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  • Sharing Visions For Hartford

    Sharing Visions For Hartford
    With Mayor Pedro Segarra having won election in his own right and a new-look city council, we asked local leaders and observers what the city's priorities should be. BE BOLD, DECISIVE By RAMANI AYER No. 1. Be a cheerleader. The capital should be a...
  • Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job

    Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job
    After nearly a quarter century in deep crimson, the nearly 100-year-old walls of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's most recognized space, Morgan Great Hall, are gray. The shade is closer in hue to what they were when the hall was dedicated by J. Pierpont...
  • Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War

    Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War
    In May 1861, Samuel Colt was Hartford's richest, most famous citizen. A charismatic, driven entrepreneur, Colt possessed inventive genius, boundless imagination and unsurpassed marketing prowess. He had built an internationally renowned business centered...
  • Travelers' Founder: Hartford's 19th-Century Renaissance Man

    In 1845, a young man from the marble district of the Litchfield Hills arrived in Hartford just as the city's new rail line helped trigger an industrial boom that, by 1870, made it one of the richest small cities in America. At age 22, James G....
  • Bated Breath To Present "Toulouse-Lautrec Project" at Atheneum

    Bated Breath To Present "Toulouse-Lautrec Project" at Atheneum
    Picture this: A site-specific theatrical work by the Hartford-based Bated Breath Theatre Company will be presented Thursday Nov. 1 at 6:30 and 7:30 p,.m. and Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum of Hartford in connection with the museum&...
  • NEA Gives $345,000 In Grants To 12 Connecticut Arts Groups

    NEA Gives $345,000 In Grants To 12 Connecticut Arts Groups
    The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects. Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
  • Arts Input Sought for New State "Arts Office"

    Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development? The COA will...
  • Valentine's Day Gifts, Soccer Wear, Free Museum Admission

    Valentine's Day Gifts, Soccer Wear, Free Museum Admission
    Just 12 shopping days until Valentine's Day. Don't wait until the last minute and get stuck paying full price for your gifts. Check out the great sales going on at area stores now. After 26 years in business, Life of Riley Irish Imports, 881 Boston...
  • Making The Arts Sing For Their Suppers

    Making The Arts Sing For Their Suppers
    I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures. The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
  • Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World

    Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
    Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
  • Kim Schoenstadt's many-layered mural at LACE

     
    How do you describe a year-long, three-curator, four-phase, multiple-artist collaborative project that involves building layers upon layers of painting on the gallery walls—-and then exposing the core geologic layer in the form of an abstract...