| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Tires: they keep our cars from flying off the road at 65 mph. But they also accumulate, rapidly, as you'll see in Edward Burtynky's "Oxford Tire Pile #1" (pictured). It's a rare photo of the world's largest, non-burning tire pile, and it's part of An...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The new show in the MATRIX gallery at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is called "Virgil Marti: Ode to a Hippie." The centerpieces of the exhibit of works by Marti, a Philadelphia-based artist, are two works not by Marti: the death mask of English...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Resurrected from an art storage room in the Wadsworth Atheneum, a nineteenth-century Keats Death Mask (pictured) becomes Philadelphia-based artist Virgil Marti's inspiration for his site-specific MATRIX installation Ode to a Hippie. The plaster cast of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Neighborhood Studios, the summer programs run by the City of Hartford for creative teens, in collaboration with local arts venues, will wrap up its 2013 season with a series of showcases of artworks created by students in the program.
On Wednesday, July...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Spring is here, and with it comes the scents and subtle sounds of nature. Connecticut is a great place for flower-peeping, so get out there, breathe in the fresh air, let the sun warm your face and listen to some wondrous springtime sounds. Here are a few...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The University Museum of Contemporary Art in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, has a show on the walls now, “James Welling: Open Space.” The exhibit focuses on the Simsbury-born...
| Apr 21, 2013
Last June, Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble faced a devastating loss. Gregory R. Tate, one of the three founding artistic directors, died at the age of 60 from lung cancer.
But the small, community-centric company is resilient and after grieving it...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Artists are often short-tempered brawlers. Caravaggio (1571-1610), whose legacy comes into focus for the first time in a quarter-century when Burst of Light opens at the Wadsworth, fought quite a bit; he's said to have traveled around with an armed...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, welcomes all Simsbury residents for free, all day Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is held in recognition of the Atheneum's purchase in 2002 of a painting from the town of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Artist Richard Tuttle (Trinity College class of 1963) is coming back to his alma mater for his 50-year reunion. As long as he’s on campus, he will give a presentation about his sculptures and prints on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cinestudio,...