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The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing
A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
| September 23, 2011
Photos: Scenes from the opening of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art
The Museum of Fine Arts expanded its already-impressive repertoire this weekend when it unveiled the much-anticipated Linde Family Wing For Contemporary Art with a 24-hour-long celebration.
From the grand opening of the Museum of Fine Arts's new wing
| September 23, 2011
Review: The eye-popping vitality of 'Printed in Providence'
Providence printmaking continues to be the primary representative of the city's art in books from Street World (2007) to Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today (2009) to the Museum of Modern Art's Modern Women (2010). It's a printmakin
| February 25, 2011
Review: 'Networks 2009-2010' at the Newport Art Museum
In art communities like Providence, local institutions often ignore their town's history. Which can convey the message that little art made here ever mattered. And the corollary: Little made here ever will matter. Which is, of course, silly in the town
A 'community of makers'
| November 26, 2010
Five artists address intimacy at MECA’s ICA
The largely performance-based offerings in "Mind-bending with the Mundane" inspect the confusing grayscale of modern relationships and family structures, addressing what contemporary domesticity looks like in a society of convenience and prerogative with
| September 24, 2010
In 'The Tradition'
In 1978, Rhode Island College presented “Four from Providence.” The exhibit was a call to revitalize the reputations of four Providence artists of color who had often been overlooked since their peaks in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Bannister’s ‘Five From Providence’ honors its namesake
| June 11, 2010
The beauty of Kara Walker's silhouettes lies in their concurrent brutality and daintiness, and in her unabashed exploration cutting to the meat of the black-and-white binary in American contemporary culture.
Kara Walker's emotional film at Bowdoin College Museum of Art
| November 27, 2009
Dark and light sides of pleasure
"I want to create a place where people can take a little vacation from reality," Brooklyn artist Kirsten Hassenfeld has said. "I'm interested in going to a place where there is no want, only endless plenty." In "Recent Sculpture," her exhibit at Brown Un
Kirsten Hassenfeld's place of "endless plenty" at Bell Gallery
| September 04, 2009
Photos: The Old, Weird America exhibit at DeCordova
The Old, Weird America at the DeCordova
The Old, Weird America : Folk Themes in Contemporary Art at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM
| June 19, 2009
Art in America
The legend of the Old West's cowboys and Indians, flinty pioneers and buffalo killers, sheriffs and gunslingers started with the tall tales that cowboys themselves told of their glorious exploits.
From the Old West to middle-class guys
| June 19, 2009
Folk my brains out
Toby Kamp's 'The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes In Contemporary Art' at The Decordova Museum
Wild and weird
EVAN J. GARZA
| May 22, 2009
The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum
EVAN J. GARZA
| December 05, 2008
It’s an uneven show with a dour vision that leaves a mediciny taste in your mouth — and, I think, offers signs of a generation gap among curators.
"Black Womanhood" at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Cultural Center
| September 23, 2008
Seeing the light
When Oscar suggests they bunk school and visit the museum across the street, because of the cafeteria’s two-pound burritos, they don’t realize what they have in store for them.
In House Freestyle connects on many levels
| March 25, 2008
On the inside, though, it feels like a much larger museum has been magically folded into the fine old neo-classical structure.
A look at the newly re-opened Bowdoin College Museum of Art
| March 06, 2008
Playing with history
In February 1862, with the Civil War not yet a year old, Union forces took Fort Henry, a Confederate outpost on the Tennessee River, as they began to open up Southern waterways for supply lines.
Kara Walker's civil war
| January 30, 2007
What we think of as “progress” — urban development, industrialization — has been proceeding at a rapid rate in China over the past decade, with significant environmental and human consequences.
Edward Burtynsky at Tufts, Kara Walker at the Addison, and ‘Works from the Permanent Collection’ at the Rose
| January 17, 2007
The advantage of being a teaching museum is on full display at the Rhode Island School of Design in the exhibition “Re-Viewing the Twentieth Century.”
A “Re-View” of the last 100 years at RISD
| January 02, 2007
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
| December 27, 2006
One of the invigorating qualities of summer art shows in Boston is their relative playfulness. Slideshow: Images from the galleries
Cool pickin’s on Newbury Street and in the South End
| July 05, 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
Gathering women artists together in a show is always at least a little problematic.
Gender is the only commonality in “Voice”
| May 22, 2006
A galaxy far, far away
Recently I found myself aboard the Air Chair, a padded seat atop what looks like a riding lawnmower, at the Museum of Science’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.
Is the Empire defining the current avant-garde?
| March 27, 2006
The right profile
Contemporary African-American artists have taken on issues of race and American identity in a wealth of ways, from Kara Walker’s provocative silhouette narratives to Fred Wilson’s discomforting black "collectibles" to William Pope
African-Americans in Andover, nudes in Winchester, sunglasses and cellphones in Essex
| January 17, 2006
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