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Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy Ends June 16, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, thewadsworth.org It is nearly impossible to look at a painting by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, 1572-1610) without pondering...
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As part of the Wadsworth Atheneum's First Thursday party, the Hartford-based HartBeat Ensemble will present a new 15 minute piece about the Harlem Renaissance -- “The Cotton Club on My Mind: A Harlem Renaissance Reminiscence,” based on “...
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Spring is here, and with it comes the scents and subtle sounds of nature. Connecticut is a great place for flower-peeping, so get out there, breathe in the fresh air, let the sun warm your face and listen to some wondrous springtime sounds. Here are a few...
Santa could come early to Santa Ana’s cultural scene this year: the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday that both the Discovery Science Center and the Santa Public Library are finalists for its 2013 National Medal for...
David Hayes lives in an early-18th-century house on a 57-acre lot in Coventry, his home since 1968. To wander around Hayes' property is to discover Hayes' passion. On 10 acres of open fields, and scattered in the marshy woods, are hundreds of Hayes'...
Artists are often short-tempered brawlers. Caravaggio (1571-1610), whose legacy comes into focus for the first time in a quarter-century when Burst of Light opens at the Wadsworth, fought quite a bit; he's said to have traveled around with an armed...
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The University Museum of Contemporary Art in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, has a show on the walls now, “James Welling: Open Space.” The exhibit focuses on the Simsbury-born...
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An exhibit of artworks by George Henry Story (1835-1922), who is most famous for painting President Lincoln 12 times, is on view now at Wood Memorial Library and Museum, 783 Main St. in South Windsor. The exhibit, called “A Lincoln Portrait,”...
Tags: Arts, Artists, Abraham Lincoln, Arts and Culture, South Windsor
The Hartford CourantDeb Sokolow's 'Some Concerns About the Candidate' 'Something about this doesn't feel right." These are the words of an anonymous narrator, who's keeping a journal about participating in a political campaign. Within weeks of enthusiastically joining...
Chicago artist Deb Sokolow apparently didn't get enough of that whole "election" thing a few months ago. Some Concerns About the Candidate, Sokolow's new MATRIX exhibit at the Wadsworth, tells the story of a fictional congress wannabee — named Jim...
With scenic backdrops ranging from the Scottish Lowlands, to Nepal's countryside, Reveal the Path (still pictured above) is as much a National Geographic documentary as it is an endurance sport biopic. Take in the lives of locals with Tour Divide race...
Tags: Arts, Nepal, Arts and Culture, Aetna Inc.
The Hartford CourantWalk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
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