| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Contemporary society is so complicated that sometimes it seems nothing anybody does really makes that much of a difference. There was a simpler time, hundreds of years ago, when a man could gather 100 friends with horses, bows, arrows and spears and go...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:52 AM
In June 2013, the Courant's Susan Dunne interviewed actress Polly Bergen ahead of a screening and Q&A of "Cape Fear" at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The actress died Saturday at her Southbury home. She was 84.
Polly Bergen grew up in Ohio and Indiana...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival will be shown worldwide this week in about 250 theaters in six continents. In Connecticut, it will be shown in four venues. At the festival, audience members see several short films and then vote on their...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain. The festival is part of Girlcott, a long series of events that shine a light on...
| Apr 30, 2014
The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford has completed the acquisition of 50 pieces donated by the late prominent arts and crafts collector Stephen Gray. The bequest is made up of early Gustav Stickley furniture, metalwork, prints and pottery selected by...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:14 AM
There’s a lot of fix-ups, re-freshening and upgrades going on at Connecticut theaters in the last few years and this summer but is it simply putting the best face forward on a more serious infrastructure issue?
And even if it is, in a still-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:23 AM
On Friday, July 11, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford begins its annual summer series of “Movies and Music Under the Stars,” which feature live music, a la carte dinners and classic films in the museum’s Gengras Court....