| 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
| 11:22 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 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 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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...