| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Coney Island amusement park had a sideshow. And the Wadsworth Atheneum’s upcoming Coney Island exhibit has a side show, too.
The Atheneum in Hartford will open "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008" on Jan. 31. Meanwhile, an...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Emily Carlson had been teaching English in Taiwan for six years when another American brusquely asked her what she was doing with her life.
"He stared at me and started to ask the questions you don't politely ask a friend," Carlson recalled. "I had a...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
| 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....
| Feb 28, 2010
It seems like something out of a Charlie Kaufman film.
Last month, the New York-based photographer Sze Tsung Leong was on location in La Paz, Bolivia, when he received a phone message from his New York gallerist, Yossi Milo. It had come to Milo's...
| Apr 20, 2012
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” —Claude Monet
Monet’s Garden, an exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden from May 19 through October 21, 2012, will examine the life and work of the Impressionist master by...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Don't forget the "ideas" part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas which takes place June 16 to 30 in New Haven.
Heading the list of intriguing speakers is high wire artist Philippe Petit speaking on "Nothing Is Impossible" Saturday, June 16...
| 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-...
| 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...