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. 



Connecticut Women Artists, Est. 1929

Continuing the Legacy
90th Anniversary Show

November 21, 2019 - January 24, 2020


Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) has supported and promoted women in the visual arts for 90 years. Sparked by the 1929 landmark exhibition of 20 women artists at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CWA has continued to hold annual exhibitions showcasing an array of works including drawing, illustration, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media, clay, metal, glass and fiber.


Connecticut Women Artists’ exhibitions are a testament to the experience and mastery of these creative women.


Mark Rich

Improvisational Abstracts - Abiding the Muse

February 2 - February 29, 2020

Opening Reception | Sunday February 2, 1:00-3:00pm


Trying to pull from the sub-conscious, the layers in Mark Rich's work mimic the way he thinks. Commenting on the human condition, it remains sanguine. As an artist, Rich feels it is his duty to share the hope, light and humor that inspires his optimism.



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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