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The RIFF takes on the world

Nothing brightens a neighborhood's outlook quite like the illumination from movie screens.
Roxbury Conglomerate
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 30, 2010

Majestic mysteries

Though your brain knows better, you can’t help getting the feeling that the moon sitting in the RISD Museum’s Farago Gallery has floated down from space.
Intriguing installations by Lowe, Elson, and Younger
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010

Boston After Dark: Glory, Old

Since the national student strike began, the Massachusetts College of Art, on Brookline Avenue in Boston, has undergone a remarkable change.
Posters of protest at Massachusetts College of Art
By THEODORE GROSS  |  May 28, 2010

2009: The year in Art

The year started off with a kick in the teeth when, in January, Brandeis University announced plans to shutter its Rose Art Museum and sell off its masterpieces.
Saints, sinners, paint
By GREG COOK  |  December 25, 2009
Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin

When he's not providing the score for dadaist cartoons or performing in space suits, Felix Kubin makes disharmonic pop/experimental noise the old-fashioned way, no computer,...
By Jason OBryan  |  November 18, 2009

My first trip to the County

During my 36-hour stay in the Allagash region, I had better luck than the four Massachusetts College of Art students who journeyed into the Maine wilderness in the summer of 1976, only to allegedly encounter a UFO.
Northern exposure
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2008


When the red, red robin . . .

This exhibit explores the basic nature of color and its relationship to survival and pleasure in the world.
‘Language Of Color’ at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, ‘Speaker Project’ at MassArt, Cathy McLaurin at Montserrat
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 17, 2008
dailyBOS: 07.16.2008

dailyBOS: 07.16.2008

dailyBOS_071608, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken on the 3rd floor at MassArt
By kbonami  |  July 16, 2008
dailyBOS: 07.09.2008

dailyBOS: 07.09.2008

dailyBOS_070908, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Harvard Square, the Fenway, and MassArt
By kbonami  |  July 09, 2008
dailyBOS: 07.02.2008

dailyBOS: 07.02.2008

dailyBOS_070208, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around the Fenway and MassArt
By kbonami  |  July 02, 2008
dailyBOS: 06.28.2008

dailyBOS: 06.28.2008

dailyBOS_062808, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Harvard Square and MassArt
By kbonami  |  June 28, 2008

dailyBOS: 06.22.2008

dailyBOS: 06.22.2008

dailyBOS_062208, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around MassArt and Huntington Ave, Back Bay/Boyston Street, and Central Square
By kbonami  |  June 22, 2008
dailyBOS: 06.21.2008

dailyBOS: 06.21.2008

dailyBOS_062108, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around the Fenway, MassArt, Kenmore Square, Watertown, and Harvard Square
By kbonami  |  June 21, 2008

A certain kind of disorientation

Home-grown new sculpture is alive and well right here right now, as Boston Sculptors Gallery regularly reminds us.
Anish Kapoor at the ICA, MCC Award Winners at Boston Sculptors, And ‘8 in ’08’ at Massart
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 20, 2008

The case of Milan Kohout

Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2008

Take it to the streets

“¡Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics" is a funhouse of brilliantly clunky handmade Mexican street art.
Mexican street graphics at MassArt
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007


Must warn others

It’s a cliché of bad novels and late-night movies that scientists and artists represent two extreme — and mutually exclusive — poles of objectivity and subjectivity.
"It's Alive!" at Montserrat, "2007 North American Print Biennial" at 808 Gallery
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 06, 2007

Hand made

Eight years after Loïs Mailou Jones’s death, School of the Museum of Fine Arts curator Joanna Soltan is proclaiming her to be “among the most significant African-American artists of the 20th century.”
Loïs Mailou Jones and Clare Rojas
By GREG COOK  |  October 04, 2006

Print the legend

This exhibit offers an eye-popping, floor-to-ceiling survey of practically every poster produced to advertise under-the-radar Providence shenanigans from 1995 to 2005. Slideshow: Images from Wunderground  
Providence’s ‘Wunderground’ and MassArt’s ‘Crafty’
By GREG COOK  |  September 28, 2006

Fine China

In the fall of 1947, a small group of senior students and faculty from Boston’s Museum School and the Massachusetts College of Art held the first meeting of the Boston Printmakers.
Boston Printmakers’ ‘Echoes of China,’ Somerville and Medford artists at Tufts, ‘Egyptian Myths and Magic’ in Fitchburg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 24, 2006

Steering off course

We recommend the course taught by the indie filmmaker, the course inspired by a Daily Show regular, and the course considered “experimental.”
Some classes sound like so much fun they might as well be extracurricular
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 08, 2006


Blogs be damned

Matthew Johnson couldn’t come to the Boston Zine Fair last weekend: he was locked in the Worcester County jail.
Zines get pretty  
By LEON NEYFAKH  |  March 29, 2006

Flashbacks: February 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 09, 2006