| 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....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:43 AM
It was the best the world has to offer, good food, fine wine, amazing art and a crowd of about 350 people who were celebrating The Art of Wine & Food Tuesday at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Museum executive director Douglas Hyland was not...
| Nov 5, 2010
Kathi Packer's West Hartford home is filled with fascinating objects collected from her worldwide travels and several of her own complex and exotic paintings, which Douglas Hyland, director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, calls "mesmerizing."...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
1) Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
With Robin Jaffee Frank as the new head curator, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is poised to continue and extend its impressive legacy as one of the country’s greatest art institutions. The Atheneum has...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:15 AM
At the New Britain Museum of American Art, a mixed-media exhibition by Robert Charles Hudson (pictured) is on display through January 8, 2012. The majority of the works are abstract paintings with small quilts sewn into the middle, which Hudson crafted by...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The New Britain Museum of American Art's new exhibition, Searching the Horizon, offers "the real American West" but ends up begging the question: Was the American West ever truly "real"? More to the point, the American West that is on view here is as...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 1:45 PM
Connecticut “has given the world more artists of ability than any other state,” or so proclaimed Henry W. French in his 1879 tome Art and Artists in Connecticut. That may or may not be true, but it does suggest another proclamation at this...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Using glass, wood, textiles, rhinestones and precious metals, New Britain native Marc Swanson returns to his hometown with 12 mixed media works, including "Untitled (88 Box)" (2008, pictured), that reflect the artist's personal folklore as well as his...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
When something new feels like it's always existed, that's a pretty good sign it's a work of genius.
Take Walter Wick's I Spy and Can You See What I See? series. The Hartford photographer took a simple game invented to distract young children during...
| Sep 6, 2011
On Sept. 11, 2001, Dalton Ghetti was on his way to work from his home in Bridgeport when he heard about a plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. When he got to his office job in Wilton, he watched on TV as the second plane...
| Sep 8, 2011
Celebrated area chefs Billy Grant (Restaurant Bricco, Grants, Bricco Trattoria), Noel Jones (Polytechnic On20), Christopher Prosperi (Metro Bis) and 13 others from Connecticut restaurants host the NBMAA's annual fundraising dinner, where patrons can dine,...