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Mariam Issoufou Kamara will design a museum and a cultural center in Senegal

In Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal, Bet-bi means “eye”. From 2025, Bet-bi will also refer to a new museum and community center built near the historic town of Kaolack, Senegal, when that open their doors. Comprising exhibition spaces, community rooms and a library, the nearly 3,300 square foot museum …

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Museum Makeover Grant Helps Renew 15 Connecticut Exhibits

The program, titled “Museum Makeover,offers recipients up to $3,000 plus free visits from museum curators to develop a plan to improve certain areas of the museums and the visitor experience, according to a press release. “Helping these institutions know how to share other stories is also very important to us,” …

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Shahka Lokhmahs Traditional Armenian cookies from the Armenian Museum website

Granulated sugar Preparation: With an electric mixer, mix the butter and egg yolk until they are very creamy. Add the vanilla and mix until well blended. Add the sifted powdered sugar and mix again. At this point, add the finely ground pecans or toasted walnuts and stir until completely incorporated …

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Mattatuck Museum Announces Summer Art Exhibits

WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum announces three new summer exhibitions. Shipwrecks: Duty of Memory and The Garden, open May 22; Mystery & Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellow Folk Art, opens May 29. These exhibits offer a variety of subjects ranging from photographs of derelict ships around the world, to abstract …

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The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury organizes events and activities

WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., announces its calendar of activities and events for the month of June. For more information and to register, visit mattmuseum.org or call 203-753-0381 x130. Visitors who prefer contactless payment can call and reserve their ticket in advance. Based on the recent …

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Historic Dutch Colonial finds a buyer in no time

Built in the early 1700s by a man named Hezekiah Portera historic Dutch Colonial in Connecticut is now on the market for $389,000. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and known as the Charles H. Curtis House, the residence of Southbury has had a number of notable occupants …

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The Bruce Museum features journalist Bob Ward speaking about the 1990 Gardner Museum robbery

GREENWICH, Conn. – On the night of March 18, 1990, two men in police uniforms arrived at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Over the next 81 minutes, they kidnapped and then fled with 13 priceless pieces of art. More than 30 years later, the question arises again: are …

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Washington Museum featuring a program on the ecology of Lake Waramaug

WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum will present a guest lecture “How the Lake Waramaug Task Force Brought the Lake Back from the Shore” with Sean Hayden, executive director of the Lake Waramaug Task Force, at 6:30 p.m. May 16 on Zoom. From the Gunn Historical Museum: Historically, Lake Waramaug …

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Met Gala brings in record $17.4 million, museum says

Kacey Musgraves attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the exhibit ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ on Monday, May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP NEW YORK (AP) — All that “golden glamour” has brought real …

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Horse-drawn carriages, steam trains and monorail: the Transit Museum explores the Bronx’s rich transit history in the Grand Central Gallery exhibit

A small new exhibit at the New York Transit Museum’s gallery in Grand Central Terminal explores the history of the Bronx and how the borough has been shaped by waves of transit development. “Building The Bronx” charts three and a half centuries of transportation in the borough, from horse-drawn carriages …

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The museum is the next chapter in the cottage story linked to the spy ring, George Washington

A Port Jefferson home linked to the spy ring that helped George Washington track British troop movements during the Revolutionary War will reopen next month as a full-time museum, officials have said. Drowned Meadow Cottage, the 18th century home of Culper spy ring member Phillips Roe, will open its doors …

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Smithsonian Museum exhibits portrait competition winner and runners-up – Royal Examiner

WASHINGTON — Maryland earlier this month became the 10th state to create a paid family and medical leave program for workers, but Congress appears no closer to enacting similar legislation.The closest federal lawmakers to revising family and medical leave policy came last fall when Democrats called for improvements to the …

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Arts playlist: the new director of the Biggs Museum

Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews new Biggs Museum director Micheal Dudich Dudich is no stranger to the Biggs, having served as a director of Biggs for the past five years, a role he says gives him insight into the 28-year-old nonprofit and its leadership. “I think from a visionary …

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New Connecticut Museum Highlights the Beauty, Struggles and History of the Sikh Community – Hartford Courant

Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, a newly elected councilor from Norwich, takes his duty to represent the people of the city seriously. He takes his ethnic and religious heritage even more seriously. He is a Sikh, born in New Delhi and raised in Punjab after a genocidal purge made life in the …

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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Unveils New Permanent Exhibit: A Century of Dolls

