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The museum-building boom continues

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

In 2002, the year after his mother died, as Alex Matter tells it, he found a brown paper package in his father’s storage locker on Long Island.
'Pollock Matters' at Boston College
By GREG COOK  |  September 04, 2007
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Return to the edge of the world

Photography and new media loom large on the horizon in 2007, with cameras pointed in every direction.
The year ahead in art
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 27, 2006
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Holiday, it would be so nice!

The Museum of Fine Arts offers a full-out festive immersion approach to the impending holidays this year — a line of attack that, in keeping with the contemporary spirit of art, embraces performing arts, multimedia, and site-specific.
Seasonal cheer at the MFA and the SMFA, Helen Molesworth at the Carpenter Center, Andrea Modica at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 28, 2006


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Bookworms

“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
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Sketchy

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
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Birdland

Our fragile and threatened natural environment weighs on the mind of Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson, who takes a biologist’s approach to artmaking .
Henrik Håkansson at the Gardner, ‘Dwelling’ at Forest Hills Cemetery, Marilyn Minter and more at AIB
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 20, 2006