| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In conjunction with Hartford's Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival, this month's Thursday night Art After Hours is a summer block-party celebration of all things Caribbean, including gobs of reggae and calypso music, decorative arts, a costume parade...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
1) Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
With Robin Jaffee Frank as the new head curator, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is poised to continue and extend its impressive legacy as one of the country’s greatest art institutions. The Atheneum has...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
1) Real Art Ways
Creative Cocktail Hour, held on the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m., is approaching its 10th anniversary as a mainstay of Hartford nightlife. Spirited receptions pair an art opening (and cash bar) with live music or a DJ,...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 11:36 AM
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA plans to award 928 grants totaling $77.17 million to not-for-profit organizations nationwide.
These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects.
Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Hartford must have done something karmically right to land two Jason Isbell visits in a single calendar year. Isbell, a former Drive-By Trucker who grew up in the Muscle Shoals, Ala. area, played solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum last time around. He's...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:06 AM
So, besides a fantastic pun, what exactly is the Sea Tea Improv? It's a talented collective of local Hartford actors who teach and play in various venues throughout Hartford: The Mark Twain House, ESPN, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford stage, and the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The Greater Hartford Arts Council kicks off Aetna Arts Week on Sunday, Nov. 11. The rest of the week, through Saturday, Nov. 17, features free and low-cost arts activities hosted by local organizations.
Local artist Anne Cubberly will lead an art...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Bank of America has announced the 14th season of its national “Museums on Us” program, which now includes 150 of the nationâs finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the....
| Feb 17, 2010
| 1:19 PM
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NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England.
| May 8, 2011
| 5:27 AM
After nearly a quarter century in deep crimson, the nearly 100-year-old walls of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's most recognized space, Morgan Great Hall, are gray. The shade is closer in hue to what they were when the hall was dedicated by J. Pierpont...