Real Art Ways

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Real Art Ways is a non-profit art space established in 1975. Located at 56 Arbor Street in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford, Connecticut, Real Art Ways exhibits visual art, houses an independent cinema and presents live music, theater, and literary and community events.[1][2]

It has shown such artists as Sol LeWitt, Pepon Osorio, Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, David Salle, Roxy Paine, and Louise Bourgeois. Real Art Ways has also hosted notable performances by John Cage, Philip Glass, Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg and others.[3] The cinema at Real Art Ways regularly wins Best Art Cinema in the Hartford Advocate's annual Best of Hartford awards.[4]

Real Art Ways history[edit]

Real Art Ways was founded in 1975 by artists Ruth Cutler, Dan Talley, Al Baccili, Joseph Celli and Stan Sharchal.[3]

Public Art[edit]

Real Art Ways has presented a number of public art projects in Hartford, Connecticut. This includes an installation by the sound artist Alvin Lucier.[5] Most recently, Real Public 2009 included work by Margarida Correia, Satch Hoyt, Sofia Maldonado and Matthew Rodriguez.[6]


  1. ^ "real art ways dot org". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  2. ^ Atkins, Robert (November 1998). "On Edge: Alternative Spaces Today". Art in America. pp. 57–61. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Real Art Ways Marks 35 Years and Counting - Hartford Courant". 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Best Art Cinema". Hartford Advocate. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Intermedia art: Alvin Lucier". Tate Gallery. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Yankee Magazine (2009-07-01). "Real Art Ways Hartford Connecticut public art". Yankee Magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 

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