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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 surreal world
Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
| May 21, 2010
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
| March 26, 2010
Wizards and masterpieces
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
| November 06, 2009
Photography has been New England’s greatest contribution to art of the past century.
‘Focus on Four’ is a sharp sampler
| October 30, 2009
Searching for a vision
Haley O'Connor, the co-founder of Stairwell Gallery, includes a few of her own photos in the gallery's new show, "Yesterday Today and Tomorrow."
New photographs at Stairwell and RIC’s Bannister Gallery
| October 16, 2009
What's the difference between art photography and fashion photography? That's the question I kept wondering about at Joni Sternbach's "SurfLand" exhibition at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum.
Surfing photos in Salem, new talent at PRC
| June 12, 2009
Could the Peabody Essex Museum be the Boston area’s most exciting art museum right now?
Bold leadership and an ambitious curatorial vision have vaulted the Peabody Essex Museum into a spot among the country’s best
| July 23, 2008
Ready for war?
Private Dan Floyd lays face and belly in mud during basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
Claire Beckett looks for the 'human level'
| October 02, 2007
Two photographers currently showing their work couldn't be more dissimilar in their subject matter, yet they share the skill of perceptive social observation.
Nan Goldin and Anna Palakunnathu Matthew
| November 08, 2006
Beyond dollars and square feet
When the Institute of Contemporary Art revealed specifics of the first 11 acquisitions for its permanent collection a month ago, I watched with particular interest.
How will museum expansion in Massachusetts affect the way we see — and talk about — art?
| April 05, 2006
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