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2017

Hartford Courant, May 25 – “Simply Splendid” Exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne
UCONN, May 6 – Thomas J. Loughman Delivers the 2017 UCONN School of Fine Arts Undergraduate Commencement Address (Time Stamp: 17:40)
Hartford Courant, April 18, Connecticut Art Pass Offers Admission to 18 Museums by Korky Vann
Hartford Courant, March 2, Insurance CEOs Donate $50M For A ‘Healthy’ Hartford by Stephen Singer
Hartford Courant, Feb. 6, Conceptual Installation ‘Unfold’ At Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne
American Art Review, Feb. issue, John Trumbull: Visualizing American Independence
The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 10, Embarking on a Journey of Discovery at ‘Utamaro and the Lure of Japan’ by Lee Lawrence
Hartford Courant, Jan. 8, Director Thomas Loughman Making His Mark At Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne
The Magazine Antiques, Jan./Feb. issue, Triple play, by Thomas J. Loughman
American Fine Art Magazine, Jan./Feb. issue, Envisioning a Nation by James D. Balestrieri

2016

Antiques and The Arts Weekly, Nov. 18, Historic John Trumbull Paintings Go Up At Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford Business Journal, Nov. 7, Loughman aims to reconnect Wadsworth to community by John Stearns
New York Times Style Magazine, Oct. 20, The Renaissance Artifact Collections That Are Back in Style by Gisela Williams
Boston Globe, Oct. 17, Face to face with ‘The Old Man and Death’ by Sebastian Smee
Hartford Courant, Oct. 13, Sky Dives, Space Travel Subject of Dulce Chacón’s ‘Fallen Angels’ At Wadsworth by Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant, Oct. 13 Artists Define Their Femininity In Bruce, Wadsworth Exhibits by Susan Dunne
CTNow, Oct. 2, Wadsworth Splendor IX Gala by Alex Syphers
Hartford Courant, Sep. 19, Photography Exhibits At Atheneum, Real Art Ways, Lyman Allyn by Susan Sunne
Hartford Courant, Aug. 21, Wadsworth Atheneum Begins Free Admission For Hartford Residents by Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant, June 14, Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit Confronts Violence Against African-Americans by Susan Dunne
WPKN, May 28, Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis Episode 15 featuring Vanessa German
The New York Times, April 15, Gothic to Goth: Exploring the Impact of the Romantic Era in Fashion by Susan Hodara
The Wall Street Journal, April 5, ‘Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy’ Review by Laura Jacobs
Hartford Courant, March 24, Wadsworth’s ‘Gothic to Goth’ Celebrates Romantic-Era Fashion by Susan Dunne
The New York Times, March 10, Poets Give Voice to Art in ‘Sound & Sense’ at Wadsworth Museum by Susan Hodara
Vogue, March 4, A New Exhibition Shows How Fall’s Goth-Fest Has Roots in 19th-Century Romanticism, by Laird Borrelli-Persson
The New York Times, Jan. 24, Evening Hours | Celebrating the Winter Antiques Show by Bill Cunningham
The New York Times, Jan. 22, Winter Antiques Show Offers a Collection of Recent and Rare Works by Roberta Smith
New York Social Diary, Jan. 22, Part of the Art
The Boston Globe, Jan. 21, Porcelain mastery is in delicate details by Sebastian Smee
InCollect, Jan. 15, The Winter Antiques Show Loan Exhibition: Legacy for the Future: The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art by Robin Jaffee Frank
The Magazine Antiques, Winter 2016, Sound and vision: Poetry and American art by Alyce Perry Englund
The Magazine Antiques, Winter 2016, Meeting Ground by Patricia Hickson
The Magazine Antiques, Winter 2016, OMG indeed! by Susan L. Talbott
Antiques Journal, January 2016, Winter Wonderland by Jan Fiore