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12 p.m.the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, will open a new permanent exhibit curated by Museum Consultant Stacey Danielson title, A century of dolls, presenting the Museum’s collections of antique and vintage dolls and toys. Admission to the exhibition is …

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The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers a special program for neurodiverse children

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center hosts “Animals for All,” a series of free programs designed exclusively for neurodiverse children and their families. Two different program formats are offered: Heckscher Farm Open Nights, which allow families to visit the Heckscher Farm after hours at their own pace and on command, …

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Town of Stonington: Stanton-Davis Farm Museum

April 21, 2022 – 10:12 p.m. We recently had the privilege of spending time at the Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum, located at the intersection of Osbrook Point Road and Greenhaven Road. The farm is the oldest house in Stonington, dating from 1670. It was built by Thomas Stanton, one of the …

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Rarely exhibited pieces among 80 artifacts the Danbury Museum will showcase for its 80th anniversary

DANBURY — To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will present a new exhibit this summer to highlight the city’s long and varied history. The Danbury (Re)Discovered exhibition – which opens in June – will feature 80 artifacts, collected by the museum over the past eight …

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Easter Peep Show! Go inside the museum’s art exhibit featuring and inspired by the beloved marshmallow treat

peepzilla Jon Bolton/Racine Art Museum “Peepzilla”, created by Cremona Weisser ask around Peeps – the sweet marshmallow treats that make it into many Easter baskets this time of year – and love-or-hate opinions are formed as fast as those that welcome enduring Christmas (and, some might say, equally indestructible) fruit …

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Connecticut Museum promised works by Picasso, Homer, Wyeth | Connecticut News

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut museum says it has been promised an “unprecedented” private collection of European and American art, including works by well-known painters like Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth and sculptors Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti. An anonymous couple from Greenwich …

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Spain probes private taxidermy museum with 1,000 animals

April 10, 2022Updated: April 10, 2022 08:36 1of5In this photo provided by the Spanish Civil Guard and made available on Sunday, April 10, 2022, the Civil Guard check stuffed animals in Betera, Spain. Spain’s Civil Guard said it was investigating a businessman in the eastern Valencia region who had a …

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The Palestine Museum of the CT will be presented at the Venice Biennale

When the international Venice Biennale, an international art exhibit in its 59th year, opens later this month, a relatively new Connecticut museum will be there too. His very presence is a statement. It’s the Palestine Museum United States in Woodbridge, founded in 2018 by Faisal Saleh as the only museum …

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New Britain Herald – New Britain Museum of American Art holds symposium on sustainable tourism and hospitality

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art is hosting the 15th Annual Global Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, in partnership with Central Connecticut State University, on Thursday, April 14. The symposium centered on sustainable tourism and hospitality will be a one-day event consisting of several information sessions …

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Middletown Military Museum celebrates 20 years with fundraising dinner

The Greater Middletown Military Museum, celebrating 20 years in business, is hosting an anniversary dinner on April 23 at the Sons of Italy in Middletown. Greater Middletown Military Museum / Photo Added MIDDLETOWN — The Greater Middletown Military Museum will be celebrating 20 years in business at a fundraising dinner …

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1774 Phillis Wheatley Letter admonishing slavery joins museum collection

the American Revolution Museum in Philadelphia recently acquired an original from April 1, 1774 Connecticut Journal newspaper reprinting a letter from the recently freed poet Phillis Wheatley to the Mohegan Indian poet and Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Samson Occom. The letter highlights the contradiction between the ideals invoked at the …

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Sustainable fashion in Victorian America on May 19

While popular historical dramas such as Bridgerton and Dickinson have recently sparked public interest in period costumes, and Eco fashion is currently in fashion A topic of discussion among consumers and fashion industry professionals, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore the philosophy of 19th century recycling with a new costume …

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The Day – CG Museum Follies, continued…

Paul Choinière’s column (“Planned Coast Guard Museum? Count me as excited”, May 20) is insulting to the overwhelming number of people who have opposed and continue to oppose the location and design of the National Coast Guard Museum. Somehow I missed the routine elements of public discourse – discussion, debate, …

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Mattatuck Museum Celebrates Director’s 10th Anniversary

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum is celebrating Bob Burns’ 10th anniversary as museum director. “Under Burns’ leadership, the Mattatuck Museum has been reinvigorated and transformed into a cultural destination, becoming an economic engine and lifeblood of the city,” the members said in a statement. “He renewed his commitment to partnerships …

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New penthouses and apartments to replace Levine Museum uptown

