| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:55 AM
What happens when you jam a 30-piece orchestra in a room together without any conventional notation to play from? Will you get music, or do you have a potential Lord of the Flies situation on your hands?
Those questions dissolve if composer/conductor/...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The photographer Edward Burtynsky demands your full attention. The only way to give him his due is to see his work exactly as it appears in "Artificial Wilderness," an exhibition on view through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Though 13 other...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The new show of landscape photography at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, "Artificial Wilderness," is perfectly titled. That is clear from the first photo in the exhibit.
Rosemary Laing's "groundspeed (Rose Petal) #1," shows a green, rose-patterned...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Look closely at any of the five rare tapestries hanging at the Wadsworth as part of Weaving the Myth of Psyche. Spend some time, relax, soak 'em in: they've been out-of-sight for over a decade. Each large 17th-century French piece (including "The Old...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, is hosting a discussion about the field of costume design and how costuming for dance has changed throughout the centuries.
The discussion, curated by Connecticut Ballet’s Artistic...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
When you leave "Ode to a Hippie," a "site-specific environment" by Virgil Marti in the Wadsworth's Matrix Gallery, you are at a loss. What, exactly, is a hippie? Where's the ode? Who moved my cheese?
These and other questions flutter in the air behind...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:09 AM
In the 1970s, photorealistic painting was all the rage. Collecting was hot and exhibits popped up all over the world. Then it was gone.
"It flashed quickly and then burned out," said Cathleen Chaffee. "There was a lot of criticism after. When...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:29 AM
“Curatorial Conversations,” the series of noontime gallery talks at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, will continue on Thursday, Aug. 29, with “Art Objects for the Private Sphere,” at which Linda Roth,...