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  • Three Satellite Shows Complement Dynamic 'Coney Island' Exhibit At Wadsworth

    Three Satellite Shows Complement Dynamic 'Coney Island' Exhibit At Wadsworth
    When Walt Whitman lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1836 to 1850, he frequently visited the beach at Coney Island, which he described as "a long, bare, unfrequented shore, which I had all to myself."
  • Westport Hosts Photographic 'Coney Island Side Show'

    Westport Hosts  Photographic 'Coney Island Side Show'
    Coney Island and all the temptations that dwell there mean many things to many people. To Doug Healy, the Cyclone roller coaster is a metaphor for life. "It has ups and screaming downs, and bumps on the turns," Hardy says. Hardy, of Westport, is one...

    Lively, Colorful 'Side Show' Exhibit Of Freaks At Yale

    Lively, Colorful  'Side Show' Exhibit Of Freaks At Yale
    Freaks of nature have been the subject of fascination, disgust and pity for centuries, shunted off to the curtained-off shadowlands of carnivals and circuses. A new exhibit at Yale School of Art Gallery shines a full light on them and treats them with...

    Renovated Wadsworth Galleries Show Off Contemporary Collections

    Renovated Wadsworth Galleries Show Off Contemporary Collections
    One of the first things visitors will see when entering the newly renovated Susan Morse Hilles Gallery at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on Jan. 31 is a lighted sign reading "Like, Man, I'm Tired (Of Waiting)." Sam Durant's creation is a reflection on...

    Atheneum Raises $1.5 Million In End-Of-Year Challenge

    Atheneum Raises $1.5 Million In End-Of-Year Challenge
    It was a green Christmas at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Money snowed down on the Hartford art museum during the holiday season, collectively totaling $1.5 million in an end-of-the-year fund-raising bonanza set in motion by a $500,000 challenge pledge, the...