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  • Ode to a Hippie at the Wadsworth Atheneum

    Ode to a Hippie at the Wadsworth Atheneum
    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...
  • Revisiting Downtown Hartford's Lost Architectural Treasures

    In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built. Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, the...
  • 'An Artificial Wilderness' at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    'An Artificial Wilderness' at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    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...
  • The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    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...
  • Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Return to Hartford on August 4

    Singer-songwriters (and roots-music power couple) Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires will play Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on August 4, according to Manic Productions. Isbell, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers and the focus of a recent, lengthy New...
  • William Hooker Interprets a Classic Oscar Micheaux Film in New Britain

    William Hooker Interprets a Classic Oscar Micheaux Film in New Britain
    The Symbol of the Unconquered Silent Film Screening w/live accompaniment by William Hooker, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Q&A to follow, $5-$12, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org   Drummer William Hooker's...
  • Nutcracker and Ugly Sweater Party This Weekend at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    Nutcracker and Ugly Sweater Party This Weekend at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    The holidays are hectic enough between parties you want to attend, parties you don’t want to attend, parties you don’t want to attend - but there’s an open bar so attendance is mandatory - shopping, relatives... the list goes on and on. ...
  • NEA Gives $345,000 In Grants To 12 Connecticut Arts Groups

    NEA Gives $345,000 In Grants To 12 Connecticut Arts Groups
    The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects. Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
  • Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Perform at Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on Dec. 8

    Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Perform at Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on Dec. 8
    Hartford must have done something karmically right to land two Jason Isbell visits in a single calendar year. Isbell, a former Drive-By Trucker who grew up in the Muscle Shoals, Ala. area, played solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum last time around. He's...
  • CONNetic Dance's Nutcracker Suite and Spicy at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

    CONNetic Dance's Nutcracker Suite and Spicy at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
    CONNetic Dance's Nutcracker Suite and Spicy takes the audience away from Candy Land and Tchaikovsky's classic score by leading them through an ugly sweater party, a Snow Ball and dancing Florettes, all to the music of jazz, hip-hop and tap. It's the third...
  • Party With Hartford's Sea Tea Improv This Friday

    Party With Hartford's Sea Tea Improv This Friday
    So, besides a fantastic pun, what exactly is the Sea Tea Improv?  It's a talented collective of local Hartford actors who teach and play in various venues throughout Hartford: The Mark Twain House, ESPN, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford stage, and the...