The Levine Museum of the New South has sold its downtown Charlotte building to a New York-based development company that has plans for studios and penthouses on the site, officials said in a press release Thursday. . The buyer, Vela Uptown LLC, plans to convert the 7th Street property into …

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Sports Museum at UConn Features Trading Cards

By Connor Linskey, The Chronicle March 29, 2022 For those who dream of earning a paycheck playing the game they love, a benchmark to make it a professional athlete is depicted on a sports trading card. Find out what’s happening at Mansfield-Storrswith free real-time Patch updates. And, over the years, …

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🌱River Museum Director Leaves + Students Make Dean’s List

Hello people of Essex-Chester-Deep River! Karena Garrity here with your brand new issue of the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Breezy with a passing shower. High: 49 Low: 24. Here are the top three Essex-Chester-Deep River stories today: The Connecticut River Museum has announced that its executive director, …

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The Day – New London celebrates funding for the National Coast Guard Museum

New London – In April 2006, former Connecticut Governor Mr. Jodi Rell met with state and local officials on the Fort Trumbull waterfront to announce a state contribution to the construction of a National Coast Guard Museum. The location has since changed, but the idea of ​​locating a National Coast …

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Catfish Row Museum to Host Lecture on Southern Jewish Foods with Ferris, Silver – The Vicksburg Post

By Jim Beaugez | Guest Contributor One of Marcie Cohen Ferris’s strongest memories of her Jewish youth in the Arkansas Delta town of Blytheville is the regular trips her mother made to Memphis to stock up on kosher food. She even devoted a chapter to it in her 2005 book, …

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The Housatonic Museum of Art Presents a Lecture on the Politics of Abortion

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:14 PM Along with its current exhibition “Of Woman Born,” the Housatonic Museum of Art presents a free public lecture titled FROM DANGER TO DIGNITY: The Surprising (and Convoluted) History of US Abortion Politics. During the first century of our republic, various forms of abortion were …

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Music For All Seasons will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 03/21/2022 (NEWARK, New Jersey) — Music for All Seasons (MFAS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary and honor veterans with songs from Voices of Valor (VOV), Sunday evening, March 27 at the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center as part of the New …

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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum opens 2022 season with new exhibit and free admission for Connecticut kids

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT will open its 2022 season on April 6, 2022 at 12 p.m. with an exciting schedule of events including talks, book signings, art exhibits and programs communities that will inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages. During the months …

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This Connecticut Museum Is Believed To Be Haunted

Posted in Connecticut Claim March 15, 2022 by Lisa Sammons When you think of haunted places in Connecticut, your mind probably goes to a spooky environment.. May be abandoned mental hospitals or empty ghost towns hidden deep in the woods? A place that you Probably …

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Coast Guard Museum gets a boost to begin summer construction | Connecticut News

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A plan to build a Coast Guard museum in New London could begin preliminary construction this summer after receiving a boost from the federal government. An omnibus bill passed by the House last week contains $50 million for the museum, bringing the total federal investment …

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Construction of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London could begin soon

Construction of the long-awaited National Coast Guard Museum in New London, Connecticut could begin this summer. Wes Pulver, the chairman of the museum association, told the New London City Council this week that they were now financially able to begin the first phase of construction. Mayor Mike Passero said after …

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How this historic house museum influenced the many Golden Age mansions that followed it

The Golden Age is arguably one of the most influential periods in the world of design, whether in architecture, interiors, landscaping or entertainment, but there are a particular period pre– Golden Age structure that played a key role in the designs that succeeded it: the Lockwood-Mathews Manorwhich is now a …

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The Day – Coast Guard Museum fundraiser will get a $50 million boost

New London – Congress will vote this week on a massive $1.5 trillion government expense package which includes $50 million for the construction of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London. Sen. Chris Murphy, who broke the news on Wednesday, said in a statement that the $50 million and …

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The Day – Construction of the National Coast Guard Museum is set to begin this summer

New London — The first phase of construction of the National Coast Guard Museum could begin in early July, with the demolition of part of City Pier Plaza. Retired USCG Captain Wes Pulver, president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, announced the news at Monday’s city council meeting. “We’ve …

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Louisiana Museum Plans: The Life of Professor Longhair, His Legacy

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An exhibit on the life and legacy of the New Orleans pianist known as Professor Longhair will open next month at a state museum near the State Capitol in Louisiana. Henry Roeland Byrd had a great influence on New Orleans music. His hits include “Tipitina”, …

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Opening of the Milton Avery exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

