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In the 1930s, the New Deal-era Farm Security Administration compiled arguably the most influential photo dossier in American history, enlisting nationally prominent photographers like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans to capture scenes of rural poverty dur
The plight of the worker
| September 09, 2011
SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian
A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
| December 17, 2010
Prince of darkness
Gordon Willis, the master cinematographer to whom the Harvard Film Archive pays tribute in a seven-film retrospective beginning this Friday,
Gordon Willis at the Harvard Film Archive
| November 20, 2009
Wizards and masterpieces
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
| November 06, 2009
Photographer Nicholas Nixon of Brookline first burst onto the scene in the show "New Topographics."
Photography by Nicholas Nixon and Joe Johnson
| April 24, 2009
In "Karsh 100: A Biography in Images," which is now up at the Museum of Fine Arts, his iconic shots of Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Ernest Hemingway are defining portraits of the men in all their crusty manliness.
Photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
| November 10, 2008
Carole Lombard rose to stardom in 1934 and was dead by 1942, killed in a plane crash on her way back from selling war bonds; her last picture, Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not To Be , was released posthumously.
Carole Lombard’s nine years of stardom
| October 08, 2008
In the fall of 1883, Isabella Stewart Gardner — more than a decade before she would develop her museum on Boston’s Fenway — traveled to China.
Luisa does Isabella in China, Gohlke does America
| July 01, 2008
Welcome to the dark territories again, the republic of bitterness and bile known as noir.
The HFA’s ‘Unseen Noir’ unveils America’s post-war gloom
| May 19, 2008
Ain’t that America
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
| July 03, 2007
Lyrical, contemplative, with a clear disdain for mainstream Hollywood, the African-American filmmaker Charles Burnett has cobbled out an unorthodox career.
Charles Burnett at the MFA
| June 05, 2007
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