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It didn't take Ena Heller long to make a statement. Just a few months into her tenure as director of Rollins College's Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Heller announced admission would be free. To everyone. For all of 2013, the museum's 35th-anniversary year....
Emma Stone has been very busy the last couple of years, appearing in the blockbuster "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Help" and "Crazy Stupid Love" while becoming one of the young starlets worth watching on the red carpet. The frequent redhead, who...
The Hartford CourantAXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. has donated an epic, 10-panel mural of life in the 1920s to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the company announced this week. The mural, "America Today" by Thomas Hart Benton, is a panorama most recently...
Tags: Arts, New York City, Museums, Ed Koch, Politics
Over the course of 10 days in November, art reached a milestone — if that's the right word for it — when more than $1 billion was handed over at the fall auctions in New York in exchange for Modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures....
Tags: Arts, Auction Service, Museums, Artists, Arts and Culture
Did Caravaggio use optical devices — essentially transforming his studio into a giant camera obscura — to make his paintings? Pegged to their big exhibitions this winter, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty and the Norton Simon...
Tags: The Getty, Arts, Museums, Artists, Arts and Culture
Darlene DeAngelo has traveled many places over the last dozen years: Cuba, Vietnam, Europe and wherever the freeway would take her during her impassioned 12-hour workdays. Now, the former curator of the Huntington Beach Art Center is embarking on a...
Lisa della Casa, a Swiss-born soprano known for her sweet voice and exquisite elegance, has died at 93, the Vienna Opera announced Tuesday. The late English music critic Sir Neville Cardus reportedly once said of Della Casa that one should go to her...
Technology is changing what it means to see live theater. The opera Les Troyens will be performed live this Saturday at noon at the Met in New York, but you can see it in real time, streaming in HD, at the Quick Center. Les Troyens tells the tale of the...
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Wendell D. Garrett, a historian and authority on American decorative arts who was widely known for his appearances as an appraiser on the long-running PBS series "Antiques Roadshow," has died. He was 83. Garrett died Nov. 14 of natural causes at a...
The Hartford CourantAs much as I love shopping, the holiday mall crawl can get old quick, even for me. Luckily, there's an alternative to big-box stores, crowded parking lots and long lines. It's called "culture commerce" — retail lingo for shopping stores in...
Tags: Arts, Mark Twain, Gardens and Parks, Travel, Museums
The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer. New Market Shadrack's Christmas Light...
The Cyrus Cylinder -- the famous ancient Babylonian artifact that is one of the British Museum's most prized possessions -- will come to the Getty Villa in 2013 as part of a U.S. tour to five museums. The object is expected to go on display at the Getty...
Tags: The Getty, Arts, Iran, Museums, Getty Villa
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