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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
| December 10, 2010
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
| February 01, 2010
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
| January 01, 2010
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
| December 11, 2009
Lighthouse Retrofit Plan
Your Casino Here
| November 06, 2009
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
| August 21, 2009
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
| May 01, 2009
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
| February 05, 2008
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
| October 10, 2007
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?
| August 02, 2007
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
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| July 10, 2007
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
| June 28, 2007
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
| October 23, 2006
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
| August 17, 2006
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 .
Kay Hanley at T.T. the Bear’s Place
| 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
| July 11, 2006
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
| June 14, 2006
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
| May 23, 2006
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
| January 19, 2006
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