David Hockney

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Modern times

Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
By GREG COOK  |  January 08, 2010

No accidents

There is nothing inherently emotionally expressive about paint being loosely smooshed around on a canvas.
Jon Imber knows just what he’s doing
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 22, 2008

Peabody rising

Could the Peabody Essex Museum be the Boston area’s most exciting art museum right now?
Bold leadership and an ambitious curatorial vision have vaulted the Peabody Essex Museum into a spot among the country’s best
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008

Greatest hits

The RISD Museum continues its top to bottom renovation and expansion.
RISD shows off its new and renovated galleries
By GREG COOK  |  June 04, 2008

Rhyme schemes

In honor of poetry month, these books have been plucked from the torrent.
Some 'Poetry Month' bon-bons
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  April 10, 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


Glower power

It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  September 06, 2006

Portrait of the artist - side 1

By  |  February 23, 2006

Portrait of the artist

This is a charming, crowd-pleasing blockbuster show. Sourpuss hipsters may enjoy it anyway.
Face to face with David Hockney
By GREG COOK  |  February 22, 2006


David Hockney has been kind of a rock star in contemporary art history, a flamboyant figure originally fêted for his pioneering use of the cool, magazine-style imagery that was identified with early Pop Art, as well as for his exuberant lust for life.
David Hockney at the MFA, CAA in Boston, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Ric Haynes
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 17, 2006

Who Gets To Call It Art?

The life of the Met's first curator provides a window to the emergence of American art, from Abstract Expressionism to Pop.
Rating: 3 stars
By JON GARELICK  |  February 02, 2006