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  • Dance In Connecticut: Great Triumphs And Continuing Struggles

    Dance In Connecticut: Great Triumphs And Continuing Struggles
    People are often tickled by the story that famed choreographer George Balanchine considered settling in Hartford before establishing in New York, but local lore suggests he was never that serious. Balanchine's immigration to the U.S. was aided by...
  • READER SUBMITTED: American Heart Association, Connecticut Office Names New Executive Director

    The American Heart Association is pleased to announce Dina Plapler is the new executive director serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. In her role, she will work to advance the mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke...
  • Amistad Artifacts At USJ

    Amistad Artifacts At USJ
    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, located within the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, has sent its artifacts on the road throughout Connecticut while the Atheneum undergoes renovations, and a new show is opening on Sunday, March 30, at...
  • Wadsworth Atheneum adquiere famosa obra maestra barroca italiana

    Wadsworth Atheneum adquiere famosa obra maestra barroca italiana
    El Museo de Arte Wadsworth Atheneum anunció esta semana la adquisición de una obra maestra barroca italiana por Artemisia Gentileschi, una de las más famosas 'Caravagistas', seguidores de Caravaggio del siglo XVII. 'Autorretrato como laudista'' fue...
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Famous Italian Baroque Masterwork

    Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Famous Italian Baroque Masterwork
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art this week announced the acquisition of an Italian Baroque masterwork by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most famous "Caravaggisti," 17th century followers of Caravaggio. "Self-Portrait as a Lute Player" was painted...
  • Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture

    Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture
    In 1794, the Connecticut Courant's 30th year of publication, there appeared in the paper an advertisement for two stage comedies — "Child of Nature" and "Love Alamode" — being performed by the Old American Company. Doors would open at 6 p.m.,...
  • Oliver Tostmann named new curator at Wadsworth

    Oliver Tostmann named new curator at Wadsworth
    It all started over a collegial luncheon. When Oliver Tostmann visited Hartford for the first time last year to tour the Wadsworth Atheneum's blockbuster Caravaggio show, he accepted as chief curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston an...
  • Noteworthy Artists Who Have Called Connecticut Home

    Noteworthy Artists Who Have Called Connecticut Home
    The state of Connecticut has been, and still is, the birthplace, workplace and/or home of many fine artists. J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Josef and Anni Albers, Paul Cadmus, John Henry Twachtman, Dwight Tryon, Ellis Ruley and many others called, or call,...
  • Highlights From The Wadsworth Atheneum

    The Wadsworth Atheneum has 50,000 items in its permanent collection, so it wasn't easy for Director Susan Talbott to choose 10 of those items to represent the museum's most important holdings. "I could probably give you 50, and if you asked me tomorrow, I...
  • Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed

    Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed
    Are we inherently a musical state? At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing. During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
  • Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet

    Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet
    When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He had been married for seven years to a woman...
  • Property of the Week: 333 Montevideo Road

    Property of the Week: 333 Montevideo Road
    A home with spectacular views from every room, nature-inspired design and a private, picture-perfect setting can be found at 333 Montevideo Road in Avon. This house, which sits atop Talcott Mountain, is truly one-of-a-kind. The estate, which includes...