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  • The Wadsworth in Hartford Featuring the Works of Artist Ahmed Alsoudani

    The Wadsworth in Hartford Featuring the Works of Artist Ahmed Alsoudani
    Take a close look at Untitled (pictured) by Ahmed Alsoudani, a celebrated artist whose recent work was featured prominently in Venice, Italy, and ask yourself: what does this have to do with being an Iraqi-born American? Well, everything. Alsoudani was...
  • Art review: 'Kim Schoenstadt: Matrix 160' at the Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum

     
    HARTFORD, 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...
  • Monster Mash: Smithsonian removes controversial Jesus video; Thomas Kinkade faces personal problems

     
    Controversial: 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)...
  • Art review: 'Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500' at the J. Paul Getty Museum

     
    An 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...
  • Bank of America expands “Museums on Us” promotion

     
    Bank of America has announced the 14th season of its national “Museums on Us” program, which now includes 150 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the....
  • Kim Schoenstadt's many-layered mural at LACE

     
    How 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...
  • Colin Stetson with Emily Wells at Wadsworth Atheneum on Aug. 23

    Colin Stetson with Emily Wells at Wadsworth Atheneum on Aug. 23
    Reedman, Montreal resident and Bon Iver bandmember Colin Stetson’s latest solo release, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, has earned some rave reviews — Pitchfork gave it an 8.2 — and it’s no wonder: recorded live in single takes...
  • Music Review: Colin Stetson and Emily Wells at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

    Music Review: Colin Stetson and Emily Wells at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
    There's nothing like seeing a couple of great performers at an intimate venue in your hometown. The Manhattan-based Emily Wells came out onstage wearing a giraffe head, then sat behind a table where she stayed the whole evening, creating beats,...
  • Jamie Stewart and Xiu Xiu play at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Sept. 14

    Jamie Stewart and Xiu Xiu play at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Sept. 14
    On September 6, Xiu Xiu released a 7-inch with an original song — "Daphny," the story of a friend who was raped while in police custody told in dramatic stop-start fashion — and a cover of Rhianna's "Only Girl (In the World)," a dissonant...
  • Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye to perform at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Oct. 20

    Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye to perform at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Oct. 20
    If you haven't heard, rocker Patti Smith’s photography will soon hang at the Wadsworth Atheneum. More good news: the rock icon will play a show on Oct. 20, with longtime guitarist Lenny Kaye and Smith's daughter, Jesse, on piano. You can buy...
  • Just Cause: WHY? at Wadsworth Atheneum's Aetna Theater in Hartford

    Just Cause:  WHY? at Wadsworth Atheneum's Aetna Theater in Hartford
    On their latest album, 2009's Eskimo Snow, Anticon recording artists WHY? (pictured) leave their hip-hop roots behind, focusing instead on well-crafted songs crooned mostly in throaty middle registers over fingerpicked guitars and vibey arpeggios....
  • War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    The new exhibition at the Amistad Center, which draws from its permanent collection of sheet music (including Harold K. Simon and Michael Todd's Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson and Hassard Short from 1939, pictured), albums, war propaganda, news clippings,...