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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." Compare this to the wonderland remembered by the artist...
  • 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...
  • Freak Show Opens 'Side Show' Exhibit At Yale

    Freak Show Opens 'Side Show' Exhibit At Yale
    Coney Island amusement park had a sideshow. And the Wadsworth Atheneum’s upcoming Coney Island exhibit has a side show, too. The Atheneum in Hartford will open "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008" on Jan. 31. Meanwhile, an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ten Business Leaders Who Made A Difference To Hartford's Vitality

    Ten Business Leaders Who Made A Difference To Hartford's Vitality
    For two centuries, Hartford has been a center of commerce, industry and innovation. The city's businesspeople have led the way in everything from insurance to firearms, from bicycles to aircraft. But many of Hartford's entrepreneurs never forgot the...
  • 'Artemisia,' And A Gentileschi At Atheneum

    'Artemisia,' And A Gentileschi At Atheneum
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, will host a screening this week of a 1997 biopic of Italian master artist Artemisia Gentileschi, and will show one of the museum’s newest acquisitions, Gentileschi’s “Self-...
  • Hypnotist At Wadsworth Atheneum

    Hypnotist At Wadsworth Atheneum
    Matthew James has a naked backside. At least that's what he can convince a stageful of audience volunteers to think. Hypnotic hilarity ensues. James represents a presumably hipper new breed of comic hypnotist. He tweets jokes. He gets a little saucy. He's...
  • Fall Exhibit Offerings Include Cats, Steampunk Fairies

    Fall Exhibit Offerings Include Cats, Steampunk Fairies
    Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
  • December's First Weekend Has Slew of Seasonal Choices For Connecticut

    December's First Weekend Has Slew of Seasonal Choices For Connecticut
    A new month and that means new weekend opportunities for Hartford and beyond¬† holiday events and more begin to fill up the calendar. ¬† There is no more cherished holiday tradition in Hartford than the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees and...