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Photos: Scenes from the opening of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

The Museum of Fine Arts expanded its already-impressive repertoire this weekend when it unveiled the much-anticipated Linde Family Wing For Contemporary Art with a 24-hour-long celebration.
From the grand opening of the Museum of Fine Arts's new wing
By JOEL VEAK  |  September 23, 2011

Alternative universe

In the 1930s and '40s, Boston painters developed a moody, mythic realism. They mixed social satire with depictions of street scenes, Biblical scenes, and mystical symbolic narratives, all of it darkened by the shadow of the Great Depression and World W
Boston Expressionism in context
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Wizards and masterpieces

At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009

Will Brandeis sell out the Rose?

Will Brandeis take the money and run?
As the clock ticks down, the world-renowned museum confronts the art of survival
By GREG COOK  |  May 15, 2009

Brandeis shutters art museum

Late Monday afternoon, Brandeis University informed leaders of its Rose Art Museum that it would close the institution this summer and auction off the more than 6000 pieces in its renowned collection, which includes major works by Andy Warhol, Robert R
Bloom off the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2009


I wanna rock

In 1982, a group of local hardcore punk bands released what would turn out to be a landmark compilation album, This Is Boston, Not L.A.
LaMontagne’s vision for Boston art
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2008

The devil in the details

It’s hard to imagine stopping to look at drawings that don’t coalesce till you let them pull you in and spin you around a bit.
‘Drawn to Detail’ and ‘Laylah Ali’ at the DeCordova, Esteban Pastorino Díaz at the SMFA, and Student Loan Art Program at MIT
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 28, 2008

Shuffle mode

The news of the Allston Skirt Gallery closing turned out to be the first sign of a major gallery shake-up involving a number of Boston’s most prestigious venues.
Shake-ups on the gallery scene
By GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2008

Ill wind

In the muddy rusty autumnal scrub, a fox, who could have been imagined by Richard Scarry, sits on a log and a smiling rabbit lies in brambles.
Apocalyptic dread in the galleries
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2008

Mortification of the flesh

“Global Feminisms” at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum could be one of the most important exhibits of the year.
'Global Feminisms' turns sexism inward
By GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2007


Bodies and souls

Preserved flayed corpses at the Museum of Science, Americans in Paris at the Museum of Fine Arts, underground art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, beavers at Mass College of Art — it was that kind of year, capped off by the arrival of the n
A year in art
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 19, 2006

A galaxy far, far away

Recently I found myself aboard the Air Chair, a padded seat atop what looks like a riding lawnmower, at the Museum of Science’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.
Is the Empire defining the current avant-garde?
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2006

Painting the end of the world

Back in 2001, the artist Dana Schutz had the deliciously harebrained idea to paint “The Last Man on Earth.” She named him Frank.
But for Dana Schutz, that’s only the beginning
By GREG COOK  |  February 02, 2006

Painting the end of the world - side

By  |  February 01, 2006

Cannibals and castaways

Dana Schutz flirts with the ugly, considers our condition, pictures the unimaginable, and uncovers what some might prefer left under a rock.
Dana Schutz and Oliver Herring at the Rose, ‘Modern Masters’ at the MFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 14, 2006