HARTFORD – Milton Avery’s evolution as a figurative and abstract artist – and a remarkable colourist – can be traced from his early landscapes to his late works in an extensive retrospective of his paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art which opens on Saturday, March 5. Arranged chronologically, …

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In new settlement talks, Sackler family agrees to allow any museum to remove their name without penalty

After weeks of mediation, the Sackler family reached a settlement with nine state attorneys general and the District of Columbia to begin resolving the numerous civil lawsuits filed against the family for their role in the opioid epidemic. As part of the arrangement, any institution in the United States would …

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Fight in the Museum: 12 questions with artist Sean Carney | Six09

Sean Carney is a prolific painter. He paints what he knows, the cities he lives in, the shore and the places he has visited. His paintings are honest, familiar and accessible. He uses a wood staining method that he himself perfected. It uses bright colors and changes the perspective a …

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Cahoon Museum of American Art presents a major exhibition on the art and history of Scrimshaw

Edward Burdett, Whaleship Japan of Nantucket Homeward Bound to the USA, circa 1825-1829, Whale’s Tooth, pigment, Private Collection. (Cotuit, Massachusetts) This summer, the Cahoon Museum of American Art will present Scrimshaw: the art of the whaler, a comprehensive survey of the art and history of the scrimshaw. From June 29 …

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Angry Artists Demand Great Hunger Museum Stay Open – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

Leading Galway artists and curators are among those campaigning for the immediate reopening of the Great Hunger Museum of Ireland in Connecticut, US, which closed in 2020 and faces permanent closure. The museum, which opened at Quinnipiac University in 2012, houses the world’s largest exhibition of art relating to the …

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Fragments of Light, Impressions of Color

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT will feature a new exhibit titled, Fragments of Light, Impressions of Color. The exhibition will open on April 7, 12 p.m. and browse August 28, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission …

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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will showcase emerging and established contemporary Impressionists

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT will feature a new exhibit titled, Fragments of Light, Impressions of Color. The exhibition will open on April 7, 12 p.m. and browse August 28, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission …

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Opening of the interactive STEM exhibit at the Edwardsville Children’s Museum

Continuing its mission to spark curiosity and cultivate learning in the Age of Wonder, the Children’s Museum of Edwardsville recently unveiled its new Phillips 66 STEM forest exhibit. This interactive exhibit brings the outdoors inside, giving kids the chance to create their own woodland creatures and watch them come to …

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Stratford Museum of African American History Captivates Visitors

STRATFORD — A few weeks after the death of his mother, Jeffrey Fletcher, a retired New Haven police officer, received a call from his father. Calvin Fletcher, Jeffrey’s father, wanted him to come to his home in Colchester to pick up some things his mother had collected. Jeffrey knew that …

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New “Date Night” at the Met Museum includes live music and drink specials

picture by Shinya Suzuki to Flickr Bring someone special or come alone to a special evening hosted by the Western Hemisphere’s largest art museum. Every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting February 18, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host “Date at the Met», an evening …

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New Katharine Hepburn Museum explores the life of a local legend

What did 6-year-old Katharine Hepburn ask for for Christmas in her letter to Santa? Was her size really this small to fit in that white dress from the movie sea ​​of ​​grass? And what’s the significance of the tub that looks like it’s been through a hurricane? welcome to the …

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Connecticut River Museum Purchase of RiverQuest to expand educational offerings

ESSEX—The Connecticut River Museum and Connecticut River Expeditions recently reached an agreement for the museum to purchase the Haddam-based CRE ship RiverQuest, which will now be moored at the Steamboat Wharf at the foot of Main Street. Captain Mark Yuknat and his wife Mindy had the RiverQuest built in 2001 …

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Friends of the Milford Library group promotes discounted museum passes as solution to winter doldrums

Free and discounted museum passes are available to patrons of the Milford (Public) Library. As colder temperatures send Milford residents in search of new activities and a change of scenery, The Friends of the Milford (Public) Library, FOML, invites library patrons to beat the ‘blas ” wintry by visiting a …

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West Point’s Last Graduate Uniform Gift to the Middletown Military Museum

MIDDLETOWN — The Greater Middletown Military Museum continues to receive donations for its collection. Each enhances the history of the military experience of the greater Middletown area and America. Forms of a West Point graduate, including jungle camo shirt/pants, jungle boots, fatigues, blue uniform, jump boots, blue beret (101st Div.), …

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Meet the girl who visits all the museums in New York

