| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford, helps Hartford Stage celebrate its 50th anniversary season with an exhibit “Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage,” from Tuesday, Jan. 21, until Wednesday, March 5.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Allison Schulnik becomes the 168th artist in the MATRIX series at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford when her exhibit opens on Feb. 6. It will run until Sunday, May 4. The show features "Eager," a new stop-motion, clay animation video, as well...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:40 PM
“Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage,” Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary touring exhibit comes to Hartford’s Mark Twain House & Museum Jan. 21 to March 5. “Stagecraft” consists of a selection of costumes, props...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:34 AM
My favorite thing at the New Britain Museum of American Art always has been the "Standing Security Guard" sculpture by Marc Sijan in the lobby. It's so lifelike I do a double take every time I see him, even though I know he's made from polyresin and oil...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Farmington interior designer Holly Holden's new book, "The Pretty and Proper Living Room," started out as a list of tips she jotted down for her newlywed daughter, who was about to move to Germany.
"When she was moving," Holden recalled, " she said,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Anyone who's spent late nights playing around with Google's auto-complete function (guilty) will dig Jason Huff's New Media exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Huff took Robert Frost's famous poem The Road Not Taken and fed it through...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St. in Mystic, presents a gallery talk, “More than Meets the Eye: Mystic as Muse,” by curator Noelle King on Monday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
It is in conjunction with the exhibit, “Mystic as Muse,” of...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive in Greenwich, presents “Telling American History: Realism from the Print Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly” from Saturday, Aug. 31, to Sunday, Dec. 1.
This is “Weehawken,” by Martin Lewis. Kelly,...