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Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

Colorful murals are popping up all over Hartford: a huge image of a toothy-smiled little kid on a community center, a painted collage of city leaders on the side of a school, two mysterious women facing each other on the doors of a homeless shelter, an indigenous musician on a building facade in...

  • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

    Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

    Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

  • Photography From 1840-1860 At Yale Center For British Art

    Photography From 1840-1860 At Yale Center For British Art

    Photographs from the 19th century have a ghostly quality, preserved pieces of history in high-contrast, or murky, or overexposed black and white. A show at Yale Center for British Art examines photography in its earliest days — not on metal a la Louis Daguerre, but on paper, a la William Henry...

      • The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained

        The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained

        It isn’t just the inside of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art that is bursting with artworks. The front lawn’s collection of outdoor artworks is growing. On June 21, the first day of summer, a new sculpture — the 25-foot-tall “Monolith (Optic)” — was added. During the week of July 4, a second...

          • Vernon Exhibit Honors Hometown Boy 'Gene Pitney: The Rockville Rocket'

            Vernon Exhibit Honors Hometown Boy 'Gene Pitney: The Rockville Rocket'

            An exhibit in Vernon, “Gene Pitney: The Rockville Rocket,” is a historical overview of the career of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as well as a love letter to Pitney’s devoted hometown. Pitney, born in Hartford and raised in Rockville, formed a band, The Genials, while still at Rockville High,...

              • An Eye For 'The Built Environment' Fuels Exhibit At Real Art Ways

                An Eye For 'The Built Environment' Fuels Exhibit At Real Art Ways

                In his day job, Noah Loesberg is a woodworker, constructing cabinetry for homes and art institutions, and has become acquainted with what he calls “the methods of the built environment.” “An architect might draw a cube but the builder has to decide how to build that cube using standard materials...

                  • Yale Art Gallery Unravels Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries

                    Yale Art Gallery Unravels Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries

                    In the 19th and early 20th century, hundreds of paintings were believed to have been the work of Leonardo da Vinci. He didn’t paint them, but “he was so famous that pictures that vaguely looked like Leonardos were called Leonardos,” says Laurence Kanter, curator of European art at Yale University...

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