| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:48 AM
In 15th- and 16th-century Japan, warlords reigning over different states were constantly at war. The states were unified under a central government in the early 17th century, ushering in an era of peace that lasted more than 200 years. In this new, calmer...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Allison Schulnik becomes the 168th artist in the MATRIX series at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford when her exhibit opens on Feb. 6. It will run until Sunday, May 4. The show features "Eager," a new stop-motion, clay animation video, as well...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Red Grooms is the kind of artist you'd like to drink a beer with and, thanks to "Larger Than Life," a lively new exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, you can do just that. Figuratively speaking, of course. Indeed, as you walk into the gallery...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Three playwrights -- including one Yale School of Drama grad -- will receive one of the most lucrative prizes in their field Tuesday at Yale when they receive the inaugural Donald Windham — Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, which include $150,000...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Two years short of its 20th anniversary, at an age which many festivals of its size and scope never reach, International Festival of Arts & Ideas is still standing proud. And doing handstands. And dancing. And firing people out of cannons. And reading....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Conversations With Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection
Through August 18, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu
Ruth and David Waterbury will be at the gallery on May 30, at 5:30 p.m....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Gifford Phillips, a gentlemanly patron of cultural institutions and passionate advocate of contemporary art who played a leading role at museums on both coasts of the United States, has died. He was 94.
Phillips died Wednesday of natural causes at a...