2015
The New York Times, Dec. 27, Warhol and Mapplethorpe: Exploring Gender as Disguise and Identity by Susan Hodara
ARTFORUM, Dec. 18, Wadsworth Atheneum Names New CEO and Director
The Boston Globe, Dec. 18, Thomas J. Loughman will run the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford by Meredith Goldstein
ArtNews, Dec. 17, Thomas J. Loughman Appointed Director and C.E.O. of Wadsworth Atheneum by Hannah Ghorashi
Hartford Courant, Dec. 17, Wadsworth Atheneum Names New Director by Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant, Nov. 25, Atheneum Matches Poets with Artists for ‘Poetic Musings’ Exhibit by Susan Dunne
The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 18, Coney Island: Signs, Schooners and Spook-A-Rama by Lana Bortolot
The New York Times, Nov. 18, Coney Island: The Cyclone! The Hot Dogs! The Art! by Alan Feuer
Boston Globe, Nov. 16, Intimacy of attention paid in close up by Sebastian Smee
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 16, ‘Visions of an American Dreamland:’ New book and Brooklyn Museum exhibition highlight Coney Island by Peter Stamelman
The New York Times, Nov. 15,  Amusement for Everyone by Ken Johnson
Boston Globe, Nov. 11, Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe Rocked the Boat by Mark Feeney
Crave, Nov. 11, Exhibit | Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls by Miss Rosen
Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Nov. 10, Q&A: Linda Roth
WSFB/Better Connecticut, Nov. 9, Get Some Art History at this Local Stop by Kara Sundlun
Take Magazine, November 2015, This MATRIX is Real by Janet Reynolds
American Fine Art Magazine, November 2015, Radical Chick and Taylor Made by Jay Cantor
Art New England, November 2015, Preview: Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls by Susan Rand Brown
The Hartford Courant, Oct. 16, Gender-Bending ‘Warhol & Mapplethorpe’ Exhibit At Wadsworth by Susan Dunne
The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13, At the Wadsworth Atheneum, an Old Building Gets New Life by Lee Rosenbaum
Hartford Courant, Oct. 2, Artist Pokes Fun At ‘Great Chain Of Being’ With New Wadsworth Exhibit by Susan Dunne
The Economist, Oct. 1, Temple of Delight by Miles Unger
Hartford Courant, Oct. 1, Renewed Atheneum a Cultural Tourism Spark Op-Ed by William Hosley
Art in America, October 2015, Coney Island Forever by Jonathan Weinberg
The Boston Globe, Sept. 19, European marvels await in Hartford at refurbished Atheneum by Sebastian Smee
The Hartford Courant, Sept. 19, Wadsworth Atheneum Reopens To Line Of Visitors Saturday by Kristin Stoller
The Hartford Courant, Sept. 19, Editorial: Wadsworth Atheneum Makeover is a Triumph
Hyperallergic, Sept. 18, A Worthy Renovation for the Wadsworth Atheneum’s European Art Galleries by Benjamin Sutton
The New York Times, Sept. 17, Review: Wadsworth Atheneum, a Masterpiece of Renovation by Roberta Smith
WNPR, Sept. 17, Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum Unveils Newly Renovated Galleries by Diane Orson
The Art Newspaper, Sept. 16, Wadsworth relives Gilded Age glory days in grand reopening by Julia Halperin
The Hartford Courant, Sept. 13, Wadsworth Atheneum Unveils Final Phase of Years-Long Renovation by Susan Dunne
Fox CT, Sept. 11, The art of a reopening at the Wadsworth by Jim Altman
Apollo Magazine, Sept. 5, J.P. Morgan: The Man Who Bought the World by Rachel Cohen
The Art Newspaper, September 2015, Wadsworth relives Gilded Age glory days in grand reopening by Julia Halperin
The New York Times, Aug. 31, The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Puts Final Touches on a Comeback by Ted Loos
The Independent, Aug. 28, Warhol and Mapplethorpe capture each other by Charlotte Cripps
The Hartford Courant, Aug. 18, Three ‘Aspects of Portraiture’ at Wadsworth by Susan Dunne
The Hartford Courant, July 16, Vibrant Paintings of Modernist Peter Blume at Wadsworth by Susan Dunne
The Boston Globe, June 30, Hank Willis Thomas’s slick image masks a closed door by Sebastian Smee
The Boston Globe, June 25, Bradford enters MATRIX at Wadsworth Atheneum by Sebastian Smee
Hartford Courant, June 25, Artist Creates Site-Specific ‘Pull Painting’ at Atheneum by Susan Dunne
Observer, June 16, A Peek Inside Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum as It Preps for a Grand Reopening by Alanna Martinez
The Wall Street Journal, June 5, Madrid’s Thyssen Offers the Dark Religiosity of Zurbarán by J.S. Marcus
Art New England, May/June 2015, Reviving the Grande Dame by Susan Rand Brown
Humanities, May/June 2015, The Coney Island Exhibition That Captures Its Highs and Lows by Tom Christopher
The Magazine Antiques, May/June 2015, Visions of Coney Island by Robin Jaffee Frank
The New York Times, April 19, An American Dreamland, From the Beginning by Sylviane Gold
Artes Magazine, April 16, At Hartford’s Atheneum: ‘Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008’ by Richard Friswell
Hartford Courant, April 9, Sideshow Mind Game at Atheneum by Susan Dunne
Hyperallergic, March 13, A Folk Art Armoire Mourns the US Civil War’s Bloodiest Day by Allison Meier
ArtDaily, March 13, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art acquires Folk Art masterpiece 
Hyperallergic, March 4, Two Exhibitions Examine the Art of the American Side Show by Laura C. Mallonee
Republican American, March 1, Coney Island R us by Tracey O’Shaughnessy
Hyperallergic, Feb. 24, Mapplethorpe’s Other Man by Larissa Archer
WNPR, Feb. 24, Where We Live: The Lore and Lure of Coney Island by Betsy Kaplan and John Dankosky
The Boston Globe, Feb. 24, Frame by Frame: Behind ‘Agbota,’ an artist’s irony and imagination by Sebastian Smee
Real Simple, March 2015, A Life in Full
Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Feb. 20, Step Right Up! Coney Island Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008
WNPR, Feb. 13, Coney Island and Bushnell Park’s Carousel Artistry by Mallory O’Donoghue
The Boston Globe, Feb. 12, Atheneum assembles a first-rate installation by Sebastian Smee
WNPR, Feb. 12, Wadsworth Explores Coney Island, the “Microcosm of the American Experience” by Ray Hardman
The Modern Art Notes (MAN) Podcast, Feb. 12, No. 171: Dennis V. Geronimus, Robin Jaffee Frank by Tyler Green
WNPR, Feb. 11, Where We Live, An Arts Wheelhouse Examines Connecticut Museums
The Boston Globe, Feb. 10, Coney Island comes to the Wadsworth Atheneum by Mark Feeney
Apollo Magazine, Feb. 10, Five favourites from the Wadsworth Atheneum’s new galleries
The New Yorker, Feb. 9, Change Artist: The works of Piero di Cosimo by Peter Schjeldahl
The Art Newspaper, February 2015, Wadsworth Atheneum restores spaces it very nearly lost by Julia Halperin
The Hartford Courant, Feb. 2, ‘Coney Island On the Silver Screen’ Series at Atheneum by Susan Dunne
The New York Times, Feb. 1, Wadsworth Atheneum’s New Spaces for Contemporary Art by Susan Hodara
The Guardian, Jan. 30, Wadsworth Atheneum: oldest public museum in US comes back from brink by Martin Pengelly
The Hartford Courant, Jan. 25, Three Satellite Shows Compliment Dynamic ‘Coney Island’ Exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum
The Hartford Courant, Jan. 18, Renovated Wadsworth Galleries Show Off Contemporary Collections by Susan Dunne
The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 17, Coney Island Comes Alive in Art Show by Ellen Gamerman
The Art Newspaper, January 2015, Return of Wadsworth’s LeWitt
Elle Decor, January/February 2015, Boardwalk Empire
ARTnews, January 2015, Editors’ Picks
American Art Review, January 2015, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland by Robin Jaffee Frank
The Art Newspaper, The Year Ahead 2015, Museum Openings

