Museums

Massive 'Gallery Of The Louvre' By Sam Morse At NBMAA

The new exhibit in the Don and Virginia Davis Gallery at New Britain Museum of American Art is made up of one painting. The massive artwork, "Gallery of the Louvre," was painted starting in 1831 by Samuel F.B. Morse. It depicts painters, sketchers and writers working in a gallery full of some of...

  • Mark Twain House Gets Liquor License

    Mark Twain House Gets Liquor License

    Mark Twain once wrote "One holds a bottle of red wine by the neck, a woman by the waist, and a bottle of champagne by the derriere." Visitors to Twain's home can now drink to that. The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford just got a liquor license and can now set up a bar whenever and wherever...

    • 'After Life' At Atheneum Turns An Eye Toward Twitterverse

      'After Life' At Atheneum Turns An Eye Toward Twitterverse

      Mika Tajima, the 177th artist to show her work at Wadsworth Atheneum's MATRIX gallery, is fascinated by infrastructures. "I'm interested in the way they shape our lives, both built environments and invisible infrastructures like technology," she says. The invisible infrastructure Tajima examines...

      • Manchester Hosts 44th Annual Art In The Park

        Manchester Hosts 44th Annual Art In The Park

        Vincere Noel's photographs depict people so otherworldly they almost look like fantasy figures: a woman with a flower garden in her hair, a little girl with glowing balls floating by her head, a pair of hands floating in the darkness. "I want the viewer to see what they want to see: a glow, something...

      • Photos Of Hawaiian 'Fire Artists' At MAC650

        Photos Of Hawaiian 'Fire Artists' At MAC650

        Michael Amato is intrigued by the photography of subcultures: Mike Brodie's Polaroid chronicles of train-hoppers, Anton Kusters' immersion into the Yakuza, Morgan Ashcom's images of skateboard-riding anarchists. He wanted to do a series of his own, and he chose the "burners," or fire artists, of...

        • 'Simply Splendid' Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum

          'Simply Splendid' Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum

          In 1778, Connecticut Gov. John Trumbull and his wife, Faith, sat for a formal portrait by his son, painter John Trumbull. In the painting, he wears a deep blue banyan, a loose-fitting, Asian-inspired damask dressing gown. That portrait is now hanging at the Wadsworth Atheneum, as part of its new...

        • Mark Twain House Appoints New Director

          Mark Twain House Appoints New Director

          HARTFORD — The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has appointed Pieter Nicholson Roos as its new executive director, it was announced Thursday. The appointment comes six months after Cindy Lovell resigned as the director of the historic home of the legendary writer. Roos will begin at the Twain...

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