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  • New Coney Island Exhibit Inspires Lively Party At Atheneum

    New Coney Island Exhibit Inspires Lively Party At Atheneum
    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...
  • Interfaith Film Series At Atheneum

    Interfaith Film Series At Atheneum
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s. As the "Provision State," it...
  • Talbott Retiring As Director, CEO Of Wadsworth Atheneum

    HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant. Talbott will stay in the position until the...
  • First Night Hartford: Starting 2015 With Magic, Flying High

    First Night Hartford: Starting 2015 With Magic, Flying High
    Both David Reed-Brown and Robin Lynch knew what they wanted to do with their lives when they were very young. Lynch was found dangling from her crib as a baby, the beginning of a lifelong love of aerial stunts. Reed-Brown did magic shows starting at age...
  • Documentary On Legendary, Unfinished Barcelona Church At Wadsworth

    Documentary On Legendary, Unfinished Barcelona Church At Wadsworth
    The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is one of the world's most legendary churches. Iconoclastic, and deeply religious, architect Antoni Gaudí designed the church. Construction began in 1882. At the time of Gaudí's death in 1926, it was unifinished, and it is...