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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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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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New Pearl Harbor exhibit opens at National WWII Museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A new exhibit at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans examines how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was and is remembered. The exhibit is part of the museum’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack, which took place on December 7, 1941. Japanese …

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Fairfield Museum presents Holiday Express model train show

Fairfield, Connecticut – A cherished holiday tradition full of model trains, magical winter landscapes and lots of fun family activities in town on Friday December 3rde. The Fairfield Museum’s Holiday Express Model Train Show opens on the evening of Fairfield’s Tree Lighting, Friday, December 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 …

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The Great Art Heists of History: The Robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Part 2: The Investigation

FBI agent Thomas McShane has been tasked with investigating a potential suspect: Whitey Bulger. Bulger was well known to the local authorities. He was the head of Boston’s notorious Winter Hill Gang, one of the city’s most powerful organized crime families. The Irish-American thug was also familiar to the FBI, …

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Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum reopens nearly two years after the pandemic closed

NORWALK – Originally closed in March 2020 due to COVID restrictions, the Stepping Stones Museum for Children has kept its doors closed a little longer to continue a massive renovation project in one fell swoop. The children’s museum will reopen to the public on Saturday at 8 a.m. and unveil …

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The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art announces Erin Monroe as curator of Krieble of American Paintings …

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art announces that Erin Monroe will be the Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculptures. Monroe has served in the US Art Department at the Wadsworth Atheneum in various capacities since 2007, most recently in the role of Associate Curator. “It is more than exciting …

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Aldrich Art Museum in Ridgefield launches new works on paper

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art press release: November 13, 2021 Aldrich is pleased to announce At first glance, Milano Chow’s first personal institutional exhibition. Shown in two galleries on the first floor, Chow will present more than a dozen new works on paper spanning two and three dimensions. Milano Chow: …

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Tick ​​tock, drip, here + now

The long-awaited exhibition “Drip-Drop, Tick-Tock, Here + Now” opened at the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) on October 28 with a full house. Crowds have gathered to see the astonishing but suggestive multimedia sculptures and paintings of Weston, CT artist Joseph Fucigna after a two-year wait thanks to fire, flood …

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Old Campus Ghost Museum – Yale Daily News

Sophie Henri Old Campus is heavy with the weight of Yale centuries. Since the university first claimed New Haven soil, buildings have occupied that space – but Yale is constantly modernizing, forever surpassing itself, shedding buildings with each generation as it reinvents itself, buying new buildings with the enthusiasm of …

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Fairfield Museum Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

Fairfield Museum and History Center press release: 22 October 2021 The Fairfield Museum received a very competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP). One of 115 SHARP grants nationwide, the grant will support the efforts of the Fairfield Museum …

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