| 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....
| 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."...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:35 AM
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), announced the following cities and their projects as recipients of the "City Canvases Initiative."
• Bridgeport / Bridgeport Arts & Cultural...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:20 AM
A total of 12 communities were invited to submit proposals to the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) for its "City Canvases Initiative."
But five did not make the cut: New Haven,...
| 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...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Hartford’s TheaterWorks has its first full-time development director
Dina Silva has more than 10 years experience ten years of fundraising experience, previously working a development manager at both the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and 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,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:40 PM
“Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage,” Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary touring exhibit comes to Hartford’s Mark Twain House & Museum Jan. 21 to March 5. “Stagecraft” consists of a selection of costumes, props...