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  • EnvisionFest Hartford Hits the Area on Sept. 29

    The City of Hartford will be hosting a city wide event filled with hundreds of free activities and great entertainment on September 29 in an effort to transform Hartford into a cultural attraction. The IQuilt Partnership and supporting arts, businesses...
  • Art review: 'Kim Schoenstadt: Matrix 160' at the Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum

     
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Like Canaletto or Bernardo Bellotto, Kim Schoenstadt is a view painter. Her work records complex urban landscapes. Unlike her 18th century forebears, however, who lived in a world where visual perception was being elastically...
  • Monster Mash: Smithsonian removes controversial Jesus video; Thomas Kinkade faces personal problems

     
    Controversial: The National Portrait Gallery in Washington has removed a video work depicting a crucified Jesus covered in ants that certain politicians had criticized. The video was part of the Smithsonian's "Hide/Seek" exhibition. (The Washington Post)...
  • Art review: 'Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500' at the J. Paul Getty Museum

     
    An extraordinary embellished scroll opens "Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500," the similarly extraordinary exhibition recently opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It introduces one of the strangest, most coercive if successful ideas to have taken...
  • Bank of America expands “Museums on Us” promotion

     
    Bank of America has announced the 14th season of its national “Museums on Us” program, which now includes 150 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the....
  • Kim Schoenstadt's many-layered mural at LACE

     
    How do you describe a year-long, three-curator, four-phase, multiple-artist collaborative project that involves building layers upon layers of painting on the gallery walls—-and then exposing the core geologic layer in the form of an abstract...
  • Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job

    Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job
    After nearly a quarter century in deep crimson, the nearly 100-year-old walls of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's most recognized space, Morgan Great Hall, are gray. The shade is closer in hue to what they were when the hall was dedicated by J. Pierpont...
  • Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War

    Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War
    In May 1861, Samuel Colt was Hartford's richest, most famous citizen. A charismatic, driven entrepreneur, Colt possessed inventive genius, boundless imagination and unsurpassed marketing prowess. He had built an internationally renowned business centered...
  • Labyrinth of Sound: Theremin virtuoso Eric Ross creates music, just by waving his arms around

    Labyrinth of Sound: Theremin virtuoso Eric Ross creates music, just by waving his arms around
    Eric and Mary Ross: Boulevard d'Reconstructie May 25, 8 p.m., $8-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org. It's the spooky solo instrument in every '50s sci-fi movie orchestra. It's the trippy, skyward warble in...
  • Travelers' Founder: Hartford's 19th-Century Renaissance Man

    In 1845, a young man from the marble district of the Litchfield Hills arrived in Hartford just as the city's new rail line helped trigger an industrial boom that, by 1870, made it one of the richest small cities in America. At age 22, James G....
  • The 25th Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers something for everyone

    The 25th Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers something for everyone
    25th Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival June 1-9 at Cinestudio, Trinity College, Hartford Opening June 1st, for LGBT Pride Month, and programmed by a group of approximately 15 volunteers, the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival offers...