| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:59 AM
In conjunction with the exhibit "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008," the Wadsworth Atheneum is presenting "Coney Island on the Silver Screen," a series of films that are set, or have scenes, on Coney Island.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:05 AM
What's better than one reason to party in the middle of winter's cabin fever season? Two reasons! And that was what was happening at a refreshingly, rambunctious party at the Wadsworth Atheneum Thursday as major supporters of the downtown museum...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Wadsworth Atheneum is holding its second annual Interfaith Film Festival, co-presented by the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, with three films that present challenges to bridge the divide between religions.
The festival opens...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Make your reservations now to hear Lucy Ferriss, who teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, talk about her latest novel, "A Sister To Honor" (Berkley Trade Paperback Original, $16) at a free Authors Live! event on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at West Hartford...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:45 PM
You've had your fill of holiday movies, turkey dinners and, yes, even chocolate. It's time to feed your soul on something satisfying and different. January offers plenty of choices.
"Dumb & Dumber To"? Try strum & strummer six. Jeff...