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

Exhibits

Encountering the American Gothic

Join us for small group discussions on the art and writings of Edward Gorey in the gallery of his exhibition.
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Hartford Historical Views

“Historical Hartford Views” features acrylic landscapes painted by Hartford artist TR Colletta in 1980.
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Breaking Barriers, A Discussion

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 America, featuring Charmaine Craig, a.k.a. Hartford’s Tree Lady, and Patricia Kelly, founder and CEO of the Ebony Horsewomen.
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Barnum & Bailey Circus

In anticipation of the film, The Greatest Showman, the Dwight Branch Library will display historical images of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus courtesy of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library.
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The Poster As Art

Posters and broadsides, held in the Hartford History Center’s permanent collection, date from mid-18th century to present day and are a vibrant expression of Hartford’s community life.
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When Hartford’s Melting Pot Turned Brown: The Puerto Ricanization of Frog Hollow

Pawlowski shows through photographs that the Puerto Ricanization of Frog Hollow brought a revitalized Park Street, rehabilitated housing, safer streets, political power, and cultural exposure.
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Time To Try Tied Weaves

Every year the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center challenges its members to learn a new structure or technique.
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Carla Ten Eyck, see real women: really see women

In honor of Women's History Month, the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library celebrates a Hartford-born photographer and her work that asks and answers the question, "when do you feel you are your most beautiful?"
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“Draw a Hartford History-Maker: A Black History Month Community Project”

Featuring portraits of Black Hartford visionaries and changemakers by Hartford area artists of all ages and in all media
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Elements of Creation — Sarah Paolucci — Artwalk Opening Reception, Friday, April 1, 2016, 6 pm

In this exhibit of oil paintings, artist Sarah Paolucci focuses on hands of artists/musicians/craftpersons.
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Hartford History Center, located on the third floor of the Downtown Hartford Public Library, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.

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