| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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."...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:15 AM
At the New Britain Museum of American Art, a mixed-media exhibition by Robert Charles Hudson (pictured) is on display through January 8, 2012. The majority of the works are abstract paintings with small quilts sewn into the middle, which Hudson crafted by...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The New Britain Museum of American Art's new exhibition, Searching the Horizon, offers "the real American West" but ends up begging the question: Was the American West ever truly "real"? More to the point, the American West that is on view here is as...
| 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...