November 17, 2017

Event: Brandeis Book Fund and New Member Event – November 7th

Join us on November 7th for BNC Hartford’s Book Fund and New Member event at the home of Judy Silver! This event will feature Elizabeth Brundage, author of All Things Cease to Appear. New BNC members who joined in 2016 or 2017 are complimentary, all others should purchase a $18 Louis Brandeis Tribute Card as their “ticket” to this event.

All Things Cease to Appear is a dark, twisting novel combining elements of noir and gothic fiction. Revolving around a small rural community in New York, a murder, and a psychopath, this novel examines the dynamics of marriage and small-town life while unwinding a web of lies.

RSVP by Thursday November 2nd. Please see the event flyer (below) for further details.

Book Fund & New Member’s Event Flyer

Event: Fall Luncheon – October 18th

Please join us at BNC Hartford’s Fall Luncheon event and help us welcome author Martha Hall Kelly!  Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel, Lilac Girls, depicts the intertwined stories of three remarkable women during World War 2. This New York Times bestseller is sure to capture the heart and interest of any historical fiction buff or fans of Sarah’s Key (by Tatiana de Rosnay). At the luncheon Martha Hall Kelly will be speaking about her research for the book into the true life of Caroline Ferriday; the American socialite, actress, and French Resistance supporter from who Lilac Girls draws inspiration.

The luncheon will be held a the Golf Club of Avon on October 18th with all proceeds going towards the Catalyst for the Future Scholarship Fund.

All reservation forms must be received by October 13th!

The form and further details can be found in the Fall Bulletin.

Fall Bulletin

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Event: Springfield Museum of Art Tours, September 7

Are you a fan of modern art and/or jewels and gems and/or Doctor Seuss? Then you should join BNC Hartford at the Springfield Museum of Art on September 7th! During this event we will go on three docent-led tours taking us through the worlds and works of Chagall and Doctor Seuss as well as an exhibit of gems and bejeweled art pieces from around the world.

Marc Chagall is known as a prominent modernist artist and a quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century. His Eastern European Jewish roots served as inspiration, especially in earlier works, as he would continue to advance modernism in essentially every medium. During Chagall’s tour we will learn about the artist and his contemporaries. The museum also hosts a Chagall for Children exhibit that you should feel free to check out unguided.

Doctor Seuss, beloved children’s writer, is celebrated in the brand new The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Theodor Geisel, the Doctor himself, was a Springfield native. The museum itself was created in collaboration with his family. Through our tour we will learn about its creation and the man himself.

The Jeweled Objects of Desire tour will take us through the world of jewels and gems in their use in art and decoration. The exhibit features both objects designed to be precious and everyday objects made special by their adornment.


This event has a limit of 15 people, so register ASAP! 

Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and last about 1 1/2 hours in total.

This event costs $11 to be paid at the door, and $6 BNC registration fee to be mailed to Amy Silverman along with the registration form.

Please call Beverly Gans at (860) 242-8258 if you would like to be included in the lunch reservation at the Student Prince Restaurant.

Please see the Registration Form below for more details.

Museum Tours Registration Form


Event: Winslow Homer Exhibit, August 21

Come learn with BNC Hartford about one of America’s foremost painters of the 19th century. On August 21st, we will be embarking on our second BNC event of the year to the Mattatuck Museum, in Waterbury, to learn about Winslow Homer and view prints of his work. Homer, a prolific self-taught painter, produced work both commercially and privately. This exhibit contains around 100 select prints from engravings used for commercial print donated by David and Ann Jones, and will be accompanied by several paintings on loan from other Connecticut institutions. This overview of the artist’s work will be presented thematically, reflecting the events and concerns of the country during 19th century. Themes include the Civil War, domestic life, women’s roles, nature, and popular entertainment.

This event will give us an illuminating view into American history as well as an appreciation for a notable artist. After the tour please join us for lunch at the Signature Restaurant. The registration deadline is August 14! 


Monday, August 21 –Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury.

-Free parking behind the museum.

-10:15 arrival for a one hour docent led tour.

-$6 Brandeis registration fee ($10 guest fee) plus $9 docent fee to be paid in CASH at the door.

Register by August 14.

-We will make a reservation for a group lunch (pay your own way) at Signatures Restaurant across the green.

-Contact the registrar Amy Silverman with questions: brandeishartford@gmail.com860-232-2452.


Please use the form below for registration or print the form here.


NAME ______________________________________________________________________


GUEST’s Name_______________________________________________________________


Email _______________________________________________________________________


Phone ________________________________ Cell Phone _____________________________


I/We will join the group for lunch ________

I need a ride ________


$6 member registration; $10 guest fee, payable to BNC.

Mail to Amy Silverman
60 Cassandra Blvd., #309,
West Hartford, CT

Summer Sensations!

We have many activities planned for the upcoming months! There are upcoming tours to Gardens at Wickham Park, Florence Griswold Museum,
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism & the Garden Movement 1887 – 1920, D’Amour Fine Arts Museum and many more. We encourage you to attend, participate in fund raising for our chapter and bring guests!

To view details and register for events, click the link below:

.BNC – first 3 activities Summer 2016

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