| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:06 PM
When Walt Whitman lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1836 to 1850, he frequently visited the beach at Coney Island, which he described as "a long, bare, unfrequented shore, which I had all to myself."
Compare this to the wonderland remembered by the artist...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:22 AM
Freaks of nature have been the subject of fascination, disgust and pity for centuries, shunted off to the curtained-off shadowlands of carnivals and circuses. A new exhibit at Yale School of Art Gallery shines a full light on them and treats them with...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:48 AM
The Coney Island satellite exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford, a three-part presentation — "Skeeball" — has a poignant feel, lamenting the passage of time at and chronicling the deterioration of the legendary New York playland.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:53 AM
HARTFORD — The city has launched a "Hello Parkville" campaign to promote the Hartford neighborhood with a stream of small-business deals, street banners and new smartphone technology that aims to get people's attention.
The federally-funded, $150,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:06 AM
If you haven't had your fill of political debate and chatter, you can get a heaping helping when the Mark Twain House & Museum presents ultra-conservative Canadian author, recording artist and rights activist Mark Steyn in conversation with award-...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Mark Landis is one of the world's most prolific art forgers, having donated dozens of alleged masterpieces to American museums for decades, all of them paintings he replicated himself.
A documentary playing Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14, at Real...
| Dec 18, 2014
Starting on Thursday, Dec. 18, through March 29, Real Art Ways will show an animated short film about New York City architecture.
"Plan of the City" is a collage-like adventure about the buildings of New York blasting off and going to Mars. The score is...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Had it yet? You know, the wrapping, buying, spending, rushing, trying to get it all done before THAT day. Time for a break. Take some time for you this weekend.
Jumpstart the Christmas countdown and welcome winter in a good way right away at Real Art...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Harpist/composer Zeena Parkins' music doesn't pay much attention to generic boundaries or limitations. She works with classical and one-of-a-kind electric harps, keyboards, accordions and an arsenal of shape-shifting pedals and gizmos that would make...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
People who participate in Open Studio Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16, can spend all weekend all over Hartford looking at thousands of works of art by creative talents who live and work in the city. Those who make Chet and John...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:41 AM
From Nov. 1 to Dec. 7, there will be new artists-in-residence at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Visitors who like what they see can't take the art home with them, but they can take the artists home.
The "artists" are homeless cats. They will live at the...