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Sunday, January 23, 2022

‘Mummies of the World’ at Connecticut Science Center in Hartford by Susan Dunne

At Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, “Mummies of the World” is a fascinating, educational and creepy exhibit, showing mummified corpses from Egypt, Peru, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary,…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Connecticut art museums working to diversify their staff, leadership and collections by Susan Dunne

In the wake of the racial reckoning that followed the murder of George Floyd, museums throughout Connecticut are revving up again with a particular focus: diversity, equity and inclusion.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Rich Hollant’s ‘All That Remains’ photography exhibit in Hartford focuses on impermanence of memory by Susan Dunne

Rich Hollant of West Hartford presents “All That Remains,” a photography exhibit, at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:38PM
Friday, November 26, 2021

Trees, trains and tradition: Museums decorated for holiday cheer by Susan Dunne

Holiday museum events for 2021 include The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees and Traditions, which runs from Dec. 2 to 12.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Shop small for unique gifts at holiday craft fairs throughout Connecticut by Susan Dunne

A list of the dozens of artisan and craft fairs in the Hartford area for holiday shopping in 2021.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:44PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Here are the heroes behind the faces you see on nine new Frog Hollow murals by Susan Dunne

A series of mural unveiled in November on Park and Broad streets in Hartford honor nine Frog Hollow heroes. Here is a little bit of who they are.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, October 29, 2021

Middletown exhibit shines light on artists with disabilities by Susan Dunne

Free Center in Middletown is the home of a new art exhibit of work by people with physical, psychiatric and intellectual disabilities.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:42PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Shuttered Irish famine museum at Quinnipiac University under investigation amid effort to reopen museum, protect collection by Susan Dunne

A committee formed to advocate for the reopening of the shuttered Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum will hold a public event on Oct. 30, as the office of state Attorney General William Tong in…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:27AM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

University of New Haven professor writes poetry about life in prison by Susan Dunne

University of New Haven English Prof. Dr. Randall Horton has just published a book of poetry based on the years he spent in prison.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Connecticut Literary Festival in Hartford to bring writers together for discussions, readings, celebration by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Literary Festival will be Oct. 22 and 23 in Hartford, sponsored by the CCSU English Department.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:23PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Connecticut Book Awards nominees announced; ceremony will be Oct. 22 in Hartford by Susan Dunne

The Connecticut Book Awards, which honors books written about Connecticut and/or by Connecticut residents, will be Oct. 22 in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:17AM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hartford’s L.I.T. literary festival returns with readings, workshops, youth activities by Susan Dunne

The third annual Hartford’s L.I.T. Book Festival, a three-day celebration of reading and writing, will be held Sept. 17 to 19.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Dinner theater planned for inside Meriden Mall by Susan Dunne

Meriden Mall will soon be home to a dinner theater, where a local troupe will present musical plays and other entertainers will perform while diners enjoy a meal.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:26PM
Friday, September 3, 2021

36 projects by artists of color receive funding by Susan Dunne

Thirty six projects by artists of color received a total of $329,500 in funding from Hartford’s Free Center from its Independent Artists Fund.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:59AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Hallmark Christmas movie filming in Hartford looking for extras, especially those with basketball skills by Susan Dunne

A casting call has been put out for a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie that will be shot in Hartford in September.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:29AM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Shubert general manager Lew Michaels to run Cinestudio in Hartford by Susan Dunne

Cinestudio, the art house theater on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, has appointed Lew Michaels as its new executive director. Michaels was most recently general manager of the Sh…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:09PM

Painted bears — a nod to backyard visitors — being unveiled Tuesday in West Hartford by Susan Dunne

WeHa Bear Fair, a public art project during which 12 artist-painted bears will be installed in West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square, will be revealed in a ceremony from 4:30 to 6 p.m. o…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:36PM

Connecticut theaters including Hartford Stage, Goodspeed, Long Wharf requiring vaccination, masks by Susan Dunne

Connecticut’s Flagship Producing Theaters will require vaccination and masks for all indoor spaces, they announced on Monday.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:48PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

East Hartford Martin Luther King Jr. mural kicks off with community paint day by Susan Dunne

East Hartford residents are invited to participate in a community paint day Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. to work together on a mural of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Sc…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:25PM

Branford native launches The Broadway Song Shoppe, allowing fans to have custom-written songs performed by Broadway stars by Susan Dunne

Anyone can have a song custom-written and sung by a Broadway star through The Broadway Song Shoppe website, co-founded by Branford native and Broadway musical director Greg Kenna.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:31PM
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Sept. 10 top 12 with Nick Flynn, Martin Espada, Margaret Gibson by Susan Dunne

The 2021 season of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at the Hill Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, will be held Sept. 10 to 12, with headliners Nick Flynn, Martin Espada and Conn…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:26AM

Bushnell in Hartford mandates masks, vaccinations to attend shows by Susan Dunne

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts has become the first big art venue in the Greater Hartford area to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend events, it was announced on Thu…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:14AM
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Real Art Ways employee fired after staff pushes for mask mandate by Susan Dunne

An employee of Real Art Ways was fired on Thursday for what he said was termed “gross insubordination” after presenting Executive Director Will K. Wilkins with a demand for a mask mandat…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 07:18PM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Connecticut names 2021 state Arts Heroes by Susan Dunne

The CT Office of the Arts has named its 2021 state Arts Heroes. They will be honored at a ceremony Sept. 1, along with the 2020 Arts Heroes.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:02AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Yale drama school to go tuition-free, thanks to $150 million donation from David Geffen by Susan Dunne

Tuition will be free to the Yale School of Drama for all present and future students, thanks to a $150 million gift from film producer David Geffen. The school will be renamed the David Geff…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:04AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NBMAA’s Min Jung Kim to lead St. Louis Art Museum by Susan Dunne

Min Jung Kim, who is leaving her position as CEO of New Britain Museum of American Art, will become director of the St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:23PM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Min Jung Kim resigns as CEO of New Britain Museum of American Art by Susan Dunne

Min Jung Kim has resigned as CEO of the New Britain Museum of American Art.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:12AM
Monday, June 14, 2021

Leonardo Drew’s ‘monstrosities,’ ‘City on the Grass’ at Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne

Artist Leonardo Drew, who grew up in Bridgeport, has an exhibit up now at Wadsworth Atheneum of his “monstrosities,” sculptures he creates from the remains of old sculptures he created a…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:30AM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Leaders praise Hartford arts landscape but say city, state and federal government can do more to support artists by Susan Dunne

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Ned Lamont, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and arts and culture leaders on Wednesday highlighted Hartford’s recognition as the best U.S. city for artists to …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:51PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

‘Our words are power’: Connecticut indigenous women writers to talk about culture and representation in Arts & Ideas event by Susan Dunne

Five indigenous women writers will get together virtually to chat about writing, culture and representation on June 3, in an event presented by the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:33PM
Saturday, May 29, 2021

A month for freedom and reflection: Black art exhibits in Connecticut celebrate Juneteenth by Susan Dunne

February is Black History Month, but Juneteenth is in June, so a lot of galleries and museums in Connecticut are showing Black art exhibits.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

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