| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:07 AM
Selfie sticks are the talk of the museum world. Those extender poles used to widen the panoramic range of a selfie have become popular with the general public and museum visitors, who want to show more of the artworks in the background of their snapshot....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Fittingly, the "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland" exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum isn't just about one main attraction. There are sideshows.
This weekend, the museum not only brings in an actual present-day Coney Island Circus...
| Feb 21, 2015
Local realty listings are littered with McMansions. Those who once opted for bigger-is-better now find that less-is-more fits their need and many have re-discovered urban living.
For Robin Jaffee Frank and husband Robert Frank, Robin's appointment as...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:50 PM
There are two ways to fight this cold winter. Huddle inside and feel like you are trapped or don some happy clothes (that would be nything that is not black or brown) and head out for any of the slew of choices the weekend brings when it comes to “...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:56 PM
HARTFORD — Liam E. McGee, who led The Hartford insurance company through a transformation after the 2008 financial crisis and helped rid the city of one of its most visible eyesores, died Friday. He was 60.
McGee was CEO from Oct. 1, 2009, through...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:20 AM
The "renovation and reveal" excitement continued at the Wadsworth Atheneum Friday as the Amistad Center for Arts & Culture, a museum within a museum, unveiled its new area at the Main Street landmark.
But this work was not done with funds from the mega,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:24 AM
Sidney Poitier became a major movie star in the 1950s. But by 1967 — when he starred in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "In the Heat of the Night" and "To Sir With Love" and was the country's top box-office draw — some members of the African-...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Think fishing, art, carnivals and love. That pretty much sums up the weekend ahead. And you should be looking forward to it!
Overarching this fine winter weekend of course is Valentine’s Day on Saturday. And while you may be unattached, there...
| 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...
| 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.
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Coney Island – Revisited
"Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland," says the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, "will be the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on...