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The deCordova thinks about ''murals''

In "Wall Works" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, curatorial fellow Lexi Lee Sullivan attempts to corral a trend in art today that spans graffiti and interior decoration.
Off the Wall
By GREG COOK  |  July 22, 2011
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'Curiouser' encounters at the Museum of Natural History

The exhibit "Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" in the lobby of the Museum of Natural History takes as its title Alice's exclamation of surprise early in her adventures down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll's 1865 n
Where the wild things are
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2011
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10 exhibits that are worth another look

Here's our rundown of the best art of '10.
Excellent expressions
By GREG COOK  |  December 24, 2010
"Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" at Roger Williams Park

"Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" at Roger Williams Park


Remember how Alice's mind raced as she glimpsed the whimsical weirdness of Wonderland? It all became "curiouser and curiouser" with each step, according to Lewis...
By webteam  |  November 22, 2010
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Treasure trove

Visiting "Pictures from the Hay" is like rummaging through your grandparents’ attic . . . if your grandparents are amazingly curious, incredibly well-connected, and fabulously well-to-do.
'Pictures from the Hay' and Alison Owen's 'Divisibility'
By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2010
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Open to interpretation

For decades, abstraction dominated avant-garde discourse, as painters worked to break art down to its basic elements, stripping away more and more of what seemed necessary to a painting, and then stripping away even more.
‘Abstraction in Providence’ at RIC’s Bannister Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2010


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Your tax dollars at work(1)

The standout piece in the "2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition" is Alison Owen's hand-drawn wallpaper installation.
Imago hosts the ‘2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibit’
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2010