Hill-Stead Museum in the News

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Recent Coverage
Archived Feature Articles


Recent Coverage

Hill-Stead’s Anna Swinbourne wants to unveil Connecticut’s ‘hidden’ showcase for top Impressionist art (Connecticut Magazine, October 2021)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Laser Light Show, Maritime Heritage Festival & North Haven Fair (WTNH, September 10, 2021)

Museum Reset: Three Connecticut Gems Pivot, Partner, and Prevail (Arts New England, May/June 2021)

Knitters, want to set a world record? Head to the Hill-Stead in Farmington (Harford Courant, September 4, 2021)

New England Gardening with Charlies Nardozzi Springtime Edition (CPTV,  June 11, 2021; Hill-Stead at 9:34)

Our state’s secrets: Travel writer Healy finds a few gems (Republican America, May 8, 2021)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Spring Boat Show, Comedy Festival & Titanique (WTNH, April 20, 2021)

Walking In A Dream: Theodate Pope Riddle’s Legacy Builds At Hill-Stead (Antiques And The Arts Weekly, April 27, 2021)

Self-portraits sought for Hill-Stead, Free Center exhibit celebrating Black art and identity (Hartford Courant, April 28, 2021)

Someone Lived Here, Theodate Pope Riddle’s Hill-Stead Museum (April 26, 2021)

Do You Want to Build a Snowman with Sarah Cody (WTHN, February 22, 2021)

8 Things To Do this Weekend: Snowshoeing along CT River, Walktail Hour, & eat chili at the shoreline (WTNH, February 26, 2021)

Spotlight: Radio Reveling in the Arts and Entertainment  (1150AM /1420AM Radio, February 17, 2021)

The Valley Book (February 2021)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Go Karts, Goat Strolls and Drive-In Movie (WTNH, February 5, 2021)

Holiday Through the Tulle Exhibition Tours (icause, December 2020)

Communicating with the Spirits: Theodate Pope Riddle (Grating the Nutmeg: the Podcast of Connecticut History, Episode 109)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: A virtual ‘Christmas Carol,’ Santa Trolley and outdoor Igloos (WTNH, December 11, 2020)

Check out the Hill-Stead Museum (Better Connecticut, WFSB, January 12, 2021)

Hill-Stead Museum Brings ‘The Nutcracker’ to Life as Pandemic Surges (NBC. December 4, 2020)

‘We wanted to keep it alive:’ Pandemic can’t stop CT ‘Nutcracker’ tradition as ballet goes virtual(CT Insider, November 29, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Essex Train Show, Beardsley Winter Wonderland and Tulle Tours (WTNH, November 27, 2020)

A Holiday Season Like No Other (Seasons of West Hartford, Winter 2020-2021)

Museums Continue To Struggle With Impact of Pandemic (CT News Junkie, November 19, 2020)

10 Events to Visit in Connecticut This Winter, (BostonHotels.org, November 18, 2020)


In Farmington, Ballet Theater Company’s Hill-Stead performances are icing n the cake (West Hartford News, November 18, 2020)

Plan the perfect Connecticut fall day trip with these 6 places to enjoy the foliage and great restaurants nearby (Hartford Courant, October 10, 2020)

Ballet Theatre Company Announces ‘Through the Tulle’ (Weha.com, October 8, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Birds of Prey Show, Family Paint Party, Lutz Children’s Museum (WTNH, October 2, 2020)

Steampunk enthusiasts gathering at Hill-Stead in Farmington, (Hartford Courant, September 29, 2020)

Theodate Pope Riddle’s Architectural Masterpiece (Today in Connecticut History, September 27, 2020)

8 Things to Do: Pumpkintown USA, Corn Maze at Treat Farm, & Painting on the Hill (WTNH, September 18, 2020)

Connecticut’s theater season kicks off COVID-style: Five shows to catch in September (Hartford Courant, September 11, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: CT Maritime Heritage Festival, Corn Maze & Paint Out (WTNH, September 11, 2020)

Museums Hanging On, Fearing For Their Future (CT News Junkie, August 31, 2020)

Meander Through 152 Acres Of Historic Beauty At The Hill-Stead Museum In Connecticut (Only in Connecticut, August 23, 2020

CT comics Linda Belt, Howie Mason at Hill-Stead Museum (News Times, Wednesday, August 12, 2020)

Hill-Stead shares its front porch; Farmington museum opens grounds for local performers (Journal Inquirer, August 6, 2020)

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival to feature Mahogany L. Browne, US poet laureate Joy Harjo (Hartford Courant, August 6, 2020)

Arts, entertainment events for 1st week of August 2020 in Connecticut(New Haven Register, July 31, 2020)

Dance company brings ‘DaVinci 2.0’ to Hill-Stead (Journal Inquirer, July 31, 2020)

Summer music series in the swing of things in north-central Connecticut and beyond (Journal Inquirer, July 31, 2020)

‘Dance of da Vinci 2.0’ finally gets chance to be seen (Republican-American, July 29, 2020)

Hartford Symphony to hold ‘Summer Splash’ concerts starting July 30 (Hartford Courant, July 24, 2020)

Real Art Ways reopens its gallery space, planning outdoor film screenings (Hartford Courant, July 22, 2020)

Dance of Da Vinci 2.0 premieres at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington Sonia Plumb Dance Company (West Hartford News, July 22, 2020)

Shoreline Arts Alliance supports museums as they reopen (Middletown Press, July 21, 2020)

From the Porch – A Summer Series” at the Hill-Stead Museum (Farmington Patch, July 20, 2020)

Hear ‘Venus and Adonis’ reading at Hill-Stead (The Register Citizen, July 14, 2020)

Sonia Plumb Dance Presents the World Premiere of THE DANCE OF DA VINCI 2.0 at the Hill-Stead Museum (Broadway World, July 13, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Lighthouse Cruise, Waterslides & Play readings from the porch (WTNH, July 10, 2020)

Playhouse on Park to Hold New Play Reading Outdoors at Hill-Stead Museum (We-Ha.com, July 9, 2020)

Hill-Stead Museum launches multicultural concert series with theater, music and dance ‘From the Porch’ (Hartford Courant, July 6, 2020)

A Surreal, if Simple, Wedding (and Just the Day She Needed) (New York Times, May 29, 2020)

Museum Recruits Sheep to Lift Spirits During Pandemic (NBC CT, May 12, 2020)


Archived Feature Articles

Hill-Stead Museum: Art, Nature and a Trailblazing Architect’s Legacy (New York Times, October 1, 2015)

A House Museum of Quiet Beauty (Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2015)

Hill-Stead, a Family’s Haven of Art and Nature (Fine Art Connoisseur, June 2017)