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AOTQ: The New London Big Band and “Streamlined”

July 27

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing. This summer the series hosts a variety of speakers and activities paired with live performances that celebrate the Museum’s diverse exhibitions. You’re invited to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and concession snacks will be available.

In the event of rain, performances will take place in a covered location on the Museum grounds. Rain location seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Check our website for updates.

Suggested donation (members and non-members): $10

Saturday, July 27: Streamlined: From Hull to Home

5:30 p.m.: Guest Curator Matthew Bird will give a talk on the newest exhibit in the Collins Gallery, Streamlined: From Hull to Home. Trained as an industrial designer and metalsmith, Bird has spent the past 25 years working in different parts of the art, design and gift professions.

6:30 p.m.: The New London Big Band is a high energy jazz orchestra based in Connecticut with a repertoire of classic swing tunes, modern jazz and music for dancing. The band includes four trombones, five saxophones, four trumpets, a bass player, a drummer, a keyboardist, a guitar player and a vocalist, and delivers a vibrant and joyful sound that is not just for “jazz aficionados!”

“Streamlined: From Hull to Home” in the Collins Gallery will be free and open to the public between 5 and 8 p.m.