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‘Hunters and Gatherers’ at Cade Tompkins Projects

The subject of the 10-artist survey "Hunters and Gatherers" at Cade Tompkins Projects (198 Hope Street, Providence, through March 31) is building art from recycled scraps.
Eye of the beholder
By GREG COOK  |  March 02, 2012
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The news from No Place

Saya Woolfalk first grabbed people's attention around 2005, with playful-serious installations and videos in which performers masked in bright, patchwork fabric costumes of cartoon leaves and long swinging dreadlocks jumped around small rooms decorated
Saya Woolfalk and the feminist 'heretics'
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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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
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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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Slideshow: Final moments at the Rose?

Photos from what could be the final days at the Rose Art Museum

By JOEL VEAK  |  May 15, 2009
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Will Brandeis sell out the Rose?

Will Brandeis take the money and run?
As the clock ticks down, the world-renowned museum confronts the art of survival
By GREG COOK  |  May 15, 2009


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The power of 'Cool'

"New York Cool" is required viewing for anyone who has an interest in contemporary American art. Comprised of nearly 80 works, the show, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through July 19.
A contemporary-art show at Bowdoin is a must-see
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 24, 2009
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Brandeis shutters art museum

Late Monday afternoon, Brandeis University informed leaders of its Rose Art Museum that it would close the institution this summer and auction off the more than 6000 pieces in its renowned collection, which includes major works by Andy Warhol, Robert R
Bloom off the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2009
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Political Andy?

Was Andy Warhol more politically engaged than he's given credit for?
Warhol's court-painter years; plus doodling at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 04, 2008
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Road work

Urban construction and demolition have become some of the primary themes of Providence art over the past decade or so.
Eric Irving’s iconic ‘Mono*liths,’ and more
By GREG COOK  |  July 09, 2008
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Waste management

One of the essential lessons I’ve gleaned from the magazine Martha Stewart Living is that if you put together a collection of junk that’s all the same color, it’s almost always interesting to look at.
‘Cornucopia’ at Montserrat, ‘Ad/Agency’ at the PRC, and Jim Lambie at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  January 07, 2008


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Unmasked

It would be fun to report that in the same weekend Bostonians got to hear two operas from two different centuries that take place on their home turf.
Boston Lyric Opera’s Un ballo in maschera ; Scott Wheeler’s The Construction of Boston
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 05, 2007
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Touchy feely

Art-world sophisticates are schooled not to hunt for hidden pictures in abstract paintings, but that’s just what Cecily Brown encourages.
Cecily Brown’s paintings at the MFA, Louise Bourgeois’s dolls in Worcester  
By GREG COOK  |  November 21, 2006
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Intriguing Impulses

Thematically and stylistically varied, “Pulsiones Oscilantes (Oscillating Impulses)” is a touring exhibition of work by 21 Mexican printmakers.
RISD spotlights prints Mexican prints  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006
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Groundbreakers

As the Huntington Theatre Company mounts Radio Golf , the ghost in the rafters is that of Wilson, who died last October at 60, soon after completing this final piece of his grand project chronicling decade by decade the African-American experience of t
Radio Golf ; bobrauschenbergamerica ; I Am My Own Wife
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 20, 2006
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Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006


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Happy feet

The architectural team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the new Institute for Contemporary Art as a 325-seat jewel box, its transparent walls allowing the Boston harbor and skyline to serve as a scenic bac
From butoh to Swan Lake and back
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 13, 2006
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Glower power

It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  September 06, 2006
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Writing Rauschenberg

Painter, sculptor, photographer, and performance artist Robert Rauschenberg changed the look of 20th-century visual art by combining disparate objects into cohesive works that commented on contemporary society.
Charles Mee and Anne Bogart mix up art and Americana
By IRIS FANGER  |  September 05, 2006
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Talent shows

Amazing but true: each year since 1989, the tireless curatorial team at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park have scoured the New England area to put together a show highlighting artists from the area.
The 2006 DeCordova Annual, plus ‘Art, Theatre, and Engineering’ at MIT
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 28, 2006
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Boston theater season announced

Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity  to world premiere in the fall
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 2006


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Something old, something new

For his first major show in the US, Shintaro Miyake would create a pond filled with real water, a dam, beaver lodges, and drawings of beavers and kayakers.
Shintaro Miyake’s beavers, Frank Stella’s stripes
By GREG COOK  |  March 01, 2006