Holocaust Memorial at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford and plaster model of same sculpture. Elbert Weinberg collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.


ArtWalk: Among Friends, Ed Johnetta Miller

Among Friends is a retrospective of Ed Johnetta Miller's life work with a focus on pieces that speak to my close, beloved ties to the Hartford community.
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Linda Martin, Sharing Stories

Many contemporary fiber artists, such as Linda F. Martin, use quilts as a way to commemorate important figures, tell folklore, share history, and speak to contemporary social justice issues.
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ArtWalk: BEYOND SURFACE, Brian McClear

Join us for the opening reception of BEYOND SURFACE, with tattoo portraits and still life paintings by Brian McClear.
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Faith Church: 200 Years

Faith Congregational Church, formerly Talcott Street Congregational Church is celebrating 200 years of existence and social justice work in the City of Hartford and beyond.
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March / April 2019 Focus: Stories of Incarceration

Join us for two months of exhibitions and programming around stories of incarceration in the state of Connecticut.
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Breaking Barriers

Join us for a conversation on African American leaders featured in Breaking Barriers, Aetna’s 2017 publication celebrating 35 years of African American leadership in our country. Breaking Barriers features local community change makers Charmaine Craig, a.k.a. Hartford’s Tree Lady, and Patricia Kelly, founder and CEO of the Ebony Horsewomen. Both Hartford women will be joining the Library in conversation about the challenges they faced in making change. The discussion will be moderated by Floyd W. Green, Vice President and head of Community Activation and Local Marketing, Aetna.
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Hartford Hip Hop: 1981 – 1991

Learn more about the Hartford Hip Hop Digital Stories project and view photographs, flyers, newspaper articles, and footage from Hartford's early hip hip scene, with a particular focus on the 1970s and '80s arts organization Peace Train's Breaking and Popping All-Stars and hip hop exhibitions that were curated at Real Art Ways in 1981 and 1991.
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ArtWalk Book Club: The Book of Equanimity

Join Dr. Brandon Nappi, spiritual teacher, speaker, writer, and founder/executive director of Copper Beech Institute, in a discussion of select zen koans from The Book of Equanimity.
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ArtWalk: EQUANIMITY, Andrew Reardon

Reardon shows images of life and landscape in Nepal and an experimental 20 minute looped documentary film during his time spent in Nepal as a part of an artist residency.
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Are you our next ArtWalk artist?

Are YOU our next ArtWalk artist? Submissions are now open through November 1, 2018 for the 2019-20 ArtWalk season!
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Hartford History Center, located on the third floor of the Downtown Hartford Public Library, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment.