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  • 'Artificial Wilderness' Photography Exhibition at the Wadsworth Resonates Far and Wide

    'Artificial Wilderness' Photography Exhibition at the Wadsworth Resonates Far and Wide
    The photographer Edward Burtynsky demands your full attention. The only way to give him his due is to see his work exactly as it appears in "Artificial Wilderness," an exhibition on view through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Though 13 other...
  • 'Weaving the Myth of Psyche' at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    'Weaving the Myth of Psyche' at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    Look closely at any of the five rare tapestries hanging at the Wadsworth as part of Weaving the Myth of Psyche. Spend some time, relax, soak 'em in: they've been out-of-sight for over a decade. Each large 17th-century French piece (including "The Old...
  • Costume Seminar At Atheneum

    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, is hosting a discussion about the field of costume design and how costuming for dance has changed throughout the centuries. The discussion, curated by Connecticut Ballet’s Artistic...
  • Childhood Icons, the '70s, Environmental Devastation and More on View in Art Around Connecticut This Fall

    Childhood Icons, the '70s, Environmental Devastation and More on View in Art Around Connecticut This Fall
    In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
  • Two Installations at the Wadsworth Excavate Bits of Cultural And Political History

    Two Installations at the Wadsworth Excavate Bits of Cultural And Political History
    When you leave "Ode to a Hippie," a "site-specific environment" by Virgil Marti in the Wadsworth's Matrix Gallery, you are at a loss. What, exactly, is a hippie? Where's the ode? Who moved my cheese? These and other questions flutter in the air behind...
  • Curatorial Conversations At Atheneum

    Curatorial Conversations At Atheneum
    “Curatorial Conversations,” the series of noontime gallery talks at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, will continue on Thursday, Aug. 29, with “Art Objects for the Private Sphere,” at which Linda Roth,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Teen Artists Showcased In Hartford

    Teen Artists Showcased In Hartford
    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...
  • Bridgman/Packer Dance Presents "Voyeur" at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    Bridgman/Packer Dance Presents "Voyeur" at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    Choreographer/dancers Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer (pictured) bring their brand of mixed-media to Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum on Saturday with Voyeur, a dance/video installation based on the paintings of Edward Hopper. Audience members are invited to...