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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
On January 1, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner invited 300 guests to a private concert by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of her new museum on the Fenway. After performances of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann, the mirrored door
The Gardner Museum takes a chance on the new
| February 05, 2010
The big 50th-anniversary exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art has only about a month left of its eight-month run, so it seems like a good time to revisit this sprawling and worthwhile show.
Highlights of Colby's collection
| January 29, 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
| December 25, 2009
Play by play: September 4, 2009
Boston's weekly theater guide
Plays from A to Z
| September 04, 2009
More than a feeling
The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilat
Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
| July 24, 2009
States of the art
In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
| June 12, 2009
Maritime after time
There's no question about the Peabody Essex Museum's unwavering love of all things nautical. How many other museums employ a curator of maritime art and history (in this case, Daniel Finamore)?
Dutch seascapes at the Peabody Essex
EVAN J. GARZA
| June 05, 2009
Myles Connor: Mayflower descendant, Mensa member, master of disguise, black belt in karate, self-styled "President of Rock 'n' Roll." And probably the most notorious art thief in the history of the United States.
Art thief Myles Connor talks
| March 18, 2009
Arresting Shepard Fairey
A cynic might argue that anything that publicizes art is a good thing. Art, after all, challenges how you think — provokes thoughts, insights, emotions that otherwise might not be stirred. It also can amuse and entertain.
It's about small minds, revenge, and embarrassing the mayor
| February 11, 2009
Robert Crumb at MassArt
R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
The beast in me
| February 03, 2009
Luckey in Amsterdam
Simply, there’s no more prestigious place for a documentary to debut than IDFA, rightly regarded as the very best documentary festival in the world.
Paralyzing hopelessness at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
| December 05, 2008
Letter from London
How could you not fall in love with this city?
The foggy joys of Europe’s most international city
| September 05, 2008
(Probably) high society
The warm bodies and conversational hum provide séance juice for the ghostly presence of the mansion’s namesake.
'After Hours' at the Gardner Museum
| August 05, 2008
Visions of isolation
In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
| May 02, 2007
What a place in St. Petersburg: 1000 palatial rooms and 3,000,000 art objects, paradise on earth.
The Hermitage Dwellers , Terry Gilliam
| September 06, 2006
War in art heaven
Belying its placid title, “The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings” is the record of a collecting war whose energy all but obliterates the show’s eye-popping art. Slideshow: Paintings from The Clark Brothers Collection
Sterling and Stephen duke it out at the Clark Institute
| July 28, 2006
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