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Crazy lids

Except for winter knit hats and baseball caps, it can seem like hardly anybody wears hats any more.

By GREG COOK  |  September 28, 2012
Shapeshifting totems

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.
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012
Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011
Last chance: “The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes”

Last chance: “The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes”

 “The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes” is the other show you’ve been meaning to see, and though it’s open through Labor Day, you might have...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 26, 2009

Sarong, it's right

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem has another show of historically relevant new art up its sleeve, this time focusing on Asia's other giant: India.
"Revisions: Indian Artists Engaging Tradition" at the Peabody Essex, Meg Brown Payson at Walker Contemporary
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 24, 2009

Skin deep

The facial and body tattoos of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people were originally chiseled into the skin by means of an albatross bone and vegetable-based pigments.
‘Maori Tattoo’ at the Peabody Essex, Jim Henderson and Ann Torke at Boston Sculptors, and Student Shows at the MFA and SMFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 12, 2008