@janeaugust explores New York. @janeaugust Joan, better known as @janeaugust on TikTok, always knew she wanted to live in New York. Born in Connecticut to two New Yorkers, her family soon moved to Arizona but were determined to return to the East Coast as soon as they could. After high …

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The benefits of museum philanthropy that builds staff diversity rather than new wings and galleries

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) Lisa M. Strong, Georgetown University (THE CONVERSATION) Retired financier Oscar Tang and his wife, Agnes Hsu-Tang, donate $125 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Their donation, announced in November 2021, will help pay for …

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THEATER AND SHOWS: The New England Air Museum will stage an original play this weekend | Free time

The New England Air Museum is offering live theater in its hangars for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, February 12 and 13, with “The Mystery of Clara Cloud,” an original play by local playwright Betsy Maguire. The fictional story centers on Clara Cloud, an early Connecticut airmail pilot …

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Museum architect among winners of prestigious Wolf Prize

February 8, 2022Updated: February 8, 2022 1:51 p.m. JERUSALEM (AP) — The American architect who designed New York’s High Line urban park and remodeled the Museum of Modern Art and a Stanford University researcher were among the winners of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday. . Elizabeth Diller, who also …

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Volunteer is ready to fill any role at the Kentucky Museum

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – Peggy Welsh says getting involved in her community as a volunteer was taught to her and her siblings growing up in Louisville. This commitment to the community has stayed with her over the years. Welsh volunteers at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History in downtown …

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The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is showing recent works by Marian Bingham until April 10

This first of four panels entitled “Connecticut Shore” by Marian Bingham, dated 2015 (oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches) is featured in the exhibition currently on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of Places: Recent works by …

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Rockwell Museum Strengthens Leadership Team and Adds New Position | Business

STOCKBRIDGE — Sue Elliott, the first director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Learning Institute at Lenox, has joined the Norman Rockwell Museum in the newly created position of Audience Manager, where she will oversee the museum’s new Audience Engagement Division. She is one of three new members of the …

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history museum receives $9.9,000 grant from the National Endowment Fund | Community News

WATERTOWN – Connecticut Humanities, the state’s nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded the Watertown History Museum a $9,900 Connecticut Culture Fund operating support grant. While a portion of the funds will be used for general operating expenses, this grant will also help fund two new …

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In Jamaica Plain, a pre-rolled cannabis dispensary and museum in one

The cutouts are part of the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum, located in the same basement as the dispensary, both of which are nearing their one year anniversary. A wall of life-size cutouts at the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum depicting the likelihood of incarceration for men of different races …

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Stax Museum offers virtual events for Black History Month

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and its Tennessee Academy of Music are once again offering an online concert and virtual tour in honor of Black History Month in February ThroughThe Associated Press January 29, 2022, 7:39 PM • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article …

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🌱Connecticut River Museum Gets Grant + Bald Eagles In CT

Hello people of Essex-Chester-Deep River! It’s me again, Karena Garrity, your presenter from the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Windy, cold, blowing snow. High: 24 Low: 6. Here are the top three stories from today in the Essex-Chester-Deep River: the Connecticut River Museum Received $50,700 Culture Fund Operating …

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6 men on trial for spectacular theft of jewelry from Dresden museum

January 28, 2022Updated: January 28, 2022 7:47 a.m. 1of3Defendant Rabieh R., right, hides his face as he is led into a courtroom at the Higher Regional Court in Dresden, eastern Germany, on January 28, 2022, before the start of ‘a trial for a jewel heist on the Green Vault (Gruenes …

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Conny the Whale’s fate remains uncertain as Connecticut Children’s Museum prepares to move

WEST HARTFORD — The sale of the Kingswood Oxford school property that the Children’s Museum calls home has essentially put a timer on the museum’s 64-year stay at 950 Trout Brook Drive, while the fate of the iconic Conny the Whale remains uncertain. The school announced it has reached an …

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Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Receives Two CT Humanities Grants

KTM&HC was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16 million from CTH. The CTCFOSG is part of a $30.7 million support allocated to non-profit arts, humanities and cultural organizations through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by …

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COVID stifles Danbury Museum’s plans for an in-person Hat City Ball

DANBURY — Although the Danbury Museum & Historical Society was planning an in-person Hat City Ball next month, this year’s fundraiser will once again be an at-home event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hat City Ball is an annual event that raises funds for the museum and historical society …

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Palmer Museum of Art exhibition examines evolution of abstraction in the 1940s

