| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:57 AM
There's a beautiful new exhibit at Connecticut Historical Society, "A Tradition of Craft," which shows antique furniture, and the work of contemporary furniture makers who try to preserve the old styles. Read my story here.
| Apr 25, 2012
| 11:36 AM
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,...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 1:19 PM
ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker.
NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England.
| May 3, 2011
| 8:31 AM
This story contains a correction.
This has already been a great year for the Hartford region's commercial microbreweries. Sales are up at the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company and Olde Burnside Brewing Company and both establishments are in the midst of...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
| Sep 30, 2011
Among Hartford's literary luminaries over the past two centuries, Wallace Stevens is right there: That is, wholly within the shadow of Mark Twain.
Twain is the subject of constant scholarship, essays and books. Stevens is the poet some Connecticut...
| May 18, 2011
| 12:02 PM
When you walk in the door of the second-floor gallery at the Connecticut Historical Society, Stanwyck Cromwell puts his arm around your shoulder and guides you forward. Not literally, of course — though the genial Guyanese-American artist would be...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Bored? Stir-crazy? Got cabin fever? Here's some stuff going on in Hartford today... could be great, could be, well, worse than staying home.
If you're looking for something to do RIGHT NOW, it's Backyard Games Week at Bushnell Park. You can head on...
| Apr 2, 2009
Progress for women's equality has seldom been a slam-dunk in society, let alone in basketball, but you can celebrate and learn about the great strides made in both, by visiting the exhibit "She Shoots ... She Scores", on display at the Connecticut...