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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
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010
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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
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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Joyride

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’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010
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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
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009
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In focus

Photography has been New England’s greatest contribution to art of the past century.
‘Focus on Four’ is a sharp sampler
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2009
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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
By GREG COOK  |  October 16, 2009


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Water world

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
By GREG COOK  |  June 12, 2009
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Peabody rising

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
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008
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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'
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007
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Cultural studies

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 08, 2006
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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?
By GREG COOK  |  April 05, 2006