| 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...
| 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?
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:05 AM
NEW BRITAIN - City Hall and the public library will be closed Sept. 1 in honor of Independence Day.
Both are scheduled to reopen on Sept. 2.
The New Britain Museum of American Art is scheduled to be open on Labor Day.
Central Connecticut State...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Duncaster Art Gallery will be showcasing a new exhibit in September featuring the work of award winning artist Shauna Shane. There will be an opening reception at Duncaster for the exhibit on Sunday , Sept. 7 from 4- 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:39 AM
There's weird behavior going on at New Britain Museum of American Art: People insulting each other, lying on the floor under artworks, grabbing other artworks and spinning them around.
It's all Bob Gregson's doing. Gregson's exhibit, "Space to Maneuver,...
| Aug 1, 2014
The New Britain Museum of American Art has added two watercolors and 10 illustrations by Brooklyn resident Normand Chartier to its permanent collection. The recognition comes after a 35-year career in which Chartier's art has graced 75 children's books...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Confronted with tragedy, we reach for objects that might steady us, tangible reminders of a loved one we've lost, the consoling beauty of a flower or an angel's face, an old shirt with a familiar scent, a stuffed bear's soft and fuzzy comfort.