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William Trost Richards at the Newport Art Museum
Call it poor timing. The 19th-century seascape painter William Trost Richards is one of the granddaddies of Rhode Island art, but in the wide world of art he remains obscure.
| August 24, 2012
Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty'
The two-hour wait is your first clue that "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through August 7) is not your typical blockbuster exhibit.
The late fashion designer's show at the Met defies demographics — and fashion itself
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| July 29, 2011
Slideshow: Alexander McQueen's ''Savage Beauty'' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photos of Alexander McQueen's ''Savage Beauty'' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through August 7, 2011, in connection with Thomas Page McBee's review of the exhibit .
Metropolitan Museum of Art | Through August 7, 2011
| July 29, 2011
Review: A venerable collection returns to Marble House
Medieval artists got so much wrong. But it's a wrongness that ends up being vigorously right.
| September 03, 2010
Slideshow: The MFA's Luis Melendez exhibit
Images of Luis Melendez's show at the MFA
"Master of the Spanish Still Life," now showing through May 9, 2010
| February 12, 2010
2009: The year in Art
The year started off with a kick in the teeth when, in January, Brandeis University announced plans to shutter its Rose Art Museum and sell off its masterpieces.
Saints, sinners, paint
| December 25, 2009
Magpie and copyist
If you were going to recount the evolution of hippie guy fashion, you might say that what began with psychedelic ruffled shirts and corduroy pants in 1968 has in late middle age split into two streams: collarless white button-down shirts, usually buttone
Iris Apfel at PEM, Mary McFadden at MassArt
| November 27, 2009
MFA neglects to award prize for neglected female artists
In 1993, on the occasion of her 90th birthday, friends of prominent Cambridge artist Maud Morgan donated funds to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to establish a prize in her name. (She died six years later.) The Maud Morgan Purchase Prize would celebrate u
Missing Maud Dept.
| October 09, 2009
The Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries didn't become known as the European age of rebirth for nothing.
RISD’s ‘The Brilliant Line’ details the history of engraving
| October 09, 2009
Take a look
A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
| September 18, 2009
Lesson from a master
Philippe de Montebello retired at the end of last year from his position as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York after 31 years. During his tenure, the museum nearly doubled in size to two million square feet and increased its collect
Legendary Met director will take your questions
| July 17, 2009
Slideshow: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese at MFA
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
"Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
| March 10, 2009
Slideshow: Peabody Essex Museum exhibit highlights
Images from "Wedded Bliss," "Painting Summer in New England," "Joseph Cornell," and more
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| July 23, 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
A hero of our time
I never doubt Moravec unless I’m measuring him against himself. There isn’t a pianist alive I’d rather hear.
Ivan Moravec at the Metropolitan Museum
| October 18, 2007
Playing with history
In February 1862, with the Civil War not yet a year old, Union forces took Fort Henry, a Confederate outpost on the Tennessee River, as they began to open up Southern waterways for supply lines.
Kara Walker's civil war
| January 30, 2007
Odd and vulnerable
The women in Amy Cutler’s drawings and paintings are odd and vulnerable but sometimes a formidable lot.
Amy Cutler’s fantastical world
| November 28, 2006
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
War in art heaven
Belying its placid title, “The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings” is the record of a collecting war whose energy all but obliterates the show’s eye-popping art. Slideshow: Paintings from The Clark Brothers Collection
Sterling and Stephen duke it out at the Clark Institute
| July 28, 2006
Squares in Paris
Thomas Eakins was one of thousands of ambitious young American artists who flocked to Paris after the Civil War. Paintings from The Museum of Fine Arts's "Americans in Paris" exhibit
What American painters didn’t learn on their European vacations
| June 21, 2006
My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
| March 09, 2006
In search of modern art
Despite offering many pieces that haven’t been seen in decades, the Museum of Fine Arts’ current “Degas to Picasso” is no blockbuster, and it doesn’t pretend to be.
‘Degas to Picasso’ at the MFA; ‘Fra Angelico’ at the Met
| January 28, 2006
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