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  • New Julia Child award will go to leader who influences American food

    New Julia Child award will go to leader who influences American food
    James Beard doesn’t get to give out all the awards. Not anymore. The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts is launchingĀ a new award to honor a culinary leader. The first annual Julia Child Award, as described by the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Smithsonian exhibits 3-D portraits of President Obama

    Smithsonian exhibits 3-D portraits of President Obama
    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....
  • Ralph Baer dies at 92; inventor was behind video game console

    Ralph Baer dies at 92; inventor was behind video game console
    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,...
  • Pequot Museum Closes For First-Ever Winter Hiatus

    Pequot Museum Closes For First-Ever Winter Hiatus
    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...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    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...
  • Smithsonian chronicles Rosary High students' research

    Smithsonian chronicles Rosary High students' research
    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...
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    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...