| 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...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
A wide range of exhibits will be on view this summer at Connecticut museums. The New Britain Museum of American Art will burst with energy, with a salon show of contemporary artists and an art-glass exhibit. The Lyman Allyn will focus on mystery, with...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:01 AM
NEW BRITAIN - Anyone who needs to do business with the city this week should act quickly.
City Hall offices will be closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day, and will reopen on July 7.
The public library and the New Britain Museum of American...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW BRITAIN - More than $300,000 in grants were recently awarded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, including $250,000 for a museum expansion.
The money supports non-profit programs and organizations serving Berlin, New Britain,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
The new exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art has work by 40 prominent contemporary abstract artists, their works all hung densely, salon-style, in the cozy Davis Gallery. The artists in "This One's Optimistic: Pincushion," approach their work...
| 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...