| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:17 AM
"Trompe l'oeil" means "fools the eye," and that is the goal of all trompe l'oeil painters: to trick viewers into thinking they're looking at something real when they are actually looking at a painting.
But that wasn't enough for Otis Kaye. The German-...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:16 AM
We rely on professionals for everything these days, from cutting our hair and cleaning our houses to trimming the dog's toenails. So why not put yourself in the hands of professionals when it comes to your love life? It seems there have never been so many...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:30 AM
NEW BRITAIN - Most municipal services will be suspended on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
City hall, the schools, the public library downtown and the Manross branch will be closed Monday, and will reopen on a regular schedule...
| 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 29, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Right now in the NEW/NOW gallery at New Britain Museum of American Art is a dilapidated home. Rough beams with jagged holes make up the walls and floor. Dead leaves are seen through the floorboards and the walls are patched with old newspaper. A fallen...
| 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 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 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....
| 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...
| 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...