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What's happening at the Gardner and at Harvard
What's happening at the Gardner and at Harvard
By JON GARELICK  |  November 19, 2010

Don’t leave me this way

Leaves lead a wild life, and each leaf’s physical structure reflects both its individual biography — revealing the pathways, for example, of insects that have eaten their way across a leaf’s surface.
Botanical Forms at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, Carroll Dunham and more at the Addison, and Renzo Piano at the Fogg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 06, 2008
“Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey” at the Fogg Art Museum

“Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey” at the Fogg Art Museum

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - MONDAY, JUNE 30For type-A neat freaks, Moyra Davey's photographs might induce a bit of angst, as clutter and dust often take...
By Heather Bouzan  |  February 25, 2008

Lighting up

Poor Abraham Lincoln.
Moyra Davey at the Fogg, ‘Two or Three Things I Know about Her’ at the Carpenter Center, and Arno Rafael Minkkinen at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 19, 2008

Tempo tantrum

In 2008, the fourth dimension, time, steps to the fore in the art world.
Artists mess with time, re-enact art history, and hop up on stage in ’08
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 26, 2007

Turn on the bright lights

Art this fall grapples with issues like gender and journalism, personal space and human survival, and what to have for lunch.
Art, women, politics, and food
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 12, 2007


The hollow man

The Swiss artist John Armleder fancies himself a slippery shape shifter.
John M. Armleder at Brandeis, plus Fernand Léger at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  May 25, 2007

Shape up

“Fernand Léger: Contrasts of Forms” is a powerful contribution to our understanding of Léger’s role in the development of abstract art in the early 20th century.
Fernand Léger at the Fogg, ‘Encounters’ at the BCA, ‘War’ at the MFA and Pierre Menard Gallery
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 03, 2007

Very funney

Early William Wegman videos on YouTube are grainy black-and-white mini-musings on watching and being watched.
William Wegman at the Addison, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon at WAM, and John Ruskin & friends at the Fogg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 27, 2007

Going deep

A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007

Say it loud

Unrest is in the crisp fall air as Election Day 2006 rolls around, and examples of artists who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore abound.
‘Dissent!’ at Harvard, ‘Media Machines’ at Tufts, ‘Fashion Show’ at the MFA, and Michael Smith at MIT
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 31, 2006


Fight the power

Art mixes it up with history and politics, peers closely at electronic surveillance, worries about its own usefulness, traipses down the fashion runway, and brings cool stuff back from China and Puerto Rico in exhibitions opening this fall.
Artists protest war, scrutinize surveillance, explore usefulness, and embrace couture  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 13, 2006


“Under Cover” is one of those lucid, edifying shows the Harvard museums excel at.
Sketchbooks at Harvard, dead bird at the Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  August 28, 2006


Art — like music, physics, literature, dance, and other creative pursuits — rarely springs forth from the imagination in its final form. 
Artists’ notebooks at the Fogg, issues of extinction at the Gardner, and ‘Photographing Great Horses’ at the Fitchburg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 19, 2006

Cheap thrills

Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
By ELLEE DEAN  |  June 14, 2006

To the lighthouse

Word has it that famed, Boston-born artist Winslow Homer learned to paint from his mother, a skilled amateur watercolorist of flowers who recognized her son’s talent for drawing from the time he could hold a pencil.
American watercolors, toothpicks and roadtrips, and ‘Mixing Speak’ at the New Art Center
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 05, 2006