| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Michael Mahalchick needs your help. Mahalchick, a visiting faculty member at Yale University School of Art, is a found-object assemblage artist. For his next exhibition, he’s crowd-sourcing the finding of his objects. Any member of the community can...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:58 AM
New Britain Museum of American Art will have its 2013 ART Party of the Year, an annual black-tie gala to sell and admire artwork, on Saturday, May 4, starting at 6 p.m. Money raised will benefit the museum’s educational programming.
| Nov 7, 2013
Let the wild rumpus start!
Wild things are taking over New Britain Museum of American Art. Visitors can roar their terrible roars, gnash their terrible teeth, roll their terrible eyes, show their terrible claws and even draw on the walls.
| 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...
| 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....
| Oct 31, 2013
Still celebrating record-breaking attendance figures for its triumphant 2013 "Baby Grand Jazz" concert series, The Hartford Public Library has received a grant of some $11,000 from the Charles H. Kaman Foundation that will fund the 2014 season for the...
| 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,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Some Thai restaurants display all of their condiments — fiery pepper sauces, funky fish sauces and salty soy sauces — with the understanding that customers will want to jazz up the curries to inject more heat and maybe more depth. And some...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:09 AM
In the 1970s, photorealistic painting was all the rage. Collecting was hot and exhibits popped up all over the world. Then it was gone.
"It flashed quickly and then burned out," said Cathleen Chaffee. "There was a lot of criticism after. When...
| Aug 23, 2013
Two landscape paintings hang side by side in the New Britain Museum of American Art. One is Frederic Edwin Church's "West Rock, New Haven," his peaceful, pastoral 1849 view of a famed Connecticut landmark. A few farmers are seen haying a field, and in the...