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April 2016

The Big Read: CT Farmers, Photographs by Jack McConnell

April 1 - May 25
Hartford Public Library,
500 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Jack McConnell has photographed more than 75 Connecticut farms, documenting farmers caring for their animals, maintaining machine tools, and planting and harvesting crops. Many of McConnell’s black-and-white portraits are evocative of Dorothea Lange’s documentary photos, shot for the Farm Security…

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Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dalí

April 1 - July 24
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Every day until June 26, 2016
New Britain Museum of American Art,
56 Lexington Street, New Britain , CT 06052 United States

Fall down the rabbit hole at the NBMAA this spring for their current exhibition featuring prints by renown surrealist Salvador Dalí, including his rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Take a visual journey through the cycle of Dalí’s…

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Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time

April 1 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Connecticut Historical Society,
1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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To coincide with the 2016 Connecticut Spring Antique show, the CHS is organizing a display of shelf clocks from its collection. The exhibit will feature early models made by Eli Terry and Seth Thomas, including the prototype of Eli Terry’s…

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Nature Journaling

April 12, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - May 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
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Nature Journaling
Wethersfield Academy for the Arts,
431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States

Botanical watercolor artist, plein air landscape painter and garden writer, Leslie Watkins demonstrates making and keeping a personal nature journal. Participants learn how to make a handmade sketch book, with instructions in basic art techniques using pencil, pen and ink…

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Gross Domestic Product

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - May 8 @ 2:00 pm
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Every week until May 1, 2016
Carriage House Theater,
360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105 United States

HartBeat Ensemble presents the premiere of Gross Domestic Product, a new musical written by Hartford-based playwright Julia Rosenblatt, directed by Rachel Alderman and music composed by Martin Carrillo. When a trailblazing senator holds a public forum to unveil her new economic…

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Cut – Collages and Paintings by Kim Sobel

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - May 20 @ 5:30 pm
Charter Oak Cultural Center,
21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 United States

As part of its 11th Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture, Charter Oak Cultural Center is pleased to present an exhibition of Kim Sobel’s recent Collages and Paintings entitled “Cut.” There will be a public reception for the artist…

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama Wit to Run at Playhouse on Park: April 20-May 8

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 8 @ 2:00 pm
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Every week until May 8, 2016
Playhouse on Park,
244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 United States

Wit, Margaret Edson’s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences—mortality—while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. Opening night at Playhouse on Park is April…

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Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding

April 22 - August 14
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Every day until August 14, 2016
New Britain Museum of American Art,
56 Lexington Street, New Britain , CT 06052 United States

Challenging what it means to be a landscape artist today, Eric Aho incorporates historical research and personal relationships into his work. Aho breaks from traditional portraiture by representing the landscape in a dynamically abstract form. The exhibition showcases a suite…

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Collections of Kevin Rita: Connections From a Life in Art

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery on the Green,
Dowd Avenue & Route 44, Canton, CT 06019 United States

Kevin Rita, owner of the Brick Walk Fine Arts and Bookshop in West Hartford, will share his collection of paintings, drawings, letter-press books, folk art and antiques with the public at Gallery on the Green in Canton Connecticut. He will…

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - May 4 @ 6:30 pm
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Every day until May 1, 2016
The Bushnell,
166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106 United States

“REJOICE. It is even more glorious than promised.”- New York Times “WELCOME TO THE DELIRIOUSLY AMUSING, HEARTWARMING, HEAD-SPINNING WORLD OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL. YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” – Bloomberg News TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of…

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