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


Hartford Hip Hop: 1981 – 1991

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Black Heritage Stamp Series Exhibition

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Encounters: Spring 2019

The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives.
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ArtWalk: Rashmi Talpade, Urban Legends of Modern Archaeology

“Urban Legends of Modern Archaeology” is an exhibition of collages that follow the urban legends of industrial relics and abandoned factories as they merge with nature’s relentless march across man-made waste and environmental abuse.
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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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In the Public Realm: Hartford Public Library, 125 Years

125 years ago, on May 9, 1893, with a majority vote by the Connecticut General Assembly, the Hartford Library Association became Hartford Public Library. Nurtured by a progressive library board and staff, and sustained by the city it serves, the Library evolved into a dynamic, responsive public institution. This is its story, as chronicled in its annual reports.
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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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Encounters: Fall 2018

SAVE THE DATES for the Fall 2018 Encounters series presented by the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and UConn Humanities Institute.
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Learn more about the four upcoming exhibitions for the 2018-19 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, 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.