| May 23, 2012
| 10:06 AM
Michael Salter is inspired by strip malls, advertising, marketing, all the visual "noise" that surrounds us. (This is called "Icon-o-lot.") He has a new show at New Britain Museum of American Art. Read my story here.
| May 30, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Michael Salter: Visual Plastic
Ends Aug. 19, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, (860) 229-0257, nbmaa.org.
When you enter the Cheney Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art, you think you have quickly sized...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:55 AM
You can head to the NBMAA anytime before Thanksgiving to view Korean-American artist Atta Kim's new exhibit, which features seven photographs, including "The Museum Project #125" from his 2001 Nirvana Series (pictured). But you'd be wise to go to the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration
Ends Dec. 9, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, (860) 229-0257, nbmaa.org
Old-school artists are likely to approach Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration, a hip and...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 11:29 AM
There's a new show up at New Britain Museum of American Art, "The Weir Family 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art," about the work of J. Alden Weir, his brother and his father. (This is "The Gun Foundry," by John Ferguson Weir.) Read my...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Bank of America and Merill Lynch credit or debit card holders can score free admission to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, or the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain this weekend (July 7-8,...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:05 PM
The Weir Family — Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889) and sons John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926) and Julian Alden Weir (1851-1919) — are the subject of a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art, with 74 Weir paintings that demonstrate...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Using glass, wood, textiles, rhinestones and precious metals, New Britain native Marc Swanson returns to his hometown with 12 mixed media works, including "Untitled (88 Box)" (2008, pictured), that reflect the artist's personal folklore as well as his...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
When something new feels like it's always existed, that's a pretty good sign it's a work of genius.
Take Walter Wick's I Spy and Can You See What I See? series. The Hartford photographer took a simple game invented to distract young children during...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:59 AM
There's a new show at New Britain Museum of American Art, "Pixelated," which shines a light on digital illustration and the many, varied artists who inhabit that world. (This is "Motorcycle Gal" by Zina Saunders.) You might recognize some stuff there:...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Scott Bakal, professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, curates this 27-work exhibit that sheds light on the amazing stuff coming from the desks of digital illustrators these days, including Melinda Beck's "Fine Dining with Your Dog"...