| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Allison Schulnik becomes the 168th artist in the MATRIX series at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford when her exhibit opens on Feb. 6. It will run until Sunday, May 4. The show features "Eager," a new stop-motion, clay animation video, as well...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
NEW HAVEN — In Thursday morning's cold, a pair of workers unpacked and bolted down a new sign in front of the imposing five-story glass building on Whitney Avenue. Inside, cleaners scurried about, their jetpack-like vacuums humming through halls and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Editor's note: This story was updated to correctly reflect the relationship of Tom and Abigail Rockwell to the artist.
In a way, Deborah Solomon was asking for it. Writing an honest biography of a beloved cultural icon is a bit like being a bomb...
| Jan 10, 2014
When a Hartford merchant puts artworks by local artists on his walls, it's a win-win-win-win situation.
The artist's work gets seen. The merchant supports the region's art community. The merchant rescues his shop from generic decor. And the merchant...
| Dec 13, 2013
Q: What's a four-letter word that's about half a foot wide and 3 feet tall, rolls up in a can and is an inspired and inspiring gift for many people on your holiday list?
A: "Tree: A Calendar for 2014," the latest in the calendar-in-a-canister series...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a remarkable turn of events, a Nazi-looted Baroque masterpiece that turned up on the art market five years ago was returned Friday to its owner, who plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The life-size figure of St. Catherine...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
At a talk at the Wadsworth Atheneum a few years ago, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard of Stonington described how she keeps calm.
Every morning she starts the day with a "one-flower" meditation, which, she said, leaves her...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| 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 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
If you are a lobbyist or the client of one, watch for a consumer alert warning of a political fundraising shakedown. You may get squeezed for as much as $100,000. The squeezer is one-time campaign finance reformer Democratic and Working Families Gov....