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  • New discovery in Arctic is a very old clam

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska The rapidly thawing Arctic Ocean may be a new frontier but some of the latest news from there concerns a clam that is believed to date back more than a million years.
  • Talbott Retiring As Director, CEO Of Wadsworth Atheneum

    HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant. Talbott will stay in the position until the...

    D.C. exhibit on Virgin Mary raises questions about art, religion

    D.C. exhibit on Virgin Mary raises questions about art, religion
    A stunning new exhibit on the Virgin Mary at a Washington museum includes an etching by Rembrandt so intentionally hazy it seemingly captures the precise moment in which the aged Madonna passes from life to death. A 16th-century painting by Caravaggio...

    Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists

    Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists
    Laguna Beach gallery owner Richard Challis, a World War II veteran whose roster of artists included the renowned watercolorist Rex Brandt, died Dec. 10 of natural causes. He was 94. Diane "Dee" Challis said her father valued watercolor paintings at a...

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task
    Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...