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PMA looks closely at Normandy

Walking across the first gallery at the Portland Museum of Art's fine exhibition, "The Draw of the Normandy Coast: 1860-1960," you encounter three paintings of the same subject that outline three of the different ways of thinking that were part of artist
Artistic invasion
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  July 13, 2012
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Spencer Finch’s ‘Painting Air’ at the RISD Museum

The question at the heart of Spencer Finch's art is: how to recreate fleeting impressions, like the green-blue-brown surface of the Hudson River or the sunlight filtering down from the Pantheon's dome in Rome.
Mission: Impossible
By GREG COOK  |  March 09, 2012
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States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009

A behind-the-scenes look at those big-deal auctions

After the auction began, Vincent, a collector with his eye on a Fernand Leger print, offered his thoughts.
Up For Bid
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 10, 2008
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New discoveries

The show presents works by artists that influenced the Impressionists and artists who were, in turn, influenced by this most powerful of artistic movements.  
What the Impressionists can still teach us
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  October 02, 2008
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Soul Touch army

Today’s funk and soul DJ is either an imitator or an innovator. Cosmo Baker, ".45 Caliber Funk Volume 1" (mp3)
Our funk music collective calls on Cosmo Baker
By DAVID DAY  |  January 02, 2007