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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
| June 18, 2010
Growing Maine art
Long ago an art critic of my acquaintance remarked that New York was a border town to Europe, and until fairly recently that was true. Artistic ideas would be born in Europe, often France, and migrate slowly across the Atlantic and take root.
PMA exhibit examines the influence of colonies
| August 07, 2009
Dollhouses and dream states
Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
| September 08, 2008
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
The forbidding, remorseless Russell Banks has finally conceded to popular literature.
Russell Banks dips into the mainstream in The Reserve
| January 29, 2008
You wouldn’t think a painting exhibit of ships and still lifes, landscapes and portraits, primitives and abstractions representing 82 artists and spanning 148 years would hold together in any discernible way.
A sprawling show at the Peabody Essex
| June 14, 2006
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