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Take a seat and consider the chair

Richard Prince's 2008 "Nurse Hat Chair" sits next to a gothic French "Joined Chair" in the first gallery of the extensive "Sit Down!" — book-ending the six centuries of chairs represented in the exhibit.
Form + function
By ANNIE LARMON  |  December 10, 2010
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Karen Schmeer: 1970-2010

Karen Schmeer, the brilliant local film editor whose work on Errol Morris's documentary The Fog of War helped win it the Best Documentary Oscar in 2004, died January 29 in a tragic accident, struck by a getaway car as she was crossing a street in Manha
In Memoriam
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 01, 2010
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Fresh fruit and vegetables

The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
By GREG COOK  |  January 01, 2010
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Two turtle doves

Like a mug of hot cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, sometimes a good Christmas gift isn't quite complete without a second one that enhances the pleasures of the first.
Sometimes the best gifts come in pairs
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 11, 2009
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Lighthouse Retrofit Plan

Your Casino Here
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  November 06, 2009
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Midsummer madness

After a relatively quiet summer, I saw Boston Midsummer Opera's Cosí fan tutte at BU's Tsai Center. Then I raced out to Tanglewood for a Mark Morris program accompanied by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, a BSO matinee with Ma, and all six concerts in the annua
Mark Morris, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood, Mozart in Boston, Meyerbeer at Bard
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 21, 2009


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Books tour

While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  May 01, 2009
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Majoring and minering in theater

The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2008
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Everyday use

Two new exhibits take design — the familiar background of our daily lives — and give it immediacy in a gallery setting.
Rethinking design at the ICA, and City Hall at Pinkcomma Gallery
By DAVID EISEN  |  October 10, 2007
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Edifice complex

You’re Boston Mayor Tom Menino, preparing to address the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on a chilly morning in December 2006.
Tom Menino has already remade Boston’s skyline. Now he wants to pack up City Hall and move it to Southie. Can anyone stop him?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2007
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Postmodern cabaret

The Spiegeltent at Bard College fits into two big trucks and can be raised in a couple of days by a crew of workers.
Susan Marshall and Doug Varone at Bard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 10, 2007


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Ice and fire

Burning Man began as a San Francisco pyromaniacs’ beach party in 1986.
Ice Cream’s cold contemporary art, Burning Man’s hot stuff
By GREG COOK  |  June 28, 2007
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Making their mark

Universities need their ivy-covered red-brick towers and classical stone porticoes to remind students of their roots in the past.
The Phoenix gets out the red pen and grades 10 local campuses’ most daring experiments in modern architecture
By DAVID EISEN  |  October 23, 2006
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OOH-OO CHILD

Childhood in America comes under the artist’s gaze in Pine Flat , the fifth film by Sharon Lockhart, and it’s examined with precision and attention to detail.
Sharon Lockhart’s ‘Pine Flat’ at Harvard, Frank Gehry and Matthew Barney Films at the MFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 17, 2006
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Not your mom, she’s an effing A-bomb

How a smallish, 30-something-year-old mother of two brings the party. Slideshow: Kay Hanley at T.T. the Bear's Place .
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By JESS MCCONNELL  |  July 19, 2006

Walk on by

MIT’s campus is dotted with art — 46 works are listed on its most recent “Public Art Collection Map,” a document that you can download if you want to know what that big thing in front of the Stata Center is, or who made the cube-like piece in front of th
Bill Arning tours art at MIT; Alexander Dumbadze examines sculptural form at Brandeis; books and dioramas at NESAD
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 11, 2006


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Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
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Learning by doing

The way kids say, “I wanna be an astronaut, I wanna be a fireman,” Cambridge’s Karen Schmeer insisted, “I can be a film editor.”
Karen Schmeer, Sidney Pollack, Frank Gehry
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 23, 2006
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Our town

After living through decades of Big Dig construction and disruption, the average Bostonian has developed a keener design knowledge and sensitivity.
‘Architects on Film’ at the MFA
By MARK FAVERMAN  |  January 19, 2006