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The Hartford CourantThe fame and influence of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) is a result of two circumstances: his talent and his life in Rome during the Catholic Counter-Reformation. These factors determined his destiny as the greatest painter of religious...
The Hartford CourantThe Big East tournament for women's college basketball celebrates a decade in downtown Hartford this year, with a record of drawing tens of thousands of fans, pumping millions into the local economy and showcasing the city on a national stage. But now...
Artists are often short-tempered brawlers. Caravaggio (1571-1610), whose legacy comes into focus for the first time in a quarter-century when Burst of Light opens at the Wadsworth, fought quite a bit; he's said to have traveled around with an armed...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts
The University Museum of Contemporary Art in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, has a show on the walls now, “James Welling: Open Space.” The exhibit focuses on the Simsbury-born...
Tags: Simsbury, Arts and Culture, Arts
David Hayes lives in an early-18th-century house on a 57-acre lot in Coventry, his home since 1968. To wander around Hayes' property is to discover Hayes' passion. On 10 acres of open fields, and scattered in the marshy woods, are hundreds of Hayes'...
Santa could come early to Santa Ana’s cultural scene this year: the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday that both the Discovery Science Center and the Santa Public Library are finalists for its 2013 National Medal for...
The Hartford CourantKay and Tom Cox were interested in art before they were interested in each other. Tom, who had been stationed in Southeast Asia in the military, collected 14th- to 16th-century Thai porcelain. Kay had bought some watercolors of Bermuda, painted on the...
An exhibit of artworks by George Henry Story (1835-1922), who is most famous for painting President Lincoln 12 times, is on view now at Wood Memorial Library and Museum, 783 Main St. in South Windsor. The exhibit, called “A Lincoln Portrait,”...
Tags: South Windsor, Arts and Culture, Abraham Lincoln, Arts, Artists
The Hartford CourantDeb Sokolow's 'Some Concerns About the Candidate' 'Something about this doesn't feel right." These are the words of an anonymous narrator, who's keeping a journal about participating in a political campaign. Within weeks of enthusiastically joining...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Paranoia, Arts and Culture, Jim Jones
Chicago artist Deb Sokolow apparently didn't get enough of that whole "election" thing a few months ago. Some Concerns About the Candidate, Sokolow's new MATRIX exhibit at the Wadsworth, tells the story of a fictional congress wannabee — named Jim...
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...
Tags: Aetna Inc., Arts and Culture, Arts, Nepal
The Hartford CourantWalk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
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