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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
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010
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Lighting history

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
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2010
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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.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010
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They’re crafty

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
By ANNIE LARMON  |  October 30, 2009
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Three's company

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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 11, 2009
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Post-traumatic earth

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
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 23, 2008


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Jellyfish

The addition of this baby Botticelli will either charm or annoy you.
Israeli magic realism
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 07, 2008
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Hit or myth

From Shakespeare to Shaw, statues have come to life on stage.
Persephone debuts at the Huntington; Valhalla comes to Zeitgeist
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2007
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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  
By GREG COOK  |  October 10, 2006
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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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 30, 2006

L’Epicureo

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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 31, 2006


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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
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 17, 2006