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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • HartBeat Ensemble Previews "Cotton Club" Work at Atheneum

    HartBeat Ensemble Previews "Cotton Club" Work at  Atheneum
    As part of the Wadsworth Atheneum's First Thursday party, the Hartford-based HartBeat Ensemble will present a new 15 minute piece about the Harlem Renaissance -- “The Cotton Club on My Mind: A Harlem Renaissance Reminiscence,” based on “...
  • The Wadsworth Examines Caravaggio and His Legacy

    The Wadsworth Examines Caravaggio and His Legacy
    Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy Ends June 16, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, thewadsworth.org   It is nearly impossible to look at a painting by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, 1572-1610) without pondering...