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SLIDESHOW: ''Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo'' at the School of the MFA + ''Memory as Medicine'' at Davis Museum

''Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo'' is at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through March 17, 2012. "Memory as Medicine'' is on display through May 6, 2012 at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum.
Through March 17, 2012 + Through May 6, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 16, 2012
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Boston arts institutions flexed their muscles in 2011

The following rundown of the best art exhibits of 2011 shows how greater Boston is now consistently offering some of the richest institutional art exhibition programs in the country.
Boom town!
By GREG COOK  |  December 23, 2011
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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
By GREG COOK  |  September 16, 2011
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El Anatsui shows why he's one of the best

It was around 1999 when El Anatsui found a found a bag of milk-tin lids, and then a bag of bottle caps.
Unqualified
By GREG COOK  |  April 08, 2011
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Slideshow: 'El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa' at the Davis Museum

El Anatsui's exhibit, "When I Last Wrote to You about Africa," is at the Davis Museum from March 30 to June 12, 2011.
Davis Museum | March 30–June 12, 2011
By EL ANATSUI  |  April 08, 2011
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Gabriel Kuri and Francis Alÿs look at the ordinary

It feels a bit like the art-world version of some twins-separated-at-birth Disney comedy: one artist born in Mexico who lives in Belgium, and one born in Belgium who lives in Mexico.  
Magical thinking
By GREG COOK  |  February 25, 2011


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Tall stories

The Institute of Contemporary Art gets down and dirty this spring with Mexican artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, who's better known as DR. LAKRA — or, as they might say in his home of Oaxaca, "Dr. Delinquent."
Puppets, painted poetry, and the Kennedys
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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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
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 24, 2009
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RISD redefined

Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
By GREG COOK  |  September 25, 2008
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Generation gap

It’s an uneven show with a dour vision that leaves a mediciny taste in your mouth — and, I think, offers signs of a generation gap among curators.
"Black Womanhood" at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Cultural Center
By GREG COOK  |  September 23, 2008
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Dollhouses and dream states

Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 08, 2008


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Sizing things up

Back in the day — and by that I mean the 15th century — printing on paper was in its infancy in Europe, since the process of papermaking had just made its way there from China.
Monumental Prints and Small Ponds at the Davis Museum, ‘Art and Math’ at Axiom, Glass Sea Creatures at Harvard, and New Rationalists at Proof
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008
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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
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Geo-politics

A politically charged energy infuses “On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West,” coming to Wellesley College’s Davis Museum.
From China to Africa, with stops in between for "America Starts Here"
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 02, 2006