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The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing

A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
Playing catch-up
By GREG COOK  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

Picasso seems to have done so, though preferring Chaplin slapstick and cowboy silents to artsy fare, and biographers place him at several screenings of Lumière shorts.
Linking movies and Cubist painting
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 25, 2010
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Cut it out

"Collage: Piecing it Together" at the Portland Museum of Art is a somewhat rambling look at a process that came into use in the beginning of the 20th century as a cubist process bringing images, colors, and shapes together that were previously used els
Collage-making is about the details
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 08, 2010
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Altered states

Talking drugs, Zen, and painting with art critic Ken Johnson
Talking drugs, Zen, and painting with art critic Ken Johnson
By IAN PAIGE  |  March 04, 2009
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Id vicious

Money is a dominant topic of conversation in the art world even when there isn’t a global financial crisis.
The Museum School Art Sale at SMFA, ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock + Roll’ at Steven Zevitas Gallery
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 13, 2008
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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Glass comes off as a likable, unassuming presence and also a bit of an enigma.
A quietly hagiographic film biography
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 18, 2008


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The Candy Man

Glittering piles of cheap candies are probably Cuban-born artist Félix González-Torres’s most iconic works.
Félix González-Torres at The Carpenter Center, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting at the Sackler, and Chuck Close and Robert Storr at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 23, 2007
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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
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007
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Summer daze

One of the invigorating qualities of summer art shows in Boston is their relative playfulness. Slideshow: Images from the galleries     
Cool pickin’s on Newbury Street and in the South End
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  July 05, 2006