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  • Noteworthy Artists Who Have Called Connecticut Home

    Noteworthy Artists Who Have Called Connecticut Home
    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,...
  • Field Of Dreams Requires Some Hard Thinking

    Field Of Dreams Requires Some Hard Thinking
    Think about it — a beautiful night in June, sitting in the stands behind home plate, looking out at the downtown Hartford skyline. How better to put an exclamation point on the Hartford renaissance! I love this dream. I travel frequently to...
  • Oliver Tostmann Named New Curator At Wadsworth

    Oliver Tostmann Named New Curator At Wadsworth
    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...
  • Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet

    Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet
    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...
  • Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed

    Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed
    Are we inherently a musical state? At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing. During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
  • Growing Popularity of A Cappella Groups

    Growing Popularity of A Cappella Groups
    Ben Watsky was born to sing a cappella. Well, if not born, then certainly bred to it. The Woodbridge native first learned The Whiffenpoof Song (“We’re poor little lambs who have lost our way, baa, baa, baa….”) in eighth grade,...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • My Favorite Things, Victor Concepcion

    My Favorite Things, Victor Concepcion
    Except for the people in the portraits, nobody is a more constant figure in a museum than the guards — and nobody knows more about the day-to-day functioning of a museum. We’ve all wondered what they think about, whether their legs or back...
  • Hartford's Got Arts Going On

    Hartford's Got Arts Going On
    Creative people — from actors to musicians, and poets to painters — are coming to Hartford. What draws them here? What do they need to flourish? We asked four Hartford residents active in the city arts scene to contribute their thoughts. Three...
  • Artist's Landscapes Inspired By Martha Stewart House Paints At Wadsworth

    Artist's Landscapes Inspired By Martha Stewart House Paints At Wadsworth
    Martha Stewart's interior house paints have pretty names — Cloudless Sky, Morning Fog, etc. — ironically evoking nature while at the same time hiding that same nature outside the walls of an unnatural construction, a house. Los Angeles-based...
  • 2014 Summer Films In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Films In Connecticut
    There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...