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There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in the area. But if you want to catch the best the art scene has to offer, check out this quick guide to our can’t-miss picks for January.
From Rembrandt at the Bruce Museum to a look at the history of theater at the Fairfield Museum, check out our picks for must-see exhibits of the season.
A combination of photography, film and the written word, Patti Smith: Camera Solo (on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art through February 19, 2012) is an intimate exploration of life and death, expressed in symbolic portraits.
Just pronouncing the word, “ekphrasis” sounds like it should be followed by an exclamation point. It certainly deserves a lot of attention. Ekphrasis is a literary response to a visual work of art. It is a celebration, especially when distinguished poet Polly Brody of Southbury responds to a painting by renowned Bristol artist Lorna Cyr.
Channel your inner Martha Stewart by creating inexpensive and easy crafts for Halloween. The kids love it, and it’s a perfect way to spend quality time together.
Okay, so Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but that was some 500 years ago. Today, artist Sharon Leichsenring, named the number one decorative painter in the United States in 2008, thinks nothing of climbing on scaffolding and painting ceilings and cherubs – despite her fear of heights and has climbed 35 feet high to accomplish a commissioned work over a staircase.
Whether you are looking for something educational to do with your kids or just want to escape the heat while enjoying a piece by Monet, we’ve uncovered the best museums to check out over the summer.