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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
By JOEL VEAK  |  September 23, 2011

Review: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

Picasso seems to have done so, though preferring Chaplin slapstick and cowboy silents to artsy fare, and biographers place him at several screenings of Lumière shorts.
Linking movies and Cubist painting
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 25, 2010

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

After images

Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
Karen Finley does Jackie
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 28, 2010

An expanding world

Housed in two galleries at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, “Methods for Modernism: Form and Color in American Art, 1900 to 1925” presents a healthy survey of works by artists featured in the two most definitive venues for introducing European modernis
Americans look at European modernism
By ANNIE LARMON  |  May 07, 2010

High concept

The stars of the “Artadia Boston” exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery are Raúl González’s manic-Injun drawings.
‘Artadia Boston’ at the BCA, plus terracotta at the Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2010


Old masters

Last month, students at Boston Conservatory and Boston University paid tribute to two notables of modern dance's second generation in the best possible way: by performing their work.
Anna Sokolow and Joseph Gifford
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 05, 2010

Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock

Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010

Subject bias

"Objects of Wonder" is a mixed bag of a show, which is what it sets out to be.
Still lifes focus on the details at the PMA
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 26, 2010

Cubism and collage

Maqbool Fida Husain has long been known as one of the grand old men of Indian art.
M.F. Husain at Brown, Keith Waldrop at AS220 Project Space
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010

Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010


‘Wonderful Wickenden Street’ crumbles

At the end of Wickenden Street, just off the roadway, construction equipment stood guard over piles of steel and rubble: remnants of an old Route 195 overpass taken down over the last month or so as part of a larger effort to shift the highway.
Art Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010

Beautiful garbage

"Trash" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through January 29) focuses on our love-hate relationship with garbage
‘Trash’ — and more — at AS220 and Project Space
By GREG COOK  |  January 22, 2010

Alternative universe

In the 1930s and '40s, Boston painters developed a moody, mythic realism. They mixed social satire with depictions of street scenes, Biblical scenes, and mystical symbolic narratives, all of it darkened by the shadow of the Great Depression and World W
Boston Expressionism in context
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009

Striving for significance

One of the questions in fine art is how to address the big issues of today, from our wars to global warming.
Deborah Bright and David H. Wells at the Chazan Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  December 04, 2009

Arc printing

For more than 50 years David Driskell, in his art and his distinguished academic career, has been a creative force in the intersection of modernist art and the African diaspora.
David Driskell’s PMA retrospective
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  November 20, 2009


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


It's not even 6 pm and the parking lot is packed.
Iberia via Narragansett
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2009

Retro for fall

Leaves are turning, roads aren't crowded; it's time to look ahead for interest in the fall art season.
Major artists of Maine's past go on display
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 18, 2009

Bound for greatness

Twenty years ago, Damon and Naomi founded Exact Change, a small publishing house (okay, a small publishing room) specializing in a wide range of near-forgotten texts from the far-flung fringes of Dada, Surrealism, Fluxus, and other outcroppings of the 2
An Exact Change sampler
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Primitive soul

Anne Siems's paintings are time machines teleporting you back to the early days of our American republic. In her show at Walker Contemporary, the German-born, Seattle-based artist channels the endearing awkwardness of artists like John Brewster Jr., wh
Anne Siems and the folk revival
By GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Dancing in a new direction

The 100th birthday of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes prompted the expected centennial tributes in Boston: a "Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909–1929: Twenty Years That Changed the World of Art" symposium and exhibition at Harvard University in April, and
Notes from 'Ballets Russes 2009'
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009


Setting the Wang on fire

Boston Ballet's 'Ballets Russes'
Boston Ballet's 'Ballets Russes'
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

The Earth moves

There is an element of bare-bones pageantry in Brecht's play — which, the dramatist being a Marxist, has as much to say about knowledge and the marketplace as it does about the father of modern science's impassioned head butt to the opiate of the people
The Life of Galileo ; Spring Awakening ; Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009