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Museum 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.

Paula Scher@HMA

We hope you'll join us for a very special talk by Paula Scher on Wednesday, March 11 at 11 A.M. in the Event Center at Beacon Hall.


Sandy GarnettOne of the world’s most acclaimed graphic designers,
Paula Scher began her design career as a record cover art director at Atlantic Records and CBS Records in the 1970's and 1980's. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991. She has designed identity and branding systems for a wide range of clients including the Public Theater, Citibank, the Museum of Modern Art, Microsoft, the Metropolitan Opera, the High Line, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Scher has served on the Design Commission of the City of New York since 2006. She is an established artist exhibiting worldwide, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and other institutions. In 2013 she was honored with the National Design Award for Communication Design. She is the author of “Make It Bigger” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) and “MAPS” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011).

Make.Art.Work 2015

Making Your Life As An Artist
with Andrew Simonet


Andrew Simonet, author, dancer and choreographer shares insights and perspectives from his book, Making Your Life as an Artist. Andrew addresses the challenge artists’ face to “build lives as artists that are balanced, productive, and sustainable” and identifies the three things that will support and sustain you.


“Nothing makes you a real artist except your devotion to making.” - from Making Your Life as an Artist

Download your free copy of the e-book


Following Andrew, hear from Make.Art.Work. alumni about their experiences growing
their professional skills and building their networks in a discussion moderated by
program instructors Jeannie Thomma and Ryan Odinak.


Make.Art.Work is a comprehensive career training program designed for the working
artist that teaches creative business and entrepreneurial skills through workshops and coaching in a supportive, collaborative environment. Training runs from January to June 2015 in Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven counties. Learn more at MakeArtWork.org


Registration Fee: $20 | Register Online | Directions


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In His Words

In His Words

A celebration of Male Poets

Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Admission

Featuring Chief, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Face, Kayo,
Abiodun Oyewole of The Legendary Last Poets

Download the flyer by clicking on the image below.