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CURRENT EXHIBITION

Hartford Times: The Newspaper & The City

July 15-September 30, 2017

For 160 years, Hartford had two daily newspapers.  The Hartford Courant, a morning paper, was founded in 1764, and the Hartford Times, an evening paper founded in 1817.  Many people read both papers for their often contrasting news coverage.  Like the Courant, the Times was much more than just a newspaper; it was a vital presence in downtown Hartford.  Its building was used as a podium by politicians and a stage for community events.  The Times ceased publication in 1976 and today its story lives on in the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library.  The current exhibition draws on photographs and artifacts from the Hartford Times Collection. It celebrates the re-opening of the Hartford Times Building as the centerpiece of the University of Connecticut’s new downtown campus and welcomes UConn faculty, staff, and students to their newly renovated space in the Hartford Public Library.

 

 

 


 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

The Memories Between, Women of Nobility
Afarin Rahmanifar

October 20–December 2, 2017

Afarin’s work reveals iconic female characters that have ties to both Eastern and Western cultures. She tells the stories of women and explores what it means to grow up in hybrid cultures. She deconstructs female figures in patterns, textures, and architectural elements using gold leaf, red sewing machine thread and animation to create layers.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.


 

The Door of No Return
Robert Charles Hudson

January 12–February 25, 2018

Robert Charles Hudson presents sculptures of human faces in terracotta. He portrays the last vision enslaved captives saw of their native soil before their transport to the new world.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.


 

Our Public Persona
Marilyn Parkinson Thrall

March 16–April 29, 2018

Marilyn Parkinson Thrall’s sculptures have moved from figures to clothing. She creates dresses void of figure to represent the space between our public and private lives.  How we look and what we wear determines who we are in the public eye. She works in monochromatic tones to give the sculptures a ghostlike quality.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.

 

 


 

Depressive Realism
Adam Viens

May 18–June 29, 2018

Adam Viens says contemporary art offers its viewers, and those who occupy the environment in which it exists, a unique opportunity for willing contemplation and introspection.  In modern society, it often takes an unforeseen disturbance from life’s routines to evoke the emotional and intellectual responses that are essential for the human psyche to reflect, adapt, and grow.  Experiencing art fosters these reactions, thereby creating an occasion for gaining wisdom with less conflict.

Special thanks to the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation for its support of our 2017-2018 ArtWalk season.



Click here to read about previous ArtWalk exhibitions