3/27/2009 - Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center :: Special Upcoming Events through April 26th



144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ben Ortiz Gallery Talk 
Upcoming Events
A Message From Catherine  
More than just pasting photos in an album, scrapbooking has become a way to reflect the spirit and personality of events! With splashy yet inexpensive craft supplies you can capture the fun of the moment! Or create a mini scrapbook and send it to a friend as a gift or thank you for their hospitality. The possibilities are endless and Saturday's Family Scrapbooking Adventure will get you started with great ideas and helpful tips. Come learn how to declutter without loosing precious memories.
203-753-0381 ext.11

Family Scrapbooking Adventure

Jean DeSalleTurn family keepsakes into delightful scrapbook pages that capture your memories - an ideal family project! Get creative tips and unique ideas from our scrapbooking expert, Jean DeSalle. The workshop includes the craft supplies needed but you must bring your keepsakes - 5-6 photos or small keepsakes to commemorate an event or special family day. 
Jean is a portrait and mural artist whose work appears in private residences throughout Connecticut.  She has enjoyed 10 years as a scrapbooking hobbyist, and has taught scrapbooking at the Windham Textile and History Museum. 
Admission is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Please register in advance by calling 203-753-0381 ext 10. 
Where & When

Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Munger Room
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center

Slavery in Connecticut Lecture Series and Walking Tour

Fortune, BenderSlavery in Connecticut (Session 1)
University of CT - Waterbury
March 31, 2009 6:00 - 7:30
Connecticut became wealthy in the various "triangular trade routes." Colonial laws and regulations highlight racial views through the first centuries and the later economic developments of the 19th century. Learn about the origins and nature of slavery in Connecticut, the slave trade, and the economics of slavery. Presented by Karl Valois, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of History, University of Connecticut-Torrington.
Fortune's Bones (Session 2) 
April 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center 
Fortune's life experiences were written in his bones and are revealed through forensic anthropology. Learn from an anthropologist how Fortune's bones were examined and provided evidence about his early years, age, height, the kinds of work he did, and the injuries he suffered. Presented by Warren Perry, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University.
Fortune's World Walking Tour (Session 3)
April 25, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center 
Walk back to the 1700s when the Green was a swampy pasture surrounded by homes and churches. Visit the sites of Fortune's world, including Preserved Porter's farm, Fortune's house, the church Fortune was baptized in, the site where his skeleton was found, and the ancient Burying Ground. Hear the stories of Fortune and other early African American residents, as they achieve freedom or suffer through a life of slavery. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Presented by Raechel Guest, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut-Waterbury.
Registration and Admission
Register in advance by calling the museum at 203-753-0381 ext 10.
Admission for museum and Osher Lifelong Learning Members is $25 for the 3-session course.
Admission for the general public is $10 per session.

Insiders' Tour: Wesleyan University Center for the Arts

Ben Ortiz Gallery Talk
Join museum curator Cynthia Roznoy, Ph.D. in a behind-the-scenes tour and printmaking demonstration at the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts. The trip includes guided tours of all 3 of the center's galleries, a connoisseurship class, and a printmaking lecture and demonstration.  
Spend the morning with artist Kate TenEyck, visiting assistant professor of printmaking, who provides an insiders' view of the Wesleyan studio, explaining various printmaking techniques and demonstrating how prints are made. Next it's off to Middletown's Luce Restaurant, featuring lunch with a Tuscan flair in a beautiful sunlight atrium.
The highlight of the afternoon is a Connoisseurship Class led by Davison Art Center curator Clare Rogan, Ph.D. Dr. Rogan will use master works usually in protective storage to explain the development of printmaking from the Renaissance to the present day, and provide a rare opportunity to view, appreciate, and learn from the prints of Durer, Whistler, and others.
Explore the Mansfield Freeman Gallery and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. Dedicated to the art and culture of East Asia, the Mansfield Freeman Gallery's new exhibition, China - Balancing the Changes: Photographs by Sharon Crain is presented to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and China. The afternoon concludes at the Davison Art Center for a viewing of Judith Joy Ross: Photographs - portraits of ordinary people that reveal both vulnerability and strength.
Admission is $84 for museum members and $99 for non-members, and includes lunch and roundtrip bus transportation. Register by calling 203-753-0381 ext. 10. Advance registration is required.  
Where & When

Friday, April 3, 2009
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bus leaves from the Chase Parkway Commuter Lot, Waterbury. 
Clare Rogan, curator of the Davison Art Center, looks over "Self-Portrait in Profile," a lithograph by German artist Kathe Kollwitz in 1927.

Lee Dimo Returns to First Thursday!

Lee Dimo
Are you a fan of Ol' Blue Eyes?  If so, mark your calendar for April's First Thursday when vocalist extraordinaire Lee Dimo returns to the stage!  Crooning the tunes of the big band era, the similarity of Lee's voice and mannerisms to Sinatra's will astound you. So get in the mood, put your dance shoes on, and swing to the big band sounds!
First Thursday, a fun after-hours event, is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates, and enjoy live music.  Admission is $7 for museum members and $15 for non-members.

Where & When
April 2, 2009 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
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