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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
52 ways to leave 2009
Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
| January 01, 2010
While each of the artists exhibiting at ICON this month is stylistically distinct and refined, the relationships between the work of Joe Kievitt, Meghan Brady, and Andrea Sulzer provide a welcome cohesion, and a unique peek into the practice of three ind
A bright three-person show at ICON
| October 30, 2009
The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
| March 11, 2009
With the most unassertive, seemingly egoless moves, Eiko & Koma can evoke the sensations and moods of a universe.
Eiko + Koma and Tere O’Connor at Concord
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| July 23, 2008
The addition of this baby Botticelli will either charm or annoy you.
Israeli magic realism
| May 07, 2008
Hit or myth
From Shakespeare to Shaw, statues have come to life on stage.
Persephone debuts at the Huntington; Valhalla comes to Zeitgeist
| April 17, 2007
Bringing back sexy
It seems the Hindu god Krishna and his lover Radha were always sneaking off to some secluded moonlit spot. Slideshow: Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting at the MFA
Indian miniatures at the MFA, Islamic ornament at BC
| October 10, 2006
Strong, silent type
A mirror as well as a shadow, Piero is Renaissance Italy’s international artist of mystery, by turns painful and rejoicing, always involuntary.
Piero della Francesca, Italy’s international artist of mystery
| August 30, 2006
From the minute when a Federal Hill butcher shop with deli seating was transformed into a white-linened trattoria, L’Epicureo set new standards for elegance and excellence.
Upscale Italian proves exquisite
| May 31, 2006
Queering the Code
With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
| May 17, 2006
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