| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:28 AM
James Beard doesn’t get to give out all the awards. Not anymore. The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts is launching a new award to honor a culinary leader.
The first annual Julia Child Award, as described by the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:53 PM
A series of 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama went on display Tuesday at the Smithsonian in Washington. The portraits, which were created using digital scanning and printing technology, will be on view at the Smithsonian Castle through Dec. 31....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Ralph Baer, an inventor whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his son, Mark Baer,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is closed for the slow winter season for the first time since opening in 1998.
The winter hiatus is another instance of the tribe's tightening its finances as new and expanded gambling venues erode revenue...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:01 PM
California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.”
The two bottles are, of...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Rosary High School students in Aurora have done real-world research through the Smithsonian Institution that caught the interest of educators at one of the world’s best-known museums.
A Smithsonian film crew is at Rosary High School this week to...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...