| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:33 AM
New Britain Museum of American Art's executive director Douglas Hyland was getting ready for a trip to Cuba when he found out that Jordan's Caterers, the Cheshire-based food business that ran the museum's successful NBMAA Café on The Park, would be...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:29 AM
The state of Connecticut has been, and still is, the birthplace, workplace and/or home of many fine artists. J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Josef and Anni Albers, Paul Cadmus, John Henry Twachtman, Dwight Tryon, Ellis Ruley and many others called, or call,...
| 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....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 10:25 AM
There are a number of ways to begin any artistic project. Michael Mahalchick, whose work is the focus of the upcoming NEW/NOW exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art came up with a novel approach: he canvassed the local community, asking for...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:15 AM
It took a decade for NEW/NOW artist Tony de los Reyes to have his way with Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick (that's about how long it takes most of us to read it). Reyes re-interpreted the book visually, but not in the graphic novel sense; he...
| 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...
| 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...