Arts & Culture



Chase Family Gallery

The Chase Family Gallery presents six to eight major exhibits each year, with works ranging from contemporary to classical to avant garde. Opening reception parties allow members to meet the artists, mingle with their friends, and get a sneak preview of the pieces on display.  

Our beautiful Gallery is a treat for the eyes and nourishment for the soul, presenting the works of local, national and worldwide artists and craftspeople.  We proudly present art in all forms:  painting, sculpture, photography, glass and ceramics. 




An Exhibition of the Jewish Historical Society

September 3-October 2, 2019

Opening reception: Tues. Sept 3, 5:30pm
Luncheon program: Thurs. Sept 12, 12:30pm with guest speaker Judith Rosenbaum, Ph. D., Director of Jewish Women’s Archive

 The Jewish women of Connecticut have never been known to sit idle. From worker’s rights activist Matilda Robbins to artist Anni Albers, Connecticut’s Jewish Women have stood at the forefront of their fields. They overcame obstacles placed upon them by their gender, social class, and religious identity to make real change that we can still feel to effects of today. This traveling exhibition — organized by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford — highlights the stories of 10 of these pioneers, teaching us what it meant, and what it means to be a Trailblazer.

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Herbert & Evelyn Gilman Theater

The JCC's 400-seat Herbert & Evelyn Gilman Theater hosts dozens of performances annually, including: the annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival and our renowned youth and teen musical productions. Its lobby is home to the Ann Randall Art Gallery which features select small art collections each month.

The theater is also available for rentals. The space features a Proscenium stage suitable for rehearsals, productions, concerts, dance presentations and speakers. There is a professional lighting and sound system, as well as support from the Mandell JCC technical director.

The theater is equipped to accommodate people with physical disabilities and/or the hearing impaired, and there is a Green Room located backstage with dressing rooms and restrooms. 






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