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Naked ladies, bearded ladies, naked dolls, and more
In Carolee Schneemann's 1975 performance Interior Scroll, she stood naked and read about sexism from a three-foot-long strip of paper that she pulled out of her vagina.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 23, 2007



The dazzling art of Boston’s Sister Corita
The question that arises when you consider the dazzling screenprints of the late Boston artist Sister Corita Kent is: how could an artist so good be so ignored?
By: GREG COOK  |  October 23, 2007


Going underground

The hidden quality of the Providence art scene is a big part of what sets it apart
The project in which Michael Townsend and seven collaborators created a secret apartment at Providence Place began as an adventure in which four friends tried to live in the mall for a week.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 10, 2007


Learning to fly

Kerry Stuart Coppin’s images of Africa and beyond
“I look at the picture,” Coppin tells me, “and what I think of is how Africa has been picked clean by European colonialism.”
By: GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2007


Ready for war?

Claire Beckett looks for the 'human level'
Private Dan Floyd lays face and belly in mud during basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007


Sounding off

Nick Cave’s wearable mash-ups
Chicago artist Nick Cave (no, not the musician) remembers the Rodney King beating as a turning point in his artwork.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 03, 2007


Take it to the streets

Mexican street graphics at MassArt
“¡Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics" is a funhouse of brilliantly clunky handmade Mexican street art.
By: GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007


Mortification of the flesh

'Global Feminisms' turns sexism inward
“Global Feminisms” at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum could be one of the most important exhibits of the year.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2007


Sound and silence

Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007


Locomotion commotion

Trains at the DeCordova, the Kabakovs’ Utopia at Tufts
The DeCordova Museum’s “Trainscape: Installation Art for Model Railroads” is a great, wild, flawed 14-artist circus.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007



Yumi Kori’s “Jukai” transforms Brown’s Bell Gallery
Yumi Kori’s installation “Jukai" is a magical bubbly midnight wonderland.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 12, 2007


A case of identity

'Pollock Matters' at Boston College
In 2002, the year after his mother died, as Alex Matter tells it, he found a brown paper package in his father’s storage locker on Long Island.
By: GREG COOK  |  September 04, 2007


What’s in a name?

Why it’s Fitz Henry, not Fitz Hugh, Lane — and why it matters
The discovery that we’ve had Lane’s name wrong since at least 1913 has prompted questions about what else scholars have gotten wrong about him.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2007


Natural selections

Gorilla-made paintings at Franklin Park Zoo
The gorilla is a black blur, out of nowhere, barreling into the cage door — clang! — and then zooming off through the fake rocks and trees.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2007


Flow chart

The ICA's 'Art on the Harbor Islands'
The sea air was cold and damp and foggy as we rode to Georges Island.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 01, 2007



Nave exhibit rounds up Somerville collectives
Somerville has become a bastion for the wild and woolly.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2007


The soft shock of the new

‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2007


Remembrance of things past

Greta Pratt at Bernard Toale, Bonnie Donohue at the Center for Latino Arts
Pratt is a connoisseur of historical faux pas.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2007


Ain’t that America

Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 03, 2007


Under the sea

Andrew Mowbray at Space Other, ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom
Andrew Mowbray climbs through the hatch at the back of a white diving bell.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 27, 2007


Ice and fire

Ice Cream’s cold contemporary art, Burning Man’s hot stuff
Burning Man began as a San Francisco pyromaniacs’ beach party in 1986.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 28, 2007

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