Arts, Culture & Humanities

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Newly Restored WPA-era Paintings Highlighted in New Exhibition at Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts

BROOKLYN, NY -- Thanks to a generous gift from the Class of 1964, the portrait of a young woman now hangs with 12 other paintings restored to their former vibrancy in the new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, part of the exhibit “A New Deal for Artists: Connecting Brooklyn College to Its Past, Present, and Future.”

Monday, December 10, 2018
University of Saint Joseph ArtsMentor Program Awarded Funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Richard P. Garmany Fund

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) today announced that ArtsMentors, a community engagement program for underserved youth, has received $10,000 in funding support from both the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Program and the Richard P. Garmany Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Monday, November 19, 2018
Grand Opening for the Bushnell Park Playground

HARTFORD, CT -- The Bushnell Park Foundation is excited to announce the new playground officially opened on Saturday, November 17.  After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11am, the playground officially open for the community to enjoy. Attending the ceremony were Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and Jay Williams, President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The carousel was open for free rides from 12-1pm.

Monday, November 19, 2018
Insurers Unite to Help 'Seed' Hartford's Financial Reboot

HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Business Journal's Partnership Award Winners are The Hartford, Aetna Inc., Travelers Cos., City of Hartford, and the Hartford Public Library. When insurers Aetna, The Hartford, and Travelers Cos. paid a combined $10 million to the city of Hartford this summer, they were making good on a March 2017 pledge to help the city regain its financial footing by providing a $50 million boost — assuming the city forged a comprehensive and sustainable solution to address its fiscal problems. The insurers saw progress in the last year and paid the first installment of what they and the city hope will be four more annual payments of $10 million. Of that first amount, $8.1 million is covering operating expenses of the Hartford Public Library this fiscal year, with the balance going to law enforcement and recreation.