| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The vastness of the American West has long captured the imaginations of artists and photographers who have explored different ways of representing its cultures. Searching the Horizon, a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of Art, features over 100 works...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The New Britain Museum of American Art's new exhibition, Searching the Horizon, offers "the real American West" but ends up begging the question: Was the American West ever truly "real"? More to the point, the American West that is on view here is as...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:35 AM
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), announced the following cities and their projects as recipients of the "City Canvases Initiative."
• Bridgeport / Bridgeport Arts & Cultural...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:20 AM
A total of 12 communities were invited to submit proposals to the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) for its "City Canvases Initiative."
But five did not make the cut: New Haven,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:15 AM
At the New Britain Museum of American Art, a mixed-media exhibition by Robert Charles Hudson (pictured) is on display through January 8, 2012. The majority of the works are abstract paintings with small quilts sewn into the middle, which Hudson crafted by...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:25 AM
As New Britain goes, so goes Connecticut. This could probably be said about a number of one-time industrial hubs that fell on hard times, like Meriden (silver), Waterbury (brass) or Danbury (hats). But New Britain, it seems to me, is a unique case....
| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:10 PM
In this exhibition, color theorist, minimalist and geometrist Arthur Carter presents a series of orthogonals: paper constructions inspired by mathematical innovators Fibonacci and Pythagoras as well as from the artist Donald Judd, including "Construct 6"...
| Aug 18, 2011
Fittingly, The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony, 1899-2011 — a sparkling exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art up through Oct. 16, 2011 — opens with a map. Not just any map but a...
| Sep 6, 2011
On Sept. 11, 2001, Dalton Ghetti was on his way to work from his home in Bridgeport when he heard about a plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. When he got to his office job in Wilton, he watched on TV as the second plane...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Philly-based painter Sarah Lamb, the next artist in the New Britain Museum’s NEW/NOW series, paints dramatic still lifes (including “Pintail and Copper,” pictured), interiors, landscapes and portraits. She’s has had sell-out solo...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
When something new feels like it's always existed, that's a pretty good sign it's a work of genius.
Take Walter Wick's I Spy and Can You See What I See? series. The Hartford photographer took a simple game invented to distract young children during...