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Autumn blossoms: Our 10 most anticipated art shows this fall
This fall is a season of celebrations and new beginnings as the Museum of Fine Arts opens its new contemporary art wing, the Institute of Contemporary Art turns 75, the Addison Gallery reopens after fixing its roof, and Brandeis's Rose Art Museum re
This season, the galleries are filled with light shows, monster rock and roll, and naked ladies
| September 16, 2011
"Andrea Fraser: Boxed Set" at Carpenter Center
If you enjoy art but can't stand pretentiousness, you might find a kindred spirit in performance artist Andrea Fraser. At Harvard's Carpenter Center for the...
| February 10, 2010
Fresh fruit and vegetables
The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
| January 01, 2010
In 1915, Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts archæologists digging in a rocky cliff at Deir el-Bersha unearthed the 4000-year-old tomb of the Djehutynakhts, an ancient Egyptian governor and his wife.
Tomb 10A at the MFA; ACT UP at Harvard
| October 23, 2009
Photos: ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis
Photos from the exhibit on display from October 15 to December 23, 2009.
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis 1987–1993 at the Carpenter Center
CARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
| October 23, 2009
“ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993”
When it captures the pulse of a people or echoes the heartbeat of a moment in culture, street art is a medium that can move...
| October 05, 2009
Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'
The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
| September 18, 2009
Pushing up daisies
If the phrase "April showers bring May flowers" has any cred, it might ring true with a new installation at Boston Sculptors Gallery.
Beth Galston & Lorey Bonante at Boston Sculptors Gallery, ‘Remembering Albert Alcalay’ at Harvard's Carpenter Center
EVAN J. GARZA
| April 10, 2009
March of the pigs
Kiki Smith curates at the Davis, Pigskin portraiture in Cambridge
'The Artist-as-Curator: Kiki Smith' at the Davis Museum, Heide Hatry at Pierre Menard, Agnès Varda at Harvard's Sert Gallery
EVAN J. GARZA
| February 24, 2009
Chan we can believe in
If you’ve visited the Institute of Contemporary Art at any point in the last few years — in either of its physical incarnations — there’s a good chance you’ve seen Paul Chan’s work.
Paul Chan at the Carpenter Center, ‘Keeping Time’ at the PRC, Julia Hechtman at Artists Foundation, Inaugural Exhibition at Walker Contemporary
EVAN J. GARZA
| October 29, 2008
Just a little bit
Digital-era experimental filmmakers occupy a rich and interesting place in relation to the new technology available to them.
‘Lossless’ at The Sert Gallery, ‘Overflow’ at Laconia Gallery, Garry Knox Bennett at the Fuller, and String-Theory-inspired art and music at NESAD
| September 23, 2008
I am I said
Tufts University Art Gallery presents “Empire And Its Discontents,” which opens September 15 with work by 11 artists tied to previously colonized regions in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
‘Empire and Its Discontents’ and more at Tufts; ‘Re-View’ and visiting faculty at Harvard; GASP’s Fourth Anniversary
| September 03, 2008
In 2008, the fourth dimension, time, steps to the fore in the art world.
Artists mess with time, re-enact art history, and hop up on stage in ’08
| December 26, 2007
The Los Angeles site of the Center for Land Use Interpretation keeps a low physical profile.
Matthew Coolidge at the Carpenter Center, ‘Ana Maria Pacheco’ at the Danforth, and the December Sale at the SMFA
| November 27, 2007
Empyrean is one of the rare Internet-inspired pieces with rich, complex, coherent form.
Cliff Evans at the Gardner, Félix González-Torres at Harvard
| November 15, 2007
Turn on the bright lights
Art this fall grapples with issues like gender and journalism, personal space and human survival, and what to have for lunch.
Art, women, politics, and food
| September 12, 2007
It’s all true
Here’s a selection of non-fiction books that the Phoenix liked this year, in alphabetical order by author.
A year in non-fiction
| December 20, 2006
Back in 1927, Hermann Hesse in Steppenwolf likened the hidden layers of the human personality to an onion: “made up of a hundred integuments, a texture made up of many threads.”
‘Reveal’ at the New Art Center, Loïs Mailou Jones at the Museum School, Sharon Harper and Helen Mirra at the Carpenter Center, and a new gallery in Malden
| September 05, 2006
Blinded by the light
The pleasures of scenic seacoasts, lakes at dusk, farms in full fruit, and clam shacks by day or night have attracted artists to New England since at least the mid 19th century.
Painting Summer in New England at PEM, Pia Lindman at MIT, Julie Mehretu at Harvard
| April 14, 2006
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