2014
ARTFORUM, Dec. 22, Wadsworth Atheneum Director to Retire
ARTnews, Dec. 19, Wadsworth Atheneum Director Susan L. Talbott Will Retire Next Year by Andrew Russeth
Hyperallergic, Dec. 19, Art Movements
The Hartford Courant, Dec. 19, Talbott Retiring As Director, CEO Of Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne
Apollo Magazine, Nov. 26, Shortlist: Acquisition of the Year
The Hartford Courant, Nov. 25, Atheneum Renovations Will Open Little-Seen Sol LeWitt Mural To Public by Susan Dunne
The New York Sun, Nov. 9, Get Your Zurbaran in Hartford by Xico Greenwald
The Hartford Courant, Oct. 9, Artist Reimagines Hartford, World History by Susan Dunne
ARTnews, October 2014, Baroque, Bavarian, and Bauhaus Fuse at Chick Austin’s House by Patricia Failing
Hyperallergic, Sept. 5, Art Movements
The New York Times, July 25, A Renaissance Master Finally Gets a Showcase by Carol Vogel
The Hartford Courant, April 30, Atheneum Receives Donation of Arts & Crafts Decoratives by Susan Dunne
BBC America’s Anglophenia, April 3, 10 British Things About Hartford, CT by Brigid Brown
Modern Art Notes, March 31, The Monday Checklist by Tyler Green
Hyperallergic, March 28, Connecticut Museum Acquires Rare Artemesia Gentileschi Self-Portrait
The Hartford Courant, March 28, Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Famous Italian Baroque Masterwork by Susan Dunne
The New York Times, March 28, Baroque Painting Finds a Home by Carol Vogel
The Associated Press, March 5, Hartford’s Wadsworth museum nears end of $33 million, 5-year renovation project
The Huffington Post, Feb. 18, Ten Great Reasons to visit Hartford, CT, Now by Malerie Yolen-Cohen
The Boston Globe, Jan. 25, Wadsworth Atheneum Receives $9.6m Gift by Geoff Edgers
The Hartford Courant, Jan. 25, Wadsworth Atheneum Gets $9.6 Million Gift by Susan Dunne
The New York Times, Jan. 24, Big Gift for Hartford Museum by Carol Vogel

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