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Maximum city

“There will soon be more people living in the city of Bombay than on the continent of Australia,” writes Suketu Mehta.
‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex, 20th-century German sculpture at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 03, 2007

Know when to fold ’em

Origami has been practiced in Japan for at least the past 400 years, and we’ve all seen the usual paper cranes, boats, hats, boxes.
‘Origami Now!’ at the Peabody Essex
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 05, 2007

Karma chameleon

“Kesa” is the term for the traditional, oblong prayer robes worn by Buddhist monks in Japan — and this spiritually rich garment is the subject of Betsy Sterling Benjamin’s “A Sense of Place, an Artist's Tribute to the Seven Continents,” which opens at th
‘A Sense of Place’ at the Peabody Essex Museum, a guided tour of the ‘MFA Thesis Exhibition’ at Tufts, and the last Mad Dash at Green Street
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 12, 2006

The ocean blue

Lots of folks take their sketchpads or easels to the shore, but it’s a different thing to try to capture the visual experience of the ocean while bobbing in the midst of it, or after sailing to a port halfway around the world.
‘Sketched at Sea’ and ‘Yachting Photography’ at PEM, ‘Personal Assistance’ in P’town
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 01, 2006

Eastward ho!

Thanks to a $500,000 gift from two philanthropic organizations in Massachusetts’s Indian-American community, PEM has almost tripled its existing gallery space for Indian art, and it’s celebrating the occasion with "Of Gods and Mortals, Traditional Art
Indian art expands at PEM; stone artists rock on at Garden in the Woods
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 07, 2006

Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006