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Salvatore Mancini has photographed factories along the Blackstone River Valley to record a local history of the Industrial Revolution.
Salvatore Mancini’s quest for elemental connections
| June 25, 2010
Photos: 'The Kennedys' at Peabody Essex Museum
Photographs of JFK and his family
"The Kennedys” exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, through July 18
| May 21, 2010
In the beginning, there was Kermit. Not Kermit the Frog — not just yet. That would come nearly 15 years later.
The influential art of Jim Henson and Peter Schumann
| May 07, 2010
An aged poster hangs framed in Patricia Nick’s apartment bearing a handwritten mantra. In faded blue marker, the author scripted “An original print is NOT a reproduction. It is an original work of art conceived and drawn or cut on the plate, block or st
Vinalhaven Press artifacts at June Fitzpatrick
| April 16, 2010
Fresh fruit and vegetables
The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
| January 01, 2010
At the end of August, the seven-month-old Massachusetts Creative Economy Council released its first report on the state of culture here.
GASP marks five years
| October 16, 2009
Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
In the three years since last he was on screen, Ben Stiller's bored night guard, Larry Daley, has become a well-to-do hawker of infomercial crap, but he's still not in the right place.
Dusting off the same old display cases
| May 22, 2009
In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, two men posing as police officers gained entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tied up the two security guards, and stole 13 pieces of art.
Ulrich Boser takes on the Gardner heist
| March 18, 2009
With friends like these
Warren Harding was obviously not one of our greatest presidents. But during his little more than two years in the White House, he did offer some shrewd insights into life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Obama should worry less about befriending the GOP and more about keeping his own party in line
| February 05, 2009
For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
| January 13, 2009
Real time savers
Breaking news: scientists have eradicated the social malady known as "watch tan." The cure, of course, was the advent of the cell phone.
| December 17, 2008
Released this summer, Nico Muhly's Mothertongue (Bedroom Community) — the latest album by the ambitious contemporary classical music composer, a protégé of Philip Glass — offers listeners a bombastic example of the ongoing collaboration between the comp
Reimagined folk songs by Sam Amidon
| December 03, 2008
Interview: The DeCordova’s new director holds forth
Dennis Kois (rhymes with voice) began work as the new executive director of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln on June 2.
Voice of Kois
| June 24, 2008
In our nature
Gohlke looks at nature not as something that we gaze on from a distance but as the often defiant or disappointing environment where we live.
Frank Gohlke at the Addison, ‘Pulp Function’ at the Worcester Center for Crafts, and ‘Expanded Sculpture 2’ at 119 Gallery
| April 02, 2008
Tucked inside President Bush’s stinker of a 2009 budget are a series of proposals that would shamefully cut funding for the arts.
The know-nothing Bush administration makes one more attack on the arts. What you can do and why you should do it.
| February 13, 2008
Demystifying the origins of the blues has become a cottage publishing industry.
The music’s other life
| February 12, 2008
The long view
Bob Blumenthal’s first book is out, and the wonder is that we didn’t get it sooner.
Bob Blumenthal’s history of jazz
| January 29, 2008
It was a sublime scene, even though the seven-foot-tall painting was cracked, threadbare in places, patched in others, and dulled by a gray-brown murk.
Zhang Daqian’s imaginary landscapes, plus “A Tradition Redefined”
| December 31, 2007
Gods and monsters — and David Hasselhoff
The Museum of Fine Arts did big things with Napoleon and Edward Hopper, pictures of prostitutes graced the walls of Boston’s two biggest art museums, and all hell broke loose when the Mooninites invaded.
Art: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
Earmuffs for everyone
The story goes that 15-year-old Chester Greenwood was ice-skating when his ears got unbearably cold.
| November 28, 2007
For the better part of the last 15 years, local artist, organizer, and composer Jed Speare has been an integral member of Boston’s artistic community.
The Sound Works of Jed Speare
| November 27, 2007
Have words, will travel
Black has written and performed stories about many unsung heroines, from Lucy Stone to Rosie the Riveter, from her grandmother to her mother-in-law.
Judith Black’s tales take you on a journey
| September 13, 2007
The UK label Type Records specializes in avant-garde music with a soft, lyrical touch.
Free extended MP3 mixes
| July 30, 2007
Thinking inside the box
Joseph Cornell was the quintessential odd duck.
Joseph Cornell in Salem
| April 24, 2007
An exile’s journey
Cuban artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons arrived at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art one December day in 1991.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons gets a retrospective in Indianapolis
| February 20, 2007
Eight years after Loïs Mailou Jones’s death, School of the Museum of Fine Arts curator Joanna Soltan is proclaiming her to be “among the most significant African-American artists of the 20th century.”
Loïs Mailou Jones and Clare Rojas
| October 04, 2006
When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery reopens July 1, its collection will include a painting by South Portland artist Brett Bigbee.
Local artist, national finalist
| June 28, 2006
Beyond dollars and square feet
When the Institute of Contemporary Art revealed specifics of the first 11 acquisitions for its permanent collection a month ago, I watched with particular interest.
How will museum expansion in Massachusetts affect the way we see — and talk about — art?
| April 05, 2006
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