| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Tires: they keep our cars from flying off the road at 65 mph. But they also accumulate, rapidly, as you'll see in Edward Burtynky's "Oxford Tire Pile #1" (pictured). It's a rare photo of the world's largest, non-burning tire pile, and it's part of An...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The new show in the MATRIX gallery at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is called "Virgil Marti: Ode to a Hippie." The centerpieces of the exhibit of works by Marti, a Philadelphia-based artist, are two works not by Marti: the death mask of English...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Resurrected from an art storage room in the Wadsworth Atheneum, a nineteenth-century Keats Death Mask (pictured) becomes Philadelphia-based artist Virgil Marti's inspiration for his site-specific MATRIX installation Ode to a Hippie. The plaster cast of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Neighborhood Studios, the summer programs run by the City of Hartford for creative teens, in collaboration with local arts venues, will wrap up its 2013 season with a series of showcases of artworks created by students in the program.
On Wednesday, July...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Artist Richard Tuttle (Trinity College class of 1963) is coming back to his alma mater for his 50-year reunion. As long as he’s on campus, he will give a presentation about his sculptures and prints on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cinestudio,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Singer-songwriters (and roots-music power couple) Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires will play Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on August 4, according to Manic Productions.
Isbell, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers and the focus of a recent, lengthy New...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Silent Film Screening w/live accompaniment by William Hooker, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Q&A to follow, $5-$12, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org
Drummer William Hooker's...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Several locations in downtown Hartford will be “Knit Hit” on Sunday, May 19, as the Greater Hartford Arts Council, knitting groups and fiber artists go “guerilla knitting” in a series of site-specific yarn installations all over...
| May 14, 2013
| 12:20 PM
CT.com Presents: An Evening with DAS Musicians
May 18, 7:30 p.m. doors, $10, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, thewadsworth.org.
Last year's Connecticut Music Awards was the kind of unifying event the state's fragmented...