George LK Morris (American, 1905-1975), Composition, 1940, oil on canvas, 30 3/16 x 23 1/8 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art: A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1946, 1946-70-15 Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984), Composition, 1949, oil on canvas, 38 1/16 x 27 13/16 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of the Aaron E. …

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Military museum and library curator wants to preserve veterans’ stories

As curator of Chicago’s Military Museum and Pritzker Library, James Brundage of Crystal Lake often hears the regrets of visitors who had veterans in their family. They wished their late grandparents, parents or other loved ones who served in the military had shared more of their stories while they still …

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10 must-see museums that will banish winter gloom

MAYA LIN: MAPS Lin, the architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, is renowned for bringing an uncanny degree of humanism to his often stark, minimal designs. At Smith College, where Lin’s Neilson Library recently opened, an exhibition of his map-based works is scheduled for late January. …

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Nathalie Bondil moves to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Nathalie Bondil, the former director and chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) who sued the institution’s board of trustees for wrongful dismissal and defamation following her controversial 2020 dismissal by the president of counsel Michel de la Chennelière, reached a settlement with the entity. How much …

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Zdenka Badovinac will lead the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

Curator and writer Zdenka Badovinac, who was forced in December 2020 by Slovenia’s new right-wing government to leave her post as director of the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, a post she had held since 1993, has been announced as the new director of the Museum of contemporary art in Zagreb. …

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Hartford building could become a museum for the Black Civil War regiment | Connecticut and area

HARTFORD — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famous Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince leads a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union soldiers to enter the defeated city of …

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Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum Reveals Formative Friendship With Overlooked Sculptor, Marisol

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – She was classy, ​​bright, hugely popular with the press and hugely successful on the New York City Pop Art scene in the early 1960s. Yet today, the standard art historical line about sculptor Marisol Escobar, known simply as Marisol, is that she has been largely forgotten in …

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Police shoot, kill man with hammer at California museum

January 14, 2022Updated: January 14, 2022 8:46 p.m. FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 34-year-old man who broke into a museum in California’s San Joaquin Valley on Thursday and charged officers with a hammer, authorities said. Edgar Morfin Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene after two …

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More US museum workers unionize as pandemic drags on; Institutions increase incentives

As the Covid-19 crisis looks set to enter its third year, American museum workers, many of whose jobs were precarious or linked to low wages even before the pandemic, continue to push for the unionization in order to obtain some job security. and ensure safe working conditions. Staff at the …

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Most people are not aware of the existence of the American Museum of Clock and Watchmaking.

There are many great museums in Nutmeg State. We have art museums, history museums, and science museums that can compete with anyone in the country. But if you find yourself looking for a unique museum in Connecticut that you can only discover here, look no further.! The American Clock and …

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The American Folk Art Museum donated a major work by touring 19th-century portrait painter Ammi Phillips

Of the hundreds, if not thousands, of portraits that itinerant American folk artist Ammi Phillips painted during his career from the early 19th century to the Civil War, his portraits of young people are the most beloved. Children’s faces are a fraction of those Phillips recorded, but when he did, …

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Mississippi Museum of Art to open A MOVEMENT IN ALL DIRECTIONS

On April 9, the Mississippi Museum of Art will open A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, which explores the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States from a historical perspective and staff. Co-organized with the Baltimore Museum …

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Guilford’s Dudley Farm Museum to expand its Quinnipiac exhibit

Two men dedicated to preserving and honoring the culture of the Quinnipiac people – one an eccentric artifact collector based in Stony Creek and the other a teacher at Guilford School – let us learn more about these Native Americans and seeing these historical artifacts. As a result of their …

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The Bristol Press – The New Britain Museum of American Art awarded more than $ 170,000 to help recover lost revenue due to the pandemic

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art has received $ 170,800 from CT Humanities. The museum was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive this award. A total of $ 16 million received support from the CT Cultural Fund. “This unprecedented funding will really have an …

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“Strong and visionary women” honored at New Canaan museum after three postponements

NEW CANAAN – As visitors stroll through Waveny Park, they are greeted by iconic cherubs perched atop the park’s lotus fountain. The bronze cherubs were created by renowned sculptor Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, whose work is now on display at the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society as part of …

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Jurassic Quest, Genius Museum and Mohegan Sun Escape Room

(WTNH) – Looking for some family activities this New Years weekend? Here are 8 ideas! All weekend long, attend Jurassic Quest’s epic indoor event at the Connecticut Convention Center with security slots. Until the end of January, enjoy a holiday treasure hunt to benefit a good cause. Drive 17 miles …

