| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:15 AM
It took a decade for NEW/NOW artist Tony de los Reyes to have his way with Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick (that's about how long it takes most of us to read it). Reyes re-interpreted the book visually, but not in the graphic novel sense; he...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:40 AM
In Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
Through Dec. 30, 2012. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., (860) 229-0257, nbmaa.org
For an institution that only began collecting photographs in 1999 — when the energetic...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Eric Souther (pictured), an assistant professor of New Media and Informatics at Indiana University at South Bend, is that rare combination of artist and new-media techno-geek. Souther, who develops his own software, collaborates on multi-media art...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut
On view until Feb. 5, 2013. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org
Among certain political circles, it is holy writ that the government has never produced, never...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Clinton Deckert: 25 Year Retrospective Exhibition
Oct. 6-Nov. 1, opening reception Oct. 6, 6-10 p.m., Paris in Plantsville Gallery, 15 West Main St., Plantsville, (860) 426-1149, parisgallerycafe.com.
Clinton Deckert is a self-described "hunter...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 12:48 PM
| Nov 5, 2010
Kathi Packer's West Hartford home is filled with fascinating objects collected from her worldwide travels and several of her own complex and exotic paintings, which Douglas Hyland, director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, calls "mesmerizing."...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Before Provincetown became a place known for its streets flooded with quirky boutiques, seafood dining and decked-out drag queens, it was a brewing art colony. This exhibit, separated into nine sections, showcases over 100 artists from the Cape Cod School...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:22 AM
James Wyeth on Rudolf Nureyev: The Artist Paints the Dancer
Through July 31, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, nbmaa.org
In an age when celebrities and attendant stylists, trainers and dietitians are hyped as "brands"...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 7:59 AM
You brought the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut back from the brink of its demise. How did you manage to accomplish such a feat?
Working in conjunction with David Woods, dean of the School of Fine Arts, we wrote up a plan...
| 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,...
| 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...