| Dec 19, 2014
HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant.
Talbott will stay in the position until the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:46 PM
NEW BRITAIN — For 11 months of the year, the stainless steel ellipses and languid bronze bodies in the sculpture garden at the New Britain Museum of American Art are the focal point of the little neighborhood just above Walnut Hill Park.
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:38 AM
Christmas is the season of giving, and people have been giving generously to the New Britain Museum of American Art, which in the past few weeks has received three donations totaling $1.85 million.
Museum Director Douglas Hyland said Stanley Black &...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:23 AM
If you are going to throw a Downton Abbey party what better place than at one of Connecticut's grandest estates, the impressive West Hartford home of Arnold and Sandra Chase.
And so it was on Sunday when the Chases threw open the doors of their 50,000+...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:51 PM
NEW BRITAIN - The public library, city hall and the schools all will be closed on Thanksgiving.
The schools and city hall don't reopen until Monday, but the downtown library and the Jefferson branch will operate on their regular schedules Friday....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:02 AM
If you are feeling a bit tired this week, don’t blame it all on Daylight Savings Time and the change in the clocks. It could be there is just so much to do!
And that includes the upcoming weekend that features a couple of galas, a tony tag sale,...
| Oct 25, 2014
When a venerable tree dies in Connecticut, whether it makes a sound or not, chances are good that the Esselstyn brothers hear about it. The call might come from a homeowner, whose children used to swing from its boughs, or from a school whose leafy...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:08 AM
In the days of early America, men, women and children were taught that inactivity was sinful. Men had jobs, children had school and women had household tasks. But between the chores, what could a woman do to keep her hands from becoming idle?
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Douglas Hyland, who has led the New Britain Museum of American Art for 15 years, will retire from his position as director next September, after the museum's new expansion is completed and the re-installation is unveiled.
"It'll be good to finish things...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Every town in Connecticut needs someone like Nelson Augustus Moore.
Moore (1824-1902) called the Kensington section of Berlin his home, and spent his life painting it, idyllic scenes of natural beauty that serve as a reminder of the pristine past of a...
| 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...