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Key Irish Famine Museum supporter backs reopening

Marvin Lender’s late brother Murray was a major driving force behind the creation of the now-closed Irish Great Hunger Museum (IGHM) at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, in 2012. Marvin, according to a letter he wrote to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong earlier this month, said he had learned with …

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Confederate monuments in Virginia will likely go to the Black History Museum – NBC Connecticut

Officials in Virginia and Richmond on Thursday announced an agreement in principle to transfer ownership of the Confederate monuments, now mostly removed, from the city to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center in Virginia. The transfer would include a huge statue of General Robert E. Lee that was removed …

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Sutter County Museum has a new director

December 28 — The Yuba-Sutter region is rich in history and culture. For Molly Bloom, the new director and curator of the Sutter County Museum, it’s important to preserve history to understand the past and help shape the future. Bloom, who grew up in Sharon, Massachusetts, is looking forward to …

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The Naval and Maritime Museum launches an exhibition of fragile artefacts

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP) – Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has no shortage of historical artifacts. But, until now, the maritime museum had no place of residence for its more rare and fragile objects which require storage in a carefully air-conditioned environment. For a museum based on a historic …

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Antique Toolbox: Do you know what this tool was used for at the Landis Valley Museum? | Antiques

Do you know what this mysterious tool was used for, also from the collection of the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum? Jennifer Royer, curator at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, indicates that its dimensions are: length, 16.625 inches; width, 6.5 inches; and height, 2.5 inches. Send your …

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Lucia Hierro’s oversized sculptures bring her community to the museum – ARTnews.com

Five grocery bags, sculpturally rendered at a height of five feet, surround visitors in the first gallery of Lucia Hierro’s exhibit “Marginal Costs” at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. One of those hanging bags, Sweet Beans (Habichuela con Dulce), 2017, is made of magenta colored polyester …

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The Fairfield Museum holiday train show returns to town

1of11 Luna Amberg and her grandfather Bob, both from Fairfield, attend the annual Holiday Express Train Show at the Fairfield History Center in Fairfield, Connecticut on December 17, 2021. Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut MediaShow moreShow less 2of11 Brooks Vitucci, of Trumbull, attends the annual Holiday Express Train Show at …

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NASA chooses CT Museum for STEM education grant – NBC Connecticut

Earlier this month, NASA released its list of organizations that will receive funding for STEM education, one of which is in Connecticut. The Mystic Seaport Museum and Planetarium is one of only two New England Fellows to receive a grant to promote student participation in STEM fields. Twenty-one museums, libraries, …

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The New England Carousel Museum was the ride I needed

That’s why I was thrilled to learn that the New England Carousel Museum – a museum devoted to carousels and nothing else – is only a few hours from Boston, in Bristol, Connecticut. There are horses, art, history, music, and interactive experiences, all revolving around a rotating thing. Voluntary word …

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Mystic Seaport Museum’s annual Carol Sing community returns for the 74th year | Entertainment

MYSTIC – The annual Mystic Seaport Museum community Carol Sing returns Sunday for her 74th year. Jamie Spillane, associate professor of music and director of choral studies at the University of Connecticut – and longtime conductor – will lead the singers and will be joined by a brass quartet and …

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Mondrian Heirs Sue Philadelphia Museum on ‘Nazi Seized’ Work – ARTnews.com

Piet Mondrian’s heirs have challenged the Philadelphia Museum of Art over ownership of a painting by the Dutch artist that estate officials claim was looted by the Nazis. They seek to recover the work, entitled Composition with blue (1926), which has been in the museum’s collections for almost 70 years. …

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MIKU Sushi for the benefit of the Bruce Museum throughout the month of December

GREENWICH, CT – During the month of December, MIKU Sushi, located at 68 Greenwich Ave., and Bruce Contemporaries are teaming up to raise funds and raise awareness at the Bruce Museum. The MIKU team has created new dishes and a festive holiday cocktail that will be available exclusively this month …

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Winterfest at the Connecticut Trolley Museum 2021

Posted in Connecticut Seasonal December 10, 2021 by Lisa Sammons Christmas is a special time. We all have beloved traditions, whether it’s watching a particular movie, visiting a relative’s house, or enjoying cocoa and cookies.. For many Connecticut families, a tradition that marks the arrival of the holiday season is …

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New York Met Museum to Remove Sackler Surname from Galleries | New York

