| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The Art of Wine and Food returns Sept. 16 for its 11th year at the New Britain Museum of American Art, featuring some of the region's best chefs and a multitude of fine wines to match the cuisine. The fundraising event will support the museum's programs....
| 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...
| 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....
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:13 PM
In 1794, the Connecticut Courant's 30th year of publication, there appeared in the paper an advertisement for two stage comedies — "Child of Nature" and "Love Alamode" — being performed by the Old American Company. Doors would open at 6 p.m.,...
| 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...