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.


Please join us for an evening of musical improvisation with musician Laura Ortman


February 20, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

Laura Ortman Photo
Laura Ortman will engage the scaffolded sculptures of Rachel Owens? exhibit by playing violin, Native American instruments and digital effects.

Location: the Burt Chernow Galleries.

This event is free and all are welcome!

Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a Brooklyn, NY composer, musician and artist. She produces solo albums, live performances and film/art soundtracks and frequently collaborates with artists in film, music, art, dance, multi-media, activistism and poetry, such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Caroline Monnet, Michelle Latimer, Raphaele Shirley and Martha Colburn. Ortman?s notable performances include venues at the The National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, MoMA P.S. 1, Centre Pompidou, Musée d?Art Contemporain de Montréal, SF MoMA, CBGB?s, St. Marks Church, Dia Art Foundation, amongst countless other established and DIY venues in the US, Canada and Western Europe. In 2008 she founded the Coast Orchestra, an all-Native American orchestral ensemble, and in 2019 she participated in the Whiney Biennial.


Please join us for a Conversation with Artist Rachel Owens


February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Rachel Owens Photo
Join Us Saturday, February 29th at 2 PM in the Burt Chernow Galleries For a Conversation with Artist Rachel Owens in the Burt Chernow Galleries.

This event is FREE and Open to the Public


March 5, 2020 530 PM

Lachell Workman, will engage with the history of housing in Bridgeport, CT spanning from the work of the Freeman Sisters during the mid-1800's tying into the history of public housing in Bridgeport. Utilizing two automatic slide projectors Workman will perform a series of choreographed movements that respond to the projected images of the following housing projects, many of which have since been demolished in the city of Bridgeport: Father Panik Village, The Greene Houses, Marina Village, and P.T. Barnum Apartments. Following the performed movements she will transition to being seated on a scaffold and invite 4 selected guests to recall memories of living in these housing projects.


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