Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Housatonic Museum of Art sponsors events throughout the year. Many of these events are in collaboration with other organizations. Most events are free and open to the public.

You’re invited to join us for programs related to the exhibitions, The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut and The Bridgeport Portrait Project, on view from Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, February 24, 2023. All in-person events are in the Burt Chernow Galleries; free & open to the public.


Student Docent Tours | Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30pm starting on Tuesday, January 24


Guest Lecture | Thursday, February 9 from 12:30-1:30pm

Slums in the Sky: How Photography Killed Mass Social Housing  


In 1972, a failing public housing complex in St. Louis called the Pruitt-Igoe was dynamited, marking the beginning of the end of the utopian project of living better together. Yet the kinds of photography that helped indict projects like the Pruitt-Igoe pictured consequences, not causes of failure, thus discrediting public housing before it could be more fairly evaluated. 


This lecture will consider the ways in which photography has shaped discourses of home and community in the postwar world, imagining also the ways in which images might revive affordable housing projects in future. 


Sarah Churchill, PhD Candidate at Drew University and Adjunct Instructor of Art History at Housatonic Community College


Workshop | Wednesday, February 15 from 5-7pm  

The Intersections of Food Sovereignty & Social Justice


Join us for a Social Justice Workshop focusing on community food security in Bridgeport. Find out how you can get involved locally, learn about the history of Black leaders in the food justice movement and get creative with an interactive zine making session!


Dune Bryant (they/them) & Buggz Majewski (they/them), Green Village Initiative


Virtual Program | Thursday, February 16 from 7-8pm

Exhibition Discussion, The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut

Presented in partnership with Public Humanities at Yale and the Regional Plan Association


Join us for a conversation with Elihu Rubin and Melissa Kaplan-Macey on the current exhibition, The Practice of Democracy: A View from Connecticut. This site-specific immersion examines how justice, equality and power appear in our built environment – our cities and neighborhoods, the places we call home. Register here: http://bit.ly/3XvnVsa


Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Vice President, State Programs & Connecticut Director at the Regional Plan Association


Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture with a secondary appointment in American Studies


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