Museums

‘SeaChange’ Exhibit Inaugurates New Mystic Seaport Gallery

Mystic Seaport's new Thompson Exhibition Building, on the northern end of the 19-acre historical museum on the shores of the Mystic River, sits like a piece of 21st-century abstract sculpture in the midst of a 19th-century fishing village. Chad Floyd, of Centerbrook Architects, who oversaw the...

  • Real Art Ways Expands On Concept Of Found Objects

    Real Art Ways Expands On Concept Of Found Objects

    A new set of exhibits at Real Art Ways in Hartford demonstrate various permutations on the concept of "found object art." The object Scott Schuldt found was a cabin in the North Cascades near the Stillaguamish River in Washington state. His friends called it a prospector's cabin. Schuldt suspected...

      • Text Enhances Photography Exhibit At Lyman Allyn

        Text Enhances Photography Exhibit At Lyman Allyn

        A photograph by Carrie Mae Weems hangs on the wall at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. It shows an African American man smoking, having a drink, staring at a tape recorder with a weary look. On its own, the photo asks a lot of questions: What is he listening to? Why does he look so downcast?...

        • Beatles Collectors Lend Artifacts For 'Magical History Tour' At Foxwoods

          Beatles Collectors Lend Artifacts For 'Magical History Tour' At Foxwoods

          The new exhibit at Foxwoods Resort Casino of Beatles memorabilia, "The Magical History Tour," begins chronologically before the Beatles existed, when John Lennon was playing in his first band, The Quarrymen, and ends when the Beatles were just a memory and the Fab Four had moved on to other musical...

            • Pablo Delano's Photos Of Puerto Rico's Street Art At Mattatuck

              Pablo Delano's Photos Of Puerto Rico's Street Art At Mattatuck

              In recent years, thousands of Puerto Ricans have left the island because of the crippling debt crisis. Many neighborhoods in Puerto Rico reflect this financial hardship: Streets are empty, storefronts are vacant, buildings are crumbling, the infrastructure is ancient. Where many see squalor, the...

                • Charter Oak Commemorates World AIDS Day

                  Charter Oak Commemorates World AIDS Day

                  An event happening on Dec. 1 at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. in Hartford, will be both an exhibit and an "art action." "Without You" commemorates World AIDS Day. Anyone in the community — not just people whose lives have been affected by AIDS, but anyone concerned about AIDS...

                    • Cats In Hats, Ninja Turtles At Springfield Museum

                      Cats In Hats, Ninja Turtles At Springfield Museum

                      Springfield Museums in Massachusetts is consistently the best place to go in the Hartford area for kid-centric art exhibits. That status will be enhanced next summer, when The Amazing World Of Dr. Seuss opens in the multi-museum complex that surrounds the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden....

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