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Peabody Essex Museum
Two shows highlight the RISD Museum's new direction
It's been a year-and-a-half since John Smith took over as director of the RISD Museum. But it's only now that his vision for the place is becoming reality.
A dandy list
| March 15, 2013
Battle lines: ''The Invention of Glory'' at the Peabody Essex Museum
Afonso V's conquests were an opening salvo in Europe's age of exploration and exploitation, "one of the first outward movements of the Portuguese empire that 50 years later is all the way to China," says curator Karina Corrigan of the Peabody Essex Muse
| November 02, 2012
Photography ‘In Character’ at the Addison
Photography is always seducing us with its whispered promise that what you see is what you get.
| April 27, 2012
The Peabody Essex explores Native America
The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
| March 30, 2012
Brian Chippendale and Jungil Hong’s dazzling new work
Brian Chippendale and Jungil Hong were at the center of the gang of artists who pioneered the rascally psychedelic art that boiled out of Providence's screenprinting/postering/comic book/puppet show/wrestlemania/noise rock underground in the late 1990s a
A sense of wonder
| December 02, 2011
Photos: Anonymous Boston at The Fourth Wall Project
The Fourth Wall Project hosts a panel discussion with Dan Kennedy (Media Nation), Howard Manly (Bay State Banner), Sarah Ann Shaw (WBZ), Chris Faraone (Boston Phoenix), Phillip Martin (WGBH), Marcela Garcia (El Planeta), in conjunction with the exhibi
Through November 19, 2011 | Fourth Wall Project
| November 11, 2011
Slideshow: ''A Day in Pompeii'' exhibit at the Museum of Science
The Museum of Science hosts the "A Day in Pompeii" exhibit through February 12, 2012.
Through February 12, 2012
| November 04, 2011
'Degas and the Nude' at MFA
A splendid survey of a modern master as well as girls, girls, girls.
Baby got back
| October 14, 2011
Photos: Kostas Seremetis's ''Ready…Steady…Go!'' at the Fourth Wall Project
Kostas Seremetis's ''Ready…Steady…Go!'' exhibition is on display at the Fourth Wall Project from September 10 to October 23, 2011.
Fourth Wall Project | September 10–October 23, 2011
| September 23, 2011
Painting – and video – of the American landscape
"Painting the American Vision" — 45 rapturous paintings from the New York Historical Society — surveys the Hudson River School painters, dubbed for the upstate New York river where they spent their summers prospecting for sights to transform into ravish
| August 05, 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
Slideshow: 'El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa' at the Davis Museum
El Anatsui's exhibit, "When I Last Wrote to You about Africa," is at the Davis Museum from March 30 to June 12, 2011.
Davis Museum | March 30–June 12, 2011
| April 08, 2011
Review: Karen Gelardi's 'botanical propaganda' at Perimeter Gallery
Two recent groups of Karen Gelardi's studies of nature (she calls it "botanical propaganda") harness a bold and painterly craft aesthetic among the rough wood benches and baskets of lush melons and gourds in the open industrial space that also serves a
| September 03, 2010
Widely considered to be one of the most influential sculptors in the formation of British and international modernism, Henry Moore (1898-1986) drew from classical traditions, surrealism, and primitivism in his obsession with capturing the female form in
Drawings illustrate Moore's varied influences
| August 06, 2010
Mikael Kennedy’s portraits of his maunderings through the American landscape harness a transcendental concurrence of vastness and intimacy.
Ghostly shapes and images at 37-A Gallery
| June 11, 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
Slideshow: Orestes Gaulhia at Galeria Cubana
Works of art from Orestes Gaulhia
Orestes Gaulhia's work at Galeria Cubana from May 14 to June 27, 2010.
| May 14, 2010
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