2/20/2009 - Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center -- Upcoming Events for February and March

144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Upcoming Events
A Message From Catherine  
Each day as I walk by the galleries I take a quick break to visit a work of art. Taking in its colors, detail, and movement, I long to know more - the story behind the work. That's why I'm particularly excited about the upcoming lecture series. Starting Wednesday, February 25th the museum takes you beyond images with 3 talks that explore how art and literature helped forged our national ideals, culture, and identity. More than merely decorative, these art works provide social commentary and reflect the beliefs and values of the persons who created, commissioned, and used them. Museum curator Cynthia Roznoy, Ph.D. provides compelling insights and challenges you to test your observational skills. The talks are scheduled on consecutive Wednesdays from 1-2 pm so make it a lunch and learn!
203-753-0381 ext.11

Forging Our National Identity: Talks on American Imagery!

MowbrayExplore 19th Century American art and the role it played in forging our national identity in a three-session series presented by museum curator Cynthia Roznoy, Ph.D.
The Politics of Everyday: Rural Life (Session 1)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Art and literature depicted 19th century American country life as an innocent age, but did it bear any resemblance to the reality of rural life?
The Politics of Everyday: Urban Life (Session 2)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Photography exposed the underbelly of the industrialized city, and explored the issues of social inequities.
The Politics of Everyday: The Production of Wealth (Session 3)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The last quarter of the 19th century is described as The Gilded Age, an era in art that connotes a refined, elegant aesthetic.
Admission is $5 per session for members and $10 for non-members. Please register in advance by calling 203-753-0381 ext 10.
Where & When
Wednesday, February 25, March 4, and March 11, 2009
1:00 - 2:00 pm 

Vincent Ingala Energizes First Thursday!

Vincent Ingala
A rising young star, Vincent's name is synonymous with high energy, crowd pleasing entertainment. You'll be swept off your feet and onto the dance floor with his heartfelt passion for music. His exceptional talent is evident whether he is playing soulful smooth jazz or hard-driving rock and roll, and you'll be amazed as this extraordinary performer plays the saxophone, guitar, drums, and keyboard! An evening you won't want to miss!
First Thursday, a fun, after-hours event, is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates, and enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres and wine. Admission is $7 for museum members, and $15 for non-members. Join the museum or renew your membership on First Thursday and get in free! 
Where & Whe

Performing Arts Center
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
Thursday, March 5, 2009
5:30 - 7:30 pm 
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