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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...
Connecticut's familiarity with weapons manufactured for personal use long predates the horrifying recent mass killing in Newtown, one of the worst outbursts of gun violence in American history. About 50 miles northeast of the village, Hartford's Wadsworth...
Culture MonsterHARTFORD, Conn. -- Like Canaletto or Bernardo Bellotto, Kim Schoenstadt is a view painter. Her work records complex urban landscapes. Unlike her 18th century forebears, however, who lived in a world where visual perception was being elastically...
Culture MonsterControversial: The National Portrait Gallery in Washington has removed a video work depicting a crucified Jesus covered in ants that certain politicians had criticized. The video was part of the Smithsonian's "Hide/Seek" exhibition. (The Washington Post)...
Culture MonsterHow do you describe a year-long, three-curator, four-phase, multiple-artist collaborative project that involves building layers upon layers of painting on the gallery walls—-and then exposing the core geologic layer in the form of an abstract...
Culture MonsterAn extraordinary embellished scroll opens "Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500," the similarly extraordinary exhibition recently opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It introduces one of the strangest, most coercive if successful ideas to have taken...
HartfordContinuing an impressive series of awards and recognitions, the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is proud to announce that Paul Brown, an artist and instructor at the Academy, is the 2013 recipient of the Amistad Center for Arts and Culture's...
The Hartford CourantBuster Vinick — no one called him Bernard — was a trailblazer when a profession was new: commercial interior design. He hated to be called "decorator," and he pushed for accreditation of designers to set them apart and accord them stature....
The Hartford CourantTre'Jon Hamm reached for the grand doors of the state Capitol when his cellphone buzzed. "I can't talk to you right now," the 14-year-old told his friend on the other line. Hamm rushed here after school on one of the final days of the legislative...
The Hartford CourantPolly Bergen grew up in Ohio and Indiana loving the musicals of Shirley Temple and Deanna Durbin. In one of Durbin's films, she sang in her kitchen, was overheard by a producer and became a star. "I would stand in my kitchen and sing my life out waiting...
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, welcomes all Simsbury residents for free, all day Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is held in recognition of the Atheneum's purchase in 2002 of a painting from the town of...
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The Hartford CourantSimply Swing, a Newington-based, mom-and-pop owned-and-operated ensemble that grooves to a big band beat, is on a roll with the release of its new CD, "Dancing to Simply Swing," and the start of an ambitious concert tour throughout the region. With...
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