| 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...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Recent Hartford Art School grad Skylar Hughes gets his first big solo show, One Big Gust of Wind, as part of the New Britain Museum of American Art's ongoing NEW/NOW series. It's a collection of approximately 25 paintings and collages (like "So Long, So...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The increasingly popular New Britain Museum of American Art got a very artistic $4 million grant approved by the state Bond Commission Friday, which will go a long way toward the museum's planned expansion.
Museum officials say they've already raised $6...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Cape Cod-based painter Jane Bunker's 16 works on display at the New Britain Museum of American Art fuse two experiences that have shaped her life: her psychology career and her myopia, which went undiagnosed when she was a child. Her near-photographic...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:05 AM
With just the bare bones of his biography in hand, it would be tempting to characterize the "world" of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), who died of alcoholism and syphilis at age 36, as chaotic. As Toulouse-Lautrec & His World, the touring exhibit...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:05 AM
1) American Illustrators, CCSU Art Gallery (Maloney Hall), 1615 Stanley St., New Britain, From the New Britain Museum of American Art. Opening reception, Jan. 24, 4-7 p.m. Through Feb. 21.
2) Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Classes, Wethersfield...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Toulouse-Lautrec & His World
Through May 12 at the New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, nbmaa.org
Toulouse-Lautrec & His World is an unexpected pleasure for New Britain — or anywhere else for that matter. Yes,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Anyone who's spent late nights playing around with Google's auto-complete function (guilty) will dig Jason Huff's New Media exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Huff took Robert Frost's famous poem The Road Not Taken and fed it through...
| 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...