| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2011
On Sept. 11, 2001, Dalton Ghetti was on his way to work from his home in Bridgeport when he heard about a plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. When he got to his office job in Wilton, he watched on TV as the second plane...
| Sep 8, 2011
Celebrated area chefs Billy Grant (Restaurant Bricco, Grants, Bricco Trattoria), Noel Jones (Polytechnic On20), Christopher Prosperi (Metro Bis) and 13 others from Connecticut restaurants host the NBMAA's annual fundraising dinner, where patrons can dine,...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:10 PM
In this exhibition, color theorist, minimalist and geometrist Arthur Carter presents a series of orthogonals: paper constructions inspired by mathematical innovators Fibonacci and Pythagoras as well as from the artist Donald Judd, including "Construct 6"...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The vastness of the American West has long captured the imaginations of artists and photographers who have explored different ways of representing its cultures. Searching the Horizon, a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of Art, features over 100 works...
| 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"...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut
On view until Feb. 5, 2013. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org
Among certain political circles, it is holy writ that the government has never produced, never...