovery from the effects of the American Depression.

Featuring more than 70 works of art from this period, as well as rare footage of WPA artists at work, this film tells the story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal moved art in America out of the exclusive atmosphere of the elite and brought it directly to the American people as an inspiration and catalyst for change and recovery in the 1930s.

More about the film:
Film Clip

Interview with Michael Maglaras

Thursday, June 11, 2015
5:30 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program
Free with Museum Admission
The “ART” of Weather with Meteorologist Art Horn

Former NBC30 Meteorologist Art Horn will present this unique program on the depiction of weather in art. The talk will feature NBMAA paintings that illustrate views of the sky. Horn will explain what types of clouds are portrayed, and what the sky’s condition shows us about weather during that time. This lecture will have you looking at paintings in a completely new and different way.


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