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Isabella Stewart Gardner: Why it is time to explore her modernist dimension
The serene new visitor's center and entrance pavilion at the Gardner Museum is a great credit to Renzo Piano, superb architecture that brilliantly sets off...
| January 23, 2012
Photos: Renzo Piano's new wing at the Gardner Museum
| January 20, 2012
How a Rembrandt wound up on a pig farm
The next time you're bored on a Friday night and considering a caper at the RISD Museum, Anthony Amore wants you to consider this: you're more likely to make a few bucks begging the high school crowd on Thayer Street.
| August 12, 2011
Man confesses to 1990 heist of Vermeer painting from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A few weeks ago we published an update on the story of Myles J. Connor, the art thief who once claimed to have been the...
| May 06, 2011
A bank robber downsizes
There's nothing like an art heist to make journalists spout hyperbole. What else could explain the wild things they've said about Myles J. Connor, the Boston career criminal who by his own account has tiptoed by night through literally dozens of museu
The long fall from ripping off Rembrandts to shoplifting sunglasses
| April 29, 2011
A bankrobber downsizes
There's nothing like an art heist to make a journalist spout hyperbole.
Annals of Crime
| April 15, 2011
December 16 | Gardner After Hours at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Parting is such sweet sorrow. On one hand, we'll miss Gardner After Hours, the monthly series of culture-vulture cocktail receptions at the Isabella Stewart Gardner...
| December 13, 2010
Review: A venerable collection returns to Marble House
Medieval artists got so much wrong. But it's a wrongness that ends up being vigorously right.
| September 03, 2010
HOT EXPANSIONS: The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Bigger isn't always better. If it were, we wouldn't foam at the mouth every time a newer, slimmer model of our cell phone is released....
| July 26, 2010
DJ Coralcola at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The July Gardner After Hours bash gets a jolt from Worcester's DJ Coralcola. Best known for spinning trance tracks like those on his self-released Egggirl,...
| July 14, 2010
Photos: Topping Ceremony at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Gardner’s new wing takes shape
SCOTT M. LACEY
| June 25, 2010
Art in the air conditioning
From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
| June 18, 2010
The stars of the “Artadia Boston” exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery are Raúl González’s manic-Injun drawings.
‘Artadia Boston’ at the BCA, plus terracotta at the Gardner
| April 09, 2010
Borromeo String Quartet at the Gardner Museum
We can think of lots worse ways to spend Easter Sunday than listening to the Borromeo String Quartet start its new Beethoven cycle with Quartets Nos. 1,...
| March 31, 2010
The timely highlight of Gil Rose’s latest BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project) concert, “Strings Attached,” was a new/old piece (2004, revised 2009) for two string orchestras by Scott Wheeler now called Crazy Weather — the new title taken from a John
BMOP, and the Christian Wolff festival
| March 26, 2010
Callithumpian Consort with Christian Wolff
Exalted American experimental composer Christian Wolff got our attention with the title of his new Songs from Brecht: The Exception and the Rule, which the...
| March 17, 2010
Composers John Harbison and Peter Lieberson are big presences this spring.
Lions and lambs
| March 12, 2010
Cirkestra at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The beautiful five-piece Cirkestra return to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum after rocking the Tapestry Room last year. Expect a program of new pieces by...
| February 10, 2010
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
| February 05, 2010
Works in progress
Back in October, Minnesota photographer Alec Soth spoke at MassArt. "Facebook: 15 billion uploaded photos," he said. "At its busiest, 550,000 images each second being uploaded. So I've been struggling with that. How do I function as a photographer in th
Photography after Facebook at the PRC, 'Boston Does Boston III' at Proof, and Taro Shinoda at Gardner
| January 15, 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
52 ways to leave 2009
Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
| January 01, 2010
2009: The year in Classical
This was a queasy year for classical music.
Beating the quease
| December 25, 2009
After its triumphant traversal of the complete Béla Bartók string quartets at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Borromeo Quartet was back for a free 20th- and 21st-century program at Jordan Hall, leading off with an accomplished recent piece by t
The Borromeo and Emerson String Quartets, Dohnányi with the BSO, and Yiddish operetta at Harvard
| December 11, 2009
Borromeo String Quartet: The Complete Bartók Quartets, Part 1
File this one under "Shouldn't Miss": the Borromeo String Quartet in part one of "The Complete Bartók Quartets" - which is to say, Nos. 1,...
| October 06, 2009
Leon Kirchner, 1919–2009
Craggy, tender, passionate, witty, rough-edged, lyrical, uncompromising, Leon Kirchner's music, so like the man himself, made an indelible impression. Even in his recent appearance at a 90th-birthday tribute concert at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
| September 23, 2009
Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'
The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
| September 18, 2009
Avant Gardner's “New Japan” with Callithumpian Consort and Jo Kondo
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum kicks off its adorably named Avant Gardner series with “New Japan,” an evening in which local new-music titans Callithumpian Consort...
| September 09, 2009
Interview: Ulrich Boser
As we reach the 19th anniversary of the theft of 13 priceless art objects from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, there's been a renewed effort to identify the thieves and retrieve the Gardner treasures.
Going after the Gardner thieves
| March 24, 2009
East meets West
The paintings in "Shôwa Sophistication" at the Museum of Fine Arts are like the dreamiest travel posters you've ever seen.
'Shôwa' at the MFA, and Mrs. Gardner's Asian tour
| March 24, 2009
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