| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Take a stately home with an impeccable pedigree and season it with a meticulous renovation. The result honors the history of the property yet offers a comfortable, updated space for contemporary living and entertaining.
The white clapboard exterior with...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:21 AM
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art this week announced the acquisition of an Italian Baroque masterwork by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most famous "Caravaggisti," 17th century followers of Caravaggio.
"Self-Portrait as a Lute Player" was painted...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:14 AM
El Museo de Arte Wadsworth Atheneum anunció esta semana la adquisición de una obra maestra barroca italiana por Artemisia Gentileschi, una de las más famosas 'Caravagistas', seguidores de Caravaggio del siglo XVII.
'Autorretrato como laudista'' fue...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:29 AM
The state of Connecticut has been, and still is, the birthplace, workplace and/or home of many fine artists. J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Josef and Anni Albers, Paul Cadmus, John Henry Twachtman, Dwight Tryon, Ellis Ruley and many others called, or call,...
| Feb 28, 2014
It all started over a collegial luncheon. When Oliver Tostmann visited Hartford for the first time last year to tour the Wadsworth Atheneum's blockbuster Caravaggio show, he accepted as chief curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston an...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
He had been married for seven years to a woman...