New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art will remove the names of its most controversial donor groups – the billionaire Sackler family – from its galleries. The news comes in the wake of leading members of the American family, one of America’s richest, accused of fueling America’s deadly opioid crisis …

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Danbury Museum gears up for Hat City Ball

December 9, 2021Updated: 9 Dec. 2021 13:22 1ofseven The Danbury Museum and Historical Society campus in Danbury, Connecticut. H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut MediaShow moreShow less 2ofseven The 2022 Hat City Ball takes place on February 11 at the Amber Room Colonnade. Danbury Museum & Historical Society / …

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Marian Anderson Museum Begins Long Road Return After Flood Damage | Local news

The Marian Anderson Historical Society is beginning restoration work on its South Philadelphia house museum that suffered flood damage in 2020, having raised about half the cost of $ 500,000. The townhouse where the famous opera singer and civil rights icon lived on Martin Street closed to the public in …

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Metropolitan Museum of Art receives $ 125 million from administrator

An overview of remarkable gifts compiled by the The Chronicle: Metropolitan Art Museum Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang have pledged $ 125 million to renovate the wing of the museum that houses its collection of modern and contemporary art. The space, currently known as the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, will …

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The Day – Fort Trumbull is clearly the best museum site

Senator Chris Murphy’s recent editorial made me wonder if the senator had walked and compared the proposed site behind the station and Fort Trumbull, “Sen. Murphy explains his support for the Coast Guard Museum in New London ”(October 19). The land on which the fort sits and the adjacent vacant …

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Demolition dust in the sculpture garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art sparks reflections on labor and preservation

Demolition dust in the sculpture garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art sparks reflections on labor and preservation The day job of our contributor Dereck Stafford Mangus is a museum keeper at the Baltimore Museum of Art, but Dereck also works as a member of the museum’s conservation team dusting …

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Supporters of the Great Hunger Museum of Ireland in Quinnipiac host ‘unity’ Christmas carol event

HAMDEN – A group urging Quinnpiac University to reopen Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum will meet with residents for a ‘unity’ Christmas carol event on Saturday, according to an email. ‘Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum’ campaign officials said in an email that supporters would ‘join other members of the public in …

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children reopens after 20 months with new spaces

NORWALK – “We’ve been closed for 20 months,” said Robert Townes, director of public affairs for the Stepping Stones Museum for Children, which recently hosted a grand reopening. At first, the museum closed due to Covid issues, like most places, but then a renovation opportunity presented itself. “When the pandemic …

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Gift from shoe king Stuart Weitzman allows Jewish museum to buy building of its own

The National Museum of American Jewish History, which did not emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy until mid-September, received a gift from shoe entrepreneur Stuart Weitzman that clears the museum’s construction debt of buildings and allows him to buy his building, at Fifth Street and Market Street. , renaming itself the …

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Donors worried about the fate of artifacts as Irish Famine Museum closes

In the mid-1990s, John L. Lahey, president of Quinnipiac College, read a book about the 19th century potato famine in Ireland and decided that its causes and consequences, its death toll and the diaspora resulting in a wider exposure. At least one million Irish are estimated to have died and …

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The Great Hunger Museum deserves to be preserved

To the President of Quinnipiac University, Judy D. Olian: It is with great concern and dismay that the Charitable Irish Society of Boston has learned of the closure of the Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. We strongly recommend that you reconsider your decision and work with goodwill American Irish …

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A Review of the Past Year’s Achievements: Watertown History Museum Elects Board of Directors and Officers | Community news

WATERTOWN – The Watertown History Museum held its annual meeting to elect the board of directors and officers and reviewed the past year on November 10. Seven board members have been recognized as continuing to serve: Diane Ciba, Polly Curtiss, Chelsea Marti, Nancy Maton, Beth Porter, Chris Shields and Paul …

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Discovery Museum to host COVID-19 clinic to help Bridgeport overcome vaccine hesitancy

Bridgeport’s Discovery Science Center and Planetarium will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday. It will also offer bilingual services to parents who are reluctant to get vaccinated. The center has partnered with community groups around Bridgeport to offer bilingual mobile sessions to answer questions about vaccines for non-native English …

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The Mattatuck Museum Welcomes Visitors to New Art Exhibitions

WATERBURY – The Mattatuck Museum will open two new special exhibitions on December 5, until February 28, 2022. Janet Maya’s works explore gender, sexuality and social tensions, while “Focus on the Makers” explores hand-sewn utilitarian and decorative objects made in the Naugatuck Valley region in the 19th century. “Norman Rockwell: …

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