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Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries
In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.
| March 01, 2013
Review: Tales of the Night
In an abandoned cinema, an old technician assists a young couple in acting out stories spanning cultures and centuries: from medieval Europe, across the African plains, to Tibet, through an Aztec kingdom, and even a Caribbean-flavored Land of the Dead.
| November 09, 2012
Review: High Ground
In October 2010, 11 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans — blind, missing limbs, suffering from traumatic brain injury or PTSD — took part in "Soldiers to the Summit," a mission to climb Nepal's 20,000 foot Mt. Lobuche.
| October 26, 2012
Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival
The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.
| October 05, 2012
Like his last feature, Dogtooth, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's new film breaks down the conventions of identity, language, and social roles with black comic — and tragic — effect.
| October 05, 2012
SLIDESHOW: ''Ori Gersht: History Repeating''
''Ori Gersht: History Repeating'' | Through January 6, 2013 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Through January 6, 2013 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston
| September 07, 2012
Review: Never Stand Still
A multitude of A-list choreographers speak their piece to the camera — Merce Cunningham, Judith Jamison, Mark Morris — as they gather for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass.
| June 29, 2012
Photos: Passion Pit at the MFA
Passion Pit perform at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 22, 2012.
Acoustic session | June 22, 2012
| June 29, 2012
Out: From the MFA to the Pavilion, Passion Pit return to Boston
When Passion Pit were conceived five years ago out of an Emerson College dorm, the result of a Valentine's Day gift of love songs Michael Angelakos crafted for his then-girlfriend, electro-pop really hadn't yet taken hold of popular alternative music.
| June 29, 2012
Review: Portrait of Wally
Somewhere in the slog of Andrew Shea's Portrait of Wally is a devastating story of institutionalized extortion and its victims.
| June 22, 2012
Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's minimalist "Eastern," the Leone-esque title seems ironic, as a team of bumbling investigators spend hours driving through the Anatolian wasteland searching for the grave of a murder victim.
Driving through the wasteland
| May 11, 2012
SLIDESHOW: ''Alex Katz Prints'' at the MFA
"Alex Katz Prints" is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts through July 29, 2012.
April 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012
| April 27, 2012
Portraiture dominates Boston gallery exhibits this spring
"I figured," Alex Katz said of his paintings of his wife Ada in 1969, "well, if I get Ada right, if you only get one person right— if you get a woman or a man right — it's universal."
| March 02, 2012
Photos: James Mercer of the Shins at the MFA
James Mercer of the Shins performs at a WFNX Acoustic session at the Museum of Fine Arts on January 26, 2012.
Hosted by WFNX | January 26, 2012
| February 03, 2012
Attend this film fest: REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival @ Perkins School for the Blind + other venues
My Spectacular Theatre Already known for putting on one of the best film events in these parts, the organizers of the Boston Jewish Film Festival...
| February 01, 2012
Attend this film fest: Iranian Film Festival @ the MFA
Good Bye Though imprisoned for so-called crimes against the state, Iranian directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof somehow managed to make features and smuggle them...
| January 26, 2012
Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
Animated alchemical battles
| January 20, 2012
Attend this film fest: Boston Festival of Films from Iran @ the MFA
Where is the Friend's House? (1987) An unsung victim of the draconian Iranian regime is its film industry, once regarded as among the most accomplished...
| January 19, 2012
See this [free] film program: Local Youth Film Shorts @ the MFA
The MFA celebrates Martin Luther King Day with their Local Youth Film Shorts program, a compilation of films made by neighborhood high school kids. The...
| January 15, 2012
See this film: The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground at the MFA
They started out as a determined, talented, but struggling klezmer band and within a few years became, as someone comments in Erik Greenberg Anjou's documentary...
| January 10, 2012
Review: Hell and Back Again
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Hell and Back Again offers a potent documentary correlative to the narrative of The Hurt Locker .
The real-life story of a young marine
| January 06, 2012
A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD
Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
| December 30, 2011
Boston arts institutions flexed their muscles in 2011
The following rundown of the best art exhibits of 2011 shows how greater Boston is now consistently offering some of the richest institutional art exhibition programs in the country.
| December 23, 2011
Turkish Documentary and Short Film Competition
I’m a little late on this, but the Museum of Fine Art’s annual Turkish Documentary and Short Film Competition, which started yesterday and continues through...
| December 02, 2011
Attend this film fest: Festival of Films From Greece @ the MFA
Attenberg If the extent of your Greek cinematic knowledge is limited to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia you'd do well to widen...
| November 30, 2011
Photos: Frank Turner at the Museum of Fine Arts
Frank Turner performs live at the Museum of Fine Arts on November 2, 2011.
WFNX Acoustic Show | November 2, 2011
| November 11, 2011
Aphrodite at the MFA; Pompeii at the Museum of Science
The ancient Greeks said the Titan Kronos cut off the penis of his father, Ouranos, the sky, and chucked it into the sea.
Love and death
| November 04, 2011
Photos: The Wombats at the MFA
The Wombats perform live at a WFNX MFA session on October 20, 2011.
Hosted by WFNX | October 20, 2011
| October 21, 2011
Attend this film fest: Boston Palestine Film Festival @ the MFA
Far from provoking more intolerance and rage, the Boston Palestine Film Festival, now in its fifth year, has provided a sagacious cinematic point of view...
| October 20, 2011
'Degas and the Nude' at MFA
A splendid survey of a modern master as well as girls, girls, girls.
Baby got back
| October 14, 2011
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