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  • The Wadsworth in Hartford is Screening a Documentary on Bicycling

    The Wadsworth in Hartford is Screening a Documentary on Bicycling
    With scenic backdrops ranging from the Scottish Lowlands, to Nepal's countryside, Reveal the Path (still pictured above) is as much a National Geographic documentary as it is an endurance sport biopic. Take in the lives of locals with Tour Divide race...
  • Sharing Visions For Hartford

    Sharing Visions For Hartford
    With Mayor Pedro Segarra having won election in his own right and a new-look city council, we asked local leaders and observers what the city's priorities should be. BE BOLD, DECISIVE By RAMANI AYER No. 1. Be a cheerleader. The capital should be a...
  • Travelers' Founder: Hartford's 19th-Century Renaissance Man

    In 1845, a young man from the marble district of the Litchfield Hills arrived in Hartford just as the city's new rail line helped trigger an industrial boom that, by 1870, made it one of the richest small cities in America. At age 22, James G....
  • Arts Input Sought for New State "Arts Office"

    Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development? The COA will...
  • Making The Arts Sing For Their Suppers

    Making The Arts Sing For Their Suppers
    I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures. The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
  • Connecticut Arts Groups Get $1.15 Million From NEA Grants

    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,...
  • 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...
  • With 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light,' Earth Keep Aging Gracefully

    With 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light,' Earth Keep Aging Gracefully
    Earthwith O Paon. $15, June 14, 7 p.m.,Wadsworth Atheneum,600 Main St.,Hartford, manicproductions.org Some 20 years after their inception, Earth is still a band with an atypical sense of purpose, forever navigating the oncoming currents in...