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Lighting history

On January 1, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner invited 300 guests to a private concert by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of her new museum on the Fenway. After performances of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann, the mirrored door
The Gardner Museum takes a chance on the new
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2010

2009: The year in Dance

You could say there were two tremendous forces that propelled dance into the world of modern culture: the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev and the choreography of Merce Cunningham.
Milestones and memories
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 25, 2009

Meet the Kleenex Designers

They'll rub your nose in it
By DAVID KISH  |  November 27, 2009

Simple gifts

Charles and Henry Greene came to Boston in 1888 to study architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Master architects: The Greenes at the MFA, Frank Lloyd Wright in Manchester
By GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2009

States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009

Ascending elegies

As we made our way up the ramps of the Guggenheim during the second part of Meredith Monk's Ascension Variations , we encountered a man in red curled up on his side on the floor, cradling a Jew's harp against his teeth.
Meredith Monk at the Guggenheim in New York City
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 11, 2009


Interview: T. C. Boyle

Among his many fictionalizations of the American past, novelist T.C. Boyle has remade such real-life characters as the inventor of cornflakes, John Harvey Kellogg ( The Road to Wellville , 1993), and sexual behaviorist Alfred Kinsey ( The Inner Circle
On The Women and Frank Lloyd Wright
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 03, 2009

More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 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

Hearts of glass

In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2008

Drawing connections

The Portland Museum of Art’s challenge in presenting an architectural exhibition is akin to the finger that points to the moon.
Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s work at the PMA
By IAN PAIGE  |  July 11, 2007

From sketch to finish

Visit the top floor of the Portland Museum of Art for a local contribution to the design discussion.
In “Maine Architects Design Furniture”
By IAN PAIGE  |  July 11, 2007

Mystic rivers

Was Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff a charlatan?
When G.I. Gurdjieff came to Boston
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 03, 2007

...And the living is easy

Fellow Portlanders, we have about three months until we return to our caves for hibernation.
Get it while the getting is good this summer
By IAN PAIGE  |  June 13, 2007

Built to move

The Institute of Contemporary Art, clearly in a nomadic frame of mind as it gears up for its own move to a new building on the Boston waterfront next fall, looks at the surprisingly long history of adaptability in domestic design.
Flexible dwelling at the ICA, James Surls at the DeCordova
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 19, 2006

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

Performance art list photo


The twain rarely meet, it seems, when it comes to First Fridays versus opening nights in the Portland theaters. We have our gallery scene, our theater scene, and our music scene, but for the most part, the city’s various arts scenesters tend to stay comf
Sending the Arts to camp, and into bed
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 17, 2006