| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Make your reservations now to hear Lucy Ferriss, who teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, talk about her latest novel, "A Sister To Honor" (Berkley Trade Paperback Original, $16) at a free Authors Live! event on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at West Hartford...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:45 PM
You've had your fill of holiday movies, turkey dinners and, yes, even chocolate. It's time to feed your soul on something satisfying and different. January offers plenty of choices.
"Dumb & Dumber To"? Try strum & strummer six. Jeff...