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Photography ‘In Character’ at the Addison
Photography is always seducing us with its whispered promise that what you see is what you get.
| April 27, 2012
A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD
Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
| December 30, 2011
Portland music news: January 23, 2009
We know everyone's geeked up about that big rock photography exhibit at the PMA, but be sure also to check out an exhibit of local-rock photos by John Fahnley
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| January 21, 2009
Don’t leave me this way
Leaves lead a wild life, and each leaf’s physical structure reflects both its individual biography — revealing the pathways, for example, of insects that have eaten their way across a leaf’s surface.
Botanical Forms at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, Carroll Dunham and more at the Addison, and Renzo Piano at the Fogg
| May 06, 2008
Hearts of glass
In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
| March 19, 2008
Naughty by nature
Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
| March 10, 2008
Across the Universe
Intuition tells us that certain places are powerful, that certain spaces are sacred, and that we are sometimes in the presence of cosmic energy.
“Cosmic Energy” at Tufts, Aerial Photography at BU, Dawoud Bey at the Addison, and 2007 Photo Biennial at the Danforth
| August 28, 2007
Grey's red-headed stepchild
ABC’s Thursday-night medical drama Grey’s Anatomy is due to have a baby in the form of a spin-off — tentatively, its name is Private Practice .
How could a show so good spawn something so bad?
| May 04, 2007
Walk on the mild side
In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
| April 09, 2007
It’s an unfortunate fact of American political life that one’s entire personal life becomes public the minute one runs for office.
Will Elizabeth Edwards’s cancer give her husband special grace?
| March 28, 2007
What we think of as “progress” — urban development, industrialization — has been proceeding at a rapid rate in China over the past decade, with significant environmental and human consequences.
Edward Burtynsky at Tufts, Kara Walker at the Addison, and ‘Works from the Permanent Collection’ at the Rose
| January 17, 2007
Return to the edge of the world
Photography and new media loom large on the horizon in 2007, with cameras pointed in every direction.
The year ahead in art
| December 27, 2006
It’s midterm time, beautiful intern babies! So here it is — the interns, the grades, and how each of them could stand to up their scores by the end of the semester/season.
TV midterm for Grey's Anatomy
| December 18, 2006
Origin of species
When in 1976 Jennifer Bartlett premiered her epic painting Rhapsody, John Russell, the chief art critic of the New York Times, proclaimed it “the most ambitious single work of art that has come my way since I started to live in New York." “Jennifer Bar
Jennifer Bartlett’s breakthrough masterpiece and photographers of the future
| October 18, 2006
A fat house, a fat car . . . no, this isn’t necessarily a disparaging comment on the current state of the American dream.
Wurm and Walker at the Rose, American photography at the Addison, Malpede and Fletcher at MIT
| April 18, 2006
Time and space
Humor and craftsmanship are both evident on the art horizon.
Artists taking on all there is
| March 07, 2006
The right profile
Contemporary African-American artists have taken on issues of race and American identity in a wealth of ways, from Kara Walker’s provocative silhouette narratives to Fred Wilson’s discomforting black "collectibles" to William Pope
African-Americans in Andover, nudes in Winchester, sunglasses and cellphones in Essex
| January 17, 2006
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